A Birthday Tribute to Our Friend, Ken!


Disney lovers are a special breed of people. We speak a different language and we understand one another. We know the thrill of planning a trip, the anticipation of waiting for it, and the sheer joy of being home again.  The Disney community is a tightly knit group. We have respect, regard and a genuine concern for each other. Our group at Chip & Company is one example of such a group of Disney lovers who truly enjoy sharing all we know with everyone out there in order to try to make your … [Read more...]

RIP ‘Disney for Seniors’ Ken, we’ll miss you!

Ken & Helen at Disney

The Chip & Company Family learned today of the passing of our great friend Ken.  Ken was one of the founding writers for Chip when he started the site, and had over 41 PAGES of articles that he wrote for the site!  Ken loved taking his wife Helen to Disney World, as you can see in this photo taken in front of Cinderella Castle!The unfortunate part of being a blogger on such a big site as Chip & Company is that we are all located across the Internet.  As a result of this, I never met … [Read more...]

Planning Your Visit Day By Day


When we, as Oldies, visit Walt Disney World we approach it a little bit differently from our younger friends. For example, after getting up at 4:00 AM and catching an early flight we then spend a good portion of the day getting to our happy place. After a long day of travel and getting to our resort hotel, I don't know about the rest of my Senior friends but I'm ready to rest for a bit. For that reason our arrival day is always an easy one. We generally get checked in and have dinner after which … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your DCO (Disney Crazed Oldie)


Hi, my name is Ken and I'm a DCO (Disney Crazed Oldie). A lot of my life, even smack dab in the middle of my 60's, revolves around everything Disney. When I was a kid (in my 40's) a pair of Mickey Ears would have thrilled me but as we become Oldies, our tastes change. With that in mind, here is my top 5 list for Christmas gifts for us, the DCO's in your life. You will forgive me if a lot of this stuff is colored by my personal taste. In no particular order the list is:Oldies like to stay … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Don’t Miss These Holiday Experiences

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The holidays at Walt Disney World, as we all know, are extra special for everyone but there are some experiences that are especially appealing to us, the Oldies. There are four that I think we find especially pleasing and if any of you chronologically advanced folks out there haven't seen them you might find it worth your while to schedule a Walt Disney World visit during the Christmas season. In reverse order they are:4. - The Grand Floridian Lobby - This is truly a marvel and is best … [Read more...]