From the Disney World Vault: King Stefan’s Banquet Hall

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Any Chip and Co fans born after 1990 are going to have no idea what I'm talking about.  So I'm going to get you all ready for the Double Jeopardy Question.  When Disney World opened in 1971, the restaurant in Cinderella Castle was... If you guessed Cinderella’s Royal Table you would be wrong. The answer is...King Stefan's Banquet HallYes, the restaurant featured in Cinderella Castle was named after Sleeping Beauty's father.  It only took until 1997 for Disney to get sick of answering … [Read more...]



A Birthday Tribute to Our Friend, Ken!

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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...]



The Carousel Of Progress – A True Walt Original

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There are a lot of truly amazing attractions at Walt Disney World. One of the most amazing and possibly also the most overlooked is the Carousel of Progress located at the Magic KingdomThis attraction was one of several that Walt showcased at the1964 New York World's Fair, others that debuted/were inspired by attractions here were It's A Small World, the PeopleMover, and the Hall Of Presidents - all of which are now classic WDW attractions. The Carousel itself was originally moved from … [Read more...]



Extra! Extra! Read All About It! DCA’s “News”est Hit!

You would think that getting news out in this day and age would be all digital - but leave it to the folks at Disney and Disney's California Adventure to do things "old school" and create a hit!The "Buena Vista Bugle" newspaper debuted this last summer at DCA as part of the theme parks makeover with the Buena Vista Street launch and provides information to guests the way it would have been delivered to them in the 1920s and 1930s...in good old-fashioned print.  In addition to show times and … [Read more...]



Planning Your Visit Day By Day

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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...]