Ron Thompson


Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 2 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

October 9, 2014
Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Part 2 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

The first Disney attraction from the Fair that we will be looking at is “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. As you will see, the concept began with Walt long before the World’s Fair. In the late 1950’s there was extensive planning on a major expansion to Main Street USA. Part of this was to...
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Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

September 25, 2014
Disney WAYBACK Machine – Walt at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

Overview In 1964 and 1965 New York City hosted what was the grandest World’s Fair ever and to this day, still is. For our purposes though, it included four attractions developed by Walt Disney and WED (Walter E. Disney – later to become Imagineering). Just a few years earlier, Walt had opened Disneyland with...
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Are You 23 ??

September 11, 2014
Are You 23 ??

We are currently finalizing plans for attending D23’s Destination D at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World this coming November. This caused me to think about the effect that D23 has had on both me personally and Disney Fans in general so I thought that this would be a good opportunity to talk...
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Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 4

August 28, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 4

France Beyond Disneyland Paris For the last part of this series, we turn now to looking at France beyond the Disney Parks. When you are here at home, you can go anywhere and you are likely to see Disney related items. Go to a Hallmark store and you find ornaments, cards and plushes of...
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Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 3

July 31, 2014
Disney Impressions: Searching for Mickey, Finding Disney – Part 3

DisneyLand Paris  Our third location we viewed in our search for Mickey was Disneyland Paris (DLP). The two Parks that comprise Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Park and The Disney Studios, really deserve separate coverage of their own. We won’t do that here as the primary focus is on finding Mickey. I plan to do a...
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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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