Tom Sawyer: the Man, the Myth, the Island

Tom Sawyer Island at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Frontierland

Tom Sawyer: the man, the myth, the island…or the boy, the novel, the attraction.Samuel Langhorn Clemens, aka Mark Twain, is one of America’s best-known humorists, lecturers and novelists. His The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) launched him to celebrity status, with his subsequent The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) being considered “the Great American Novel.” Mark Twain’s masterfully written colloquial speech and dialect created lively, authentic characters who, it seemed, lived out … [Read more...]

Tom Hanks in Talks to Play Walt Disney

According to Variety, Tom Hanks is in talks to play Walt Disney in the movie "Saving Mr. Banks". Emma Thompson is reportedly in negotiations to play Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers.  John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) is set to direct.The film will be based on the true story of how Walt Disney spent 14 years convincing the author to let him adapt her book into a movie. I fell in love with the idea of this movie when I first heard about it. I am huge Mary Poppins fan and I am looking forward … [Read more...]

NEW! Disney PhotoPass+ arriving to Walt Disney World Resort


Starting today you can capture more memories than ever with Disney PhotoPass+!  With Disney PhotoPass+ you can have all your Disney’s PhotoPass Photographer photos PLUS select Attraction photos AND Dining Print Packages – All for one price.Product Details:PhotoPass+ will be sold at PhotoPass view stations located throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. With PhotoPass+ you will have digital files of all your PhotoPass photos, Attraction photos, and Dining photos taken within a 14 day … [Read more...]

D23 Announces Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features


D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is celebrating the once-in-a-lifetime diamond anniversary of one of the most universally beloved and singularly unique film genres in the world—at DESTINATION D: 75 YEARS OF DISNEY ANIMATED FEATURES, Aug. 11 and 12 at the Disneyland® Resort.The two-day event will offer a panorama of some of the most celebrated films and characters ever brought to life on screen and provide attendees with an unforgettable Disney experience.From Walt Disney’s … [Read more...]

Turner Classic Movies & D23 Present Two Extraordinary Disney Classics on the Big Screen

Original SW Poster 1937

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is working with Turner Classic Movies to present two incredible Disney live-action film classics during the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood.On Friday, April 13, Kirk Douglas will be present at Grauman's Chinese Theater for the first public screening of the newly restored 1954 action-adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  On Saturday, April 14, comes a 75th-anniversary screening of the "fairest of them all," Snow White and the Seven … [Read more...]

Why Should You Go to Walt Disney World?

This weekend, I was looking through all the pictures we have accumulated through the years. I was reminded of such wonderful memories. I started to think about why we began taking our family to Walt Disney World in the first place and why we kept the tradition year after year. I remember the times we could not afford to park hop or eat in the parks, but we were there and that is all that mattered. We saved to go, stuck to our budget, and we had a wonderful family time that has closely knit our … [Read more...]

Top 5 Walt Disney World Attractions that are Underrated


Anyone planning a trip to Disney or who has been there before knows that are certain attractions that get a lot of attention and fill up the queues really quick. Therefore, some other Disney attractions that may not offer the latest technology or the biggest thrills sometimes get overlooked and are definitely underrated. This is unfortunate since some of Disney's best secrets are underrated attractions. Therefore, I have compiled a list of Top 5 Underrated Disney World Attractions for you to … [Read more...]

Coming to a City Near You – D23’S Disney Fanniversary Celebration!


From EPCOT Center to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Pete’s Dragon, more than 40 unforgettable Disney creations come together as never before when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings D23’s DISNEY FANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION to six cities across the U.S. in April, May and June.FANNIVERSARY is a fun-filled showcase of magical milestones celebrating Disney anniversaries in 2012. Produced and hosted by D23 and the Walt Disney Archives, the nearly two-hour show is an … [Read more...]

Chip & Company Week in Review, February 13, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Chip & Company Week in Review.  There have been a lot of stories to read about, so here are the stories that caught our eye last week:In a bit of Disney History, the reports are that Walt Disney is close to acquiring the script for “Saving Mr. Banks.” This story tells how Walt Disney finally was able to acquire the script from P.L. Travers for the making of Mary Poppins. Starting this Wednesday, February 15th, the Magic Kingdom is introducing some … [Read more...]

Top 10 Rides to Avoid After You Eat

Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

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...]