History Of Disney: Would you like some tea?

This is the first of a weekly column that you will see here at Chip and Co. I will be exploring the history behind the rides of the Disney Theme Parks,  the Resorts, Restaurants and even the Special Events. When trying to decide where to start I had many people say I should start with the "mountains". That seemed to me to be something that would be expected as those are fan favorites. I instead decided I would try to think of a ride that is an icon of the Disney Theme Parks and a ride that is in … [Read more...]

Top 10 Favorite Disney Ride Vehicles at Walt Disney World

Disney rides and attractions are meant to transport you into your favorite Disney film, to a different place in time, or to the African Savanna or even under the sea! But how do they take you from the long, snaking lines and actually into these stories and experiences? By their ride vehicles of course! But not all ride vehicles are created equal, and some play a huge part in the story the Imagineers are trying to tell, or even become icons of the rides themselves! Ride Vehicles range from … [Read more...]

Your Favorite Animated Classics Are Everywhere at WDW!

 Everyone has their favorite Animated Disney classic movie, and one of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is getting to see these movies come to life in the rides and attractions!So you might be wondering….Where can you find your favorite Disney Movie at WDW?Well, here’s the answer!Beauty and the Beast – The New Fantasyland features the Beast’s Castle, where you can dine at the Be Our Guest Restaurant, and even meet the Beast himself! You can also check out … [Read more...]

New Disney Policy for Accompanying Children Under Seven on Rides

You might remember last month when we shared the news about Unaccompanied Park Entry Changes. Well according to Theme Park Insider, Disney is changing their policy on accompanying children under seven on rides. The rules for children to visit an attraction or ride a ride are continuously changing to become more strict to insure the safety of these children. The newest change to the policy though may make vacations more difficult for families with multiple children.Disney's previous policy … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment update for March 2013

Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Disneyland ParkNow – Feb. 14, 2013: Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment. Now – Feb. 14, 2013: Mad Tea Party will be closed for refurbishment. Now – Feb. 14, 2013: Fantasmic! will not be presented. Now – Feb. 14, 18-21, 25-28, 2013: Big Thunder Trail will be closed for refurbishment. Big Thunder Ranch Complex will be closed as well. Now – … [Read more...]

Top 5 Rides to Avoid if you get Motion Sick

I won't lie - I am a big wuss when it comes to intense rides. However, I have been on all but one of the rides listed below at Walt Disney World and, although they are rather enjoyable, they are top contenders for triggering motion sickness.1. Expedition EverestThemed around the infamous Yeti who is hiding in and around a forbidden mountain that it protects, Expedition Everest is located in the Animal Kingdom, located in the section of Asia. A favorite of thrill-seekers everywhere, it … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule January 2013 and Beyond

Here is this months Refurbishment and Closure Schedule for Walt Disney World for January 2013 and beyond. Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website. CurrentGrand Floridian Spa (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through 12/16/12 due to construction at the resort. The Grand Floridian Fitness Center remains open and guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule for January 2013

If your heading to Disneyland soon be sure to check out the Refurbishment/Closure list below. Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland website. CurrentTroubadour Tavern (Disneyland) closed through 5/22/13 for refurbishment.UpcomingBig Thunder Trail & Ranch Complex (Disneyland) closed 1/7/13-1/10/13, 1/14/13-1/17/13, 1/21/13-1/24/13, 1/28/13-1/31/13, … [Read more...]

Do they exisit? Dad Friendly Rides at Disney World

I'm not sure if any of you moms out there have noticed, but sometimes the Dads walking around the Disney Parks aren't that excited about going on It's A Small World or Prince Charming's Carousel.  Of course they go on them because their kids love it, but the excitement factor just isn't there.  They may be longing to ride Space Mountain or Expedition Everest over and over again, but it may be hard to enjoy without the kiddos by your side.  But never fear Disney Dads!  There are some awesome, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Rides to Avoid After You Eat

So you just stuffed yourself on a scrumptious meal at your favorite Walt Disney World eatery. If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, you likely enjoyed a four-square meal and beverage of choice, right? What you need is a nap, but what your family wants is a ride!Do NOT “walk this way” when you are stuffed to the gills:1)      Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith—A tour of G-Force Record Studio is cut short when the band Aerosmith takes off for a show. They take Guests with them, … [Read more...]