Disney World Quick Tip – Get the Cheaper Room.


This is going to sound odd coming from a travel agent, but I've thought about it a lot:   Get the cheaper room.  It's hard to say out loud, in part because I'm a bit of a resort snob myself, but the reality is, I stay at the values and I love them.   I'm not going to tell you that I would choose a value over a deluxe property. I love the bigger rooms and the theming.  But I also like to go a lot and going a lot means sometimes staying in a less expensive room.I often see people struggling … [Read more...]

Chip’s Animal Kingdom Touring Plan


I get a lot of questions and emails on Chip and Company asking me the best ways to tour the parks. I wrote this Touring Plan to help make your Disney World Vacation more enjoyable. In case you missed Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Hollywood Studios be sure to check them out and let us know what you think.Disney Animal Kingdom or DAK is HUGE! Covering over 500 Acres. While not all of that is places you and I will go it is still a pretty big park. I enjoy walking around and looking at all the … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Is My Car Safe?

For the past 10+ years, I have driven either my own personal car or a rental car to the Walt Disney World resort and never even thought twice about the safety of my personal belongings.  Something about crossing under the "Walt Disney World" sign that makes me feel like I've left reality and have entered a safe haven.  Add the $14 parking fee, I generally feel that my car is in good hands when I leave it parked for the day. For details on free parking check out this article "Disney World Quick … [Read more...]

Chip’s Hollywood Studios Touring Plan


I get a lot of questions and emails on Chip and Company asking me the best ways to tour the parks. I wanted to share with you my next to the last Touring Plan - Hollywood Studios. If you missed my past Touring Plans click here to read about Touring Magic Kingdom and Touring Epcot.So lets jump right in..Let me start off by saying:Hollywood Studios is one of the harder parks to visit. When you are looking at the Disney Park on the map it is pretty scattered. I am unsure the layout … [Read more...]

Fanny Packs: Please Just Say NO!


I was born and raised in a tourist town. Just like the pick-pockets in Europe know, there is one way to spot a tourist. No matter where my friends and I went, whether strolling along the beach or shopping in the shops downtown, we could always pick them out of a crowd. No, they didn’t wear funny hats necessarily, nor did they incessantly ask us for directions; they were wearing fanny packs.The high school I went to was pretty normal for normal people, but do something out of the norm like … [Read more...]