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Jennifer Castello
Worked at DePaul Center for Writing-Based Learning
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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"This above all else: be true to thine own self." - Polonius
Castello is a playwright, fiction writer, editor, and teaching artist.
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Chicago, Illinois
Omaha, Nebraska - Maryville, Missouri
Writer, Editor, Teacher
  • DePaul Center for Writing-Based Learning
    Writer, 2010
  • Omaha Theatre Company for Young People
  • Fine Lines Writing Magazine
  • Opera Omaha
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I'm really torn about Liki Tiki. The first night we stayed there was magical. We are HUGE Disney fans, and I got a sweet deal at Liki Tiki through Groupon. Staying only twenty minutes from the park in an awesome villa suite thing? Check yes, please. When we rolled in, I was absolutely taken back by the beauty of Liki Tiki at night. Everything was so wonderfully lit and just ... amazing. It had its own special magic to it. However, as soon as we checked in, we were pressured to see a timeshare presentation. That made me feel like something was up. We got a beautiful one-bedroom suite overlooking the forest on the top level. The inside of the suite was gorgeous, and we had our own washer and dryer and fully stocked kitchen. However, the elevator looked a little shifty. There was a big crack in the ad holder on the wall of the elevator, like someone had smashed their hand into the plastic. This worried me a little. But the room was clean and fine. ... Until the bugs came. Oh my GOD the bugs. You open the patio door for two seconds and BOOM you've got A Bug's Life playing out in your dining room. But it was so nice and Disney was so close, we decided to add a day to our stay. That morning, we got up and we headed for Disney. In order to get to Disney, you have to go down the awful stretch of highway that is not in the best condition. The WaWa was opening the next weekend, but we had to stop at the 7 Eleven down the street that was a little more than sketch. After spending the whole day at Disney, coming back to Liki Tiki was confusing (as Liki Tiki mostly was for the trip ... vacillating between gorgeous and skeevy). However, the next day, we went putt-putting and had fun walking the grounds. Unfortunately we were interrupted from a nap by a dog at the door, which was a "rodent control dog?" and had to come sniff through the bedroom to see if he could find anything. I have no idea what he was looking for. I thought like a rat ... but now after reading some more of these interviews, I'm thinking scorpion?! I don't know if I'll go back. We talked about maybe using Liki Tiki again if we want to go to Disney on the cheap. 80 bucks a night allowed us to have a gigantic suite for three nights, when that room would have cost us about 1000 dollars for three nights on property. But as Disney fans, it was a little depressing to get the Disney treatment and then come home to a place where they pressure you into timeshares and unnecessary add-ons. This Christmas, we're returning and we're staying at Port Orleans Riverside at Disney. It's worth eating ramen for three months.
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