Don’t Make These Newbie Mistakes!

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If you're reading here, you're probably pretty Disney savvy and could come up with a list of "don'ts" in your sleep, but for those who aren't, let's talk about the most common mistakes Disney newbies make.  Here are the ones we see over and over again--we've even made some ourselves:1.  Fastpass? What's that?  Don't wait until your third day to figure out what a fastpass is.  And yes, I've done this.  Oops.2.  Not making advanced dining reservations.  I'm not saying you have to plan out … [Read more...]





The Best Time of Year to Visit Disney World

If you are thinking about a Disney World vacation, chances are the first thing you will be deciding on is when to go. It may seem like an easy decision to make, but actually it is not easy because there are a number of factors to consider. So how do you choose the best time of year to visit Disney World?Deciding on the time of year for your visit affects everything else about your Disney vacation, including cost. Certain seasons are just more expensive than others. And if you have school-age … [Read more...]





Maximizing the Magic: 5 Tips to Make Your Vacation Perfect!

If you are making your first trip to Walt Disney World, or your first trip in a long time, there are a few things you should do to prepare yourself and your family for your magical vacation.1. Familiarize yourself with the park layouts-you should have a general idea of how all the parks are laid out and what major attractions your family would like to experience. Don’t forget to check the height restrictions on the major attractions. Nothing is worse than getting up to the height check and … [Read more...]





May the Force Be With You: A girl’s guide to surviving Star Wars Weekends

In celebration of Star Tours officially opening today we bring you this great post from our writer Michele on surviving Star Wars Weekends. Enjoy..If you live in this Galaxy, chances are you have not escaped “the force” of Star Wars. If you have ever come in contact with the male species, chances are, you know about Star Wars. If you have a son, nephew, brother, husband...you know about Star Wars.You know that every pointy object can become a light saber, the Yoda voice is imperative when … [Read more...]





I love this Disney Site – Passporter

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For the last decade or so the folks at Passporter have proven themselves to be a leading source in Disney information and Disney vacation planning. We are proud to welcome them into the Chip and Company family as our newest partner!A Passporter is not to be confused with a passport. While both are blue and technically books, one is far more colorful and far less expensive (*hint, *hint, that's the Passporter!) but both should be taken with you every-time you travel! The provided definition … [Read more...]