Milford Hutsell

Milford Hutsell

Figment will always hold a special nostalgic place in my heart, as well as the hearts of many other Epcot fans. I was delighted to see that there is a Figment Dream Friend Plush pal on shopDisney! We don’t see a lot of Figment merchandise unless it coincides with a festival, so this is a fun treat.

They say it’s best to let sleeping dragons lie, and I am perfectly fine letting this cutie cuddle up on my bed. The super soft Dream Friend Figment is accented with his iconic orange horns and wings. The nostalgic Journey into Imagination mascot has sleepy expression with embroidered details. This soft and cuddly Figment plush is available from shopDisney and retails for $34.99. Other fun Figment finds are the Pillow Pet, and Lougefly crossbody purse. I love that we can journey into imagination even outside the Disney Parks with these cute finds.

If you need more Dream Friend Plush pals to join Figment, there is also a Mickey, and Minnie Mouse version available! The Mickey and Minnie dream friends actually come wearing pajamas.

Would you cuddle up with the ultra snuggle Figment Dream Plush? What other characters from the Disney Parks would you like to see get more attention?

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Fans of the new character inspired collectible keys from Disney store and shopDisney, are in for some fun this month. in celebrating Collector’s Day this month! A playful Limited Edition Toy Story Key will be available starting July 13. Guests can visit their local Disney store or and receive a new Toy Story Collectible Key with any purchase.

The new toy story keys will be available to the first 150 customers who make a purchase of $10.00 or more in store or online. In store customers will be given a number for purchasing, so they can look around and shop, while online customers can use the code: TOYSTORY at check out. These keys are limited, so they will only be available while supplies last. Purchases of Disney Park passes, gift cards or memberships will not be valid towards the $10.00 minimum.


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Last month I got the Donald Duck key for his 85th anniversary, and it was so exciting! The Aladdin Key in May was also sensational. I really hope Disney Store and shopDisney continues to do these fun character inspired keys, they are quickly becoming an obsession!

Will you be grabbing a Limited Edition Toy Story Key when they launch July 13th? I know I’ll be at the Disney Store to get mine!

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Greetings from the all-new Grand Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Resort. We got a first look at two brand new restaurants that will open with the new tower. Here’s a first look at both the new  Toledo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood, and the new Dahlia Lounge.

Toledo is the first up and it’s a new Spanish-style restaurant located on the rooftop of the new Grand Destino Tower. Reservations are available now and a full menu can be found here.

Next up is the new Dahlia Lounge which is located next to the Toledo and a is a Spanish-style rooftop lounge.

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The view from the Dahlia Lounge at the Grand Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is amazing! #disneyscoronadosprings #disneyscoronadospringsresort #coronadosprings #grandestino #grandestinotower  #waltdisneyworldresort #waltdisneyworld #disneyworld #disneyparks #wdw #disney #disneyfan #chipandco

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Both new dining spots look classic and beautiful. Make sure to follow along with Chip and Co. on Instagram for a look at all the new things happening at the new Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. You can also read more about these beautiful restaurants here.

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With the anticipation of Disney’s next live-action remake, “The Lion King” in theaters July 19th, Adventures by Disney is giving you the opportunity to win an African safari vacation. This once-in-a-lifetime chance will get you up close and personal with some real African lions.

This amazing Adventures by Disney South Africa vacation itinerary, will have guests embark on a three-day safari. The winners will find themselves in the incredible Kapama River Lodge and private game reserve. You may have heard of this reserve since it’s home to three famous lion brothers. Their famous father is known as the “One-Eyed Lion”.

That’s not all that’s in store for the winners of this amazing Adventures by Disney vacation! While at Kapama River Lodge, guests set out on early morning and sunset game drives in search of the “big five”. The “big five” being lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo. You’ll also encounter other exotic animals and more than 350 species of birds. You’ll experience a 10-day tour across South Africa with incredible animal encounters (including elephants, monkeys, eagles and penguins), plus the chance to explore the cities of Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope.

How can you enter to win this once-in-a-lifetime vacation for two?

Now through July 31, share a photo of the little lions in your life! Yes! They mean your house cats! Share  on Instagram with the hashtags #ShowMeYourHouseLion and #Sweepstakes to be entered to win, then follow and tag @AdventuresbyDisney! For more information, visit

You can learn more about this unforgettable South Africa vacation here. Guests must be 18 years or older to enter.

All information and pictures are from Disney Parks Blog found HERE.

Good luck to those who enter and let us know if you plan to see “The Lion King” in theaters. Keep following Chip and Co. for all the latest Disney and theme park news.


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Darkness has fallen… and the first full-length trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has been released! We see a sadness created once again as Maleficent is trying to save Aurora from a broken heart. Watch below as you see the battle within as she has her “daughter” turned against her…

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.

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Experiment 626 is back! This time our favorite blue alien is in cake form. Stitch had quite the line when he showed up at the Polynesian Resort with a one day only Stich ice cream Cone back in June. We’re hoping this cute and delicious dome cake will stay a bit longer!

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Experiment 626! Stitch is back at the Kona Island (next to Kona Cafe upstairs) at the Polynesian Resort. This fun chocolate dome cake is $5.99 plus tax and has been selling out. Make sure to get this cute and delicious snack while they're available! @waltdisneyworld ? @justasunshinestateofmind #stitchdomecake #stitchcake #stitchcupcake #polynesianresort #disneysnacks #disneyfood #disneytreats #chipandco

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This adorable new character-themed cupcake can be found at the Kona Island. Kona Island is located on the second level inside the main building of the Polynesian Resort. The Kona Island has dropped a couple of new fun treats lately including the Unicorn Cupcake and three types of Chocolate Covered Bacon. The Stitch Dome Cake is a chocolate cake with blue fondant, white chocolate ears, and buttercream flowers. At $5.99 plus tax or a dining plan snack credit he’s worth the purchase.

The Stitch Dome Cake is labeled as a seasonal cupcake right now and we hope he’s going to stay for a while. Make sure you check out this fun snack early because they ended up running out while we were there. Stitch is definitely a fan favorite and such an icon of the Polynesian Resort.

Disney has certainly upped the cuteness factor in a lot of their new snacks coming out. They definitely have fans in mind with new treats like the 2319 Cone we tried earlier this month. There’s no telling how long this adorable and Instagram worthy snack will be at the Polynesian Resort. Make sure you being your Ohana and try it out.

Is this a snack you’re wanting to try? Drop a comment below and let us know! Make sure to keep on following Chip and Co. for all the latest theme park news and snacks! You can find my Instagram HERE. I’m usually at a Florida theme park finding new things for Chip and Co!

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Disney’s Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort is now open! Chip was invited to the media event for the dedication of the new resort. Take a look the lobby and the exquisite art and Spanish theme throughout.  Gran Destino Tower will contribute 545 new guest rooms, 50 of which are suites, as well as include a themed restaurant on the top level. It will feature a magnificent 2-story lobby trimmed with classic Spanish themes praising explorers, writers, artists, and architects. The Spanish influences will be felt entirely through the new building and renovated rooms.


Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman, Bob Chapek also announced that the 1800 existing rooms have been entirely completed in refurbishment. This includes new fixtures, furniture, and lighting in each room! In addition to the completion of refurbished rooms and the new tower, a second restaurant will be available to guests. It will sit on the island centered in Lago Dorado. New walkways have also been established over the lake to make dining at the island accessible to all guests no matter where they may be roomed.

With a fresh coat of paint to provide harmony between the existing and new elements of this fabulous resort, we are certain that it will be a “must see.” As with any resort on property, although designed with a Spanish motif, we can entirely expect to see ounces of Disney tossed in here or there. Certainly, the resort will once again become a favorite of guests as it adds a new dimension to Disney theming and immersion while providing a comfortable place to rest after a long day in the parks.

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Take a tour through the beautiful rooms at Disney’s all-new Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs! The Spanish themed resort is gorgeous in every way. The detail throughout is nothing less than you would expect from Disney. Scroll through and see the attention to detail in Chip’s beautiful 8th-floor room!

Gran Destino Tower will contribute 545 new guest rooms, 50 of which are suites, as well as include a themed restaurant on the top level. It will feature a magnificent 2-story lobby trimmed with classic Spanish themes praising explorers, writers, artists, and architects. The Spanish influences will be felt entirely through the new building and renovated rooms.

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We’ve spotted a sassy new dress from the Disney Dress Shop! The fabulous off shoulder Minnie Mouse Icon Dress is an absolute dream. This dress captures Minnie’s iconic style, with a stylishly dapper twist. As the original Disney style diva, it’s only fitting that she gets a new dress dedicated to her now and then.

This dress has a swooping off the shoulder style, with a folded over collar which has a very flattering look. Dainty necklaces also compliment this neckline beautifully too. The collar matches the skirt with white on red micro polka-dots. The dress’s sleek black bodice is belted at the skirt, for a nice slimming effect. The bottom of the skirt is striped in red and white.

A small extra detail has been added to this gorgeous new dress. On the back of the dress is a small embroidery of Minnie Mouse’s iconic bow! The Minnie Mouse dress retails for $128 and comes in sizes XS to 3XL. This dress is available at Disney Dress Shop locations, as well as upscale retail locations throughout the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. It is currently not available on shopDisney.

What do you think of the sassy new Minnie Mouse Icon Dress from the Disney Dress Shop?

Special thanks to Rose for the beautiful pics!

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Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Opening Crew

A surprise transmission from far, far away!

A group of Cast Members got the surprise of their lifetime when they found out they were going to Batuu! to be part of the opening crew of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Walt Disney World Ambassador Marilyn West delivered the good news and captured the emotional moment when these Cast Members got the amazing news.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open on August 29th, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

See you there!

Photo and video credit: Walt Disney World

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