What to Bring to the Disney Theme Parks

This is the age-old Disney question – how much and what to bring with you to the Disney parks. As you have read often at Chip and Co, the answer is… it depends. There are three main factors to consider – who you are traveling with, your budget, and how prepared you like to be for every eventuality. The Necessities In my book, it is only necessary to bring four things to the park for a successful day of touring. Must-haves are your “documents,” sunscreen, water or other beverages, and a … [Read more...]

How Detailed Should Your Park Touring Plans Be?


Touring plans are a very personal thing and vary from group to group. Even if you don't have a plan, that's your plan - you don't have a formal plan. People vary in their approach from the "wing its" to the "plan every moment of the day" types. Many people use spreadsheets to keep track of scheduled items like ADR's and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointments and some folks just carry a little card in their pockets with that type of information. If it works for you that's all that counts.There … [Read more...]

2011 Beyond the Attractions: Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers Giveaway


Planning your trip to Walt Disney World with preschoolers has never been easier.Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers has all the information parents need to plan an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation with kids, ages 2-5. Written by a mom and Disney veteran who regularly visits Walt Disney World with her young family, this Walt Disney World travel guide is packed with child-focused information, tips, and insights from a parent's perspective. Its … [Read more...]

Pick YOUR Best Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

Picking your "best" time to visit Walt Disney World is, for many, less a choice or a "pick" than it is a time frame dictated by your family/travel group situation. Families with children in traditional schools nearly always must visit during vacation periods while folks like us, married with no children, pretty much have their pick of travel times.For families with children who are home schooled your freedom of choice is greatly opened. Those with children who are in year round school have a … [Read more...]

Off to Neverland On Disney Cruise Line


“Off to Neverland, and aaawwaay we go!” When you “think of the happiest things” (vacation planning!) what comes to mind? Running through the parks sun up to sun down, racing to attractions, worrying about advanced dining reservations or would you rather be like the mermaids in the lagoon...relaxing and splashing about all day?There is nothing as relaxing as a cruise vacation; but even Disney’s faithful fans may be turned off to the idea of a Disney Cruise Line vacation if they assume it’s … [Read more...]