Top 10 Tips for Planning Your Meals at Walt Disney World

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Our readers have Dining questions all the time.  When is the best time to eat?  Quick Service or Table Service?  Dining Plan or No?  Ask ten people how they eat when they are at Walt Disney World and you will get twelve different answers!  It all depends on how you like to do things at the parks.   I'm going to give you a rundown of how we plan our meals at Walt Disney World with two kids.1. Disney Dining Plan:  We always do the Disney Dining Plan (especially when it's free).  There are … [Read more...]


Top Ten Ways to Eat a Mickey’s Premium Bar (AND Not Lose a Single Bite)

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My absolute favorite thing to eat at Disney World is a Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar.  I eat at least one a day when I am in the parks. I carefully devour the delectable crunch of the chocolaty exterior as I relish the velvety smooth vanilla ice cream.  Try as I might, this is one snack I just can't seem to replicate outside of the parks.  I've purchased just about every single brand of similarly constructed ice cream bar and sadly, nothing compares.  So, today we are taking a look at enjoying … [Read more...]


Disney Food for Less – How to save money while at WDW

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Planning, Budgeting, and Saving for Walt Disney World Vacations are a way of life at the Chip and Co Household. I am constantly looking for ways to save some extra money so I can make yet another trip to our home away from home.Each time we go to Disney World we learn some type of new tip and trick to saving money at the parks. While many of these tips work if you are not on the Disney Dining Plan there are still some options for you if you are an avid DDP user. So lets take a look at my … [Read more...]


Magic Kingdom Snack Attack – So Many Snacks, So Little Time!

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Disney World is known for many things, one of those being their FOOD - they have consistently served up a huge variety of freshly prepared food that uses the best ingredients, oh, and it also TASTES great too! But there is more to Disney Dining than just breakfast, lunch and dinner! There are all those hours in-between meals, that can (and should!) be spent sampling some of the many great snacks that WDW has to offer, and the Magic Kingdom's snack offering are (in my opinion) some of the best … [Read more...]


Quick Service Dining at Disney’s Animal Kingdom… Does it exist?

Disney's Animal Kingdom may not be open as long as many of the other parks but they do pack in as much as they can in the hours that is available. While walking around I know I get hungry. We often get asked from fans, Are there many Quick Service choices for Dining in Disney's Animal Kingdom? My answer would be, most definitely, and it's some of the best food I've found in the Walt Disney World Parks.Here is a rundown of what you can find throughout the park for snacks, a quick bite or a … [Read more...]


Disney’s Quick Service Dining Plan is more than just burgers

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When it comes to eating, I am your girl.  Well, except for last week when I had the stomach virus (Happy New Year...NOT!).   Any other time, I am all about food, especially when it comes to Disney food!  I am a sucker for Disney's Quick Service Dining Plan.  I am all for taking full advantage of pricey menus, devouring every morsel of goodness, and going so far as to leave no dining plan credits behind!All of that said, I am always bummed when I hear people didn't enjoy the dining plan.  Of … [Read more...]


New Bakery Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles Opens at France Pavilion

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The big, new Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles at the France Pavilion opens each morning at 9 a.m. – ahead of the 11 a.m. opening of World Showcase – so you can sip a latte with a chocolate croissant to start the day . . . or a cappuccino with a chaussons au pomme (apple turnover) . . . or an espresso with an éclair. And that’s just a taste of the expansive new menu that offers classic French goodies all day long.The new bakery is in the “at least 10 times” larger than the former sweet shop, … [Read more...]


Which WDW Souvenirs Should I Buy?

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One of the best things about vacationing at Walt Disney World is souvenir shopping - they have so many stores with so many different items that it can be hard to pick just a select few to bring home with you. So if you aren't sure what kind of souvenirs you should buy, then here are a few questions you should ask yourself:Will you actually use it at home? Many things seem cool when at the Parks, but be practical - think hard and be realistic about if it will be useful once you get homeIs … [Read more...]


Disney Confidential – Main Street Bakery to Re-open with Starbucks Products on May 18th

     Hey there guys and gals, Anonymouse here!Now you all remember the announcement from Disney that the Main Street Bakery was to close and reopen as a Starbucks, right? This news got everyone so riled up even Chip got his panties in a bunch over it! What?! Chip wears panties, you ask? Oh dear... the mental picture we've all been scarred with - my apologies, but it is my duty to disclose all gossip after-all.Anywho, Chip was so distraught … [Read more...]


8 Night of Chanukah, Disney Style!

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Chanukah begins this evening and this year my family and I have decided to celebrate Disney style! We will be adding small Disney touches to our celebration each evening to bring a bit of the Disney magic to the magic of Chanukah!  Here is the plan...Night 1: We always eat latkes (potato pancakes) on the first night of Chanukah.  This year we'll put them out on the kids plates in the shape of Mickeys.  Simple and fun.Night 2: Tonight we'll play the dreidel game.  This is a traditional … [Read more...]