Disney World Quick Tip – Base Package vs. Room Only.

You may think your only choice when booking a Disney vacation is a package or a room-only reservation, but there's one very handy option a lot of guests don't know about:  The base package. A base package is different from a regular Disney package in that you don't add dining or tickets.   You're probably saying to yourself "Duh, Chris, that's a room-only reservation."    Well, it is.  And those work great as long as the deposit is only a couple hundred dollars, but if you're booking a deluxe … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tip – Avoid Morning Madness


My quick tip is for all those non morning people out there.If you aren't the character breakfast type, or need a little something to get you going in the morning, you can still avoid the morning madness! In the evening when you arrive back at your resort from a long day in the parks, stop into the snack shop and pick up a muffin, granola bar, pop tart or pastry and bring it back to your room (many of these count as snacks on the Disney Dining Plan).When you wake up the next morning you … [Read more...]

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...]