Cruise Critic Reveals 10 Things Not Included In Your Cruise Fare (And How to Avoid Paying for Them)

This week, Cruise Critic ® (, the leading online source of cruise reviews and news, reported that the cost of for-fee dining venues on cruise ships continues to rise, hitting an all-time high last month when Disney Cruise Line debuted Remy, its $75-per person French restaurant on the new Disney Dream. This is more than twice the cost of most alternative restaurants, which typically charge between $20 and $30 per person.Such for-fee options offer cruisers … [Read more...]

Chip and Company Disney Week In Review for March 7th

Time for another look back at the top Disney stories that we shared on Chip and Company over the last week. We take you from a Small World to Big Europe. From a long speech to a long walk. And from cartoons to charity.All of this is only 11 clicks away:Nordstrom and Disney Consumer Products celebrated the 45th anniversary of the beloved ‘It’s a Small World’ attraction at Disneyland park with a whimsical collection of stylish children’s apparel, accessories and footwear. The Collection … [Read more...]

How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?


Touring plans are a very personal thing and vary from group to group. Even if you don't have a plan, that's your plan - you don't have a formal plan. People vary in their approach from the "wing its" to the "plan every moment of the day" types. Many people use spreadsheets to keep track of scheduled items like ADR's and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointments and some folks just carry a little card in their pockets with that type of information. If it works for you that's all that counts.There … [Read more...]

Anytime is a good time to eat at Chef Mickey’s


On our most recent DisneyWorld vacation we had the opportunity to experience Chef Mickey's not once but twice. We ate here for Breakfast and ventured in for Dinner as well. While the food is as different as night and day the experience was not. Like a cool breeze from an ice old AC unit on a hot summers day both meals were quite refreshing and extraordinary in their own individual way. Come with me as we journey to the Contemporary Resort and a little restaurant called Chef Mickey's.Chef … [Read more...]

2011 Beyond the Attractions: Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers Giveaway


Planning your trip to Walt Disney World with preschoolers has never been easier.Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers has all the information parents need to plan an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation with kids, ages 2-5. Written by a mom and Disney veteran who regularly visits Walt Disney World with her young family, this Walt Disney World travel guide is packed with child-focused information, tips, and insights from a parent's perspective. Its … [Read more...]