Planning Your Disney Vacation: Get Your Customized Maps!

One of the greatest things that Walt Disney World offers is the ability, every six months, to order a set of customized maps.  These special maps are made of a thicker paper, and you can put as many favorite attractions, shows, and dining locations on there as you want.  The maps are a great way to help you get your vacation plans kicked off into high gear.I've been ordering the customized maps for years, and the process is extremely easy.  To do so, follow these simple steps:In order … [Read more...]


App Review: “The Lion King: Timon’s Tale” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Disney Worldwide Publishing has released another app for the iOS platform.  Coming on the heels of the Beauty and the Beast Storybook Deluxe app is The Lion King: Timon's Tale, which is now available over at the iTunes Store.In this interactive story, you follow the story of Simba - as seen through Timon's eyes - from when he was a little lion cub all the way through regaining his kingdom from Scar and the hyenas.  This is a good app, and has a lot of great interactions that your children … [Read more...]


Disney Releases “The Lion King: Timon’s Tale” and “Tangled” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Disney Publishing Worldwide today unveils two new storybook apps featuring original scenes from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ feature films, The Lion King (1994) and Tangled (2010). The “The Lion King: Timon’s Tale” and “Tangled: Storybook Deluxe” Apps, available now for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, are the first full-length interactive storybook apps to integrate specially rendered film animation, inviting children and Disney fans alike to re-live the classic tales.“With the launch of our … [Read more...]


Please Refurbish this ride – “It’s Tough To Be a Bug” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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If you've been a reader of Chip and Company for a while, you'll know that I wrote a piece about the show "It's Tough To Be a Bug!" about 9 months ago.  So why I am writing another about it so soon, you ask?  Because instead of just upgrading it, I'd prefer that we talk about refurbishing the whole space, and get rid of it completely!  That's how much I don't like this ride!BBC America is coming out with a new show, called "Would You Rather..." which is a spin on the fun … [Read more...]


Chip & Company Week in Review, February 20, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review.  There have been a lot of stories to read about, so here are the stories that caught our eye last week:Continuing a Spring Training tradition, the Atlanta Braves will be making the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex their home for the 15th consecutive year, where they will host 18 games from March 3 – April 2nd. The Disneyland Refurbishment schedule has been released for March, 2012.  Check it out if you’ll be at the … [Read more...]


Chip & Company Week in Review, February 13, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review.  There have been a lot of stories to read about, so here are the stories that caught our eye last week:In a bit of Disney History, the reports are that Walt Disney is close to acquiring the script for “Saving Mr. Banks.” This story tells how Walt Disney finally was able to acquire the script from P.L. Travers for the making of Mary Poppins. Starting this Wednesday, February 15th, the Magic Kingdom is introducing some … [Read more...]


iPad Review: Disney Princesses A Royal Christmas

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In the last of my iPad reviews, today I'm taking a look at Disney Princesses: A Royal Christmas, which is available at the iTunes store at a cost of $4.99, and is available for both iPhone and iPad devices.A Royal Christmas is a really good app to have in your library.  Like the other apps from Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications, this one is designed to help younger readers develop their reading skills in a fun, interactive way.  The nice thing about this app is that it contains three … [Read more...]


Chip & Company Week in Review, February 6, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review.  There have been a lot of stories to read about, so here are the stories that caught our eye last week:Have you heard about the special D23 event “Disneyland Off the Map?”  If so, will you be there on March 6th? Have you made your plans yet for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Show?  It will be around from March 7th – May 20th, 2012, so look into making your plans soon if you are going! For those of you … [Read more...]


iPad Review: Toy Story Showtime app!

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In the next series of iPad apps that I'm reviewing, today I'm going to share with you my impressions of Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications app "Toy Story Showtime", which is available for $4.99 at the iTunes Store.  Similar to Pooh's Birthday Surprise, which I recently reviewed, the Toy Story app is an interactive storybook app, designed to help early readers develop some good reading skills while having fun at the same time!  The plot behind the story revolves around all of your favorite … [Read more...]


iPad Review: Pooh’s Birthday Surprise

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The folks at Disney Publishing Worldwide Apps have released several iPad apps, and today I'm going to review for you Pooh's Birthday Surprise.  This app is for younger children, and the app itself is available at the iTunes store for both the iPad and the iPhone (or newer generations of the iPod Touch), and costs $4.99.In the story, the narrator helps to guide you along in the story of Winnie the Pooh's birthday, and the surprise party that his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood are planning … [Read more...]