The 3 P’s: Plan It, Pack It, Post-It!

The burden of a family vacation can be overwhelming for the person “in charge”. Disney veterans know that timing is everything, dining reservations are a must and you can’t leave home without your itinerary. If you haven’t traveled to Disney, or don’t travel frequently all of the above is overwhelming; and then you still have to pack.For some people packing is the worst part of vacationing, I have a three step system to make your life easy and your vacation worry-free: plan it, pack it, post … [Read more...]

Ask us a Disney Question: Is the Dining Plan Worth It for Vegetarians?


This question come from Emily, who asks:  "Is it worth getting the meal plan if your a vegetarian? Are there enough meal options?"Emily:  Thanks for your question and for reading Chip and Co. We really appreciate it.The answer really has to do with whether or not the dining plan is a good deal for you in general, I think.  Most Disney table service restaurants have at least one vegetarian entree on the menu.  If it were the case that there was just one vegetarian item, I might hesitate … [Read more...]

Can We Afford to Go to Disney World.. Again..and Again?


It happened again the other day. I heard someone say: “I would love to go on a Disney World vacation, but it’s just too expensive.”I have lost count how many times I have heard this statement, and I always feel kind of bad when I do, because I think that’s what most people think, and it prevents folks from even considering a trip to Disney World because they think they can’t afford it. The thing is a Disney vacation can actually be very affordable. There are all kinds of ways to save money. … [Read more...]

Additional Benefits for Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort


Location, location, location – With their on-property location convenient to the theme parks, the Disney hotels are a haven for guests who seek a midday swimming break – or a siesta.  For some guests, the convenience is even more specific… Many families with young children select accommodations in one of the “monorail resorts” – Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Reason: location near Magic Kingdom and … [Read more...]

Will you save $$ on the Disney Dining Plan? Do the math!


I thought this was super interesting...So one one of my most recent trips, because we were going to be there for 4 full days but only 3 nights we figured that we would forgo the dining plan and see how it all worked out money-wise if we just paid out of pocket. I had been curious about this for a while and we knew even if we did the dining plan we'd be paying for at least a day of meals out of pocket anyhow.I always save all of our receipts and I did the math... very intense math for … [Read more...]