Two very special and affordable events coming to Orlando for Disney fans: Don’t Miss Out!

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Two very special events are coming to Orlando for Disney fans - and you won't believe how affordable they are. Coming VERY soon is The Walt Disney Birthplace: An Evening with Imagineer Bob Gurr. Bob Gurr is an American amusement ride designer and Imagineer. His most famous work was for Walt Disney's Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. In 1953 he inaugurated R.H. Gurr Industrial Design - a company of one, whose first big job was to consult with the Walt Disney Studios on the design … [Read more...]




Looking back at Disneyland – from opening day to their 59th birthday

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Disneyland's grand opening on July 17, 1955 was definitely less than perfect.  My mother in law was there (her uncle was a contractor who helped build the park) and told me that the asphalt was still wet in places due to the fact that they had poured it that morning and with temperatures hitting 101º it didn't have time to set for the park opening at 4:30 in the afternoon. Also, many water fountains were not functioning because of a plumber's strike.  More people showed up than anticipated. Only … [Read more...]




6 Reasons Why You Should Join The Disneyana Fan Club

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 Before we go in to why you should join the Disneyana Fan Club - let's talk a little bit about this "secret" club that's not so "secret" any more! The Disneyana Fan Club is THE club for Disney enthusiasts. It is made up of members from all over the world. (I want to say a quick g'day to my fellow members "down under" in Australia!) This non-profit organization is dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich legacy of Walt Disney. The goal is to provide Disneyana enthusiasts of all ages … [Read more...]




D23 Expo In Disneyland Area!

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Mark your calendars, send yourself a Save The Date, or tie a red string around your finger. D23 Expo Tickets are on sale now!The Disney Event for every Fan is coming around again in 2015 and will be at a stable home in Anaheim Convention Center, just outside of the Disneyland Resort Area. While we are more than a year away from the kick off of D23 Expo on August 14th, 2015, we are just a few days away from the August 14th release of the tickets. D23 Officials are anticipating up to 75,000 … [Read more...]




History Of Disney: Would you like some tea?

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This is the first of a weekly column that you will see here at Chip and Co. I will be exploring the history behind the rides of the Disney Theme Parks,  the Resorts, Restaurants and even the Special Events. When trying to decide where to start I had many people say I should start with the "mountains". That seemed to me to be something that would be expected as those are fan favorites. I instead decided I would try to think of a ride that is an icon of the Disney Theme Parks and a ride that is in … [Read more...]