The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/9

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Another 7am wakeup call, as is the New Normal. But this time I wasn’t after Individual Lightning Lanes or Genie+ slots – I wanted a place in the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure virtual queue! Which I got, but at a time that perfectly coincided with our tequila tasting in Mexico. I resolved to check in with Guest Experience staff upon arrival at Epcot, but as it turned out it was never necessary; by park open our predicted boarding call time had moved back about two hours. Every...

Continue reading
Homecomin' door

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dinner At Homecomin’

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Look, I know I kinda already reviewed Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs last time. But Pat was dying to try it and to be honest, I was jonesing to go back myself. It’s that good! And everybody knows it, because Advanced Dining Reservations here are a hot ticket. I was only able to snag a 9pm ADR. You can always check in early, though, which is what we did, and wound up getting seats at the bar about an hour in advance. Score! I might still have...

Continue reading
WDW trip report Pooh on Main Street

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/8

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. After our late night, I would’ve slept in a bit this morning, but I had a new 7am mission: an Advanced Dining Reservation at Le Cellier for my January WDW Marathon trip. I wasn’t able to secure the exact date and time I wanted, but I did end up with something that works. Success! I rewarded myself with an extra 45 minutes of shuteye. But then it was up and off to the showers, because Walt Disney World awaited! Originally I had made our park pass...

Continue reading
Stormtroopers

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/7

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Post-race, I did what I think we all do: immediately hopped in the shower. Thank God the showers at Caribbean Beach get good and hot, because I could barely feel my hands! GLOVES next time, Jenn. Throwaway race gloves. C’mon, you know better than that. Thus cleansed, I ate one of the only worthwhile snackbox items – giant graham Goldfish crackers, for some reason – and dove under the covers for A Long Autumn’s Nap. Some of you may feel this is a mistake. It’s okay,...

Continue reading
Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Recap

It’s trip report time again! Read all posts in this trip report here. Well, you ask, how was the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this year? How was the first in-person runDisney event since February of 2020? Well. Let me tell you. To start, and I’m sure this is an unpopular opinion, I wish the race didn’t occur during a time change. The extra hour of sleep is great in theory, but it just makes me anxious that something will go wrong with the tech and I’ll oversleep. Yes, I recognize I am a crazed paranoiac, but here we...

Continue reading
Airplane Mickey

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/6

Hello and welcome to another WDW trip report, where I tell you in excruciating detail every little infinitesimal thing that happened during my last jaunt through The Most Magical Place on Earth. All posts in this report will be collected here. All right then. Shall we? We shall! As is so often the case, we began the trip with a very early morning wakeup call. I was a little concerned about finding an Uber at 4:30am, but as it turned out we got a driver immediately and were at the airport in plenty of time. Speaking of plenty of...

Continue reading
Scrubs Two Thumbs

Who Has Two Thumbs, The Booster Shot & Is Going To WDW?

THIS GIRL! Me! I have two thumbs, the COVID booster shot, and I’m going to WDW this weekend!!! To be honest, this Walt Disney World trip is stressing me out a teensy bit. I almost wrote a post about it – the COVID, and the Genie+, the Lightning Lanes, etc. etc. I thought maybe we could commiserate a bit. But then I thought, y’know, I’m not telling anyone anything they don’t already know, so I deleted the post draft. All the same, I’m still a little anxious. But not very anxious, because ultimately, I’m going to Walt Disney World....

Continue reading
Disney Wardrobe

What I’m Wearing To Disney THIS Time

My next Walt Disney World trip is right around the corner, which means the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is almost upon us! It’ll be my first runDisney race since I did the Goofy Challenge in January 2020, and I am READY. I don’t know how this trip is gonna look with all the changes lately, but I do know how I’m gonna look, and that’s cute. ;D Once a Disney Dandy, always a Disney Dandy, y’know? There’s a twist this time around, though: Pat wants us to do carry-on luggage only. This is wise as Disney’s Magical Express,...

Continue reading
Star Wars bantha

Dressing for Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge: My Batuu-bound Outfit

A Star Wars outfit from me?! An avowed Trekkie?!?! Look, here’s the thing: when it comes to immersive theme, I am highly suggestible. For example, I am probably the only millennial alive today who thinks Harry Potter is, like, fine or whatever. Yes, I read all the books, and I can still take him or leave him. Yet I can get HYPE for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter because it’s so freaking good at creating an exciting atmosphere. I left Universal that first time with a Ravenclaw scarf. Why? Fast forward a decade or so and ya girl...

Continue reading
Haunted Mansion cartoon dancing ghosts

Ron Howard Goes To The Haunted Mansion

Happy Halloween week, kids! I can think of no better way to celebrate than by going to the Haunted Mansion. If you’re in the parks right now, you’re obligated. If you’re not? Never fear; I have you covered! Sure, we could watch a few on-ride videos, or even dig up some archival material. But since we’re all groovy dudes, I’d like to bring to your attention some vinyl records. Both were produced officially by Disney in the ’60s to promote the upcoming/new Haunted Mansion attraction, and they’re absolute musts for any Haunted Mansion fan (Me! Me!).  CHILLING, THRILLING SOUNDS...

Continue reading