Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Jockey Lindsey’s Hangar Bar Review

Alas, the day has come: this Jocky Lindsey’s Hangar Bar review is my last post for my December 2017 trip report. Now comes the long dark stretch between now and November’s Wine & Dine Half trip. But why dwell on such tragedies when there is delicious food and drink to be had? My friends, we now return to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. Is my mom an Indiana Jones fan? No she is not! Nevertheless I dragged her in for a late lunch because it’s a great bar and I wanted some SOFT PRETZELS, DAMMIT. We’ll get there....

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Spice Melange

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Spice Road Table Review

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. Spice Road Table has never been popular. The reviews I’ve read have been pretty good, but the restaurant never seems to find favor with guests.   Nevertheless, when I was selecting a Candlelight Processional dining package, I gravitated to it immediately. I knew it had just the sort of menu my pescatarian mother would be into. We had one of those weird, 3:30ish time slots where it’s too late for a normal person’s lunch but also too early for a normal person’s dinner, and the restaurant...

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Lumiere Be Our Guest

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Be Our Guest Review

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. Remember when Be Our Guest was, like, THE dining reservation to have? I mean, I guess it still kinda is, but I never really got into the hype. Despite its general popularity, Beauty & The Beast was never a huge favorite of mine as a child, and aside from the grey stuff there was no huge attraction in the perfectly serviceable but expensive menu. I don’t know why I suddenly felt the urge to go there for breakfast, which generally gets middling reviews. The lure of doing something...

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Behind the Seeds

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Behind The Seeds Tour

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. I have had Epcot’s Behind the Seeds tour on my to-do list for literally years. Which is ridiculous because it’s one of WDW’s cheapest, easiest to book tours ever. But that very accessibility is what makes it so easy to skip when other things come up, you know? This time around I was absolutely determined to take this tour of The Land’s greenhouses, and I dragged my mom along for the ride. We checked in for the tour at the desk by Soarin’, where we were given...

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Sanaa

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Lunch at Sanaa

It’s trip report time! You can see all the posts in this report here. Remember when Sanaa was a hidden gem and you could waltz right in? Those were the days. Now word has gotten out about how awesome this restaurant in Kidani Village is, and an ADR is a must. Since my mom raved about our visit there in 2013, I made sure to make a reservation for this trip as well. As you know if you read my trip report, we arrived late and a bit cranky to boot. Thanks to my phone call ahead during the bus debacle...

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Caring for Giants

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Caring For Giants Tour

Sooooo I totally interrupted this trip report with a trip report of my WDW Marathon weekend trip. Let’s jump back to the December 2017 trip, cool? If you need a refresher, you can see all the posts in this report here. I have been trying – and failing – to book a Dining with an Imagineer reservation at Sanaa for years. I’m especially desperate when my mom’s coming to WDW with me, as she loves animals as much as I do. Alas, no dice. The stars have never aligned for me. Lucky for me, a new animal experience at Disney’s...

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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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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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