Terri – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining Reviews and More! Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:28:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 http://www.chipandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Terri – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Disney Quick Tips – Don’t Force Your Kids to Keep Going http://www.chipandco.com/disney-quick-tips-force-kids-165673/ http://www.chipandco.com/disney-quick-tips-force-kids-165673/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:45:44 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=165673 I spent a week at Disney this past May, and witnessed 4 different children vomit. Far from MAGICAL if you ask me. Was it caused by a stomach virus? Possibly. Too much sun? Perhaps. Food poisoning? No clue. But sometimes, a child (or adult for that matter) becomes sick due to being pushed to the max. The […]

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I spent a week at Disney this past May, and witnessed 4 different children vomit. Far from MAGICAL if you ask me. Was it caused by a stomach virus? Possibly. Too much sun? Perhaps. Food poisoning? No clue. But sometimes, a child (or adult for that matter) becomes sick due to being pushed to the max. The Sun, the heat, over-stimulation, food & calories being consumed that our bodies may not be used to, more walking than usual, and staying up late are all things that can throw our bodies out of whack – especially a child’s.

The Disney Quick Tip Here?

Don’t Force Your Kids to Keep Going. Don’t push them to the limit. When they start to show signs of needing a break – tired, cranky, crying, hungry – take that break! You don’t necessarily have to leave the parks and go back to your resort, but at least pull your child into some shade or air conditioning, give them a snack or a drink of water!

We all know Disney is fun and exciting, but it also can wipe you and your children out! So if there’s any doubt when you think Just one more ride… don’t push them. Yes, you paid a pretty penny for this trip, and you want to reap all that it’s worth… but it’s not worth it when someone gets sick due to being dragged all over the parks.

Speaking of pretty penny, one of those children I saw get sick, had just been to the Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique. She was all dolled up in her brand new princess dress, hair done up with pixie dust, make-up, nails… the priciest package for sure!! She exits, proceeds to bend over and… (I’ll spare you the details)… but her dress was now covered in nastiness. Poor little girl. It was after 8 PM, she was likely tired after a big day in the parks, but the reservation had been made! It’s  a hard decision for parents to make… but slow down and enjoy the magic… part of that magic is you. Give your kids the break they need, even if it means missing an attraction on your agenda.

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Making ADRs… From 1 Day to 180 Days (+10) in Advance http://www.chipandco.com/making-adrs-1-day-180-days-10-advance-157564/ http://www.chipandco.com/making-adrs-1-day-180-days-10-advance-157564/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:45:19 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=157564 For the Planner or the Procrastinator… here are some tips to score some great Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for your upcoming Disney Vacation. The Planner. If you’re well organized, you’ve likely got everything planned to a “T” for your next Disney trip. Dates picked, Resort reservation made, you even know which parks to visit on which […]

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For the Planner or the Procrastinator… here are some tips to score some great Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for your upcoming Disney Vacation.

The Planner. If you’re well organized, you’ve likely got everything planned to a “T” for your next Disney trip. Dates picked, Resort reservation made, you even know which parks to visit on which days and where you’d like to eat each meal.

  • Call right at 180 days. You certainly know the drill about calling in (or having your travel agent call first thing) on the morning of 180 days before you check-in. Using this method, you’ll likely get every ADR that you want!
  • Know the “+10 Days” Rule. Sometimes getting those ever-so-popular restaurants such as Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table can still be troublesome! The trick to increasing your chances for harder-to-reserve restaurants such as these is to remember the “+10” days rule! On the morning of 180 days prior to check-in, you are allowed (if staying at a Disney Resort) to make reservations for up to 10 days of your trip, all at once!
  • Reserve the Popular Restaurants for the End of your Trip. Plan those more popular meals for later on in your vacation… the later you push that Be Our Guest reservation into your trip, the more likely you’ll actually get it for the time of day that you want it! For example, if you’re visiting Disney for 6 days and want a Be Our Guest reservation… call in 180 days prior to your trip, but reserve Be Our Guest for your 6th day… you will have reserved it 186 days in advance and have a better chance of getting the reservation time that you want!

The Procrastinator. I’m not calling names… in fact, many people don’t even know they’re going to Disney for sure until just a couple of months before their departure. But for those who put off making ADRs or for those who only have two months or less to make ADRs… it can still be done! You likely won’t be able to get into the popular restaurants, but don’t let that discourage you! There are plenty of wonderful meals to be found just about anywhere on Disney Property! You’re not going to be disappointed.

  • Eat Outside of the Parks. Didn’t get into CRT but want to see Cinderella? 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian offers ‘Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner’ where you can meet Cinderella AND Prince Charming! I just looked at Disney’s Dining Reservations site and there’s availability for this meal tomorrow (and at normal dinner times too)!!
  • Search for ‘Off’ Times. You might not get to eat right at Noon for lunch or 6 PM for dinner. But I’ve found that with all the walking and activity at the Parks, I get hungry earlier than my usual meal times. So, a 10:45 lunch or a 3:30 p.m. dinner isn’t so bad at all! Plus, you just might save some money eating your ‘Dinner’ for the price of Lunch.
  • Be Flexible… Don’t Skip Out on ADRs. You may not get your first choice restaurant, you may not even be able to reserve the time you want… but you can still have a good meal! Once you’ve made a reservation for a Disney Restaurant, research it! (Or research first and then Reserve.) There are many food reviewers/bloggers for Disney Restaurants… research the restaurant and figure out what’s delicious vs. what’s detestable!

So, there you have it. If whether you’ve got 1 day or 180 days to make ADRs… be willing to try alternative restaurants, times, and dishes. It’s Disney after all… you likely won’t be disappointed with whatever you choose! Do you have any Dining tips to add? Feel free to comment below!

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Demonstrations at Crystal Arts in the Magic Kingdom http://www.chipandco.com/demonstrations-crystal-arts-magic-kingdom-131587/ http://www.chipandco.com/demonstrations-crystal-arts-magic-kingdom-131587/#comments Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:50:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=131587 Have you ever checked out this hidden gem? Most people book it down Main Street with their eyes on the castle. But if you take a moment to actually look around on Main Street, you should step inside Crystal Arts. For one thing, it’s Air Conditioned! It’s also never crowded, in fact, the day we […]

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Have you ever checked out this hidden gem? Most people book it down Main Street with their eyes on the castle. But if you take a moment to actually look around on Main Street, you should step inside Crystal Arts. For one thing, it’s Air Conditioned! It’s also never crowded, in fact, the day we stopped by last month, we had the entire store to ourselves for 20+ minutes!

Crystal Arts sells… well, crystal art! There are many fun little and large glass and crystal figurines – including many of your favorite Disney characters! It’s a very pretty store to walk through, and relatively safe for little ones to enter as well – because most pieces are displayed in glass cabinets.

Charlie - Glass Blower

If you walk to the very back of the store, you’ll see that the back section is set up for Glass Blowing. If the Cast Member isn’t there already making beautiful pieces, check the desk right there for the “Next Demonstration Time.” If the Glass Blower is there, you’re in for a treat! Charlie, was very quick in making a “Daisy” vase – we watched for 20 minutes as he worked his magic. He was happy to answer questions, while he used the kiln and spun the glass.

This was a great break from the crowds, a great way to cool off, and certainly something fascinating to watch that you might not expect to see at the Magic Kingdom! So, next time you’re looking for a hidden gem – check out the Crystal Arts store. They also have demonstrations towards the front of the store as they create things out of crystal.

 

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Eeyore to make last appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom http://www.chipandco.com/eeyore-appearance-disneys-animal-kingdom-127054/ http://www.chipandco.com/eeyore-appearance-disneys-animal-kingdom-127054/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=127054 On Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Eeyore will make his last full day appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Sadly, he is being cut from the Animal Kingdom meet and greets. According to Kenny the Pirate, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will leave their home at the Discovery Island boat dock and move to Camp Minnie Mickey […]

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On Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Eeyore will make his last full day appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Sadly, he is being cut from the Animal Kingdom meet and greets.

According to Kenny the Pirate, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will leave their home at the Discovery Island boat dock and move to Camp Minnie Mickey on May 10th. Donald and Daisy will begin meeting at the former home of Pooh and friends, and Mickey and Minnie will begin meet and greets at the new Adventures Outpost on May 12th.

Eeyore’s retirement from the Animal Kingdom now means that he can only be met at Crystal Palace – making that character meal all the more valuable!

Are you sad to see Eeyore leaving? We sure hope to see him return to another meet and greet location sooner than later!

 

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2nd Annual Special Diets IllumiNations Dessert Party to take place October 13, 2013 http://www.chipandco.com/2nd-annual-special-diets-illuminations-dessert-party-place-october-13-2013-100693/ http://www.chipandco.com/2nd-annual-special-diets-illuminations-dessert-party-place-october-13-2013-100693/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:00:05 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=100693 The 2nd Annual Special Diets IllumiNations Dessert Party is being held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the France Pavilion at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This event is being hosted by the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog and sponsored by Mousekejournals. Other sponsors include yours truly, Chip & […]

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2nd Annual SD IllumiNations Party

The 2nd Annual Special Diets IllumiNations Dessert Party is being held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the France Pavilion at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This event is being hosted by the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog and sponsored by Mousekejournals. Other sponsors include yours truly, Chip & Co., as well as Disney Dining“Mouse”cation and others. The event will include a dessert buffet in which all items will be made to be free of the top 8 common allergens (including gluten/wheat, dairy, egg, soy, tree nut, peanut, fish, and shellfish). Blog author and host, Sarah Norris, says that this dessert party not only helps bring awareness to the increasing prevalence of food allergies and intolerances, but also allows attendees with special diets to meet one another.

“This event is a great way to connect with others in the special diets community and to share tips and tricks about dining safely with a special diet. We had such a great response to last year’s event, that we wanted to start planning the next one right away!”

Last year’s event featured a variety of food allergy and intolerance friendly desserts including chocolate raspberry cupcakes and peach blueberry cobbler. Vendors who donated to the event included: Enjoy Life Foods, Udi’s Gluten Free, HomeFree: Organic Allergy Friendly Treats, Living Without Magazine, and A&J Bakery.

Tickets for this event will be $50.00 per person and include admission to the private event, special viewing area for the nightly showing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, access to an all-you-care-to-eat dessert buffet, and gift bags with products from special diets vendors. Children 3 years of age and under will be admitted free to the event with a ticket holding adult. Families are encouraged to attend.

The Walt Disney World Resort is known for adhering to strict guidelines and safety measures when it comes to food preparation for special dietary needs. Norris notes, “Disney is definitely the most accommodating venue and safest for cross-contamination.” However, as with any dining experience, attendees with food allergies and intolerances should take note that cross-contamination is always a potential risk for individuals with special diets. Questions regarding the dessert buffet should be directed to gfdf.wdw@gmail.com.

For more information about this event, visit the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog or email gfdf.wdw@gmail.com.

Sarah Norris founded the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog in 2009 and blogs about her dining experiences and provides tips for dining gluten free and with a dairy allergy at the Walt Disney World Resort. She was diagnosed with adult onset allergies and intolerances and is dedicated to bringing awareness to special diets.

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Peter Pan: Disney Classics Book App Review http://www.chipandco.com/peter-pan-disney-classics-book-app-review-100002/ Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:00:05 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=100002 Last week I had the privilege of receiving and reviewing the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app for the iPad. Before trying the app out myself, I allowed my kids to give it a go. They are 4 and 2 and the story held their attention. They chose the ‘Read to Me’ mode and as […]

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Peter Pan story app

Last week I had the privilege of receiving and reviewing the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app for the iPad. Before trying the app out myself, I allowed my kids to give it a go. They are 4 and 2 and the story held their attention. They chose the ‘Read to Me’ mode and as the story is read, each word spoken is highlighted.

Each page had a few interactive features that are fun to discover, but nothing overly distracting – such as turning on house lights, or making Tinker Bell fly away. The story of Peter Pan is told in a manner that kids will understand and be able to learn all of the characters. In fact, when you tap on a character their name is spoken.

There are some fun games included with this app – including puzzles. There are 4 puzzles to choose from, and 3 skill levels – easy, medium, or hard – depending on your child’s preference.

Peter Pan App puzzle

Your child can also play a memory-matching game – again with 3 skill levels to choose from.

Peter Pan App memory

Coloring is always a winner in our house! Choose from 4 different pictures to color using either your finger or a stylus.

Peter pan app coloring

The final activity is playing Peter Pan’s flute. You can play it as you like, follow along to playing instructions, or listen as it’s played for you.

All in all, this is a fun app for any Peter Pan lover. Keep in mind that it is a Book, not a game. I had seen some complaints in other reviews that it’s not as interactive as people would have expected like their other games. I felt the interaction was plenty considering it is a book, and too many distractions would have taken away from the overall story.

Thanks Chip for the opportunity to review Peter Pan: Disney Classics! This book app is available at the iTunes store for $3.99.

 

In addition to writing for Chip & Co., Terri writes for her own blog WDW Hints. Terri enjoys seeking out the lesser-known areas of Walt Disney World and informing her readers of her findings. You can read additional hints on her facebook page.

 

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Royal Party and Storybook Deluxe Princess App Reviews http://www.chipandco.com/royal-party-storybook-deluxe-princess-app-reviews-100064/ Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:00:38 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=100064 There are FIVE Disney Princess Apps on sale for $1.99 right now through Friday (Feb 15) at the iTunes store (regularly $4.99). I’m here tell you about the Disney Princess – Royal Party app and the Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe app. Royal Party celebrates Rapunzel becoming a Disney Princess! This app is loaded […]

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Royal Party App

There are FIVE Disney Princess Apps on sale for $1.99 right now through Friday (Feb 15) at the iTunes store (regularly $4.99). I’m here tell you about the Disney Princess – Royal Party app and the Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe app.

Royal Party celebrates Rapunzel becoming a Disney Princess! This app is loaded with a lot of fun for little girls! There are Coloring Pages, Puzzles, and a story to read about Rapuzel, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg – look at what else there is to discover!

 

Royal Party story app

Pictured below is the Princess Dress-up game. Choose one of six princesses to dress up. Princesses can be dolled up with dresses, shoes, jewelry, hats or tiaras! There are endless combinations, and once you’re done with one, go dress up the next Princess!

Royal Party dress up

There are a couple of crafts and recipes your child can make with your help. Step-by-step instructions are listed within the app, making it easy for your child to understand. These crafts and recipes are geared towards a ‘Princess Party’ theme… so if your daughter has a Birthday coming up – this would be perfect!!

Royal Party craft page

Another fun activity is designing your own Party scene with Rapunzel, Flynn and all of the other Princes and Princesses! There are a couple of backdrops you can choose, and then you can place each Prince and Princess where ever you like on the page!

Royal Party Sticker scene

I still haven’t touched on everything this app has to offer! When your child creates a special ‘sticker’ scene or coloring page, she can email it to a friend or family member. Between activity selections, funny scenes from the Rapunzel movie will play. This is an entertaining app for any Princess fan!

Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe tells the traditional story of  Belle and highlights each word as it is read (or your older ones can read the story on their own.)

Belle storybook app

On a few pages of the story, you can gently shake the iPad and a few of the animals will “move” creating a 3D illusion effect on the page. Pictured below, the wolves move toward the beast as if they’re about to attack.

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Just like most of Disney’s storybook apps, this one includes coloring pages, puzzles and a few animated clips. A fun game that is included is a maze.

Belle app maze

Throughout the app, music from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is played. There is also a “rose” search throughout the entire story. As you find a rose on select pages, touch it and it will find it’s way into your rose collection at the very end of the book. There are a dozen roses to find!

Again, these 2 apps and a few other Disney Princess apps are on sale for $1.99 through Feb 15, 2013. A fun Valentine’s gift for your little Princess!

 

In addition to writing for Chip & Co., Terri writes for her own blog WDW Hints. Terri enjoys going off the beaten path at Walt Disney World and finding the lesser-known things which she then shares with her readers. You may find more hints on her facebook page.

 

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Valentine’s Sale on 5 Disney Princess Apps! http://www.chipandco.com/valentines-sale-5-disney-princess-apps-99829/ Sat, 09 Feb 2013 18:00:21 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=99829 Disney Publishing Worldwide is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with its Disney Princesses! Now through Friday,  February 15, select Princess apps for iOS are on sale for $1.99. The apps include the following: Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)  Readers help their favorite Disney Princesses prepare for magical moments in this dress-up sticker book. Updated […]

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Disney Princess Sticker Book app

Disney Publishing Worldwide is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with its Disney Princesses! Now through Friday,  February 15, select Princess apps for iOS are on sale for $1.99. The apps include the following:

  • Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book for $1.99 (orig. $4.99) 
    Readers help their favorite Disney Princesses prepare for magical moments in this dress-up sticker book. Updated version includes interactive camera feature, plus new outfits, shoes, stories, and Princess Tiana.
  • Cinderella: Storybook Deluxe for $1.99 (orig. $4.99) 
    Disney’s Cinderella has enchanted generations with its spellbinding story, charming music, and endearing characters that live in your heart forever. This app includes a full retelling of the film with fresh illustrations, engaging narration, music and sound effects, as well as whimsical interactivity on every page.

Cinderella Storybook app

  • Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)
    In this unforgettable story of love and adventure in a magical new format, Belle finds herself in a castle with talking furniture, an enchanted rose and a grumpy beast. Despite an awkward beginning, Belle and the Beast gradually become friends, and Belle learns not to judge a book by its cover.
  • The Princess and the Frog Read-Along for $1.99 (orig. $4.99) 
    This fully interactive app includes games, movie clips, coloring pages, and music to sing along! You can even record your own voice reading the story. Tiana, a beautiful Louisiana girl who dreams of owning her own restaurant and Naveen, a spoiled, jazz-loving prince who doesn’t know the meaning of hard work, have nothing in common – until they are magically transformed into frogs.

Princess and the Frog app

  • Princess Royal Party for $1.99 (orig. $4.99) 
    Welcome to the Magical and Enchanting world of Disney’s Royal Party, just in time for Rapunzel’s own celebration! Disney’s Royal Party includes many fun activities and crafts for hours of fun with your favorite Disney Princesses.

Stay tuned to Chip & Co. for reviews on these Disney Princess Apps from Carrie and Terri!

 

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Peter Pan: Disney Classics App http://www.chipandco.com/peter-pan-disney-classics-app-99577/ Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:00:17 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=99577 This year, Disney’s Peter Pan turns 60 years old. To celebrate, on Feb 5th, Disney released an all-new “Diamond Edition” DVD/Blu-ray; however, fans can also experience the classic tale on mobile devices with the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app. The iOS story takes readers to Neverland like never before. With read along activities, games and more, readers will […]

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This year, Disney’s Peter Pan turns 60 years old. To celebrate, on Feb 5th, Disney released an all-new “Diamond Edition” DVD/Blu-ray; however, fans can also experience the classic tale on mobile devices with the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app. The iOS story takes readers to Neverland like never before. With read along activities, games and more, readers will join Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the whole gang on a magical adventure whenever, wherever, and however they choose.

The swashbuckling interactive story features:

  • Reading modes for all ages: Read to Me or Read by Myself!
  • Coloring pages, interactive puzzles and memory matching games throughout the story.
  • Activities including a musical instrument activity!
  • Beautiful illustrations, professional narration, and sound effects.

Peter Pan app page

The Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app is available now for the iPhone and iPad on the App Store for $3.99.

Stay tuned for a full review of this interactive Book app right here on Chip & Co.!

 

In addition to writing for Chip & Co., Terri writes for her own blogs WDW Hints and Mousekejournals.  For more fun Disney hints, follow Terri on facebook!

 

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Maximize Your Mornings at Walt Disney World http://www.chipandco.com/maximize-mornings-walt-disney-world-97988/ http://www.chipandco.com/maximize-mornings-walt-disney-world-97988/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:00:25 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=97988 When a friend is headed to Walt Disney World, we often get asked “What attractions are a must-do?” While that question is easy to answer – and the answers may vary depending on who is asked – the better piece of advice I give is to maximize your mornings at the Parks to successfully carry […]

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When a friend is headed to Walt Disney World, we often get asked “What attractions are a must-do?” While that question is easy to answer – and the answers may vary depending on who is asked – the better piece of advice I give is to maximize your mornings at the Parks to successfully carry out all of those must-see attractions. Here’s how to maximize your mornings at the parks:

Wake Up Early! Yes, you’re on vacation, and usually that means “sleeping in.” But not at WDW! Set your alarm in order to wake up early and get a head start on the day!

Eat (a quick) Breakfast. Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Don’t skip it! But do make it something simple and easy. We bring a box of cereal from home (yep, in our packed luggage), and buy milk from the resort gift shop. We’ve got a quick and easy breakfast made in our own room! If you’d rather eat on-the-go, you can grab a muffin and juice at your resorts food court or gift shop and continue to the bus stop.

Arrive at the Park BEFORE Opening. In order to arrive to the Parks before opening, you’ll need to be at your resort’s bus stop 45 minutes to an hour before the Park actually opens. Sometimes you’ll be waiting up to 20 minutes for your bus to pick you up. You may spend another 20 minutes en route to the park. If you drive, plan on arriving to the park’s parking lot 30 minutes before opening so you can catch the monorail, tram or walk to the entrance. You’ll then get your bags checked by security and proceed to the turnstiles. If it’s Magic Kingdom you’re headed to, their fabulous Opening Show begins 10 minutes before the Park officially opens. This is a must-see and so many people miss it because they either don’t know about it or they’re sleeping in.

Have a Plan. If you’ve done everything listed above, you’ve just set yourself up to accomplish a lot! Make sure you truly can accomplish quite a bit and have a plan. Study a park map and check out where your must-do attractions are located. Then map out your route so that you can hit everything you’d like to see. That first hour that the park is open is a great time to do and see many attractions because it’s when the park is the least crowded, and the lines have very little wait. You will likely be able to accomplish more in the first 3 hours after the park opens, than you will be able to do from Noon straight until park closing. Utilize those first 3 hours!!

Reward Yourself. Now that you’ve accomplished likely everything you’ve wanted to see, take a well-deserved break! Go enjoy lunch or leave the park for a mid-day break (and watch the entrance as you leave… A LOT people will be entering as you’re exiting, and you’ll be avoiding the most crowded time of the day).

At WDW, the early bird gets the worm! By maximizing your mornings, you can avoid the major afternoon crowds. And if you choose to avoid the parks during the afternoon, you can catch up on your sleep if you truly missed sleeping in.

Do you maximize your mornings? Tell us your tips in the comments below!

 

Terri enjoys seeking out the lesser-known things of Walt Disney World and reporting her findings on her own blog, WDW Hints as well as the WDW Hints facebook page. She is also the co-creator of Mousekejournals – your one-stop-shop for Disney-related articles from many great blogs! 

 

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Mickey Mail! Sending Disney Postcards to Friends & Family http://www.chipandco.com/mickey-mail-sending-disney-postcards-friends-family-97997/ http://www.chipandco.com/mickey-mail-sending-disney-postcards-friends-family-97997/#comments Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:06 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=97997 I think we all agree that the best mail to receive is our Travel documents from the Walt Disney World resort – whether it’s a confirmation of your resort reservation, Disney luggage tags or Magical Express tags – it just builds to the excitement of your upcoming trip! Care to share any of that magic […]

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I think we all agree that the best mail to receive is our Travel documents from the Walt Disney World resort – whether it’s a confirmation of your resort reservation, Disney luggage tags or Magical Express tags – it just builds to the excitement of your upcoming trip!

Care to share any of that magic with your friends or family who aren’t with you on vacation? You can! Send them a Disney postcard. Disney postcards can be found in almost every resort or gift shop on Disney property. Here are a few tips to make your post card mailing a bit more easy:

Bring Postage Stamps. In order to save yourself some time, buy postcard postage stamps at home and bring them with you.

Pre-Print Address Labels. Another time-saving tip is to print out (or even hand-write) address labels before you leave. This solves the problem of trying to remember street addresses and zip codes of your friends and family – and it even saves you the time of writing out each address on the postcard. Just put the pre-printed label directly on the postcard and it’s ready to be mailed!

Where to Mail Postcards. The front desk at all resorts will happily take your postcards and mail them for you. Or you can head to City Hall in the Magic Kingdom and ask the Cast Member for the “Main Street Post Mark” to be put on your postcards. They will stamp your mail with a special Main Street USA – Magic Kingdom postmark! When your cards get to an actual post office, they will also be stamped with the basic “Lake Buena Vista” or “Orlando” postmark.

So take a few minutes to share the magic with loved ones back home! Send them some Mickey Mail!!

 

In addition to writing for Chip & Co., Terri writes for her own blog, WDW Hints where she enjoys sharing with her readers the lesser-known things of WDW. You may follow her on facebook as well! Terri is also the co-creator of Mousekejournals – your one-stop-shop for many great Disney-related articles found in one place.

 

 

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