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The Grand Reopening is a Crossover/Alternate-Universe fanfic, a sequel/prequel to The Wedding. Like how the previous story is a copy of Mamma Mia!, this one is a copy of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Alongside Gravity Falls, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Making Fiends, this one includes Mr. Peabody & Sherman characters.

The plot, in short, goes like this: Five years after The Wedding, Pacifica had Violet’s manor refurbished to honor her after she passes away. We also take a look fifteen years in the past watching Violet graduate from Harvard, travel to Italy, buy the manor, and break up with Duncan.

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Main characters: Pacifica Northwest, Penny Peterson, Dipper Pines, Isadora Quagmire, Mabel Pines, Klaus Baudelaire, Duncan Quagmire, Quigley Quagmire, Sherman Peabody, Fiona Widdershins, Charlotte, Vendetta, and Violet Baudelaire.

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  • Advertised Extra: Penny, Sherman, and Fiona.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Pacifica and Penny both have children in this story.
  • Bus Crash: Violet, even though she was in perfect health in The Wedding. Word of God says she died from a brain tumor.
  • Composite Character: Mabel and Isadora assume the roles of Tanya and Rosie interchangeably. Quigley assumes the roles of Harry and Fernando.
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  • Continuity Nod: The Baudelaire fortune is mentioned in Chapter Five.
  • Continuity Snarl: In the first story, Violet doesn’t understand how Pacifica knew about her breakup with Duncan, but in this story, she is seen comforting her in Chapter Nine.
  • The Cover Changes the Gender: The subject of "When I Kissed the Teacher" is changed from male to female.
  • The Cover Changes the Meaning:
    • "I've Been Waiting For You" originally had an ambiguous tone amongst listeners (it was unclear whether it was about someone meeting their True Love, having a revelation over their relationship or if they were a delighted stalker that had finally got their way), but the fanfic changed the lyrics almost completely to be about how Pacifica is looking forward to being a mother.
    • Averted with "Andante, Andante", which was originally about playing the piano but the lyrics implied otherwise anyway. The fanfic exploits this as Violet sings it flirtily to Duncan a week into their relationship.
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    • Not only is the aforementioned "When I Kissed the Teacher" repurposed to be a song about youths finding freedom instead of a Teacher/Student Romance, we also have "Waterloo", which was originally about a woman accepting the fact that she'll never escape a terrible relationship, and is repurposed to be about Quigley "surrendering" to his newfound crush on Fiona and confessing his feelings to her to get her to take his virginity.
    • "My Love, My Life" is originally about realizing you're about to break up for good, but in this fanfic, it's about how much your friends care about you, even in death.
  • Dance Party Ending: Like the last story, the cast puts on a performance for their audience, including Violet.
  • Decomposite Character: Penny and Violet portray Donna, young and old version, respectively.
  • Distant Duet: Pacifica and Dipper have one in Chapter Two.
  • Flashback: To 2009.
  • Ivy League for Everyone: Violet (the valedictorian), Isadora, and Mabel graduate from Harvard University.
    • Klaus even goes to Dartmouth College and Isadora went back to school at Columbia University.
  • Jukebox Musical: Just like the film it’s based on.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Just look at that cast list!
  • Morning Sickness: Pacifica wakes up the morning of the grand reopening realizing she is pregnant.
  • Origins Episode
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Poor Violet.
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