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I am fortunate to have close friend’s who are military families. It’s always such an honor for me to help plan their Disney vacations! As such, I’ve become very familiar with the Disney Military Discount Offers. Honoring our Heroes is one way Disney can give back to those that are serving and/or have served. It’s an incredible feeling when I speak to one of our military families to answer any questions. I love being able to help Disney in Honoring our Heroes! It’s truly one of the greatest parts of my job!! I am becoming my own Military Disney Vacation expert, with a lot of help of course.
As we all know, those serving our country don’t get to be home often enough. It’s truly awesome that when they come home for leave that they have time to spend with their families. What could be better than spending that time at Disneyland or Disney World! Disney makes it a real possibility for them all.
I realized though that there may not be a lot of information out there for our heroes and their families on what is available to them. Disney truly wants to Honor Our Heroes, the loyal men and women of all the branches of the military, active and retired, as well as their families. This includes all our heroes in all branches of service, reservists, Coast Guard and National Guard included. There are some ‘rules’ that need to be followed, but none too complicated that I’ve experienced. It’s simply a matter of finding the dates that work and speaking with a Disney Specialist to get you set.
If you are in the parks, or heading that way and are wondering when the Christmas tree is going to be up at the Magic Kingdom you’re in luck. The wait is almost over and the tree will be on display December 6th.
We will have pictures on Chip and Co very soon so be sure to check back with us.
Which park has your favorite Christmas decorations? Tell us in the comment box below!
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Just in time for the holiday’s our good friends at Disney hooked us up with some Disney Goodies to help decorate your Christmas Tree. We are giving away 3 Disney Ornaments to one lucky fan, that will look great on anyone’s Christmas Tree!
Here is a picture of all 3. Sorry for the poor lighting.
As you can see in the picture there is Lightening McQueen, Winnie the Pooh, and Lion King Ornaments.
Here are the details on how to enter.
- Share a picture of your Christmas Tree on the Chip and Co Facebook Page. I love to see how people decorate their trees so take a quick picture if you haven’t already and post it on our Facebook Page.
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- Tell us in the comment box below what Disney Item you want Santa Goofy to bring you for Christmas.
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Contest ends Friday Morning December 2nd at 10am. I will pick one lucky person and notify them via Facebook that they won. They will have 24 hours to respond back or I will pick another. So please use a valid way for me to contact you.
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This holiday season there will be no Santa sweeter than the one on display at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, an Epcot Resort Hotel. A life-size chocolate Santa – complete with armchair, fireplace and Christmas tree – sculpted entirely out of chocolate will be exhibited in the lobby of the Swan throughout December. A total of 1,200 lbs. of chocolate was used for the piece, which is colored to accurately portray Santa’s vibrant red suit, flowing white beard and green Christmas tree!
The sculpture is the work of the Orlando hotel‘s executive pastry chef and only two-time world champion pastry chef, Laurent Branlard. Branlard is renowned for intricate chocolate and sugar sculptures and this piece marks one his largest and most difficult ones to date. It included:
|Man Hours: 300 hours|
|Dark Chocolate: 880 lbs.|
|Milk Chocolate: 132 lbs.|
|White Chocolate: 154 lbs.|
|Cocoa Butter: 120 lbs.|
And just in case any chocolate lovers are thinking of taking on the challenge of consuming this enormous sweet, they should consider that it is 2,956,818 calories! (Please note that the sculpture is not available for tasting.)
For more details about all the holiday excitement at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel or to make room reservations, please visit www.santasfavoriteresort.com or call 1-800-227-1500.
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is the gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The hotel is located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Magic Kingdom Park. Guests can discover our 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. Enjoy five pools, two health clubs, tennis, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort and the Extra Magic Hours benefit at the Walt Disney World theme parks. The hotel can be reached at 800-227-1500 or www.swandolphin.com.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas pose with their children, Dylan (left), age 10, and Carys (right), age 7, on Nov. 24, 2010, along with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in front of the Epcot theme park Christmas tree in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18. Epcot is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Kent Phillips/Disney, photographer
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