Attention All Pirates! It’s Here at Walt Disney World Resort

Who could resist a Pirate Adventure prepared for you in your Walt Disney World resort room by none other than Captain Jack Sparrow? Here’s the inside scoop. The story behind this experience is that our beloved captain was chased by a band of pirates and ducked into your resort room to hide his treasure. The Pirate Code states the treasure shall be yours if you can solve the riddles he left behind and find the key to unlock his treasure chest. Then the treasure chest will be yours to do with … [Read more...]


Things You Might Not Know About Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park

With Halloween Time coming up at the Disneyland Resort, spooky preparations are taking place all around Disneyland park. A guest favorite each year is Haunted Mansion Holiday. Soon Jack Skellington and co. will take over the Haunted Mansion, complete with a new Gingerbread House. As we get ready for the opening of Haunted Mansion Holiday, here are some fun facts you might not know:More than 400 flickering candles and 100 Jack-O-Lanterns create a ghostly glow on the façade of the Haunted … [Read more...]


Get Your Man To Love Disney With These Guy-Friendly WDW Activities

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It’s no secret that a lot of folks out there think that Walt Disney World is kid’s stuff. I am completely opposed to this way of thinking, and believe there truly is something there for everyone. One of my hardest audiences that I have encountered is my husband – he just doesn’t seem to love WDW like I do, and it took a LOT of convincing to get him to agree to go to WDW again. So the real question in his mind is “what’s in it for me?” Well, check out some of the ‘guy-friendly’ activities below … [Read more...]


Treats, Not Tricks, at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park

If you’re looking for a safe, fun and just-spooky-enough place to take your little monsters trick-or-treating this Halloween season, check out Mickey’s Halloween Party. Adults and children alike are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat in the ultimate neighborhood – Disneyland park! In addition to exclusives like Halloween Screams fireworks spectacular and Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade, Mickey’s Halloween Party guests can enjoy treats from multiple treat stops throughout the … [Read more...]


Port Orleans French Quarter – a Perfect WDW Getaway Spot For Adults

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One of the biggest challenges in planning a Walt Disney World Vacation for adults is picking which resort to stay at. Personally, I know I am looking for someplace quiet, scenic, and moderately inexpensive when I go to book my vacation Port Orleans French Quarter is the WDW Resort that meets all these criteria and more:Setting: The resort has a Mardi Gras/New Orleans theme, and it really showcases the New Orleans French Quarter style architecture and atmosphere. The resort is smaller (by … [Read more...]


Flaming Bus Apocolypse Shuts Down Magic Kingdom Buses.

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A bus fire at the Magic Kingdom bus terminal area shut down bus transportation briefly yesterday, forcing guests to ride the monorail and boats. Which, lets be honest, is a lot more fun than taking a bus.Buses were back up and running within the hour and there were no reports of injuries.  However, a reporter from the Orlando Sentinel was taken to the hospital after being overcome with pure joy at the thought of writing a headline that disparages the Disney company.  He was last seen … [Read more...]


Why stay at Fort Wilderness? Why NOT!

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When it comes to planning a Walt Disney World vacation, the resort options are so endless that it can be headache-inducing (it was for me at first!)Should you choose to stay on property (which I highly recommend), one of your options is Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, which is a moderate level resort (ie-middle of the road prices) with amenities and rustic charm galoreLodging Options – Fort Wilderness offers different types of campsites from traditional tent … [Read more...]


Disney’s Aulani Resort Time Lapse Video

Check out this very cool time elapsed video from the all new Aulani Resort in Hawaii! For more pictures from the Grand Opening check out the links below.Related articlesAulani Prepares to Welcome its First Guests (chipandco.com) Grand Opening of Disney's Aulani Resort (chipandco.com) … [Read more...]


The U.S. Air National Guard Band’s Fuego Azul Ensemble to Perform at Disneyland Resort Sept. 9

We’d like to invite you to dust off your dancing shoes and join us as the U.S. Air National Guard Band ensemble, Fuego Azul, performs at Disneyland Resort Sept. 9. The band will perform from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the Carnation Plaza Gardens Stage in Disneyland park.We are honored to host the Latin ensemble as they bring our guests out onto the dance floor through the sounds of salsa, cumbia, mambo and Latin rock.The U.S. Air National Guard Band fosters patriotism and provides musical … [Read more...]


Aulani Discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders

If you are a Disney Visa Cardholder, check your mail for a special offer!Disney Visa cardholders save up to 25% on a 4-night stay (please ask about offers for other lengths of stay).Booking Window:September 1, 2011 through October 15, 2011Travel Most Nights:October 30, 2011 through November 12, 2011 November 27, 2011 through December 24, 2011 January 4, 2012 through January 12, 2012 January 16, 2012 through January 31, 2012For more information about what the … [Read more...]