Ron Thompson


Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Your WDW Vacation

April 10, 2014
Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Your WDW Vacation

  It has been a while since I did a post on Disney Vacation Planning so I thought that  since we are approaching Tax Day rapidly it might be a good time to look at ways to save on your Walt Disney World vacation (or maybe use your refund ! As anyone who has...
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Cooking Disney Part 3: Key Lime Pie

March 27, 2014
Cooking Disney Part 3: Key Lime Pie

We started off this series with a look at Disney’s version of Pecan Pie. Let’s take a look at another favorite pie that you can easily make at home. First let’s look at some of the ingredients: 1/3 cup of sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten 2 cups heavy cream...
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WDW WAYBACK Machine – Discovery Island

March 13, 2014
WDW WAYBACK Machine – Discovery Island

I am starting a new series of articles today on the history of Walt Disney World which I am calling the WDW WAYBACK Machine (with apologies to Mr. Peabody and Sherman). Ok, let’s see by a show of hands, how many of you had the opportunity to visit the World in the early, pre-Epcot...
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Cooking Disney Part 2: TONGA !!! – A Trip Down Memory Lane

February 28, 2014
Cooking Disney Part 2: TONGA !!! – A Trip Down Memory Lane

If you are familiar with the movie “Animal House” you will remember the chant of “Toga, Toga, Toga !!” calling for a Toga Party. Well, for me a similar chant is “Tonga, Tonga, Tonga !!!” I am of course referring to the amazing breakfast delight served at my favorite place for breakfast in all...
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Top 10 Romantic Encounters in Walt Disney World

February 14, 2014
Top 10 Romantic Encounters in Walt Disney World

  Ah spring ! You know the old saying “In Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to Disney World…er, I mean Love. So, why not both ??   While we usually think of WDW as a wonderful place for families, it can be a terrific place for couples too. Witness the fact that countless...
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Disney Impressions Plus It ! – Disney’s Backstage Magic Tour

January 31, 2014
Disney Impressions Plus It ! – Disney’s Backstage Magic Tour

  This edition of Plus It! covers a very special tour at Walt Disney World (WDW). Backstage Magic is a seven plus hour tour of all four Disney Parks in WDW. The tour also includes a wonderful lunch which I’ll discuss later. After a brief overview, I’ll look at what was covered in each...
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Disney Impressions – My Magic Plus Update

January 17, 2014
Disney Impressions – My Magic Plus Update

  Starting late last summer, Disney began the introduction of a collection of Next Gen tools that they labeled My Magic + (MMP). This consisted of  Magic Bands (MB), FastPass + (FFP) and the My Disney Experience web app and mobile app. We had the chance to experience some of this as early as...
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Cooking Disney – A Culinary Romp Through the Parks and Resorts

January 3, 2014
Cooking Disney – A Culinary Romp Through the Parks and Resorts

  The Disney Parks and Resorts are filled with so much to see, do and experience that many fan sites, such as this one, podcasts, books and videos are created to capture some of the magic and bring it home with us. Everyone would agree that the pleasures of food are one of the...
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A Brief Look at Disney’s Christmas Movies

December 20, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner. If your family is like ours, you probably love to spend some time watching Christmas movies while wrapping presents or baking cookies and other Christmas goodies. You may have watched the standards for the umpteenth time. You know, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas in...
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Disney Impressions Plus It ! – Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

December 6, 2013
Disney Impressions Plus It ! – Disney’s Wild Africa Trek

Jambo readers. As I had promised in an earlier blog, here is a look at something on the wilder side. My wife and I recently went on Disney’s Wild Africa Trek in Animal Kingdom and this is a review of that experience. If you are like us, whenever we visit Disney’s Animal  Kingdom, the...
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