Disney Vacation Club Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts


In 2010, my husband and I purchased Animal Kingdom Villas through Disney Vacation Club and became proud DVC Members. We loved the idea of going to Disney every year, making memories as a family, luxurious accommodations, and the flexibility offered by DVC. The DVC Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts became the icing on my Cinderella cake. Now 3 years later, I find it hard to recall what is included in the DVC Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts.Let's take some time to explore all the … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tip – Take An Afternoon Break from the Disney Parks


What may be the one piece of advice to keep you from pulling your hair out on your perfect Disney vacation?  Take an afternoon break!Going to Disney can be a phenomenal, overwhelming, costly, and exciting experience.  Often families want to make sure that they see and do as many attractions and shows as possible to get the best value for their money.  People even stay in the parks from open to close.  As tempting as it is to do the parks commando style, consider taking an afternoon break. … [Read more...]

New Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ‘Frozen’ and Holiday Minnie Makeovers With Pricing

Frozen Anna and Elsa BBB

The cooler weather we are having here in Orlando has signaled the perfect time for Disney World to bring us brand new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique "Frozen" and Holiday Minnie makeovers! Children ages 3-12 can consider such playful options as hair styles, nail color, make-up and more. Here at Chip & Company we have all of your pricing and locations for these limited-time looks, which are available now until January 3, 2014. To make a reservation, just call 407-WDW-STYLE (407-939-7895). As always, … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Cell Charged in the Disney Parks


All it takes is a dip below the 50% marker on my battery life indicator and I am hunting for a spot to charge my phone.  In an age of EVERYTHING being at the tip of your fingers, it is important to have a fully charged phone while you're in the parks--from keeping track with your family to utilizing the best Disney World apps out there, it can be hard when you are living it up in the parks.  Between posting pictures on Instagram and updating my status as I go, I know how quickly your phone can … [Read more...]

Photography Tips for Taking Night Photos in the Disney Parks

Dumbo at Night

Disney Night photography is one of the hardest types of photography to master, especially when you don’t have control over the elements. I’ve been a professional photographer for more than three years now and am always learning new techniques and tricks to help perfect those night photos. Here are some basic tips to make your night photos better when visiting Disney World – for those with a regular digital camera and those with a dSLR.I’ll first start with tips for those who don’t own a dSLR … [Read more...]

Free Roadside Assistance at Disney World from AAA


Did you know that Disney World offers free basic roadside assistance, through AAA, on Disney World property. I must admit until recently I didn't know that either.Disney provides:A few gallons of gas to get you to the nearest gas station If you have a dead battery they will jump start you They will change a flat Tow you if you get stuck If you get stuck in the mud they will even pull you out.You can use this service for up to an hour after the park closes. Just tell the … [Read more...]

Tips For The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights in Hollywood Studios


From November 8th - January 5th, the Streets Of America at Disney's Hollywood Studios will come alive with millions of glittering Christmas lights as part of The Osborne Family Spectacle Of Dancing Lights. This, in my opinion, is the highlight of visiting Walt Disney World at Christmastime! Here's what you need to know to make the most of your visit to this brilliant Christmas light show:The lights will turn on each night at dusk (usually around 6 p.m.). If you arrive early, you might be … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013 Entertainment Schedule & Maps


You won't miss any of the fun with this Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2013 Entertainment Schedule!Entertainment Schedule:Castle Dream Lights 6:15 Main Street Pre-Parade: The Kringle Crew is back to entertain guests on Main Street USA before the parade arrives; pre-parade is at 8:15pm & 10:30pm Castle Forecourt Stage: Celebrate the Season show times are 7:45pm, 10:05pm, and 11:20pm Rockettower Plaza Stage: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas Show times are 7:45pm, 8:45pm, … [Read more...]

Top Five Reasons Why Disney World During The Holiday Season RULES!


Walt Disney World is always a great place to vacation, but it gets even better during the Holiday season! There is so much to see and experience at the Parks and Resorts during this time that it’s hard to describe it all! But I shall try – with this rundown of the top five BEST things about WDW During The Holidays:FOOD – Disney Food is by far some of the best food on the planet - and they manage to make it even better for the holidays! Pumpkin fudge at the Main Street Confectionary, … [Read more...]

Best Times of Year for Couples to Visit Disney World


My husband and I try to go to Walt Disney World as often as possible throughout the year. We make about 3 week-long trips a year and we've definitely discovered the best times to go and when to just stay far away. Some people just laugh when you tell them you’re going to Disney World or say “but isn't that for kids,” to which I will unequivocally debate that theory. My co-workers no long ask where we're going on vacation, but rather 'when' we're going back to Disney World - they know me well. I … [Read more...]