Eating Table Service in the Parks vs the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 1

This topic stumped me for a while since it clearly falls into the category of it depends. It’s always tough to make recommendations on matters of personal preference since a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work. Even if the same approach doesn’t work for everyone, do some options have a slight edge over others for a majority of visitors? I endeavored to find out.In trying to answer whether eating at table service restaurants in the parks or the resorts wins out, I decided to break … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks – Lanyards

Kristen Hoetzel Photography

 When doing the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, purchase a lanyard to wear. Just attach a clear pouch, if it doesn't come with one you can get a pack of them at any office supply store for a few dollars. This way you can put your drivers license on one side (to show them when purchasing alcohol) and a form of payment on the other. I've found that it's easy to pay with your Keys to the Kingdom (if you are staying on property) or to purchase one of the special edition … [Read more...]

Disney World Tips and Tricks: GoGo Squeez – A Park Must Have!

GoGo SqueeZ

My son and I frequently visit Walt Disney World.  As a frequent visitor, I am always looking to save money for our vacations to Disney as well as ways to save money while actually ON the vacation in Disney.  One way I always try to save is by bringing foods with me to the theme parks.  I often bring breakfast and lunch foods.In packing the foods to take with us on vacation, it is often a challenge to find foods that are both health and easy to pack.  For instance, I would love to pack … [Read more...]

Free Dining Out For Dinsey Visa Cardholders


We just have preliminary details on the latest free dining offer, but here's what we know so far: Disney Rewards Visa Cardholders FREE Dining & Photo Book Offer!Special magic Your Way packages with a FREE Disney Dining Plan are available for 8/28/11 – 9/24/11 travel dates. Guests who book a stay at one of Disney’s Value Resorts will receive a free Quick Service dining plan. Guests who book a stay at Disney’s Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villas resorts will receive Disney’s Basic Dining … [Read more...]

Chip and Co Featured Partner – Meet the Magic


Meet the Magic site began out of the love for Disney and the want for meeting others in the Disney community that shared as much passion for Disney as I do.  I have many great memories from hours spent in theme parks throughout my childhood.  Living in Nashville, I had always had Opryland U.S.A. as a local theme park for summer fun.  However, the park closed many years back.  As a result, I began to look to other places for theme park fun.  I visited many parks trying to find the best match.  … [Read more...]