Rise of the Resistance

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: May 8

It’s time for my favorite type of post: a trip report! I celebrated my second vaccine dose with a trip to WDW accompanied by Becky of Disney In Your Day. I will now exhaustively tell you all about it. You can read all the posts in this report here. Onward! I knocked out my Hourglass Lake run a little early again this morning; it was another Studios day and you know what that means: Rise of the Resistance Boarding Group Rush! Once again Becky with the Fast Hands got us a boarding group, this time in the single digits. Assuming this whole...

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Liberty Inn

In Which Jenn Doesn’t Get Liberty Inn

 (Source) Okay, so I’m not trying to get up on a high horse here,* but there is one Walt Disney World behavior I simply do not understand: in all the food joints in all the World Showcase, why would you walk into the Liberty Inn? * I would happily accept a low horse. Any horse at all, really. Epcot is an epicure’s dream. Well, ish. I mean, a lot of the restaurants are serving native food and drink that some would accuse of being dumbed down for tourist palettes. But still, you’ve got Moroccan spices, a full English pub, Bavarian...

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Music

In Which Jenn Digs Up New WDW Background Music Loops

As is by this point well documented, I suffer a pathological inability to get through a workday without listening to Walt Disney World background music of some kind. It’s soothing and it cheers me up!   I have lots of favorites, but sometimes after the 17th round of Innoventions area music I get the urge to branch out. And so I went on a bit of a musical YouTube walkabout the other day, wherein I discovered… not all WDW background music is created equal when it comes to porting some of the magic home.  First I tried out the Pinocchio...

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Goofy lazy river swimming

In Which Jenn Dreams Of triDisney (Literally)

Longtime blog readers will know that I frequently have runDisney dreams, and 97% of the time the theme is My Screwing Up. I’ve slept through dream races, forgotten dream bibs, crossed dream start lines too late… Pretty much every race morning screw up you can imagine, I’ve dreamed it. Today I share with you another runDisney dream… but it is unique in two ways: I made it to the start line without incident. It’s not really runDisney. It’s… TRIDISNEY!!! Yes, in this dream for some reason my brain decided to posit that runDisney had added a triathlon to its...

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La Cava del Tequila

The Fairest Trip Report of All: La Cava del Tequila Review

The trip report is over, but I still have a couple of posts left in me! In particular, food reviews. If you want to catch up on my Dopey experience, you can read all the posts in this particular trip report here. Ready? Let’s go! And now we come to my final food review from our Dopey trip. Sigh. Don’t worry, though; I saved a good one for the finale! Today we’re talking about that shining beacon of Epcot: La Cava del Tequila. Furnisher of my first ever tequila shot, this comparatively new restaurant holds a special place in my...

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WDW in the rain

The Fairest Trip Report Of All: 1/12/15

Is it trip report time again already? Yay! I’ll be looking back at my Dopey trip at the beginning of January, with special separate posts for each race and some food experiences depending on how much I have to say about them. You can read all the posts in this particular trip report here. Ready? Let’s go!  My first (and only) full day without a race! Our modified plan for the day was a quiet one: rather than leaping out of bed and galloping straight to a park, we woke up at the leisurely time of 9:30AM. Pat immediately jumped...

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San Juan

In Which Jenn Went to Puerto Rico

Okay, so, like I said before, I spent the long weekend in Puerto Rico. In an effort to make this somewhat more related to the mission statement of the blog, I will say: I did not run in PR but I saw several OTHER people out for a run, which means that if I ever move to Puerto Rico I don’t have to give up my hobby. Also, I ate food! We like to talk about food around here. I wasn’t a huge fan of all the fried stuff – did you know that they fry a lot of...

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World Showcase Players

In Which Jenn Mourns Epcot’s Losses

What more can I say about Epcot? What more can I possibly say about the hurt? The betrayal? The Disneysphere has been in a tumult over the numerous closures announced in just the past few weeks. Many have said more and better on the subject, but here as some quickfire opinions. The Backlot Tour. I liked the Backlot Tour a lot in 1998. It was still reasonably cute in 2012. I wish it was what it had been originally designed to be. But ultimately I’m okay with seeing what Disney will do with the space. The Maelstrom. Oh, the...

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Moana

The Fairest Week In Review: 9/02

HELLO, FRIENDS! Just Jenn today, as Moon will be off gallivanting about the Continent for the remainder of the week. Whereas I, by contrast, am back from the beach and happy to… happy to… look, I kinda wish I was still at the beach, okay? But I’m here and I’m slowly getting over my post-break blues. How am I managing my recovery, you ask? Tune in later this week to find out! (Hint: upcoming WDW trips are involved.) But can we just talk for a minute about some WDW things that are NOT assisting my recovery? No, I’m not talking...

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Epcot

In Which Jenn Won’t Shut Up About Epcot & Cultural Policy

Hi there! Jenn here. So, I’m having a really busy week – Elizabeth is crashing at my apartment tonight in preparation for our Busch Gardens trip on Friday, and I’ve been frantically cleaning between runs and ballet classes and work. And my room is still going to look terrible. Hopefully she won’t actually see it. Elizabeth, if you’re reading this, I hope you don’t see my room. It’s a mess. Where was I? Oh, yes. Busy. Therefore a lack of posts. But lack of content makes me anxious, so may I offer you something I wrote a LONG time...

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