Disney World Quick Tips – Disney Food for Less

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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.Today I am going to teach you some Quick Tips and tricks to really maximize your money while still taking full advantage of the food at the Walt Disney World Resort.We all love Kona Cafe. I for one fell in love with Tonga Toast. But did you know just downstairs … [Read more...]


Top 5 Disney World Things We Want Everywhere!

Part of the magic behind a Disney vacation is revisiting those things that you just can’t get anywhere else. When we experience them for the first time at the Disney Parks, we are hooked! During each visit we taste, ride, see, or hear them again and again.But what if we could experience those things year round in our own back yard, so to speak?In that vein, here is my Top Five list of Disney World things we want everywhere:5. Attention to Detail. No one does this like Disney! Every … [Read more...]


How to make your own Dole Whip’s

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Who can resist this delicious Disney dessert? The Dole Whip! Once you had one your body will crave it..Here is how to make your own Dole Whip's at home. All you need is the mix from Unified Enterprises and a ice cream maker. I would use one that allows you to make soft serve ice cream. Quick Tip - I found a nice Cuisinart that I am going to order from here. It's $74 new or $60 used. Will be good for making regular ice cream after I make some Dole Whips! Check out the video below from … [Read more...]


My Top 5 Favorite World Showcase Pavilions

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World Showcase is one of the most popular areas at Disney World and at the top of my list when I visit. Who doesn't like traveling around the world in an afternoon, experiencing different cultures, cuisine, products, architecture, and dining experiences! Of the nine different World Showcase pavilions, which are packed full of things to see and do, everyone has their own favorite; but today, I am listing my own Top 5 favorite pavilions!1. Norway-This pavilion is my favorite because there is … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tip – Enjoy Snacks as Your Meal

I’m as much a Disney “snackie” as a Disney foodie, and don’t always want to eat as much food as Disney serves. At least a couple of times during my Walt Disney World vacations I’ll use snack items as a light lunchtime meal. Doing so curbs my appetite just enough so I’m not distracted by a rumbly in my tummy when I’m going theme-park commando.I’m particularly fond of “mini-meal” snacks that are also on the Disney Dining Plan (DDP). Using a snack credit or two on more substantial Disney snacks … [Read more...]


The Best Ice Cream at WDW – Downtown Disney’s Ghirardelli Soda Fountain

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When I’m at Walt Disney World, my taste buds crave ice cream. And if you scream for ice cream, too, try some of the best ice cream on property at Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop.Ghirardelli (pronounced gear-ar-delly, for everyone who’s like me and forgets) has two connected stores. The Chocolate Shop sells packaged candies, baked goodies and other merchandise. That side of Ghirardelli is also where you can buy coffee and chocolate drinks.But it’s the slurp-tastic Soda … [Read more...]


Delight in the Details: The Magic Kingdom

Before you hit the ground running to your favorite attraction, take a deep breath, and slow down, you’re missing some of the Magic!There’s nothing like a slow stroll down Mainstreet U.S.A. in the morning, we like to pay our respects to Walt when we enter the park. Here are 5 things you may have missed:1. Before you enter the park look at the window on the front of the train station, it reads: “Walt Disney World Railroad Office, Keeping Dreams on Track, Walter E. Disney, Chief … [Read more...]


Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Some Helpful Planning Tips

Before arriving:Book dining 60 days in advance- great way to celebrate your 2 month mark.Have kids get involved with saving- cans, bottles, selling cookies, working around the neighborhood.  Then put some of the money on Disney gift cards for them to spend when they arrive!  You can also use the cards to show them they are going!  Walgreens has gift cards you can choose the amount to put on them.  Sam's Club has $100 gift cards with a bonus $10 Disney Store gift card for under … [Read more...]


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

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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...]


Product Review- GoGosqueeZ

Just a few days ago, I was lucky enough to receive a few samples of GoGosqueeZ, the first squeezable, re-sealable, 100 perfect fruit, applesauce snack in the US.  This year, at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, being held now through May 15th, GoGosqueeZ,is proud to sponsor, festival-goers during certain weekends will be offered samples of this creative and healthy treat.GoGo squeeZ is basically applesauce in a pouch.  I was lucky enough to receive 3 flavors – Apple … [Read more...]