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Kill/Refurb/Marry: My Magic+

Yes, I’m back from Walt Disney World. ūüôĀ Trip/race reports forthcoming, of course, but first I’m knocking out this month’s Kill/Refurb/Marry¬†– for the last time. :/ The infrastructure on the blog hop¬†has changed so much that I can completely understand why it’s ending, but I’m bummed; it was nice to have it in the monthly post rotation. Ah well. Onward! The final topic is My Magic+. Hmmmmmm. Tough one. Kill: Magic Band Batteries I have wracked my brains and decided to kill the battery inside Magic Bands. They only last a year, which means piles of Magic Bands will...

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Food & Wine

Kill/Refurb/Marry: 2015 Food & Wine Festival Foods

Kill/Refurb/Marry¬†time! This month’s¬†blog hop¬†topic is an obvious one – and one I’ve tackled before. We’re¬†choosing items from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival! I have very deliberately not looked at what I posted last time¬†in the hopes of keeping the past from influencing the present. Kill: Anything with peas or grapes or cherry tomatoes or blueberries I realize this is an extremely non-specific answer, but I must choose it, and here’s why: if a F&W Festival item contains any of the above, I WILL NOT EAT IT, no matter how well-reviewed it is. I have a bizarre phobia of...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: Disney Mountains

So I’m, like, a full 24 hours late on this week’s¬†Kill/Refurb/Marry. No grand excuse; I was on vacation and I forgot about the monthly blog hop. I have had this happen before and just let the month slide, but NOT THIS TIME. Not when we’re talking Disney Mountains! But first, a question: when we say Disney Mountains, do we mean that in the literal sense; namely, do we mean the traditional triumvirate of Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad found at Disney parks worldwide? Is Expedition: Everest eligible, being as it is subtitled a mountain?* Does...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: Frozen Treats in the Parks

It’s Kill/Refurb/Marry time! This month’s edition of the blog hop concerns favorite frozen treats in the parks. Now, the definition of “frozen treat” may vary from person to person – does ice cream count? If so, does it have to be considered a “novelty” or is Beaches & Cream’s No Way Jose sundae eligible? Alternatively, does it only county if there’s actual ice directly involved, like a slush or smoothie? Where does the Dole Whip fall in all of this?! One could arrive at many interpretations, but where I chose to land was in the “ice cream novelties cart”...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: Disney Resort Pools

It’s time for another¬†Kill/Refurb/Marry!¬†The¬†blog hop¬†topic for this month is Disney Resort Pools, which means I am going to have to cheat like woah. See, I’ve wracked my brains, I cannot for the life of me remember a time I actually availed myself of a Disney pool. Oh, sure, I ALWAYS pack a swimsuit, just in case. Who knows what will strike my fancy this trip? But somehow parks and the occasional nap always take priority, and I never do dip a toe in. That being said, I have been known to walk past any number of Disney Resort pools,...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: Extinct Attractions

It’s Kill/Refurb/Marry¬†time again! I found this installment of the monthly blog hop¬†particularly fertile. This time around we’re talking about extinct attractions. Strap in! Kill: American Idol: The Experience Man, an embarrassment of riches with this one. Body Wars is a decided no thank you on my part, but since I never rode it I can’t speak to it knowledgeably (although I can viscerally, and my viscera say: NO GOING INSIDE PEOPLE I’M LOOKING AT YOU MAGIC SCHOOL BUS). I came THISCLOSE to killing Superstar Limo, too. Since I made it to California Adventure during the extremely brief period the...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: Disney Partners

It’s Kill/Refurb/Marry¬†time! Today’s blog hop¬†topic¬†is “Disney Partners” otherwise described as “Disney Best Friends.” I’ve put some thought into it and decided upon the following: Kill: Mike, Sully & Boo from Monsters, Inc. I don’t know if you want to argue that Mike & Boo are more of a team or Sully & Boo are more of team or what. All I know is that if Boo is playing for your team, YOU LOSE. Refurb: The Figment Crew from Journey Into Your Imagination at Epcot I was having a little trouble determining which Disney buddy pair I wanted to refurb...

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Food & Wine Festival

Kill/Refurb/Marry: Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booths

This month’s Kill/Refurb/Marry¬†is HARD, guys. It’s so hard I almost just skipped it. But apparently participating in this particular blog hop¬†is like Mickey popcorn – once you start, you can’t NOT keep eating going. Armed with my festival to-eat list,¬†I set out, an intrepid explorer extraordinaire, and determined: Who would I kill/refurb/marry among the Epcot Food & Wine Festival Booths? Kill: Refreshment CoolPost/Refreshment Port/Coffee Carts/Any Other Normal Part of Epcot Pretending to be Not a Normal Part of Epcot You were already here, guys. You have limited-run menus all the time. Stop cluttering up the festival map. YOU ARE...

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Kill/Refurb/Marry: WDW Transportation

I am ever so excited to be taking part is this month’s Kill/Refurb/Marry! I have been a longtime follower of this cross-blog series, but never before had much to say about the covered topics. Well, today all that changes. You could say I’m a first time caller, long time listener – or in other words, strap in, kids, because I have OPINIONS about: WALT DISNEY WORLD TRANSPORTATION Kill: Any bus “chain” or multi-resort “loop” Y’know what sucks? When you get on the All-Star Music bus, feeling positively cheerful about life and your journey to Epcot… and then you stop...

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