Ron Thompson


Freezing the Night Away on the Disney Magic

June 18, 2015
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  This summer the Disney Magic is conducting a series of cruises to Aren..er I mean Norway. We just returned from the Trans-Atlantic Repositioning cruise and this is your chance to get an idea of what Disney has in store for their guests on these cruises. Our cruise had a rather rocky start, half...
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Planning Your Time on a Disney Cruise

June 4, 2015
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From somewhere in the North Atlantic….. You might think that after you have planned you Disney Cruise, gotten on board and started to sail that your planning would be complete. That is not the case. We are on our first day at sea following departure from the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is...
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A Frozen Trans-Atlantic Cruise

May 7, 2015
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Last year we were privileged to take a cruise on the Disney Magic transatlantic from Castaway Cay to Barcelona, Spain. The trip was a bucket list item for us but we never thought that we would be making a second journey transatlantic on the same ship. While we were on board the transatlantic cruise...
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The Essential Disney Bookshelf

April 9, 2015
The Essential Disney Bookshelf

As a Disney fan, we are always looking for ways to capture a  little of the Magic when we are away from the Parks. One of the best ways to achieve this is through expanding our knowledge of all things Disney through the extensive amount of literature available about Disney. These range from bios...
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Living at Disney: Final Thoughts

March 12, 2015
Living at Disney: Final Thoughts

After five weeks living in a one bedroom Disney Vacation Club condo at Disney’s Saratoga  Springs Resort and Spa we are finally back home. We left Disney in shorts and 75 degree temperatures to come home to snow and 16 degrees, ugh! Guess we should have planned to stay longer. For this last post...
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Living At Disney: We Visit Universal (GASP !!!)

February 26, 2015
Living At Disney: We Visit Universal (GASP !!!)

Thanks for joining me again is this series on Living at Disney. While most of the country has been blasted with far below normal temperatures and feet of snow, we have been enjoying generally moderate to warm temperatures in Orlando. With our five week stay at Walt Disney World, we felt we had plenty...
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And The Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down Down….

February 12, 2015
And The Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down Down….

Rain at Disney can be  frustrating and upsetting to all your carefully made plans. Unfortunately, it is also probably inevitable at some point in your Disney visiting. So here are a few ideas of how to better handle those times when nature decides it’s time to drop some of the liquid stuff on central...
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Living At Disney – Part 2

January 29, 2015
Living At Disney – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Living at Disney. We  have now been here on property for a week or so staying at Disney’s Saratoga Springs resort. As I mentioned in Part 1, we are staying in a one bedroom this year as opposed to the studio we had last year. So, for this post...
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Living at Disney – Part 1

January 15, 2015
Living at Disney – Part 1

Living at Disney ??? Who does that ?? Unless you  are one of the very fortunate ones who can afford the multi-million dollar investment in Golden Oak, the dream of living at Disney isn’t going to happen any time soon. But, for a reasonable investment you can spend one, two or even three months...
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Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 5 – Ford’s Magic Skyway

January 1, 2015
Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 5 – Ford’s Magic Skyway

We are back to the World’s Fair after our  brief pause to look at D23’s Destination D – Attraction Rewind. This will be part 5, the final installment in this series: Ford’s Magic Skyway. Ford’s pavilion was designed from the ground up by WED (short for Walt Elias Disney, what would eventually become WDI,...
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