Tips &Tricks – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com Disney Theme Park & Movie News, Disney World & Disneyland Planning Tips, Disney Dining Reviews and More! Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:01:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://chipandco-com.dydbvttjb4q.maxcdn-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/512-icon-54ced060v1_site_icon-32x32.png Tips &Tricks – Chip and Co http://www.chipandco.com 32 32 Top 5 Disney Inspired Frappuccinos we Wish Starbucks Would Make http://www.chipandco.com/top-5-disney-inspired-frappuccinos-starbucks-266527/ http://www.chipandco.com/top-5-disney-inspired-frappuccinos-starbucks-266527/#respond Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:43:16 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266527 By now I’m sure we’ve all heard of the infamous Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. I’ll admit it was beautiful to behold, but it got me thinking about other fun inspirations for frappuccinos. There’s even a Pokemon drink, so why not Disney ones? That’s why I put together the Top 5 Disney Inspired Frappuccinos, we here at […]

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Disney Inspired Frappuccinos

By now I’m sure we’ve all heard of the infamous Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. I’ll admit it was beautiful to behold, but it got me thinking about other fun inspirations for frappuccinos. There’s even a Pokemon drink, so why not Disney ones? That’s why I put together the Top 5 Disney Inspired Frappuccinos, we here at Chip and Co, would love to see!

I’ll admit it, I totally broke down and had to get a Unicorn Frappuccino the day they came out. As I sipped it’s sweet unicorn essence I couldn’t help but think, why is there no Disney inspired Starbucks drinks? I mean there’s a Starbucks in every Disney park, and even Downtown Disney in California and Disney Springs, so why not have Disney inspired concoctions? So after spending probably way too much time thinking up characters, flavors, and of course colors, I chatted with a few other Disney Addicts, and we narrowed it down. I doodled out drinks inspired by the characters we wanted to see as drinks most, and got to work!

***Note- These are just frappuccinos we would like to see, they aren’t really coming out with them, but it was definetly fun! These are just my little doodles to help illustrate the colors and layers of the drinks, not actual product concepts. Please don’t make the Baristas try to make these haha! 

1. Ariel Inspired Frappuccino – The Mermaid

Mermaids are a mythical creature like the unicorn that sparked this frappuccino craze. There’s often debates among friends of who is team mermaid and who is team unicorn. So why not have a mermaid drink inspired by the undersea princess herself, Ariel? I think this drink should have tropical flavors, like a Piña colada. A refreshing citrusy pineapple mix on the top, with a sweet coconut vanilla on the bottom. The drizzle could be cherry, just like the cherry on top of a Piña colada! I think that a candy shaped like a shell on top of the whipped cream would be the perfect finish.

2. Aladdin Inspired Frappuccino – Genie’s 3 Wishes

Since we’re wishing for all these fun Disney inspired drinks, we can’t leave out the wish granter himself, Genie! The Creamy blue, with red drizzle design, topped with gold sprinkles, would be a perfect way for a Frappuccino to Disneybound as Genie. I imagine a creamy blue raspberry for the main drink. I think adding a pomegranate red drizzle would not only go deliciously with raspberry, but would suit Genie well. Some sparkling gold sprinkles on top would be a nice nod to the cuffs that ounce bound genie, and they would melt away in the drink, just like Aladdin’s wish removing them.

3. Belle Inspired Frappuccino – The Enchanted Rose

For Belle’s enchanted rose drink, I knew the colors had to resemble her iconic gold dress. I was a bit torn on the perfect flavors though. The most popular idea was to have it be a bit of a Le Fou’s Brew tasting frappe. That would be fabulous for fan’s of the drink who can’t always get to Walt Disney World. This could be a butterscotch and apple cream drink, with a red marshmallow drizzle. I also thought a butterscotch cream drink with a rose flavored swirl would be yummy, but rose is mostly for the more adventurous taste buds. What do you think the flavor for this one should be?

4. Snow White Inspired Frappuccino – Snow’s Poisoned Apple

The poison apple from Snow White is one of the most popular icons that comes to mind when you think of the original Disney Princess. A drink inspired by the cursed apple from the movie would not only be a Disney inspiration, but would look wicked cool. This tasty potion would of course have to be apple flavored! A yummy caramel or white chocolate flavored drink with a sour apple drizzle would be magical. I opted for red, yellow, and blue sprinkles on top as a nod to the iconic color motif of Snow’s dress.

5. Sleeping Beauty Inspired Frappuccino

Last but not least, the Aurora inspired frappuccino. I will admit the Aurora’s Once Upon a Dream drink definetly resembles the Unicorn Frappe. That’s because while drinking the Unicorn, all I could think about was the scene where the fairies are changing the color of Aurora’s dress. If that drink could change color, why not an Aurora inspired one that changes color too? I would love if this drink had a blue vanilla bottom layer, with a tart cherry top layer, and a white chocolate drizzle colored purple. Add on some colorful sprinkles and sugars on the top, and this drink would totally be once upon a dream.

I really hope you enjoyed our Top 5 Disney Inspired Frappuccinos we Wish Starbucks Would Make! I would love to know what characters, or flavor changes to my ideas you guys would like to see! Do you wish Starbucks would make some Disney inspired drinks too? Also, to the Starbucks Baristas… I’m sorry!

 

 

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Splash Mountain Closing End of Summer for Refurbishment http://www.chipandco.com/splash-mountain-closing-end-summer-refurbishment-266282/ http://www.chipandco.com/splash-mountain-closing-end-summer-refurbishment-266282/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:57:49 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266282 Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain will undergo a three month refurbishment at the end of this summer. The scheduled refurbishment is set to begin on August 28 and continue through November 16. The attraction is expected to reopen to guests on November 17. Click here for a listing of scheduled Walt Disney World refurbishments. Planning your […]

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Disney World Refurbishment

Magic Kingdom’s Splash Mountain will undergo a three month refurbishment at the end of this summer. The scheduled refurbishment is set to begin on August 28 and continue through November 16. The attraction is expected to reopen to guests on November 17.

Click here for a listing of scheduled Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Exciting New Additions for Tokyo Disney Resort http://www.chipandco.com/exciting-new-additions-tokyo-disney-resort-266224/ http://www.chipandco.com/exciting-new-additions-tokyo-disney-resort-266224/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:59:45 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266224 Excitement and adventure awaits visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort this summer and into 2018. Disney recently shared some highlights of new summer offerings at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Also, we are getting a sneak peek of activities that will begin in 2018 as part of Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th Anniversary ‘Happiest Celebration!’ Beginning July 11, guests […]

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Tokyo Disney Resort

Excitement and adventure awaits visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort this summer and into 2018. Disney recently shared some highlights of new summer offerings at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Also, we are getting a sneak peek of activities that will begin in 2018 as part of Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th Anniversary ‘Happiest Celebration!’

Beginning July 11, guests can enjoy Tokyo DisneySea for “Disney Pirates Summer,” a brand new event inspired by the world of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. The new “Pirates Summer Battle ‘Get Wet!’” show at Mediterranean Harbor brings you in on the action, training to be a pirate under the tutelage of Captain Barbossa and witnessing an epic showdown between Captain Barbossa and everyone’s favorite scallywag, Captain Jack Sparrow. Enjoy a vast array of treasures, including special merchandise and food, plus atmosphere entertainment, decorations and a “Pirates Cantina Fiesta.”

This summer StellaLou, Duffy’s new friend, will be the star of her own “Steps to Shine” show in American Waterfront. Mickey and Duffy have prepared the stage to help StellaLou chase her dream of becoming a Broadway dancer.

Tokyo Disneyland will feature Disney Natsu Matsuri, a colorful Japanese summer festival including new entertainment in “Sansui! Summer Beat” as favorite Disney characters play a Japanese arrangement of popular Disney songs. At night, the Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade Dreamlights makes a sparkling return with five new floats, the parade debut of Anna and Elsa atop their icy castle, and the return of a special Beauty and the Beast-inspired float.

Starting in 2018, as part of Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th Anniversary ‘Happiest Celebration!’, you can look forward to a new daytime parade at Tokyo Disneyland featuring Mickey and his pals, the reopening of “it’s a small world” with the addition of 40 classic Disney characters, and a nighttime transformation of Cinderella Castle as Mickey creates a fantastic spectacle just for you.

Have you ever been to the Tokyo Disney Resort? Let us know in the comment box below.

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‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ Comes Alive With Plants & Animals http://www.chipandco.com/pandora-world-avatar-comes-alive-plants-animals-266181/ http://www.chipandco.com/pandora-world-avatar-comes-alive-plants-animals-266181/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:34:42 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266181 There are so many exciting details being released about the design and plans for the much anticipated opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today we are hearing how Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment aimed to create an entirely new world for guests to explore including designing an ecosystem […]

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Pandora

There are so many exciting details being released about the design and plans for the much anticipated opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today we are hearing how Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment aimed to create an entirely new world for guests to explore including designing an ecosystem of plants and animals.

This week Walt Disney Imagineering shared this video, in which members of the project team reveal the first detailed look at the land’s interactive plants, tell us how you’ll be able to hear and sense different animals throughout the land, and interact with bioluminescence at night.

Pandora – The World of Avatar is set to open on May 27, 2017.

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Maharajah Jungle Trek Tiger Exhibit Closed for Refurbishment http://www.chipandco.com/maharajah-jungle-trek-tiger-exhibit-closed-refurbishment-266103/ http://www.chipandco.com/maharajah-jungle-trek-tiger-exhibit-closed-refurbishment-266103/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:22:19 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266103 Guests visiting Animal Kingdom in the next couple of weeks will want to make a note that the Maharajah Jungle Trek’s tiger exhibit is currently closed for refurbishment. The closure is scheduled through May 5. The rest of the Maharajah Jungle Trek will remain open for guests to enjoy. Source Interested in a magical Disney vacation? As […]

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Guests visiting Animal Kingdom in the next couple of weeks will want to make a note that the Maharajah Jungle Trek’s tiger exhibit is currently closed for refurbishment. The closure is scheduled through May 5. The rest of the Maharajah Jungle Trek will remain open for guests to enjoy.

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The Picture-Perfect View of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Entrance http://www.chipandco.com/picture-perfect-view-walt-disney-worlds-magic-kingdom-entrance-266094/ http://www.chipandco.com/picture-perfect-view-walt-disney-worlds-magic-kingdom-entrance-266094/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:05:47 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266094 Did you know this beautiful Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle entrance symbol existed?  Previously, the former Security Checkpoints blocked this view completely and you could not possibly capture such a photograph.  This is the new, and improved, picture-perfect view of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom entrance. What a magnificent entrance the Magic Kingdom has.  We are […]

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Did you know this beautiful Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle entrance symbol existed?  Previously, the former Security Checkpoints blocked this view completely and you could not possibly capture such a photograph.  This is the new, and improved, picture-perfect view of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom entrance.

What a magnificent entrance the Magic Kingdom has.  We are so pleased to see this Cinderella Castle entrance symbol is visible again and providing a great opportunity for a lovely family photo.  There are no photographers here but we are hopeful that in the future Disney will place some really amazing Magic Shot Photo Ops right in this very spot!  Of course, this location is just prior to entering Magic Kingdom with a valid park ticket/magic band so we are not sure if this idea is feasible but it sure would be fantastic if they did.

The view today, is quite different from what it was just a couple of weeks ago.  Here is yet another positive impact we are seeing by having the Security Checkpoints at their new locations.  We feel that this current view of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom entrance is truly picture-perfect.

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Main Street Confectionery’s Chef of the Day Experience Builds Magical Memories http://www.chipandco.com/main-street-confectionerys-chef-day-experience-builds-magical-memories-266085/ http://www.chipandco.com/main-street-confectionerys-chef-day-experience-builds-magical-memories-266085/#respond Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:40:43 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=266085 When we plan a day at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom we often think of  building Magical Memories through Photo Ops, Shows and FastPasses.  Rather than rushing to one of the “Lands,” have you ever spent a morning just meandering through the shops along Main Street, USA?  The Main Street Confectionery offers a Chef of […]

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When we plan a day at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom we often think of  building Magical Memories through Photo Ops, Shows and FastPasses.  Rather than rushing to one of the “Lands,” have you ever spent a morning just meandering through the shops along Main Street, USA?  The Main Street Confectionery offers a Chef of the Day experience that is sure to build Magical Memories for you and your child that will last a lifetime.

Many of us have stopped here for a few moments to watch as Main Street Confectionery Cast Members create amazing treats.  If you are standing here just at the right moment, this space will transform into a busy space for children to create their very own treats.

If you happen to see this cart coming from the back room, you are in Luck!  They will allow the first 3-4 children to partake in this fun and engaging experience known as Chef of the Day.

The experience begins with these newly appointed Chefs each receiving a Main Street Confectionery Chef of the Day Chef’s Hat and a pair of gloves. The Cast Members assist the Chefs with adjusting their hats to fit on their heads and ensuring that they place the food service gloves on properly.  During this process, parents are questioned about any food allergies before the children are given a treat to decorate. The Chefs then receive directions to be creative and have fun while decorating their treats.  On this particular day the children received a cake pop to decorate and two marshmallows on a stick as an added bonus.  There was white chocolate frosting and four bowls of colored sugar for the Chefs to decorate to their heart’s content.  When their treat is ready, each newly appointed Chef is given a plastic container to place their treat in to take back to their resort, or home, with them.  Good luck making it out of the Main Street Confectionery with that treat still in the plastic container though!

There is no set time for the Main Street Confectionery Chef of the Day experience.  The times are random and for safety reasons, there cannot be a long line at the bakery counter when they bring out the rolling cart with the Chef of the Day goodies.  We happened to be in there a little past noon on the Saturday before Easter.  The first showing of the Festival of Fantasy Parade was making its way down Main Street, USA so there were not a lot of people inside at that time.  Cast Member Yaradeliz has been working at the Main Street Confectionery a number of years now and she was very helpful with explaining these facts about this memorable experience.

The Chef of the Day is not new to the Main Street Confectionery.  However, this experience is a little known hidden gem that you may just stumble upon unknowingly.  If you are looking to find something different to add to your list of Magical Memories, then the Main Street Confectionery’s Chef of the Day may just be the unexpected experience you did not even know was on your list!

You can see our video of the experience here:

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New Security Checkpoints Provide a Better Flow Into Magic Kingdom http://www.chipandco.com/new-security-checkpoints-provide-better-flow-magic-kingdom-265992/ http://www.chipandco.com/new-security-checkpoints-provide-better-flow-magic-kingdom-265992/#comments Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:30:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=265992 If you have visited the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, in the recent past, then you know the challenges everyone faced with getting through the Security Checkpoints to the right and left of the entrance.  When you visit today, you will find something quite different.  The new Security Checkpoints are now providing a better flow […]

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If you have visited the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, in the recent past, then you know the challenges everyone faced with getting through the Security Checkpoints to the right and left of the entrance.  When you visit today, you will find something quite different.  The new Security Checkpoints are now providing a better flow of traffic into the Magic Kingdom.

If you are walking to the Magic Kingdom from The Contemporary Resort, your Security Checkpoint will be along The Contemporary Resort Walkway.

Traveling from the Polynesian Village Resort, and The Grand Floridian, by monorail?  Your Security Checkpoint will be just prior to boarding the Resort Monorail.  If you are traveling by Monorail from The Contemporary, your Security Checkpoint will be prior to going up the escalator to the hop aboard the Resort Monorail.

When you travel by Resort Boat, from Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge, Polynesian Village Resort, The Grand Floridian and The Contemporary you will have your Security Checkpoint along the dock as you disembark from your boat.

When you arrive by Resort Bus, or Disney Bus Transportation, you will pass through a Security Checkpoint prior to entering the Main Entrance to The Magic Kingdom.

Certainly the location that sees the most foot traffic is the Transportation and Ticket Center.  If you arrive from the Magic Kingdom Parking Lot via a Tram, or just by walking, you must go through the Security Checkpoint before heading to the Express Monorail or the Ferryboats.  When traveling from Epcot, aboard the Monorail, your Security Checkpoint is at the entrance to Epcot.

For now the former Security Checkpoints appear abandoned, and almost ghostly, as a reminder of days past.  Later in the day, these checkpoints have been reduced to serving as shade structures for Magic Kingdom guests looking to take a break from the Central Florida Sunshine.

Many were skeptical about the pending changes to the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom security.  We at Chip and Company have seen the positive impact, and the improvement to the safety and security of guests visiting the Walt Disney World’s most visited park.  The new Security Checkpoints are proving to be very effective at providing a better flow into the Magic Kingdom.

What do you think of the new Security Checkpoints for the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

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The Polite Pig Disney Springs Serves Up Modern Barbecue and Cocktails on Tap http://www.chipandco.com/polite-pig-disney-springs-serves-modern-barbecue-cocktails-tap-265890/ http://www.chipandco.com/polite-pig-disney-springs-serves-modern-barbecue-cocktails-tap-265890/#respond Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=265890 The Polite Pig Disney Springs opened its doors to the general public on April 10th.  This newest restaurant is located in the Town Center Neighborhood of Disney Springs.  The Polite Pig is now serving Modern Barbecue dishes and a variety of cocktails on tap.  Here is our review of the meal we had there this week. If […]

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The Polite Pig Disney Springs opened its doors to the general public on April 10th.  This newest restaurant is located in the Town Center Neighborhood of Disney Springs.  The Polite Pig is now serving Modern Barbecue dishes and a variety of cocktails on tap.  Here is our review of the meal we had there this week.

If you are stopping by The Polite Pig Disney Springs for something to eat you can enter from the side door and hop on line to order.  The menu includes Snacks, Salads, Sandwiches, From The Smoker Meals, Market Sides and Desserts.  They do not have an allergy-friendly menu.  However, our Server told us the Chef will speak with you individually to determine what choices may be available for you based on your specific allergies.  For example, the Coffee Rub Brisket and the Maple Glazed Salmon are gluten-free.

The Disney Dining Plan is accepted and will cost you one Quick Service credit.  You can choose a Salad, or Sandwich, with one side, and a soft drink beverage.  We feel the best choice for your Quick Service Credits are the “From The Smoker” options as each of these is served with your selection of Meat, Slaw, Texas Toast, and one Market Side as well as your soft drink.  One word of note here, the Desserts each cost $7.00 and are therefore not included in your meal under the Disney Dining Plan.  You will need to purchase these separately as the idea is that dessert, under the use of  a Quick Service Dining Credit, typically costs $5.00 or less.

Once you have placed your order you can find a seat. Place your Number on your table and a Server will bring you your food when it is ready.  This concept is quite similar to Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom where you receive a Red Rose that is essentially a GPS for the Servers to locate you within the restaurant.  The high ceilings and the exposed ductwork are interesting but are also a magnet for sound!  It gets very loud in there.

The Sauce Bar has a variety of jarred sauces as well as the traditional pump sauces.  The pump sauces were covered with clear plastic cups and we decided not try any of those.

There is a soft drink station against one wall with Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, and Fountain Beverages.

We started with the Hop Salt Pretzel Snack option.  This was our least favorite part of the meal.  The pretzel was room temperature and quite dry. The Hop Salt gives the pretzel a strong flavor.  The Beer Cheese was barely warm and did not add much to the pretzel.  The IPA Mustard, on the other hand, was quite good.  This condiment added great flavor to the pretzel.

The Sandwich option we chose was The Southern Pig.  This particular item was our favorite item of the evening.  The pulled pork is tangy and quite flavorful.  The apple slaw placed on top adds a nice flavor and texture combination to the pork.  The Toasted Bun is very good with a nice, almost slightly sweet, flavor.

Dessert was the Orange Blossom Honey Cake.  This sweet treat was good with a sweet citrus flavor.  The cake is moist and the frosting is not overdone.  Our favorite part of the cake is the drizzle of Orange Blossom Honey on top.

If you are just looking to enjoy a beer, a cocktail, or a pitcher of beer or cocktails you can step up to the Polite Pig’s Indoor/Outdoor Patio Bar.  What we love about this bar is that it begins outside, and extends into the restaurant via open sliding glass doors.  This location makes for a nice spot to gather with friends to socialize while enjoying an adult alcoholic beverage.

The Polite Pig serves up Beer, Cocktails and Wine.  While this may not sound like something new, the interesting point here is that they are all served on tap.  This new concept is sure to be a favorite amongst many visitors.  Since we were driving, we did not indulge this time around.  I will visit with friends soon and certainly try a cocktail or two from The Polite Pig’s Indoor/Outdoor Patio Bar.

In addition to the Indoor Seating, and Indoor/Outdoor Patio Bar, there is outdoor patio seating at tables with umbrellas.  As you can see, the outdoor tables are already quite popular.

The Polite Pig Team Members are perfectly polite and more than willing to assist with any questions.  Felix was our Server and he was really a fun guy.  Trisha answered some additional questions we had on our way out.

Overall, the Polite Pig Disney Springs is a nice place to enjoy a meal and some adult beverages.  We recommend the Sandwiches and are planning to go back to try some of the From The Smoker options as well as a cocktail or two on tap.  We do agree that the prices are a bit steep for what you get.  Most Quick Service restaurants offer the sandwich along with a side.  The Polite Pig offers the Sandwich and that is it; unless you want to spend an additional $6.00 for one side.  With the sandwiches costing between $11.00 and $15.00 the price jumps up pretty quickly.  There is the option of purchasing three sides for $15.00 which may be a good idea.  However, you will not be able to enjoy any of the smoked meats in that scenario.  The Polite Pig Disney Springs is now open and ready to serve up Modern Barbecue and Cocktails on Tap.

Will you be stopping by to enjoy a meal, or a beverage, at the Polite Pig Disney Springs?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

 

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Spring Break Photo Op Available at Epcot http://www.chipandco.com/spring-break-photo-op-available-epcot-265830/ http://www.chipandco.com/spring-break-photo-op-available-epcot-265830/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:50:13 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=265830 Enjoying Walt Disney World on Spring Break? Head over to Epcot’s Future World for a special Disney PhotoPass opportunity to capture your magical memories. Photos will be available for purchase through your My Disney Experience account. For guests who have purchased Memory Maker or have a qualifying Annual Pass, these photos will be available for […]

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Spring Break Photo Pass

Enjoying Walt Disney World on Spring Break? Head over to Epcot’s Future World for a special Disney PhotoPass opportunity to capture your magical memories. Photos will be available for purchase through your My Disney Experience account. For guests who have purchased Memory Maker or have a qualifying Annual Pass, these photos will be available for download.

Spring Break Photo Pass

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The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display Now Available For Viewing http://www.chipandco.com/contemporarys-2017-easter-egg-display-now-available-viewing-265756/ http://www.chipandco.com/contemporarys-2017-easter-egg-display-now-available-viewing-265756/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:57:35 +0000 http://www.chipandco.com/?p=265756 One of the most beautiful things to see at the Walt Disney World Resort, during Easter Week, are the Egg Displays.  Executive Chef Jeff Barnes, and his Pastry Team, at The Contemporary Resort, have done a magnificent job with this year’s display.  The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display is now available for viewing. You can find […]

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One of the most beautiful things to see at the Walt Disney World Resort, during Easter Week, are the Egg Displays.  Executive Chef Jeff Barnes, and his Pastry Team, at The Contemporary Resort, have done a magnificent job with this year’s display.  The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display is now available for viewing.

You can find The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display on the first floor as you enter through the main doors into the lobby.  If you are arriving by monorail, take the elevator or escalators down to the Resort check-in area.

The Eggs themselves are incredible.  The theming, the details, and the artistry, make each egg a one-of-a-kind creation.  Chef Jeff Barnes and his Pastry Team have done an outstanding job this year creating and designing the Eggs for the display.

My absolute favorite Egg on display is the Bell Cart Traveling Egg.  This particular Egg was designed and created by a member of the Pastry Team who has never designed, or created, a display egg before.  The theme of the Traveling Egg, being transported on a Disney Bell Services Cart, has not been done before.  Chef Jeff told me that when this new Pastry Chef presented the idea, he was curious to see how it would turn out,  I feel it is safe to say that this egg came out practically perfect!  The Bell Cart is made of pure sugar and the egg, plus all the detail work, are chocolate.

Chef Jeff was kind enough to give me a sneak peek at the Eggs not currently on display.  Many of the  ones shown above will end up in some of the restaurants and likely a small display up on the fourth floor of The Contemporary.  Look for the large Mickey and Minnie pair if you visit Chef Mickey’s Easter Weekend.

Chef Jeff Barnes shared with me the Egg-making process.  The eggs are hollow inside and begin with an 8, 10, 12, 16, or 25 inch mold.  The egg molds start out as two halves made of polycarbonate.  They fill the mold with enough chocolate to coat and cover the mold.  After the chocolate has set, they place the two halves together and turn the egg around and around to seal the two halves.  Finally, the creative fun begins with the design process of the intricate detailing apparent on the outside of these amazing Eggs.

The Contemporary’s 2017 Egg Display will be available for viewing through Monday, April 17th.  If the eggs hold up well, they may remain on display an additional day or two.  Congratulations to Chef Jeff Barnes and The Contemporary Pastry Team on a job well done.  Their efforts have created this beautiful Egg Display just in time for Easter Week.

You can see our video tour of The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display here:

Will you be stopping by to see The Contemporary’s 2017 Easter Egg Display?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

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