Top 10 things to experience at Disneyland!

Sophie, age 6 in this photo, so excited to see Donald Duck!

On June 20, 2013, my family will be making it's first pilgrimage to Disneyland!  The Park, as my friends know it, is, of course, the original, the one that started it all, the signature park of Walt Disney's incredible legacy.  Since we have never been to Disneyland before, I have been in crazy planning mode for the past several months, looking at all of the attractions, dining, resorts, and on and on, to come up with the things that we want to experience when we get to Disneyland.  That process … [Read more...]

Disney’s Peter Pan Blu-Ray Review

Disney Peter Pan

February 5th marked the 60th anniversary of the release of the classic Disney movie Peter Pan!  As a result, Walt Disney Pictures released the movie on Blu-Ray, and I was privileged to be able to review it for Chip and Company!  I hope that the words I convey to you in this review are sufficient to make you go right out and purchase the movie, because let me tell you, there are some incredible things that this movie has -- especially in the bonus features -- that I had never seen … [Read more...]

Disney World Challenge – Visiting all 4 parks in one day!

Sorcerer Mickey Hat

When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, there are so many things to see and do that it almost seems impossible to see it all!  When we visit, we take about a week to see as many of the sites and sounds of all four parks, but what if you only have one day?  Is it worth it to attempt to see all four parks in one day?This challenge is known as the Disney World Challenge -- and I'll tell you, it probably isn't easy, but I certainly think it is possible! Pre-requisites Before you start, … [Read more...]

Which is better Tables in Wonderland or the Disney Dining Plan?

Which is better: Tables in Wonderland (and out of pocket expenses) or signing up for the Disney Dining Plan?For those that aren’t aware, the Tables in Wonderland program is a special discount card that you purchase to get 20% off of dining costs at various restaurants at the Walt Disney World dining locations.  However, there are some things that you need to know about the TiW program:1.     The TiW card can only be purchased by a person that has an annual pass, or by a Florida … [Read more...]

Disney Character Dining – Is it worth it?

Akershus, Cinderella

One of the biggest questions you can ask a person who is planning their Disney vacation is "What Disney Character Meals are you doing?"  However, this simple question brings up a whole lot of different perspectives, and opens up the discussion towards the ultimate question: "Are Disney Character Dining meals at Walt Disney World worth it?"  In this post, I will be presenting several vital pieces of evidence to illustrate why Character meals are a great value for you and your family.When my … [Read more...]