Ron Thompson

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: Planning Your Strategy

October 8, 2015

Every Year from around late September through the end of October, Walt Disney World hosts Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) on selected nights. This party is a hard ticketed event. Meaning that you must purchase a separate ticket for this event even if you have a day pass, multi-day ticket or Annual Pass.The cost...
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The Essential Disney Bookshelf: The WDW Trivia Book

September 10, 2015
Trivia Book Cover

When someone mentions an Essential Disney Bookshelf, what  comes to mind? Perhaps you think about the history of the Parks, perhaps about Disney Animation or perhaps about Walt himself. All of those are good answers however, I’ll add another topic to the list: Trivia. That may not seem to be in the same category...
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Disney Impressions: D23 Expo 2015 Recap

August 27, 2015

Hard to believe that after two years of anticipation, the D23  Expo 2015 is over. It was a whirlwind but very exciting. In preparing to do a recap, I considered what areas to focus on as there was so much to cover that I could easily fill a dozen posts. In addition, these are...
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A Baker’s Dozen Reasons Why Every WDW Fan Should Visit Disneyland

August 13, 2015

We are in Anaheim on the eve of the D23 Expo but also looking forward to spending time at the Disneyland Resort. I am reminded about conversations I have had with friends familiar with WDW who ask me “Why should I go to Disneyland, isn’t it just a smaller version of the Magic Kingdom?”...
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Marvel One-Shots

July 30, 2015

So, you are a faithful follower of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). You say that you’ve  seen all the Thor, Avenger, Hulk, Captain America movies. You also stayed for the easter eggs after the credits so you have seen it all. Right? Maybe not. Not anyway if you haven’t seen the Marvel One Shots....
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The D23 Expo Sneak Peek

July 16, 2015
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In  just one month, Disney will host it’s fourth D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center and it promises to be a blockbuster. Disney Fans should be well acquainted with D23 by this time but just in case you have been stranded on a deserted island or frozen in Carbonite since 2009, here is...
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The Essential Disney Bookshelf Part 2: Disney Animation – The Illusion of Life

July 2, 2015
1st ed Cover Photo

  Welcome to my second installment of the Essential Disney Bookshelf. In case you missed the  first posting, here is what it is all about. If you are a Disney Geek, Disneyphile or whatever moniker you choose to put on it, you likely have a few Disney related books on your bookshelf. Well, this...
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Freezing the Night Away on the Disney Magic

June 18, 2015

  This summer the Disney Magic is conducting a series of cruises to 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

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

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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