Oldies But Goodies – How Ambitious Should Your Vacation Plans Be?

This is one of those questions that only you can answer for yourselves my Oldie pals!!! The answer depends mostly on your stamina and any mobility issues, but since most mobility issues are easily dealt with at Walt Disney World stamina becomes the major consideration. I generally plan to get a lot out of each and every visit but also plan a pace that allows time to recuperate from busy busy days. Our next visit will be a real test because the schedule is verrrrrry full and my stamina is down a … [Read more...]

The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For October 3

Hi there fans of all things Disney!! If you are reading this on October 3rd we will be 10 days away from the start of this year's visit to Walt Disney World. September/October seems like a popular time for your friends at Chip and Company to visit Mecca. For the last few weeks it feels that we have had one or more of our writers either at Walt Disney World or the Disneyland Resort every day. Lots of good articles will be coming from our visits. On to this week's review!!The Epcot Food & … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Intangibles

In another article I covered the Tangible things; those you can see, feel touch, and do, but here I will look at the more subtle things that go to make up all that is Walt Disney World. Intangibles are those things that are there, you know they are there, you experience them but they are not something you can physically touch. Let's just take a look at a few of the intangibles that bring us Oldies back again and again!!CHEERFUL ATMOSPHERE - I guess us old folks are supposed to be grumpy by … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Tangibles

As we get older we generally find that different things become important to us. When we were younger we looked forward to the thrill of riding the biggest, best, and most exciting attractions and some of us still do (me). But, when you reach a certain age (different for everyone), you find that the more subtle things that you may have passed by in the past become a bit more important in the overall enjoyment of your visit. Let's look at a few of these things that we grow to love as we become … [Read more...]

Why Do I Write For Disney Seniors?

Seniors see Walt Disney World differently from other age groups. I know this for a fact because in the last 21 years, going from early middle age to a bona fide senior, my perspective has changed tremendously. I write for my fellow Seniors to help them get the absolute most they can from their Walt Disney World visits.We visit Walt Disney World in different ways as Seniors:As experienced regular visitors - This group knows what to expect and I don't worry about them, I learn from … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Enhance Your Disney Memories, Theme Your Photos

Lots of folks shoot hundreds of pictures on each visit to Walt Disney World. I'm even worse because I rarely take less than 1500 - 2000 shots every time. Rather than just taking pictures for the sake of taking them try to have a theme for each trip and carry it through for the entire vacation. Don't become obsessed with your theme though at the expense of some wonderful but unrelated shots. I'll outline just a few themes for you to try:Since most folks travel as a family pick just one spot … [Read more...]

The Disney Dining Plan vs. Paying Out Of Pocket

The answer to that question is quite simple - a resounding and uncompromising IT DEPENDS! Your choice depends on a lot of factors and varies from family to family:Do you eat a lot of sit down meals? Are you "fast food" (counter service) comfortable? - There are a lot of  excellent counter service restaurants at Walt Disney World. Do you like "fine dining"? Are the kids (like most) burger and fries fans? How flexible is your budget? Do you like a cocktail or wine with your … [Read more...]

The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For September 19th

Fall is sneaking up on us folks!! Even here in southern Arizona the temps are all the way down to the mid 90's so it's time to dig out the winter coats and snow shovels. Only kidding, I've only seen snow here 3 times in 27 years!! Enough about here, let's look at those places we all love to visit in our week in review, the Disney venues!! This is just a sampling of what we present every day so be sure to stop by Chip and Company as often as you are able  to see just how much information is … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Seniors, Trust Yourself.

When we, Oldies, travel to Walt Disney World we can visit in a number of different group configurations. Some of these are: as a couple, as a group of folks our own age, or a multi generational family group. Seniors generally stay out of trouble with the first two because we are traveling with people who are the same age and are experiencing many of the same physical issues that all of us old folks experience. You are generally safe in these situations.When you travel with a multi … [Read more...]

The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For September 5th

Summer is rapidly coming to a close so I'd like to wish everyone a happy Labor Day and welcome you to this week's Chip and Company Disney Week In Review. Whether you are a fan of Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort, or any other branch of the Disney Company we at Chip and Company will keep you up on the latest news items. Of course, we also offer our personal views through our incredible staff of writers and even have regular giveaways of Disney Swag so be sure to visit us every day. Let's … [Read more...]