Nightmare Before Christmas What's This?

The Nightmare Before Christmas In Walt Disney World

And now – The Nightmare Before Christmas in Walt Disney World! What’s this? What’s this? There’s color everywhere  What’s this? There’s white things in the air What’s this? I can’t believe my eyes, I must be dreaming Wake up, Jack, this isn’t fair What’s this? What’s this? What’s this? There’s something very wrong What’s this? There’re people singing songs  What’s this? The streets are lined with little creatures laughing Everybody seems so happy   Have I possibly gone daffy? What is this? What’s this? There’re children throwing snowballs Instead of throwing heads They’re busy building toys And absolutely no one’s...

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Little Mermaid Max

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/20

Becky from Disney In Your Day challenged me to figure out which five characters I would invite to a Disney Christmas dinner party, so I’m going to start with that because it’s more interesting and festive than anything else I have to say at this time, trust me. This is an unexpectedly difficult question and I had to do some pondering before I came up with an answer. So rather than do the responsible blogger thing and craft something thoughtful, I decided to cheat. My answers are: Dug from Up, Figaro from Pinocchio, Max from Tangled, Khan from Mulan, and that cute barking stool from Beauty...

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All Star Music

In Which Jenn Goes On All-Star Runs

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. In a Walt Disney World trip diaspora dominated by races, there’s not usually a ton of room for training runs. When you’re pounding out a half or even a full marathon (or both and more!) you don’t exactly want to pile it on. And so when I planned my most recent trip with my mom and there was no race in sight, I knew I needed to squeeze in some early morning solo miles. My runs took place mostly on the sidewalk that connects all three...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 12/03

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. I had to get up and run on the last morning, because it was my final chance to run in WDW! So I took a quick jaunt around the All-Star Resorts before showering and prepping. We checked our luggage at the airline outpost and headed out. We arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in due time and zipped through the Annual Passholder line before merging with the masses waiting outside Pandora. We came to a standstill at 8:32am for a 9am park opening time, and it was...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 12/13

Another week mostly spent not in Walt Disney World. 🙁 Eh. Roll the tape: Sunday | ran 3.08 miles outside in 31 minutes; according to my phone walked an additional 10 or so miles around Walt Disney World And then we left WDW. 🙁 🙁 🙁 Monday | ran 9.08 miles on the treadmill in 1:30 Tuesday | walked 2.33 miles outside in 40 minutes; 55 minute ballet class Wednesday | ran 5.26 miles outside in 55 minutes Thursday | walked 2.33 miles outside in 40 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Or I just got stuck in Tuesday’s time...

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Magic Kingdom Christmas

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 12/02

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. A point in Trip Report Day 3’s favor: We got significantly more sleep on a whole. Point against Day 3: We felt a little sicker. So… call it a wash? We got up, got ready, and headed out for Disney’s Animal Kingdom later than I would have liked for the Morning Extra Magic Hour, but we would still catch some resort-guests-only time. I kept an eye on the MDE app on our bus ride and ultimately formulated a brand new plan, essentially throwing out all the...

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Magic Kingdom

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 12/01

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. We pick up the next morning with me bouncing out of bed at 6am and going for a run, because if a trip doesn’t have a race built in you just have to do it yourself. I’ll do a full post on running around the All-Star resorts at a later time. I knocked out three miles before heading back to the room to shower and get ready to roll out.  Finding out my grandmother had died had certainly cast a pall over things, but since...

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Watusi cattle

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 11/30

Hello and welcome to a very strange trip report! If you are looking for a perfectly normal dose of pixie dust, I refer you to any of my other trip reports. For you see, this particular report will have its fair share of oddities. And before this first installment is over, SOMEONE WILL BE DEAD. Ahahaha!* … Yeah. * Ghost Host laugh. Still with me? Cool. I began this trip as I begin every trip: with a terrible night’s sleep. It’s anticipation, sure, but then there’s also the crippling fear that I may sleep through the alarm. So my brain...

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Nemo did you die

The Fairest Week In Review: 12/06

Annnnd I’m back from WDW. 🙁 The end of this trip hasn’t been as wrenching… kind of. Guys, it was a weird trip. Some wonky stuff happened. I’m talking scams, sickness, bomb sniffing dogs, and DEATH. (Just kidding!) (Actually not kidding!) Well, not exactly… I’m definitely gonna need a do-over. On that decidedly un-Disneylike note of disquieting intrigue, let’s go to the workout log, followed immediately by the roundup. Come back later this week as I begin the sordid tale! Sunday | ran 5.41 miles outside in 55 minutes Monday | walked 2.16 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60...

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