Who Wants to Get Closer To Maleficent at the Disney Parks?

With the much anticipated release of Disney's latest live-action film "Maleficent" having been released into theaters everywhere, we all want to see more of the star of this film, the downright evil one herself, Maleficent.So walk on through the original Sleeping Beauty Castle that Walt built and get closer to Maleficent, at least 5 times during the walkthrough show. Enter the Castle gates through Fantasyland and in through the arched doorway. Be careful as you enter as you never know when … [Read more...]

My Disney Experience planning for a Toddler’s Walt Disney World Trip.

 Going to Walt Disney World with a toddler is something that causes anxiety in many parents. There are so many questions and expectations that for some it can be a little overwhelming. My best advice is, flexible planning. Have a plan, know what you want to accomplish, but also be willing to go with the flow when plans change.The first trip with my son was also my first trip using My Disney Experience and Magic Bands. I knew very little about them, and did the best I could. My … [Read more...]

Disney’s “It’s a Small World” Ride Celebrates 50 Years

 On April 10th the iconic "It's a Small World" celebrates it's 50th anniversary. I can't believe it's been around that long. Disney World celebrated with a worldwide sing-a-long.Park goers could join the chorus that happened before the afternoon parade. If you weren't there you could go to smallworld50.com and watch others who have joined the sing-along online.Here are some pictures from the celebration:Did you know that Walt Disney himself helped create the iconic small … [Read more...]

Hollywood icon and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke to appear at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn

Chip and Co. has an awesome article all about Walt's Barn, and recently, I was very lucky to co-host an interview with Cathy, a representative from the barn. Now it seems the barn is in the Disney hot news once again! Dick Van Dyke, Disney Legend and star, will be making a rare public appearance at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn on Sunday March 16th from 11am – 3pm. Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to appear on behalf of the Carolwood Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Walt Disney’s … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD March 18th!

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson tell the backstory of one of Disney’s most beloved films –Mary Poppins – in this heartwarming film. Hanks plays the role of Walt Disney – who is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters to make P.L. Travers’ (played by Thompson) book into a big screen featureTravers proves to be a hard sell – and is stubborn to a fault, until Disney is able to eventually dig deeper and use his own past to help discover Travers’ fears, and allow them to work … [Read more...]

D23 Celebrates Disney’s Contributions to The World’s Fair in the Spring 2014 Issue

 The 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York celebrated a time of optimism, growth, and progress. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club captures all the excitement of this epic event in the Spring issue of its publication, Disney twenty-three. The Fair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, marked the creation of landmark Disney technology, music, and attractions including it’s a small world, Audio-Animatronics technology, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the Carousel of … [Read more...]

Dapper Day Spring 2014 Schedule Released

Remember Dapper Day at Walt Disney World? Well, it's back in full fashion for spring 2014! We've got your dates and the official list of "unofficial" events right here at Chip & Co! If you don't know what Dapper Day is or don't know what to wear, be sure to read all the way to the bottom for links to more information! MAGIC KINGDOM, WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT, SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2014 Here is a schedule of suggested activities: 3pm THE LIBERTY BELLE BON VOYAGE Meet at the boat landing in … [Read more...]

Walter E. Disney Quotes

During this hectic time of year, we can all take a moment to slow down and just enjoy some inspiration from a great storyteller! I've assembled some of my favorite Walt Disney's greatest lines below. Feel free to leave a comment or two of your favorite(s) and over time we'll update this posting.Let's start with one of my favorites. It's so brilliantly true. However, we often need to be reminded:"I only hope we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse."Then … [Read more...]

‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review

The journey to making 'Mary Poppins', one of the most popular Disney movies all time, was a very bumpy road. It took Walt Disney twenty years to convince PL Travers to sign the rights away to her beloved character, but little did he know, she was selling a lot more than just the rights to her book. She was selling herself, her family, and a part of her past, and didn't want to see it turned into a mockery. At least, that's what 'Saving Mr. Banks', Disney's newest live action film about the … [Read more...]

Special Limited Engagement of Saving Mr. Banks Sold Out

 A special limited engagement viewing of Disney's Saving Mr. Banks which was offered to fans a few weeks ago is completely SOLD out.   With the movie out in select theaters, beginning December 13 and world wide, beginning December 20th,  the price of the $50 ticket, would allow movie goers the privilege of an early viewing in one of the state of the art theaters inside the Walt Disney Studios. In addition, to the movie preview, a tour of the famous lot is also included.  The tour "A … [Read more...]