Star Wars Weekends 2011: Hyperspace Hoopla Review

This year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios had its ups and downs for my wife and I this year. One event we look forward to every year is the Hyperspace Hoopla, a Star Wars themed dance party, that involves characters from the entire Star Wars Universe competing in an intergalactic dance-off with a few funny skits and choreographed numbers.This year's version did not disappoint. The whole production value of the show was increased with the move from the Jedi Academy stage to … [Read more...]

Disney World Planning 101 – Last Minute Planning Tips

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You're ready to go.  Good planner that you are, you made your  advanced dining reservations at 180-days out, bought your tickets, know how to get a fastpass--you've even asked the neighbor kid to pick up your mail.  So what's left?  Here's a short checklist for those who are 24-hours from travel.1.  Verify that the pet sitter is still coming.  I use a great pet sitter who I trust absolutely, but I always double check.2.  If you're flying, print out your boarding pass.3.  Put your … [Read more...]

Planning 101 – My Baggies are Packed and I’m Ready to Go

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There are many uses for zip top baggies when you travel to Disney. Just to name a few, they are good for: housing your cell phone, camera and anything else you want to keep dry inside your day bag; putting a wet poncho into, if necessary; carrying leftover food from meals in the parks; creating a first aid kit; transporting toiletries that could leak or explode in your suitcase; and keeping jewelry together securely. I use them in all these ways and more. They come in so many sizes they can be … [Read more...]

Accessible Ride Vehicles at the Magic Kingdom


Walt Disney World has made it possible for people with all kinds of abilities to visit and experience the magic. One of the things that makes my visits easier is that Disney has implemented ways for you to stay in your wheelchair to experience certain attractions if you are unable to transfer. I have found the accessible ride vehicles very easy to use with minimal assistance. Below is a rundown of these attractions at the Magic Kingdom.The Walt Disney World Railroad is accessible through … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Save money on park tickets


Hey there everyone. Chip here from Chip and Company. I wanted to feature a little something fun we like to do on the Chip and Co site where we share with you a Disney World Quick Tips.Today’s quick tip goes out to all those money savers. That would be about 99% of the people who are visiting our website. I wanted to share with you a way to get discounted Disney Parks Tickets. In the past I have used 2 big name companies for tickets. Maple Leaf Tickets and Undercover Tourists. Both Companies … [Read more...]