Why Stay at a Walt Disney World Owned/Operated Hotel?

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For many guests, the benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World owned-and-operated resort begins before arrival at the Vacation Kingdom.  And for all guests, the benefits and perks combine to make vacation magic 24 hours a day – whether at a Disney Value Resort designed for budget-minded vacationers … or at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Deluxe Villa offering lavish amenities.Disney resort hotels are designed to provide a lot more than a pillow beneath guests’ heads.  They are created to … [Read more...]



All Ashore! Planning Your Shore Excursions

If a port of call is calling your name you need to be prepared before selecting and participating in shore excursions. Here are a few things you should know:Research which excursions you are interested in to see if they would be a good choice for you and your family. Some look very appealing in the list but when you read the details you may find that it’s more than you bargained for.Check the activity level as some excursions are far more physical than you might think. A zip-line … [Read more...]



Top 4 Benefits for Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel

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For many guests, the benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World owned-and-operated resort begins before arrival at the Vacation Kingdom.  And for all guests, the benefits and perks combine to make vacation magic 24 hours a day – whether at a Disney Value Resort designed for budget-minded vacationers … or at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Deluxe Villa offering lavish amenities.Disney resort hotels are designed to provide a lot more than a pillow beneath guests’ heads.  They are created to … [Read more...]



The 3 P’s: Plan It, Pack It, Post-It!

The burden of a family vacation can be overwhelming for the person “in charge”. Disney veterans know that timing is everything, dining reservations are a must and you can’t leave home without your itinerary. If you haven’t traveled to Disney, or don’t travel frequently all of the above is overwhelming; and then you still have to pack.For some people packing is the worst part of vacationing, I have a three step system to make your life easy and your vacation worry-free: plan it, pack it, post … [Read more...]



Ask us a Disney Question: Is the Dining Plan Worth It for Vegetarians?

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This question come from Emily, who asks:  "Is it worth getting the meal plan if your a vegetarian? Are there enough meal options?"Emily:  Thanks for your question and for reading Chip and Co. We really appreciate it.The answer really has to do with whether or not the dining plan is a good deal for you in general, I think.  Most Disney table service restaurants have at least one vegetarian entree on the menu.  If it were the case that there was just one vegetarian item, I might hesitate … [Read more...]