Disney Dining Tips – Don’t Forget to Visit the Disney World Resort Restaurants

Dining at Walt Disney World is an experience in and of itself, isn't it?  It seems like every step you take in the parks, there is a dessert, snack, or entree you are wanting to try.  Or, if you're like me, adding to your "to try" list.  But what about the resorts?  The Disney World Resort Restaurants are not to be missed! In fact, I find myself either enjoying those resort restaurants myself, or recommending them highly to others!  Why are the resort restaurants a "must do"?The resort … [Read more...]

Top 10 Quick Service Restaurants/Meals Under $15 at Disney World

Because we travel to Walt Disney World from NC several times a year and are a single-income household, we have to maintain a strict (and cheap) budget to afford that many trips happen in one year. That means that more often than not, we’re eating quick service meals if we eat in the parks instead of a table service meal. After the first few trips we learned that you don’t have to stick with the mundane burgers and fries for every meal. Disney World actually has quite an array of quick service … [Read more...]

Disney Dining News – Spice Road Table Coming to Morocco Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase

Spice Road Table is coming soon to Epcot's Morocco Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort, offering a variety of Moroccan small plates and specialty drinks.  While we don't have official word on the exact opening date, we know it's coming soon! I took the photo below just last month, and things appear to be coming along quickly.So what can we look forward to at Spice Road Table?Regional flavors from the Mediterranean will be highlighted. Small plates are always great because you get to … [Read more...]

Getting ready for Thanksgiving with Disney Crafts and Recipes

Here we are, at the beginning of November- and I don’t know about you, but I have been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving – what to make, who to invite, when to eat – there are a LOT of details that go into making that Turkey day meal, and I like to think about how I can make the day delicious and full of fun, memories, family, and of course – DISNEY! Since I can’t spend my Thanksgiving at the Magic Kingdom enjoying a Turkey Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, I thought instead I would try and … [Read more...]

Top Ten Disney Dining Locations for Adults at Walt Disney World

It seems as if options for dining at Walt Disney World with children are easy to come by.  Just about every Disney park, resort, and even Downtown Disney has kid friendly restaurants.   You know the ones I'm talking about.  O'hana, 1900 Park Fare, Crystal Palace, Tusker House, Chef Mickey's....and the list can go on and on.  But what if you are traveling without children?  What if you have taken advantage of the resort childcare service and you're enjoying a night out with your loved one?  You … [Read more...]

Top Disney World Souvenir Gift Ideas

I don’t know about you, but when I go on vacation, I always have a list of people I want to bring back a little something for – just a little souvenir to let them know I was thinking of them while I was away. So what do you bring back those baby sitters/dog sitters/friends from Walt Disney World? Here’s my top picks for WDW Souvenir gift-giving:“The Little Things” – In the under $10 souvenir category there are quite a few good ideas – assorted pens/pencils/marker sets, magnets, keychains, … [Read more...]

Laugh and Learn with Chip and Co on Disney Parks Podcast

In between Chip and Co. articles this week, we hope you will tune in to episode 67 of the Disney Parks Podcast. Laugh and learn with Chip and Sarah Norris as we discuss top picks for the 100 Disney foods and drinks you should put on your bucket list!Hi, it's Krista, writer for Chip and Co.com, Disneyways.com and co-host of the Disney Parks Podcast.Please join Tony Casselnova, Parkhopper Sid (Sarah Irene Donahue!) and I, as we welcome special guests Chip -  head author at Chip & … [Read more...]

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Tips and Tricks

With the upcoming annual International Epcot Food & Wine Festival set to begin September 27 and running through November 11, 2013, there are lots of things to plan, see, and do while you visit Epcot this fall. The festival features special events, the festival marketplace and the Eat to the Beat concert series. If you’re planning on attending the Food & Wine Festival (F&W), here are some tips and tricks to help make your touring experience even more magical.Tip: Plan ahead for … [Read more...]

Cool Off With These Frozen Favorites at Walt Disney World!

Just because the fall decorations are up in the Magic Kingdom doesn't mean that fall weather has settled in to stay in Florida!  I just came back from a great week that was anything but cool.  With temperatures in the 90s, each day was filled with harsh sun, hot heat, and unbearable sweating.  It was hot, especially between 1 and 5 pm.  Thank goodness, the cool of sun down and the promise of a daily rain shower meant the nights were much more comfortable!   But when the sun was beating down, we … [Read more...]

Disney For Adults – FAQ

Whenever I tell someone I am headed to Walt Disney World on my next vacation, I always get the same response – something along the lines of a weird look and a comment like “Again?” or “I thought Disney was just for kids”. I just smile and explain to them that we love it there and leave it at that. I do get a lot of questions about Disney for Adults, so I thought it might be helpful to go over some of the most common ones:“I thought WDW was just for kids?” – This could not be more wrong! WDW … [Read more...]