Disney World Quick Tips – Don’t Make These Newbie Mistakes!

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If you're reading Chip and Co you're probably a Disney Addict and could come up with a list of things to avoid in your sleep, but for those who aren't, let's talk about the most common mistakes Disney newbies make.  Here are the ones we see over and over again--we've even made some ourselves:1.  Fastpass? What's that?  Don't wait until your third day to figure out what a fastpass is.  And yes, I've done this.  Oops.2.  Not making advanced dining reservations.  I'm not saying you have to … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tips – Christmastime at the Resorts

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This is the last article in my Christmas in July series, so better get to planning your trips!  If you would like to see my past articles click the link here. With all the things to see at the parks during the holiday season, many people forget at the resorts the atmosphere is just as magical.  Many have special displays like gingerbread houses or giant Christmas trees.  Here is a rundown of where to go when taking some time away from the parks.SPECIAL DISPLAYS-The deluxe resorts have the … [Read more...]

California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Closing for Refurb

According to Chef Brian Piasecki from California Grill at Contemporary Resort the California Grill will temporarily close on January 6, 2013 for refurbishment. Reports are saying it will only be closed for a few months and Disney plans on reopening the restaurant in Late summer 2013.While closed they will be tweaking the menu, but they will still focus on a fresh, seasonal menu with top-of-the-line sushi. You can still look for creative flavors and techniques, and sophisticated … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips: Hot Weather Touring

With blue skies and bright sunny days, a vacation at Walt Disney World during the summer is the stuff picture-perfect postcards are made of. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t capture the entire reality of those hot, sticky, exhausting days of touring the theme parks with all the summer crowds and in the heat.Here are some of my favorite tips for helping you keep your cool, literally, while at Disney. Doing so may also help you keep your temper!Generally, surviving your summer vacation … [Read more...]

Cruising The Waters Of The World


My favorite thing to do at Walt Disney World outside the parks, and now my son's favorite, was always renting one of the little two-person boats for a cruise in one of the property's many waterways. The "water mice" of my childhood have been replaced by Sea Raycers designed specially for Disney by Sea Ray. These little 10 foot beauties zip along powered by a 9.9 horsepower outboard engine and are tremendous fun!You need not be a resort guest to rent a boat, so you can pick and choose where … [Read more...]

Tables in Wonderland – Special Events for May and June 2012

Tables in Wonderland Members to receive a 35% discount at La Nouba Cirque du SoleilWritten and directed by Franco DragoneMay 29, 2012 – June 22, 2012Performances on Tuesdays – Saturdays, 6:00pm and 9:00pmDiscounted Pricefor Category 2 Tickets:Adult: $57.85 plus taxChild: $46.80 plus taxCall 407-WDW-SEAT (407-939-7328) to purchase tickets!Tables In Wonderland members may purchase tickets for themselves and up to three (3) Guests Must show current, valid Tables … [Read more...]

Signature Restaurants – Are They Worth It? Part 1


When it comes to planning your Walt Disney World vacation, there are so many things to think about, and one of the most important (in my opinion anyways!) is where to eat while you're there. Chances are good you may want to have a special meal to commemorate your vacation, and that's where WDW's Signature Restaurants come into play. This group of restaurants are the cream of the crop, the finest food (and drinks!) available at Walt Disney World.So the big question is, are they worth it? Are … [Read more...]

Huge Savings on Star Wars Weekends, Food n’ Wine and Jersey Week!

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Are you considering a vacation to  Disney World for Star Wars Weekends, Food n' Wine Festival or during Jersey week this year? If so then this is for YOU!Pixie Vacations has an EXCLUSIVE offer with GREAT discounts that you can ONLY get by booking through us. We have worked exclusively with Disney to get these discounted rates for our clients only and you will not see these discounts any place else.The great thing is that it includes a free water park ticket for everyone in your party or … [Read more...]

Disney’s California Grill to Close for Refurbishment?

Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli from Disney's California Grill

According to disneycontemporary.com, the California Grill may be closing for a lengthy refurbishment in 2013.  The restaurant would close on January 1, 2013 for a 4 to 6 month refurbishment. Rumors have been circulating about roof work but it seems the restaurant may be getting a face lift.I visited the California Grill for the first time in January and had an amazing meal. I didn't see any signs of wear and tear but I may have been too preoccupied with my food! If you have an upcoming trip … [Read more...]

Tables in Wonderland – Discount and Special Events for April and May 2012

Tables in Wonderland Members to receive a discount at La Nouba Cirque du Soleil - Written and directed by Franco Dragone.April 17, 2012 – May 11, 2012Performances on Tuesdays – Saturdays, 6:00pm & 9:00pmDiscounted Price for Category 2 Tickets:Adult: $66.75 plus tax Child: $54.00 plus taxCall 407-WDW-SEAT (407-939-7328) to purchase tickets!Tables In Wonderland members may purchase tickets for themselves and up to three (3) Guests Must show current, valid Tables … [Read more...]