Chip and Company Disney Week In Review For February 14th

Welcome to this week's Chip and Company Disney Week In Review. Before getting into the Disney news we have some Chip and Company news - at 2:22 AM on February 8th Chip and Meredith welcomed their second daughter, baby Amelia to their family. Congratulations guys, we are all thrilled for you!! I did want to sneak in one article from all of the Chip and Company writers that gave Chip and Meredith instructions on how to make sure that Amelia received the proper Disney indoctrination starting … [Read more...]

What Makes Walt Disney World YOUR Place Of Choice?

A lot of people, including yours truly, have made Walt Disney World (WDW) their vacation destination of choice. I'll give you our reasons and ask you to think about yours. There are just so many reasons that make it ideal for almost everyone it is no wonder that it is the number one vacation destination on earth!!The Magic - If you don't believe in magic, one visit to WDW will probably change your mind. The detail, the variety, the beauty, and particularly those wonderful Cast Members all … [Read more...]

Take A Boat Ride With Us From Downtown Disney To Port Orleans Riverside

One of the reasons we enjoy staying at Port Orleans Riverside is the wonderful boat transportation option from the resort to Downtown Disney and back. It's not just convenient but a terrific way to relax at the end of your day so you can get a great night's sleep when you get back to the resort. Let's take that ride from Downtown Disney to the resort together. I won't be putting in a lot of narrative, just enough to let you know where we are. Enjoy the trip!!Saratoga Springs Resort from … [Read more...]

Have You Seen The Lobby Tilework At Disney’s Grand Floridian?

On our November 2009 visit we weren't staying at the Grand Floridian (GF) as we have done several times in the past but we visited one day for Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Lounge. We saw the wonderful new tile work that was mostly complete with a little still in progress in the lobby area. Being the incurable photo hound that I am I took some pictures to share.The tile above was at the main entrance and the following pictures are all a part of that one section:The … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Moderate Resorts, A Very Viable Option For Us

Oldies seem to like Deluxe Resorts. From experience, it seems they lean towards the Magic Kingdom Resorts, not necessarily for access to the park itself but for the numerous transportation options, dining options, and overall ambiance of their particular favorite. I can't blame us (Oldies), we love them and stay at them regularly also. But, deluxe is not the only category that would appeal to Seniors. In general, the Moderates offer the opportunity for fabulous visits, particularly visits of … [Read more...]

The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For February 7th

Welcome to this week's version of the Chip and Company Disney Week In Review. We are introducing a new addition to the Week In Review starting this week which I will explain a bit later. First, let's start with some of the big news from Disney this week.We have some updates for the happenings later this year at Epcot. Some of the details for the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival were released. Also released this week was the schedule for the Epcot International Flower and … [Read more...]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Opening Ceremony – Kinda’ Fun

We don't spend a lot of time at Disney's Animal Kingdom except to see some of the shows and hit a couple of the significant attractions. There are also lots of photo opportunities and we take advantage of those too. On our last visit, for some reason, we got there very early (for us) and had a chance to experience the opening ceremony. We travel to Walt Disney World very regularly and really didn't realize that there was an official opening ceremony at the Animal Kingdom. It was very cute and … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – It’s Hokey and Goofy But It’s Still Fun

When I tell folks that I never miss the Country Bear Jamboree on a Walt Disney World visit the typical reaction happens. First there's the condescending smile and the rolling of the eyes as if to say - oh well, he's old and just reliving his childhood. Then you get the comments like it's old and tired, the animatronics are ancient, the jokes are stupid, and the bears look like they have seen better days. I always answer each one of them with the same statement - I know, but I still enjoy it and … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Don’t Miss The ‘Train Setup’ At Epcot

After you visit the Germany Pavilion and head towards Italy make sure you stop and admire what is called the "Train Setup" just past the Pavilion.  It's a delightful little model of a German town with incredible detail. You will thoroughly enjoy it, particularly those of you who are model train enthusiasts. Everything is in perfect scale with one exception. On occasion, one of the local creatures (gecko) can be found sitting on or around one of the structures. It does look a bit odd but makes … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Should We Expect From A Walt Disney World Vacation?

I hate to start by saying It Depends but when we, as Seniors, travel to Walt Disney World we have the flexibility and the luxury to make that vacation exactly what we want it to be so long as we are traveling by ourselves or with like minded seniors. We are not locked into being anywhere at any special time and the only commitment we have is to doing exactly what we want to do. If you are traveling as part of a mixed generation group the rules are different, after all, family peace and … [Read more...]