Aulani Wins Top Honors

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Let me be honest, I read about Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa winning a World's Best Award this morning and I literally shouted "D'uh" out loud. I may even have startled my son a bit. He got over it quickly though. Kids are resilient like that. If you're new to ChipandCo you may not know about my love affair with Aulani, so click around on these links to read past articles about my favorite Hawaiian Resort.Aulani has been awarded the Top Family Hotel in the United States by the readers of … [Read more...]





Disney World Quick Tip for Families of 5 or more: Family Suite, Connecting Rooms, or DVC Villa?

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This Disney World Quick Tip goes out to all those families trying to book their Walt Disney World Resort with 5 or more people...Do you have a family of five or bigger? As you may know, many of the rooms at the Walt Disney Resorts only accommodate four people, thereby it becomes more of a challenge to find a room or combination of rooms to hold your larger family. There are three main categories that you can compare.1. A Family Suite at All Star Movies or Art of Animation: these sleep up … [Read more...]





How to Rent Disney Vacation Club Points with David’s Vacation Club Rentals

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Staying in a Deluxe villa is no longer exclusive to members of The Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Let me show you how it is possible to stay in a luxurious villa at one of Disney's premier resorts without breaking the bank.Have you ever wanted to stay at one of the DVC resorts but do not own a membership in the club? Do you have a large family or want to keep your extended family close together while on your Disney vacation? Have you tried the family suites at Art of Animation or All Star Music … [Read more...]





Direct Check-In Coming Soon to Disney World Resorts

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Disney World Resorts is testing Direct Check-In. This will allow you to totally avoid the check-in desk when you arrive for your magical vacation.Just like when Mymagic+ first came out, this is in a testing phase.You have to meet the following criteria in order to be picked for the test:You have to have a My Disney Experience account Your reservation must be connected to your MDE account. Your balance must be paid in full Your online check-in must be completed You have to … [Read more...]





Which Walt Disney World Moderate Resort Is Right For You?

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When it comes to picking which Walt Disney World Resort to stay at, the options are endless – and can be overwhelming! They come in three “sizes” – Value, Moderate, and Deluxe, and as the names suggest, the perks (and pricetag!) goes up with each level. Many families find that the Moderate Resorts are a great choice for them – not too expensive, with great theming and bigger rooms and more on-site amenities than the Value Resorts – these are a great choice for a lot of reasons! So which Moderate … [Read more...]