Ron Thompson


Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 2

July 17, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 2

  Welcome to the second installment of Searching for Mickey. If you have not done so, I suggest that you start with the first installment as it set the groundwork and explains a lot. In this part, we are headed to the reimagined Disney Magic for a 12 day sail across the Atlantic Ocean...
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Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney

July 3, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful vacation celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. Being a confirmed Disney Geek, I decided to take the opportunity to seek out references to Mickey during the trip. Now I am not referring to Hidden Mickeys for this quest. If you are not familiar with Hidden Mickeys,...
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Top Ten Packin’ it Around WDW Tips

May 8, 2014
Top Ten Packin’ it Around WDW Tips

  Almost every time I visit Walt Disney World, I  am reminded of how poorly some people prepare for their day at one of the Theme Parks. I am not referring to plans like which Park to visit when or having ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations) or hotel reservations. Nor, am I planning on addressing...
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If I Were CEO Of Disney: Epcot

April 24, 2014
If I Were CEO Of Disney: Epcot

  Ever wish you were in charge of Disney? What kinds of changes would you  make? What would you add? These thoughts cross my mind every once in a while and I kind of do a thought experiment of what I would do if I was CEO of Disney. On a recent trip to...
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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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