Were looking for a few good writers…

Chip and Company is exploding at the seams.Not to put too fine a point on it, but the huge growth in visits could not have been accomplished without great fans like you (yeah, you...the one in the Mickey Mouse t-shirt). I work with some of the best writers on the planet and Chip and Company offers a plethora of articles, including: Park Events, Trip Planning, Reviews and much more..Which brings me to our most recent situation. We need a few more writers to join us on staff at Chip and … [Read more...]

Blue Sky Cellar Update Showcases Upcoming Little Mermaid Attraction

The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure becomes the newest star in the 2011 update of Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar, the place where Disney California Adventure park guests find an exclusive preview of what is new and what is coming next for the expansion of the Disneyland Resort. Beginning Friday, January 28, a refreshed Blue Sky Cellar show will feature new models and a new video, along with dozens of concept drawings for the Little Mermaid attraction and other upcoming … [Read more...]

Classic Disney: Walt Disney World Home Movies Fall 1973

Video provided by the gracious Mr. Pat Connor from his personal visits to WDW during those fascinating first years. This includes the Fort Wilderness Steam Train, the vast topiary array that populated the Magic Kingdom's front lawn, a swan boat and a 3:00 character parade with the same Alice from that old postcard!Related articles'Slo-Mo' Magic at Walt Disney World (chipandco.com) Book Review: Walt's People Volume 10 by Didier Ghez (imaginerding.com) Disney Essays - 13 … [Read more...]

The Magic, The Memories and You! Projection Show Conjures Vacation Memories at Disneyland

Starting tonight, the façade of “it’s a small world” in Disneyland park is being transformed each night into a breathtaking display of moving, ever-changing photography, video, animation and music as Disneyland celebrates guests’ memories with an innovative new show – “The Magic, The Memories and You!”Guests of all ages will be reminded of their Disney memories, and may even see themselves in the nightly show, as a kaleidoscope of larger-than-life images is projected onto the classic … [Read more...]

First Look: The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure

Walt Disney Imagineering has turned its sights to the next highly-anticipated opening: The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, coming soon in 2011. In this video, Imagineer Lisa Girolami takes you behind the curtain (or under the waves) to give you a first look at Ariel's world. From the drawing board to the incredible scenery, this is an attraction sure to make a splash with guests. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/hd6c1oRelated articlesExclusive First Look … [Read more...]

Downtown Disney: Kids’ Birthday Parties at Goofy’s Candy Co.

Looking for a fun way to celebrate a child’s birthday at Walt Disney World Resort? Consider throwing a birthday party at Goofy’s Candy Co. at Downtown Disney, a fun and special way to celebrate someone’s special day.These 1.5 hour parties take place in a small room to the back of Goofy’s Candy Co. for up to 15 guests. Each party includes 2 party hosts to join in the fun and organize themed games and activities for kids; themed balloons; a birthday present for the Guest of honor; and … [Read more...]

New iPhone App Planned for Disneyland’s Hidden Mickeys

Disneyland Hidden Mickey fans, your time has come.An iPhone app for tracking down the Hidden Mickeys at Disneyland will soon join the app for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World, which has been delighting guests to the Florida parks since 2009.Fans can sign up to be notified when the new app launches by visiting here.Both apps are produced by Campbell/Gambill Designs of Orlando, Florida, and are based on the best-selling books by Steven M. Barrett, known to thousands of Disney fans … [Read more...]

Guest Images Come to Life on Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort

In a dramatic new projection show filled with special effects and magic, Cinderella Castle will transform into a shimmering canvas for images of Walt Disney World guests and the memories they made that day at Magic Kingdom.In the nighttime spectacle, photos of guests captured that very day in the park will be projected larger-than-life among the spires and turrets of Cinderella Castle.  In similar fashion, guest images will be projected onto “it’s a small world” on select nights at … [Read more...]

Video: Disneyland Resort Salutes Medal of Honor Recipient

Yesterday was a proud day for the Disneyland Resort. During the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park we had the privilege of honoring United States Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta who was recently presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/hUDyTbRelated articlesDisneyland Resort Salutes United States Army Medal of Honor Recipient (chipandco.com) Try the Tasty New Menu at … [Read more...]

Disney Aulani Resort in Moving right along

Our friend Joel from Coconut Wireless wrote me today to let me know about the progression of Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii.He says:The remaining cranes were removed from the site and more of the exterior art work and detail are starting to show.  They still have a wall around the place so I can't get any better shots although I have noticed that they do have a number of trees in place already.  Gotta give them time to root and fill out a bit!Here are some of the pictures he was able … [Read more...]