Magic Kingdom & EPCOT: It’s their Birthday!!

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 October 1st is a big day in Disney History. It's the day that both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT opened for the very first time!On this day in 1971, Magic Kingdom greeted its very first guest. The cost of admission was $3.50 and parking was a mere $0.50 per vehicle. E-tickets had to purchased for the best rides like Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Jungle Cruise. For 7-days of adventure, it would cost you $4.75 and if you wanted to extend your fun to … [Read more...]

2014 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping Schedule for Walt Disney World


It's not even Halloween yet and fans are emailing me asking me for the 2014 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping Schedule for Walt Disney World. Each year I get insider information for the dates and each year they are pretty spot on. This year is no different.I have the info from a reliable source that Disney World will be taping their Christmas Day Parade on December 5th – 7th, 2014.2014 TENTATIVE EVENT ITINERARYFriday December 5th, 2014 Morning Practice followed by performance … [Read more...]

Thank You Chip & Co Readers from Destinations in Florida


In the past year and a half, you have let our team from Destinations in Florida into your home and create once-in-a-lifetime memories for your family.  It has been an honor to help the Chip & Co family plan their Disney and Orlando vacations.  Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create those memories for your family.  If you see us around Disney World, be sure you say hello!Your Destinations in Florida Team ~ Allison, Erin, Siera, Daniel, Carrie and Kari … [Read more...]

Interview with The Maze Runner’s Blake Cooper!


Recently I had the joy of speaking with a young actor by the name of Blake Cooper. You can currently see Cooper in the movie Maze Runner which is in theatres right now (and it’s quite good too!) We talked about everything from the pressure of playing a character already written and established too what made him fall in love with the book that started it all.This being Blake’s first major motion picture roll he was quite eager to talk about this lovely project and how much fun it was to be a … [Read more...]

New College Course Focuses on Marvel Cinematic Universe


Have you ever wanted to learn more about Marvel? Well, now you can take a college course focusing on Marvel's Cinematic Universe.The University of Baltimore is set to offer a film course examining the intricate, interwoven narratives and canny box office strategy behind Marvel Studios' interconnected cinematic universe.It seems that the phenomenal success of Guardians of the Galaxy -- so far 2014's top-grossing film, although contrary to what the course's website says, not expected to … [Read more...]