Wednesday with Walt: And the Oscar Goes To…


Seventy-two years ago today, Walt Disney received a special Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. On February 23, 1939, a precious little girl named Shirley Temple presented Walt with the award consisting of one full-size Oscar and seven smaller Oscars on a specially-built wooden pedestal. The Academy recognized Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment.This weekend, I watched that … [Read more...]

Chip and Co. Disney Week In Review for Feb 21st

Yes, it's time for another edition of the Chip and Co. Disney Week in Review. We take you from the shipyards of Germany onward to Australia and all through the many Divisions of the Walt Disney Company. All of the News that you need to know! As Peter Pan said: "Here we goooooooo!"It's not sea worthy yet, but work is underway on the Disney Cruise Line's latest ship called the Disney Fantasy. The keel laying ceremony was held at the Meyer Werft shipyards, and you can be there by clicking … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line’s Best Kept Secret!


You’ve heard about Disney’s best kept secret- (Disney Vacation Club) but what you may not have heard is Disney Cruise Line’s best kept secret-Brunch at Palo!On the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder Deck 10 Aft is home to Palo. Most well known for its romantic adults only atmosphere and fine Northern Italian cuisine it’s the place to be for fine dining, extensive wine lists, and specialty cocktails.Offered on select 4 to 7-Night cruises, brunch at Palo is often overlooked and underrated. If … [Read more...]

Pixar’s Place in the Parks: To Saturation… and Beyond!

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Do you remember what the very first Pixar-themed ride or attraction was to open in a Disney Park? It’s surprising to think of how many Pixar characters have appeared in some way in the Parks.Here is a list of the Pixar-themed rides and attractions so far:It’s Tough to be a Bug (WDW – 1998) (DCA – 01) Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin (WDW – 1998) (TDL – 04) (DL / HKDL – 05) (DLP – 06) Turtle Talk with Crush (WDW – 2004) (DCA – 05) (TDS – 09) Monsters Inc. Mike and Sulley to the … [Read more...]

Surprise! You’ve Been Upgraded!


My trip September 2010 was full of magic. It was the first trip ever for my best friend and my first trip in nearly a decade. Since we figured this was the last time we would get to go to Disney for a very long time we decided to go BIG.  We wanted to stay in a deluxe resort.At first we had our hearts set on the Animal Kingdom Lodge and the concierge level. But the best laid plans of mice and Dragyns always go awry.  When I called the cast member he set me up in the Bay Lake Tower with a … [Read more...]