The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For April 25


Welcome to the Disney Week In Review from your friends at Chip and Company. We all hope you got to enjoy time with your families and friends over the Easter and Passover holidays. There was a lot of news this week and, as usual, our brilliant writers were more than willing to offer their views on a huge range of subjects so let's get started.There has been a lot of progress in the Fantasyland construction not the least of which has been the appearance of Beast's castle. Here is a video of … [Read more...]

Touring Plans Starts the Latest Free Dining Rumor.


The latest free dining rumor comes courtesy of Touring Plans own Len Testa. Today on Twitter, an innoucuous little tweet announced: "Disney reviews its quarterly numbers May 10. Word is a tasty discount will be out before then. ^len" We don't' know what dates it will cover (although if we were betting, we would say late August until sometime in November, the same offer the U.K. received a month ago) or when it will be announced, but Touring Plans has been right on target for the last two major … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Prioritize Your ADR’s


Most Disney visitors plan on dining at some table service restaurants while they are on vacation. I thought most everyone was aware of the Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) system and used it as designed. In reading some of the many Disney forums on the web it is a bit disconcerting to see that there are still a lot of folks out there (particularly first time visitors) who believe that you can just walk up to one of the Walt Disney World restaurants and get a table. ARRRGH!!Please make your … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day: Recycling while in Walt Disney World


I frequently vacation in Walt Disney World.  With so many visits to Disney World, I begin noticing things that I would not have typically noticed otherwise.  For instance, upon check in at any of the Walt Disney Resorts I began noticing the HUGE packets of various brochures detailing the park hours, park maps, resort map, resort activities and on and on given to me.  Knowing that I have a phone application detailing the park hours and no need for the other information given upon check-in, now I … [Read more...]

Disney World Planning 101 – Safety at the Parks


Do you let your guard down at Disney World? I find that I do.  To most of us, Disney World is not only the happiest place on earth, it's also one of the safest.  It certainly feels like it.  There are helpful cast members everywhere. You don't have to look far to find security. Your surrounded by families.  For the most part, the assumption that Disney is a safe place is well-founded. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be mindful of safety.The best advice is simple:  Take the same safety … [Read more...]