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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Potatoland

Confessions Of A Former Theme Park Commando

If you had told me fifteen years ago that I would one day write a post advocating against theme park commando touring, I would’ve laughed in your face. It’s the sort of thing a commando would do. THEME PARK COMMANDO TOURING: IT IS THE WAY I was totally that girl on my first Walt Disney World trip as an adult – we must all get up at THIS time so we can get out that door by THIS time so we can be there BEFORE rope drop at which point we shall proceed in an orderly fashion to this,...

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WDW Unwrapped

23 Of My Thoughts While Watching: WDW Unwrapped

Hello and welcome back to my Thoughts While Watching series, where I watch old-to-ancient Disney media and react in real time. For the first few entries, I’ve stuck to historical videos, like the Opening Day Broadcast and Tenth Anniversary special. But for this post, I decided to dig up an odd little gem that is near and dear to my heart. My Walt Disney World fixation began in earnest in the summer of 2005. I had always been a theme park fan, but that year I stumbled upon the phenomenon of WDW trip reports and got hooked. I was absolutely obsessed,...

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Cars Owen Wilson hope for the best

The $15 Question: Has Walt Disney World Become TOO Complicated?

I’ve been pondering this for some time now, but I think it may have finally happened: has a Walt Disney World vacation become too complicated for the average vacationer? Before you answer, consider: you’re reading a largely Disney parks-focused blog right now, and a pretty niche one at that. I suppose you could be here exclusively for my sparkling wit and winning personality, but it’s more likely you enjoy discussing Walt Disney World. Heck, you seek it out, you pursue it. Therefore, you are NOT the average Disney vacationer. WAIT, WHAT’S GOING ON AT WALT DISNEY WORLD? So you...

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Pooh snacks

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Disney Snack Roundup

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! Some Disney snack locations don’t warrant their own posts – but come on, do we really want to leave food reviews on the table? Of course not! And with that in mind, we’re finishing up our May 2021 trip food coverage with what Douglas Adams would refer to as a Whole Sort of General Mish Mash. (I think I have used this joke before but I love it and it stays.) Let’s start with the sweet and spicy chicken waffle...

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Alice food

The Breakfast Sandwiches Of Walt Disney World

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! Hi, my name is Jenn, and I LOVE breakfast food. Like, breakfast-food-was-my-wedding-menu LOVE breakfast food. I love pancakes, I love waffles, I love eggs, bacon, and sausage. Whipped cream, butter, syrup, YES. Asking me to choose a favorite would be akin to asking me to pick a favorite pet, but if I absolutely had to make a call, I would go with the glorious breakfast sandwich. It offers so many wonderful staples in one: eggs, cheese, usually a breakfast...

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Mickey at Topolino's Terrace

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Brunch At Topolino’s Terrace

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! As a patron of the arts, how could I possibly resist breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace in Disney’s Riviera Resort? The only way it could be more perfectly themed to my taste is if there was a petting zoo attached. Let’s take a look at this magnificent character breakfast experience, shall we? (Here’s the menu if you want to take a look.) Disney’s Riviera Resort is themed to – wait for it – the Riviera, largely of the French and Italian...

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That's What Tiggers Like Best

In Which Jenn Picks Her Very Favorite Posts

Hey guys! As of a couple weeks ago, this little blog (it’s called The Fairest Run Of All, but you can always glance up at the header if you forget again) turned eight years old. This isn’t as big a deal as the sort of anniversary that has a five on the end of it, but not bad, right? A good run so far. We’ve racked up a heckuva lot of posts over the years, and I figured this would be as good a time as any to comb through the archives and put together a list of my...

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Oga's Cantina

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Drinks & A Snack At Oga’s Cantina

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! I think we can all agree by now that a reservation at Oga’s Cantina is an absolute must for every WDW trip. Heck, I’m not even much of a Star Wars gal, and even I think that. It’s still a hot ticket, and I had to fight to get it, but it was well worth the effort. In fact, I’d despite the quieter atmosphere due to COVID restrictions, this time around was even better than the first. And I owe...

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Lion King dessert at Tiffins

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: Dinner At Tiffins

The full trip report is over, but the details still need filling in. Read on for more May 2021 WDW fun! When planning out the advanced dining reservations for our May trip, the first name I threw out was Tiffins. I’ve been to Nomad Lounge, the attached bar space, many a time, but never the restaurant proper. I heard it was kinda expensive but worth it, and luckily Becky was down! Follow along with the menu here. I must say here, at the outset of my review, that this really is a top-notch restaurant. Although the themes are far...

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