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

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, Downtown Disney.

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!

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...]


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...]


Disney Snacks – Five Best Candy Stops at Walt Disney World

Downtown Disney Goofy's Candy Co

Disney foodies know there are plenty of desserts and snacks that can provide that sugar rush. But not only does Walt Disney World (WDW) offer inventive desserts, ice-cream concoctions that defy gravity, and the famous Dole Whip, it’s home to candy that would make Willy Wonka proud. Disney candy connoisseurs can find tasty selections throughout WDW. And while I’ll generally argue for sampling one of everything, there is a limit to the size of one’s stomach (and waistband). So here, in … [Read more...]


The Magic Behind the ‘Company’ – Getting To Know Kristen

Germany Pavilion Food & Wine Festival 2009

Name? Kristen Where do you live? In An Enchanted CastleHow long have you been with Chip and Company? 6 monthsWhat topics do you write about? Snack and counter service food items and other Disney dining topicsFavorite C&C Writer? Myself :) (Followed by Aljon... I guess.)Do you have a Blog or Website? http://cookingwithmickey.infoWhat do you talk about there? Disney restaurants, food, recipes and news. Also cooking tips and personal recipes.Have a Facebook Page or … [Read more...]


Dieting at Disney World? Who Does That?

Amazing food, mickey bars, drinks.  Who thinks to diet when they're on vacation anywhere, especially not at Walt Disney World?  Well, according to everyone that answered when we asked on facebook, I'm one of a small minority that thinks about it while I'm on vacation!  Some readers said they like to lose 5 lbs ahead of time, to balance out all of the Mickey Bars, while others stated that they generally walk enough to not think twice about it.For me, however, I still think about it.  Even … [Read more...]


A Lost Art: Making Candy Canes at Disneyland

candycanes

You can watch the lost art of candy cane making at Disneyland park. They also make other fresh holiday treats like peppermint bark and snow man caramel apples!If you would like to send me one for Christmas I will gladly email you my address :)Related articlesIt's Disney Candy Cane Time! (chipandco.com) Merry Mousemas! (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]