The Chip And Company Disney Week In Review For January 7

Once again, we have had a busy Disney week and have a lot of News as well as the Views of our amazing staff of writers. Let's start by looking at some of the new discounts, benefits, and opportunities offered in 2011.D23, the Official Disney Fan Club has added benefits and discount opportunities to their membership package. They were presented in - Disney Expands D23 Member Discounts & Benefits For 2011. One announcement that we were particularly excited about because we use Photopass … [Read more...]

Half the fun is how you get there


The Walt Disney World Resort is huge. Spanning nearly 47 square miles, the resort encompasses four theme parks, dozens of resort hotels, countless restaurants and shops, and several other recreational and entertainment venues. Needless to say, getting from place to place can require some thought and consideration.Before you call up your favorite rental car company, you might want to explore the many facets of Disney’s transportation system. There are so many options provided for you … [Read more...]

My Fab Five Disney’s Hollywood Studios Attractions


This  installment will be easy. Disney's Hollywood Studios is one of two parks where I really enjoy all of the Biggies. I know there are quite a few folks who disagree with some of my choices for my Fab Five but here, all of the best attractions fit in to the choices. Let's get going:5. Star Tours - We have always enjoyed the original and are looking forward to trying the new 3-D version when we get back in October. The only concern I have is possible motion sickness issues when you combine … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – Are you a Disney Planner?


Right now I am planning 2 Disney Vacations. One smaller mini trip in May for the D23 Event, and our yearly vacation in September. I am handling both vacations very differently which goes against my better judgment.  By nature I am a planner. I write up these elaborate spreadsheets documenting where we are eating, parks we are going, transportation options, park hours, you name it. My sheets have everything. Here is sample of one I used last trip.This was not the finished product as about … [Read more...]

Some Adjustment Required


My children have grown up Disney and it has been a wonderful ride. Now that they are grown, I am sometimes slammed with the reality of how my life has changed. The other day, I sent my youngest two a text with a very simple question. I already knew the answer but I was thankful I wouldn’t be able to hear laughter through the text messages.Question:  Do you want to go to see Disney On Ice - Toy Story 3, which is coming in April?Replies:  “Uh, I don’t think so - but thanks” and “Uuugghhh … [Read more...]