Save 5% on Disney Vacations by using your Target Red Card


Who doesn't like to save money on a Disney vacation? We all sit around and wait for the next discount to come out and hope they match our travel dates. Well there is way to save an EXTRA 5% (or more) on all Disney vacations, even if you already have a discount.The Target RedCard! When you use your Target RedCard you will receive 5% off your total purchase including "entertainment cards", and they carry Disney Gift Cards. I have only seen $50.00 ones, but I know that some stores do carry … [Read more...]

Behind The Seeds – Backstage Tour at Epcot


Explore the future of agriculture and get up-close and personal with the critters of The Land Pavilion.See, Do, Learn, Grow !Interact with amazing plants, insects and fish—and even see alligators—on this fun yet educational walking tour.Like the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot? Then you’ll love Behind the Seeds! This one-hour tour of the fish farm and 4 greenhouses that make up The Land Pavilion is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences. On it, … [Read more...]

Laugh and Learn with Chip and Co on Disney Parks Podcast


In between Chip and Co. articles this week, we hope you will tune in to episode 67 of the Disney Parks Podcast. Laugh and learn with Chip and Sarah Norris as we discuss top picks for the 100 Disney foods and drinks you should put on your bucket list!Hi, it's Krista, writer for Chip and, and co-host of the Disney Parks Podcast.Please join Tony Casselnova, Parkhopper Sid (Sarah Irene Donahue!) and I, as we welcome special guests Chip -  head author at Chip & … [Read more...]

Beginners Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

"Happy HalloWishes" fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, which is why I must attend the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.In case you’re attending your first party this year, here are some tips on how you can make the most of your evening.The Party Requires a Separate TicketI see this question every year, and yes, entry to the party requires a separate Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket (even if you’re visiting the park earlier in the day, the party requires separate entry). Here’s a … [Read more...]

The Secret to a Stress Free Disney World Vacation Planning


Planning your Walt Disney World vacation to fit your needs can be so much fun! Part of the anticipation process is all the planning that goes into it.  Even if you are a frequent visitor, like many of us here at Chip & Co, planning is still a must!  Getting a subscription to Touring Plans, finding an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, and reading up on the latest Disney news can all be very helpful. Anyway, let's talk about planning your Disney trip to make it stress free when you … [Read more...]

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World


Thanksgiving can be a particularly busy time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort, but it can also be very magical. Disney excels at holiday celebrations and the big Turkey Day is no exception. From autumn classics like pumpkin and cinnamon filled treats, to a traditional Thanksgiving Feast and many patriotic parades and attractions, Disney World offers something to please everyone’s Thanksgiving traditions. Here are some tips and tricks to help you enjoy these holiday festivities even … [Read more...]

Disney as a Single Parent

First Solo Trip

"You're going to Disney......Alone?!?!?!?!?", they ask as horror, dread and pity cross their face. Don't let them scare you. It may take a little more planning.  A little more time.  But going to Disney as a single parent is completely doable.  I've visited Walt Disney World, with my three children, four different times as a single mom.  You'll find that as a single parent, planning is going to be your best friend. While the unexpected can, and will happen-the more you can plan and prepare the … [Read more...]

Why should I pick a Walt Disney World Resort?

Grand Floridan

When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one of the big choices you have to make (aside from which cupcakes to try, of course!) is which hotel you will stay at. There are plenty of options, both on Walt Disney World Property as well as many off property (but still near the magic!).So you may be wondering, Why should I pick a WDW Resort? This is a very good question, and I personally will always choose to stay on WDW property – I like it because it keeps me closer to the Magic, and I … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Celebrate a Birthday at Walt Disney World

WDW Celebration

Celebrating your birthday at Walt Disney World can be an extra MAGICAL experience!  From the moment you arrive at your resort, and you get a Birthday button, to the cake you have at Cinderella's Royal Table, Walt Disney World allows you to celebrate your birthday like nowhere else on earth!  Today, I want to share some fun ways to celebrate birthdays at Walt Disney World!  Walt Disney World is all about celebrations!1.  Before you arrive, visit Disney Floral and Gifts.  This website has … [Read more...]

Epcot World Showcase Best Kept Secrets – Norway

Epcot Norway Pavilion

After spending some time in China enjoying Reflections of China, the Nine Dragons acrobats or meeting Mulan and Mushu we continue through The World Showcase by stopping in Norway next. It was the latest addition to the World Showcase opening in 1988.The 58,000 square foot pavilion is designed to look like a Norwegian village with a detailed Stave church and 4 styles of Norwegian architecture.The main table-service restaurant, Restaurant Akershus, which is home to "Princess Storybook … [Read more...]