Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Packs For WDW Three Weeks In Advance

Yes, I own this luggage for realsies. Look, I don’t know you. I don’t know your packing habits. But I can tell you my usual ones, which some might describe as anal-retentive: I have a spreadsheet. Everything I need to pack is in that spreadsheet, and once it’s in my suitcase, which happens at least a day in advance, I mark it off. I save every individual trip’s packing list so that I can go back and consult it to check for items I may have missed. And of course I check the weather to make sure my clothing...

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Forced laughter

Happy Friday: Goofy’s Supplication Methods Are Questionable

This is not my first time expressing both my undying love for an tremendous confusion regarding the Disney Singalong Songs video The Twelve Days of Christmas, a staple of my childhood and possibly the reason my imagination is so… um… boundless. But today I would like to discuss a bit of a sleeper from the tape which has been inexplicably stuck in my head the last couple days. Can I interest you in a trippy dancing fade-in Goofy asking Santa to bring him an elephant as a present? I THOUGHT SO. Like, who art directed this thing? Did they...

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Kings Dominion

In Which Elizabeth Goes To Kings Dominion

Occasionally, my friends will run a race or go to theme park without me and then make the grave mistake of telling me about it, at which point I strongarm them into writing me up a guest post. So let’s welcome back the indomitable Elizabeth, who is here to tell you all about the Halloween haunts of Kings Dominion in Virginia! I went to Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt for the first time this year, and it did not disappoint!  There were two main components: scare zones and mazes (i.e. haunted houses). The scare zones were designated, themed areas where...

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Universal Studios

In Which Jenn Tracks Down ALL The Reign Of Kong Drivers

I don’t know about you, but I tend to be a completionist to a fault. (Open world video games give me such anxiety that I tend to avoid them.) So when I discovered after the fact that the Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride at Universal Studios Florida offers you five different possible audio-animatronic drivers, I immediately sprang to YouTube to try and discover all of them, and how their spiels change that ride as a whole. The short answer is… not a lot, really. Some drivers do have more appealing personalities, but none of their dialogue reveals anything major...

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