Food & Wine

My 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival To-Eat List

The next best thing to being at Walt Disney World is fantasizing about being in Walt Disney World, and with that in mind, let’s talk about the 2022 Epcot Food & Wine Festival! Every year, without fail, I carefully assemble a post that outlines what foods I plan to eat at the festival. It is always a joyous day when Disney releases the booth menus. Do you, dear reader, find my shortlist as riveting as I do? Never mind! I’m doing it anyway because it serves as a handy cheat sheet when I’m actually in Epcot on those glorious,...

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Joffrey's coffee at Tower of Terror

You’re Going To Walt Disney World Again, AGAIN?

Two Walt Disney World trips in as many months?! No one can live at that speed! I know! And yet, here we are. I mean, can one run too many runDisney races in a year? I think not! Corollary remark: does all my fun money go directly to runDisney races? I think so! No matter; this may well be my last chance to run the Tower of Terror 10 Miler, and I’m glad I’m taking it. So that’s goal 1: have an absolutely smashing race. And I have other big goals too, of course. Here are some of my...

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Flower & Garden

My 2022 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival To-Eat List

Okay, it all worked out last time, so I think I can safely share my To-Eat list for this year’s Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Oh, yeah, didn’t you hear? I’m going back to WDW again for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler! 2022 is the year for big fun and big spending, I guess. But we’re not here to squint suspiciously at my bank records. We’re here to talk about food! Specifically, the samplings that will be on offer in the Flower & Garden Festival food booths. I am nothing if not a wildly anxious organized individual, and...

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Disney Wardrobe

It’s A WDW Wardrobe Battle Royale!

I just finished my last WDW trip report, so of course it’s time to go back to Walt Disney World. I KNOW, RIGHT?! I’ve never been to Disney this much in this short a time! And I may never again, so I better enjoy it. One of the ways I enjoy it is by dressing up. Thus it is time once again for my planned trip wardrobe. But this time, there’s a TWIST! What kind of twist, you ask? Read on! (Don’t mind the knee scabs; I had another running tumble. We’ll talk about it next post. Whee!) We...

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Before the Walt Disney World Marathon

You’re Going To Walt Disney World AGAIN???

I know! I can’t believe it either! I’ve never done this many runDisney races in this short a time period. But I’ve been sticking to my “register for ALL the races” insurance plan, and this time it’s panning out. So back to Walt Disney World we go! This particular trip adds a fun layer of nostalgia, as I’ll be running the Princess Half Marathon. The Princess Half was not only my first runDisney race but my first ever half marathon and my first ever real race back in 2013! I’ve even dragooned Erika with doing this one with me...

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Mickey running

It’s WDW Marathon Time At Last!

It’s time! It’s time! The WDW Marathon is here at last! After a tragic year off due to the pandemic, we are… still in a pandemic. Blast and damnation. But! This time around the race is not cancelled, because hooray vaccines + boosters! Yes, yes, I know the COVID omicron variant thing threatens the proceedings. I must confess it gives me pause. However, as I do not expect to interact directly with any children, elders, or immunocompromised people in the near future, I have decided on an individual level that the potential rewards outweigh the risks. Famous last words,...

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Disney Wardrobe

And We’re Back (In More Ways Than One): My WDW Marathon Weekend Wardrobe

Hello and welcome to 2022! I’m sure it some ways it feels much like 2021 so far; that is to say, like a sequel we never asked for to a movie we did not like. Still, already 2022 has one thing going for it, and that’s the return of the WDW Marathon, my dearest love. Obviously I can’t embark upon a Disney trip without forcing you all to LOOK at my PLANNED WARDROBE, so here we are. Does it help that I am once again trying a new format? Yes? Okay, what if I said the new format involves...

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Scrubs Two Thumbs

Who Has Two Thumbs, The Booster Shot & Is Going To WDW?

THIS GIRL! Me! I have two thumbs, the COVID booster shot, and I’m going to WDW this weekend!!! To be honest, this Walt Disney World trip is stressing me out a teensy bit. I almost wrote a post about it – the COVID, and the Genie+, the Lightning Lanes, etc. etc. I thought maybe we could commiserate a bit. But then I thought, y’know, I’m not telling anyone anything they don’t already know, so I deleted the post draft. All the same, I’m still a little anxious. But not very anxious, because ultimately, I’m going to Walt Disney World....

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Disney Wardrobe

What I’m Wearing To Disney THIS Time

My next Walt Disney World trip is right around the corner, which means the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is almost upon us! It’ll be my first runDisney race since I did the Goofy Challenge in January 2020, and I am READY. I don’t know how this trip is gonna look with all the changes lately, but I do know how I’m gonna look, and that’s cute. ;D Once a Disney Dandy, always a Disney Dandy, y’know? There’s a twist this time around, though: Pat wants us to do carry-on luggage only. This is wise as Disney’s Magical Express,...

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Mickey Winking

Thoughts While Watching: The 1993 Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Video

I had thought for my next Thoughts While Watching entry I would look for something back in the early days of Disneyland again. But during my search I came up the 1993 Walt Disney World vacation planning video, and doesn’t that just sound fun? 1993! I mean, the fashion alone should be worth the price of admission! Do you think Eisner insisted someone perform a freestyle rap? I can only hope. Come along with me on this 45 minute journey to the perfect early nineties Disney trip. Was it really simpler back in the day? Even I’m surprised by...

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