Top 10 things to experience at Disneyland!

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

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!

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?

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...]

Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” 2 Movie Collection coming to Blu-Ray March 12, 2013!

Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2 Disc collection is coming to homes starting March 12, 2013!  Can you believe that it was June 21, 1996 when the first movie was originally released in theaters?  Wow, do I feel old!This is the first time that both movies will come out together on Blu-Ray in this 2 disc collection, so you will want to jump at the chance to own this heartwarming story of Quasimodo and Esmeralda that shows the beauty that exists in all of us.  In case you forgot, check out … [Read more...]

Two Years of Dreams at Chip & Company!

It is absolutely crazy to believe, but November 26, 2012 marks the second anniversary of my time here as a writer for Chip & Company!  I wanted to take a moment and look back at some of the incredible times that I've had with Chip and all the other great writers here on staff.  I am not the longest running member of Chip & Company, but I am proud to say that I am one of the older ones, and all those young whippersnappers -- especially Sierra -- better remember to respect their elder! … [Read more...]

Pre-order Peter Pan Bluray/DVD now, get an $8 Amazon coupon!

Peter Pan, that classic movie that has spawned rides all over the world, is coming to Disney Blu-Ray on February 5th, 2013!  Why so late, you ask?  Well, that is because that is the 60th Anniversary of the original release of the movie!I am looking forward to the movie release quite a bit, because that is the day before my birthday!  The Peter Pan Diamond Edition, which consists of the Blu-Ray Disc, the DVD, the Digital Copy and the Storybook App, has a suggested retail price of $44.99 in … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Locker Rentals at Walt Disney World

Often the question is asked, can you rent lockers at Walt Disney World?  The answer is yes!  Locker rental is an additional fee, but if my memory serves me correctly, the fee wasn't a terrible expense.Here are the locations where you can rent lockers:Magic Kingdom has locker facilities available adjacent to the wheelchair and ECV rental location. Epcot  has lockers in several locations. Near the west side of Spaceship Earth At the International Gateway (these are considered … [Read more...]

Happy 30th Birthday Epcot!

As almost the entire world knows, this coming Monday is the 30th Birthday of Epcot!  Happy Birthday Epcot!  I was extremely fortunate to be able to be at the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World last October 1st, and while I won't be at Epcot this year, I can really picture the setting in my mind's eye as if I was there.  I thought I would share with you some of the things you might be able to see at Epcot for the anniversary, so take a look at the list and decide if any of them are of interest … [Read more...]