Guide to Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

As Chip so eloquently wrote, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is underway!  He was able to get shots of all of the kiosks while he was on vacation, and last weekend I was able to spend a day at Epcot with my family, where we tried out some great food items!Since we only had a short amount of time, my wife and I went through the list of food items available to determine what we would like to try out.  Being a family that doesn't often experiment much with food, I was worried … [Read more...]

Disney Food Confession: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup

Where To Find It:  At the Canada Kiosk during the Epcot International Food & Wine FestivalWhat is it? A wonderful blend of cheese, bacon, and beer that makes a really tasty snack.Why You Want It: Because this is the same soup that is served in the acclaimed restaurant Le Cellier in the Canada Pavilion, and it has an incredible flavor!  My wife, niece, and I all sampled this, it costs $3.75 this year, and you get about a 3-4 ounce serving, so while small, the flavor hits you really … [Read more...]

Chip & Company Week in Review, September 26, 2011

Welcome back to another edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review!  Let’s take a look at some of the great Disney news that you might have missed:What an exciting week we have coming up!  This Saturday, October 1st, is the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World!  Check out the list of special events that you might be seeing if you are there! Some of the really big news this past week centered on the partnership between Disney and filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment … [Read more...]

Dining Tips and Tricks for Parties Larger than 8

On our last family vacation, it was a multi-generational vacation involving kids, parents, cousins, and even a Grandma!  Having nine people in our party really made things interesting when it came to dining, so I thought I would share some of the tips and tricks that I discovered when helping to plan our vacation.First, a little background.  We were staying at Bay Lake Tower using our DVC membership, and because of the size of our party, we decided against the Disney Dining Plan because of … [Read more...]

Ideas for the Next Disney Vacation Club Resort Location

The Disney Vacation Club is, for some people, a really great way to bring the magic of Disney into their lives for the next fifty years.  There are already several Disney Vacation Club locations, both throughout Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and in other locations -- so the question is, where would you like to see the next Disney Vacation Club Resort?While I know that most of the Disney Vacation Club locations are actually based at Walt Disney World, I still think that there is room for one … [Read more...]

Last Minute Tips before you leave for Walt Disney World!

The time is near, you've been counting down the days until your next Walt Disney World vacation for what feels like years!  You've made all your reservations, your ADRs, and everything else related to your visit.  Is there anything else you need to worry about?  Here are some tips that may help you out!Don't forget to stop your mail delivery, or have someone pick up your mail for you.  The last thing you want is to not be able to enjoy your vacation because you are worried about your … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World’s Tables in Wonderland Dining Locations

The Walt Disney World Tables in Wonderland program is a great way to enjoy some additional dining discounts if you are an Annual Passholder or Florida Resident.  For Annual Passholders, the cost of the card is $75, and it entitles you to 20% off of your meal cost (including alcoholic beverages) for the cardholder and up to nine guests! The card is valid for 13 months from your date of purchase!  However, an automatic 18% gratuity is added onto your bill, regardless of how many people are in your … [Read more...]

Chip & Company Week in Review, September 12, 2011

Welcome back to another edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review!  Let’s take a look at some of the great Disney news that you might have missed:Starting us off, are you an Annual Passholder?  If so, you might be interested in these special Annual Passholder hotel rates for dates between October and December 2011. With the Disney Dream being everyone’s prime Disney Cruise Ship, it’s really easy to forget that the Disney Fantasy is being built!  Here is a post on how that build is … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Things to do at the Disney Resorts

For the most part, my writing revolves around the things that you can see and do and experience at Walt Disney World.  It has only been recently that I realized that I really don’t write a whole lot about some of the best aspects of the Walt Disney World resort – the resorts themselves!  So for today, I’m going to give you my top five things to do at the Disney resorts!One thing that I find interesting is that even though we have stayed on property at Walt Disney World for five years in a … [Read more...]

Chip & Company Week in Review, August 29, 2011

Welcome to a special earthquake and hurricane Week in Review!  Here on the east coast, there was some crazy weather (does an earthquake even qualify as "weather"?), so to take our minds off of all of that, let’s take a look at some of the great Disney news that you might have missed:Starting us off, you might have missed in all the D23 news that the Disney Store is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with a grand celebration! DisneyToon Studios announce the other day that the movie “Planes” … [Read more...]