Secrets of the Magic Kingdom

Shhhh don’t tell anyone. It’s just between you and me. I have been a passholder for a few years and a Cast Member a few years ago. So in that time I have learned a few insider secrets that I thought you would appreciate.The buildings on Main Street are designed in a very special way that is not visible just by looking at them. When you enter the Magic Kingdom as you approach Main Street the building on Main street are designed to make the Castle appear huge and far away. The opposite is … [Read more...]

5 Senses at Disney World: My Top Picks

Disney World is a treat for the entire body.  Every sense is entertained, with purpose, by the Imagineers at Disney.  Today I am breaking down my top picks for the pleasing of the senses as Disney World.  I am forcing myself to write the first thing that comes to mind.  By the time this is published and you are reading it, I probably would have different choices.  But for now, this is what I am thinking of as I sit behind a computer, facing the start of a very busy school year, and missing the … [Read more...]

How to eat more for less money at Disney World

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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 tips and tricks to really maximize your money while still taking full advantage of the food at the Walt Disney World Resort.One of the biggest money savers is while you are sweating at the parks remember you can stop by most … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Using Your Extra Meal and Snack Credits


While on the Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, you are entitled to two meals and one snack per person, per day of your stay.  At first glance, we often wonder if we will have enough.  Then, as we are on our last days at the parks, we realize that we have been having so much magical fun that we do have some credits to use before going home!  Keep in mind that some of these foods travel better by car than by air.  But, if you're creative and thoughtful, you'll be going home with some goodies to … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Plan tips to help you Think Outside the Box

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When planning a Disney Vacation where to eat can be very high on the list of priorities, but where to use your DDP Credits can have even the best Disney Planner thinking and re-thinking  there best laid plans.Character Dining- This is not just for kids, some of the best buffetsor family style meals can come with your favorite Disney Pals hanging around during your meal! Don’t be afraid to try them just based on Character alone. Most Disney Characters are very good at telling weather you are … [Read more...]