Ask a Disney Question – Park Carry-ons

This question comes from Katie R:Hi Chip and Company, I am visiting Disney World in August with 3 other adults. I have been wondering for some time whether I should take a backpack or a purse? I know what to put in it (sunscreen, bottled water, touring plans, camera, etc.) but I am wondering if there are any advantages to one over the other? I was thinking of carrying a small, cross- body purse and hooking my water bottle on to it with its carabiner that is on the lid. So basically, … [Read more...]





Rope Drop – What’s all the Fuss?

As a Florida resident, most of my trips until the past few years were day trips.  We would leave early in the morning and arrive around 10, not thinking much about the going-ons before we arrived.  We rarely did multi-day trips and didn't think about arriving early, even then.Until I "discovered" the Rope Drop Ceremonies.  Starting 10-15 minutes before the park opens, cast members come out in different shows, welcoming the day and opening the parks with typical Disney magic.At the Magic … [Read more...]





The 7 Deadly Sins of Disney World Vacationing

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Disney is the one place where planning is non-negotiable. The people who have a miserable time at Disney World are the ones who just show up and wander around, or stupidly stand in hour + lines at Splash Mountain. People who “never want to go back to Disney World” most likely committed one of the 7 deadly sins of WDW vacationing:Those sins are: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy & Gluttony.Wrath – People who hate WDW spend a large amount of time yelling at (or being yelled … [Read more...]





Off the Beaten Path: Quiet Places at Hollywood Studios

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There are so many things to see and do at Disney’s Hollywood Studios but some of my favorite times there have been doing nothing at all. It’s nice to take a break from the heat and take in the scenery, I wisely decide to do this while my family is riding Tower of Terror.Here are my top 5 places to find solitude at Hollywood Studios1. Tower of Terror - The benches are rod iron and aren’t so comfortable, but I love the location outside of the Tower of Terror gift shop. Under the overhang … [Read more...]





Disney World Summer Survival Guide

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Summer in Florida is fierce. I hold nothing back. As one who made the yearly pilgrimage to the House of Mouse every July for at least a decade with my family, I know it seems impossible to visit the parks while you are dripping with sweat.Fear not travelers for I bring you some coping mechanisms. I can’t promise you mid 70 temps and no rain, but I can help you make your vacation magical in spite of soaring temps and 90% humidity.I present: 6 Steps to Surviving the Summer in Disney … [Read more...]