Wouldn’t You Like to Win a Disney Vacation?


I think it's been established that we all love Disney and we are always trying to save our pennies and save money so we can go back sooner instead of later. This contest is sponsored by SuperPretzel and it's pretty awesome.If you are the grand prize winner you can pick from a few different vacations, Williamsburg, Los Angeles, New York City, or last but certainly not least Disney World! I know which one I would pick, don't you?The trips are valued at $5,000.00. There will be some instant … [Read more...]

3-D Chalk Art to Downtown Disney for Limited Time Magic


For next weeks Limited Time Magic Disney has some amazing chalk artists that will be transforming flat, concrete surfaces into dazzling three-dimensional works of art at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort.At Disneyland Resort, the Downtown Disney Chalk Art Festival will run October 4-6 as a special “Limited Time Magic” experience. You’ll be able to stroll and see chalk art as well as meet with the artists, including artist Miss Mindy who will be appearing … [Read more...]

Permanent Changes Are Coming to the Guest Assistance Card (GAC)


Many of you may remember that we have been reporting on some possible changes coming to the Guest Assistance card, well it seems as though these changes are about to become reality.These changes are set to take place Oct 9. As of that date the new program called Disabled Access Service Card will be in full effect. Now the system at WDW will work just like the system, now in place at Disneyland. It's going to be like a Fastpass.Here are the details:There will be Guest Relations … [Read more...]

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Starts today!


 Walt Disney World guests can sip new wines, beers and cocktails, taste flavors from around the globe and eat to the beat of live entertainment at the 18th annual Epcot  Food and Wine Festival presented by Chase from Sept. 27-Nov. 11, 2013.The 46-day festival at Disney’s Epcot theme park serves up authentic cuisine from six continents; wine, beer and inventive new cocktails; nightly Eat to the Beat! concerts with entertainment ranging from rock and soul to funk and blues; cultural … [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...]

2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping Schedule for Disney World

Christmas Day Parade

It's that time of year again when I get tons of questions here at Chip and Co as to when Disney will be taping the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade for both Disney World and Disneyland. Well every year we deliver the news well before the other guys.Well this year is no different!I have the info from a reliable source that Disney World will be taping their Christmas Day Parade on December 6th - 8th, 2013.The schedule is as follows:Friday December 6th, 2013 Morning Practice … [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...]

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Gets Ready for Food and Wine Classic

Disney's Swan

The culinary team at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin is getting ready for the annual Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, it takes place Oct. 18-19. The event is an great opportunity for everyone to enjoy some yummy food and wine, you can also attend food and wine seminars.Incredible food creations  from short rib Oscar to raspberry s'mores. Guests can buy wines and event merchandise. New this year is a pasta-making seminar hosted by hotel executive chef Robert Ciborowski. … [Read more...]

Tips to Make the Best of your Downtown Disney Visit

Disney Springs Map

Earlier this year it was announced about Disney Springs, the exciting, transformation of Downtown Disney. If you've visited recently, you know that our expansion has officially begun. One of the most popular topics for questions seems to be parking: Will we have more spots? Where will they be located? And where should guests park in the meantime?Yes, more parking is coming! The best part: parking will continue to be complimentary. Work recently started on the first of two multi-level parking … [Read more...]

Cool Off With These Frozen Favorites at Walt Disney World!

Fife & Drum Tavern Epcot

Just because the fall decorations are up in the Magic Kingdom doesn't mean that fall weather has settled in to stay in Florida!  I just came back from a great week that was anything but cool.  With temperatures in the 90s, each day was filled with harsh sun, hot heat, and unbearable sweating.  It was hot, especially between 1 and 5 pm.  Thank goodness, the cool of sun down and the promise of a daily rain shower meant the nights were much more comfortable!   But when the sun was beating down, we … [Read more...]