A Birthday Tribute to Our Friend, Ken!

Disney lovers are a special breed of people. We speak a different language and we understand one another. We know the thrill of planning a trip, the anticipation of waiting for it, and the sheer joy of being home again.  The Disney community is a tightly knit group. We have respect, regard and a genuine concern for each other. Our group at Chip & Company is one example of such a group of Disney lovers who truly enjoy sharing all we know with everyone out there in order to try to make your … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Don’t Miss These Holiday Experiences

The holidays at Walt Disney World, as we all know, are extra special for everyone but there are some experiences that are especially appealing to us, the Oldies. There are four that I think we find especially pleasing and if any of you chronologically advanced folks out there haven't seen them you might find it worth your while to schedule a Walt Disney World visit during the Christmas season. In reverse order they are:4. - The Grand Floridian Lobby - This is truly a marvel and is best … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies…Date Night For Oldies

If you visit Walt Disney World as an Oldies couple, then every night is date night. More often than not though, we as Oldies, travel with an extended family group. One thing you can almost bet on is that your children will ask you to watch their children (your grandchildren of course) while they take a break and have a date night. Let them go and have fun because you understand how tired you were all the time taking care of them when they were kids and things have not changed over time. But - in … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies…Minimizing The Cost Of Getting There

Vacationing at Walt Disney World is an expensive proposition and most of us (particularly us, frugal Oldies) generally look for whatever ways we can to minimize costs without impacting the fun. One way you can impact these costs, even in today's expensive air travel market, is to look for the flights or other travel options that fit your needs best. There are many options, some of which are cheaper but may not meet your needs. Cheapest is not necessarily the best especially if you look at just … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – When Should Seniors Visit Walt Disney World

There are lots of wonderful times for everyone including us Oldies to visit Walt Disney World. There are times, however, when we are unable to really choose the best time for ourselves. If you are traveling with a group that includes school age grandchildren the trip windows are limited by school commitments. If you are traveling with a group of adult family members the visit time may be determined by their job commitments, and if you are traveling with a Senior group, the schedule for the trip … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies…Communication Wins The Day!!

A visit to Walt Disney World is almost always a wonderful adventure and experience. You can visit as an individual, a couple, a group of peers, or a multi-generational family group. As an individual, communication is not really an issue in that you just do what you want when you want and no one else is affected. As a peer group, you are likely visiting because of a common interest such as the Flower and Garden Festival or the Food and Wine Festival. In these instances the itinerary is often pre … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – How Old Is Too Old For Walt Disney World

Your age in years actually has very little to do with how old you are! Fellow Seniors, some people say you are as old as you feel and that does play a role. I say, you are as old as you act!! In the picture above, my wife and I don't seem to be acting properly for a couple of seniors - who cares - we were having a good time with Mr. Goofy. When I get to Walt Disney World a bit of a transformation happens, I am no longer a Senior Citizen with a touch of arthritis in my feet and knees but a ten … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Cirque du Soleil

Let's face it fellow Seniors, we love to be entertained. We also love the chance to sit in a cool, shady area several times a day while touring Walt Disney World. Perhaps this explains the large numbers of folks with white hair, and alas in my case as with many others no hair in the audiences of attractions like the Festival of the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Fantasmic!. We really do enjoy quality entertainment whether it be a musical, acting, or even mime performance, a display of … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Victoria And Albert’s

Oldies But Goodies - Victoria And Albert'sAs you approach this door you are about to treat yourself to my favorite Walt Disney World restaurant - Victoria and Albert's (V&A's) in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I realize that as we Oldies become more "mature" we sometimes have a tendency to become a bit more frugal. I do recommend though,  if Victoria and Albert's falls within your budget do not miss an opportunity to dine there. It is the only five diamond restaurant in … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Where Do I Find Out…

You have decided to go to Walt Disney World fellow Oldie but you need to find information so you know when to go, where to stay, and what is happening while you are there. Fear not, there is enough information available on the internet to make your head spin all the way around several times. There is almost too much information out there but if you approach the internet logically you can find exactly what you need. I could list literally hundreds of sites but I’m going to introduce you to those … [Read more...]