Magic Kingdom

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/25

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! Why are my trip report notes so short? Oh, right, because it’s the LAST DAY. ;.; Weeks earlier, in that idealistic planning haze, I had intended to get up early and sneak in a short run around Riverside. Although part of me regrets the omission, I’m not entirely surprised I elected to sleep instead. And so I woke up at the usual time, prepped to go out, roused...

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Tower of Terror

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/24

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! The last full day. The last day of true safety. After my sleep-deprived-and-zombified antics of the night prior, I woke feeling incredibly refreshed. I all but hopped out of bed with my alarm. I showered and dressed with a light heart before waking a considerably crankier Pat, because he’s always cranky when you first wake him up. He later pointed out that, this being the case, I should...

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Figment topiary

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/23

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! Strap in, because I wrote the notes for this trip report day while running on about two hours sleep after having been awake for about 20 hours. Also I was watching Mulan, which is a known stimulant for the sleep-deprived. With that disclaimer in place: onward! I made it back from the Dark Side Half before the clock hit 8:15am, which pleased me – so much time before our...

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Welcome runDisney fans

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dark Side Half Marathon Recap

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half Marathon. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! This is going to be an interesting recap, and here’s why: despite the great course, the inherent fun of a runDisney race, and a really good run, the Dark Side Half Marathon was simply not the race for me. I should really have known this going in, because I am – and please don’t hate me for this – not a Star Wars fan. Which baffles...

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Star Wars

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/22

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! I was jolted from my slumber by my 7am alarm, because WDW is the only place where I will get up early without grumbling. No such thing can be said for Pat, who slept through my shower et al and had to be dragged out of bed. The whole time I was hustling him, he made fun of me for being so sure we needed to beat the...

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Main Street

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 4/21

It’s trip report time again! I love trip reports! I’m recapping my April 2017 trip to WDW for the Dark Side Half. You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! As is traditional, I slept rather poorly the night before a Disney trip – my paranoia about sleeping through my alarm runs deep. Luckily Pat and I woke up in plenty of time, Pat’s dad drove us to the airport (we spent the night at their house for airport proximity), and we checked our bags and made it through air security with time to spare. We even took off...

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Fireworks

In Which Jenn Is Headed For The Dark Side

Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. TomorrowLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!! Tomorrow we go to Walt Disney World for the Dark Side Half, a brand new race for me! Needless to say I’m hella excited. It’ll be my second time taking Pat, and I’m super psyched to enjoy time with him in my favorite place in the whole world. While I loved loved loved doing the Dopey Challenge, it didn’t make for the most relaxing trip. This time around we’ll be able to slow down a little. Trip bucket list: Get Pat onto Splash Mountain as many times as humanly possible – an occasion two decades...

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