TofuForBrains contacted me through this blog a while ago (I'm atrocious with estimating time, so it might have been three years ago - it might have been twenty-seven... there's no way to say for certain)... anyway, she'd written to me once again this fall (I'm pretty sure to rub my nose in the fact that she was heading to Disney this November yet again, not realizing that my family too had a trip booked for the same time - HA!). As it happened, as if by some celestial alignment, she was to arrive at Disney on the last day of our trip. Thankfully things fell into place and we were able to meet up for a few hours of fun (bittersweet as those last few hours in the Magic Kingdom always are), riding the newly holiday-themed "Jingle Cruise", enjoying a tropical serenade in the Enchanted Tiki Room, and watching the Wishes fireworks from the new FastPass+ viewing section in the Rose Garden (a pretty amazing spot that anyone with a MagicBand really needs to look into!).
Not to get off topic, but I forgot to mention it in my last post. With the MagicBand you can book FastPass+s not only for rides, but for the Illuminations and Wishes fireworks, as well as for the daytime MK parade and the Main Street Electric Parade. The viewing for all of these is top notch, you only have to arrive 30-10 minutes before they begin rather than staking out your spot hours ahead, and you're in a reserved section with relatively few other people crowding you in! Definitely take advantage of this while it's available. Technically they're in the testing phase, so some of these features may not be permanent.
Anyway, back on track.
Since TFB is vegan and extremely Disney-knowledgeable I asked her if she would like to contribute a guest post to the blog. She was kind enough to oblige, and the following is her fantastic and incredibly insightful and helpful account of her trip.