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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The Disney Massage Experience

Continuing my trip report for my January 2019 WDW trip. See all the posts in this report here. Onward! Once again I did something for the very first time at Walt Disney World: I got a real massage! (Another thing I did for the first time in WDW is a tequila shot but that’s a different story.) Although the point of not buying any park tickets for this trip was to save money, I figured I might as well spend a bit of time and moolah on non-park experiences while I was at it. So I made an appointment at...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 1/30

And so we enter the Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul (copyright Douglas Adams, 1988).  I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but lately my GPS has been acting a little haywire? Which is frustrating. And it’s been really cold and unhelpful lately, weather-wise (it’s sleeting as I type this). And I’ve been researching wedding venues and I can’t find anything because as it turns out I don’t like mansions or barns and it’s like ALLLL mansion and barns for, like, a million dollars and anyway they’re booked solid for the next millenium. And I don’t...

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The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Fireworks At The California Grill

Continuing my trip report for my January 2019 WDW trip. See all the posts in this report here. Onward! I bolted out of my Jiko dinner with one objective in mind: sneaking into the California Grill to watch the Happily Ever After fireworks. With that goal in my sights, I hopped a bus to the Magic Kingdom from AKL and then walked over to the Contemporary.  Surprisingly, I was not the only hopeful solo patron hanging around the check-in desk hoping to be granted access to this exclusive establishment. But they let me onto the elevator within about 5 minutes and I...

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Kidani lanterns

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dinner At Jiko

Continuing my trip report for my January 2019 WDW trip. See all the posts in this report here. Onward! Oh, but I was stiff after the marathon! I did make a quick lap around the merch tent in the finisher’s area, but that was about as far as it went. I hopped aboard a bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge, got off at the Kidani stop, herded myself into the shower, and proceeded to take a nap. But I had to drag myself out of bed shortly after, because I had reservations at Jiko! Thing was, I had reservations for Jiko...

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Absolutely nothing

The Fairest Week In Review: 1/23

Oh, post-marathon week off from running, I hardly new ye. Workout recap, go: Sunday | The Walt Disney World Marathon, 26.2 miles around WDW in 5:05:47 Not as good as last year’s, but that race was so magnificent I could hardly expect such a thing to happen every time. As it was this year’s race was pretty damn magical. Monday | gallivanted about WDW More trip reporting to come.  Tuesday | 55 minute ballet class Home. Boo. I wanted to go for a walk but was busy at work and didn’t have time.  Wednesday | rest But I did have...

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WDW Marathon

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: The WDW Marathon

Continuing my trip report for my January 2019 WDW trip. See all the posts in this report here. Onward! The last two years have seen unseasonably chilly temperatures for Florida during the Walt Disney World Marathon. This year, I bolted upright in bed at 2:35am in the morning as always, but to a very different world. It was already 60 degrees; indeed, I dressed in my Figment best for the race and then topped it off with a single thin long-sleeve shirt as a throwaway. Fancy that – a WDW Marathon where I wasn’t freezing to death. Under the...

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Kidani lanterns

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Kidani Village & The Race Expo

I’m gonna split this trip report up a little differently than usual – rather than go strictly one day at a time, I’m going to separate out the posts by individual activity. That being said, day 1 was very chill, so I’ll be pretty comprehensive with this first foray. Onward with the trip report! This trip report tale of Walt Disney World begins as they always do: with a trip to the airport at an ungodly hour. Despite not planning to check a bag, I left extra early in case the government shutdown was causing a bad backup at...

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The Fairest Week In Review: 1/16

Once again, it’s all behind me. I can’t believe I have to wait another year to run the Walt Disney World Marathon. A year! A WHOLE YEAR! How am I supposed to enjoy life when I know that I could be enjoying it much more if only I were limping through the ESPN Wide World Of Sports?! On a more serious note, I touched on this a bit via Twitter, but I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to the TSA and air traffic controllers for working for no pay during the furlough. My little heart longs for the WDW Marathon,...

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WDW Marathon

In Which It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Guess where I’m going tomorrow? I’ll give you a hint: I NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. Yes, I’m going to Walt Disney World! For my 5th Walt Disney World Marathon! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!!!!!! Weather forecast in Maryland: Low 30s. Snow. Orlando: uppers 60s to upper 70s while I’m there. AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Some other things I’m looking forward to: Checking out Kidani Village’s nooks and crannies Solo dinner at Jiko Fireworks from California Grill if they can fit me in the bar My first ever real massage! Maybe some hummingbird cake at Homecomin’ in Disney Springs?...

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In Which Jenn Lets The People Dress Her For WDW

Well, I asked, and you answered: what should I wear? One Twitter poll later, I am proud to announce my 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend wardrobe! First, my race outfit for the marathon. I toyed with the idea of building a new one, but in the interest of saving money I decided to reuse last year’s Figment ensemble. I don’t think anything in this outfit is currently purchasable, unfortunately, but you could probably find the ears on eBay for those exorbitant eBay prices. The tank and pants were both from Target, C9 and JoyLab respectively. (I snapped those pants up...

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