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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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Monty Python & The Holy Grail

In Which Cinderella Castle Is A Swamp Castle

Speaking of Cinderella Castle… I maintain a longstanding tradition in my family, passed down from my grandmother, of Rejecting Reality in favor of A Fantastical World Of My Own Choosing, Thank You Very Much. This can’t be surprising; I mean, I looooooooooooove Walt Disney World. Duh. Life being what it is, I am forced to keep one foot in the Real World, and when I’m there, I am often gently teased about the rest of me. I don’t mind; my head is in the clouds because that’s where I like it. Manic Pixie Dream Girls are my people and...

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Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Insists On A Photo In Front Of Cinderella Castle

The trip report proper is over, but we’re not done yet – I’ve still got lots of thoughts, including food reviews and photos! You can see all the posts in this report here. Onward! Having failed in locating a non-swamped PhotoPass photographer outside Spaceship Earth, I was bound and determined to make it happen in front of Cinderella Castle. The closer you are to the castle the longer the lines – but if you’re willing to accept a slightly less impressive backdrop, the photographers further down Main Street are much easier to secure. And may well be even better – or...

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