Wednesday with Walt: Our Family Motto

Walt at Tiki Room

On the fireplace mantle in my living room sits a white picture frame adorned with gold, ornate Mickey ears on each side. There is no picture in this frame, but rather a very meaningful quote from Walt Disney. The quote is:"Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a … [Read more...]

The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For February 7th

Welcome to this week's version of the Chip and Company Disney Week In Review. We are introducing a new addition to the Week In Review starting this week which I will explain a bit later. First, let's start with some of the big news from Disney this week.We have some updates for the happenings later this year at Epcot. Some of the details for the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival were released. Also released this week was the schedule for the Epcot International Flower and … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Disney Dining Plan… Which To Choose?

I enjoy dining and trying new places and was very excited a few years ago when they came up with the Disney Dining Plan. It gave me the ability to not have to worry about what I was going to order, price didn’t matter and I could try new restaurants every night. Since the start of the Disney Dining Plan I’ve done both the original Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan.The Disney Dining Plan includes 1 snack, 1 quick service (non-alcoholic drink, entree and dessert or combo … [Read more...]

Family Fun Weekend Recap: Kickin’ Country Weekend


This Family Fun Weekend was definitely entertaining. I'm not a super big country music fan or anything, but this was oodles of fun. Some of our favorite characters like Mickey, Minnie and Goofy were decked out in their best Western duds as they greeted guests and took photos, while Chip and Dale led some country line dancing lessons. (I caught Pluto line dancing!) We even had quilt makers!Here are some of my photos from this weekend.Related articlesNext … [Read more...]

Family Fun Weekend Recap: Character Fan Day Weekend


This past weekend was the much-awaited Character Fan Day weekend. Park guests could take photos with many different Disney characters, most of them rarely seen in the park. Characters included the Seven Dwarfs, Daisy Duck, and Snow White with the Evil Queen. Pictured above is Pinocchio, who ran out to pose for a picture just for me!Sketch artists were also there, sketching characters for guests. Unfortunately the line was too long for me to get one, but they were still a cool sight to … [Read more...]