Mark Your Calendar! August 16th Reservations Open for Food & Wine Festival!


Sound the alarms! 7am on August 16th reservations will open for special events at the 16th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The festival runs September 30th to November 13th and offers something for every taste bud. The Food and Wine Festival brings foodies from all over the world to interact with celebrity chefs, join tastings, enjoy seminars and more.Certain special events are available at each festival and due to the popularity of each, reservations are … [Read more...]

Choose the Magic Kingdom Resort Monorail instead


This week on my blog, Tips from the Disney Diva, I am running a series on tips specifically for people staying "off-property" (not in a Disney World resort). The Diva's have stayed both on and off property many times and know you have to plan differently when you are parking your car at Magic Kingdom than when you are taking Disney Transportation.One of the things I thought I'd save and share exclusively with my Chip and Co. readers is the value of choosing the RESORT Monorail instead of the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Irresistible Ice Cream Treats at the Disney Parks

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month (so proclaimed by President Reagan in 1984)? And National Ice Cream Day is the third Sunday in July which is today!It’s the perfect opportunity to daydream about our favorite ice cream treats at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. And while we love the simple, choco-dipped Mickey Mouse ice cream bar from a street cart, or a double-dipped cone, these are the treats that go far, far beyond – decadent and worth every … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips: You’re Paying For Your Resort, Now Enjoy It

All too often you will pay the extra money to stay on Walt Disney World property only to find out that you have become a “park commando”. Now just in case if you are not sure what exactly a “park commando” is here is a short yet sweet description; one that opens and closes the park and NEVER takes a break. :0) Yes, you all know who you are…and believe me, I am a “park commando” too. I urge you to try to take some time to enjoy that beautiful resort you are staying at.When you decide to stay … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Cruising is the Perfect Vacation


WDW natives know how much work a Walt Disney World vacation is, there's the initial planning (where do we stay? Can we really afford a deluxe?) How much are we going to eat (ooooh that dining plan is SO yummy!) What is my ADR date (I MUST stay up till midnight to get my first choice restaurants!), when are the park hours going to be posted, I need to know my extra magical hours! These are just a few of the issues to consider when planning a WDW trip.It's easy to be in a frazzled frenzy … [Read more...]