Disney’s Magical Express Tips & Details

Getting from Orlando International Airport to Walt Disney World and back used to be quite a bit more complicated than it is today. It was also considerably more expensive than it currently is if you use what I feel is the best available option, Disney's Magical Express (DME). DME is free, and not just free but incredibly simple to use. Best of all, it almost always works seamlessly if you follow the instructions. Here is the basic sequence of events you follow in using DME:When you or your … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Becoming A Kid Again At Walt Disney World

This Classic Oldies article goes out to our writer Ken who is home dealing with some major health issues. Get Well Soon Ken we miss you!Oldies deserve to have as much fun as everyone else at Walt Disney World, maybe even a little more. The folks in my generation and older generations are a group of people who have spent their entire lives being mature and as we got older, more conservative and serious about their own behavior. Maybe it was Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War that did it but … [Read more...]

I Won’t Be Able To Eat Anything – Special Dietary Requests at Disney World

Have you ever heard this? Do you think this is accurate?  Would Walt Disney World allow this to happen? As science and medicine progress, it is being found that many more people than were previously thought have food allergies or sensitivities. There are also many food issues among folks with chronic diseases. This issue runs the gamut from the very young to Oldies like me. Thankfully for me, my only food issue is that I love it way too much.Disney takes these food issues very seriously and … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Ruin A Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World is a magical place to vacation and if you do most things correctly it is difficult to not have a wonderful time. Some people are planners and some are not but some planning is essential. Every traveling group has a definite dynamic and there are travelers within each group with different abilities and needs. The magic of Walt Disney World can overcome most things but there are a few things that MANY, MANY visitors do that can defeat even that magic. Let's look at five things … [Read more...]

Chip and Company Disney Week In Review For November 14th

Hello everyone! Yes it's once again that time - time for the Chip and Company Disney Week In Review. We will be taking a look at some of the more intriguing news items concerning the Disney Company and all of it's subsidiaries and of course we will give you a taste of the work of the best staff of Disney writers in existence. Let's press on!!!We all know that there are lots and lots of Jake and the Neverland Pirates out there and the folks at Disney recognize this also. That is why those … [Read more...]

Is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort And Spa For You?

Walt Disney World's premier resort is Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa but that's not really the question here. Is this resort what you are looking for is the question that needs to be answered. This particular resort generates specific and sometimes strong  feelings from almost everyone. These feelings run from "I would never stay anywhere else." to "I would never stay there because....". I'm on the side that loves this resort and we stay there fairly regularly but we also love to try … [Read more...]

Is Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort For You?

When you arrive at Walt Disney World and approach Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort for the first time it's difficult to believe that you are in central Florida as opposed to a beautiful woodland setting in the far northern part of the United States. The setting itself is gorgeous and it is matched by the beauty and splendor of the resort. It is one of Walt Disney World's best themed resorts and a favorite of thousands of regular visitors, in fact, many visitors to this resort simply will not … [Read more...]

Is Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort For You?

We recently completed an 11 day stay in Walt Disney World at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. The question asked above, is it for you, depends on what you are looking for in a resort, how much time you will actually spend at the resort, and what types of amenities you prefer. We stay at the Deluxe and Moderate level resorts because we do spend a bit of time enjoying the facilities and in most instances the Coronado Springs Resort, even though it is a Moderate, compares favorably to the Deluxe … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession – ‘Ohana Bread Pudding (With Recipes)

We have been to Walt Disney World many, many times but until this visit we had never eaten at 'Ohana. It is now on our list of "must do" dining for every trip in the future. The food is amazing, the service is excellent, and the price is right. BUT - let's get to the star of this article, the 'Ohana Bread Pudding dessert.I'm not, by nature, a dessert person and generally the only one I eat at Walt Disney World is the Grapefruit Cake at the Hollywood Brown Derby (yummy by the way). Actually, … [Read more...]

Chip and Company Disney Week In Review For October 31

Here we are for this week's Chip and Company Disney News Roundup. I want to thank my friend Mike for taking over my week while we spent eleven wonderful days at Walt Disney World. Now let's get into this week's news and views from our staff of amazing writers.Things are happening at the Disneyland Resort in 2012. You can read about the Restaurant Changes Coming to Disneyland Park in this article. I'm sure it will be for the best and offer opportunities for new treats. On a tragic note we … [Read more...]