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The UK Pavilion's "Epcexit" hits a snag. Image courtesy DepositPhotos.

Epcot’s UK Pavilion seeks extension on timetable to withdraw from World Showcase

So many details have yet to be worked out. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The United Kingdom Pavilion is still hammering out details on its exit from Epcot's World Showcase, as the March 29 deadline draws near. And now, the Pavilion has announced that it will seek a "short extension" on the deadline. The U.K. Pavilion announced its withdrawal from World Showcase last May, as a consequence of the "Brexit" vote. The withdrawal, called "Epcexit" by no one, really¬†[Ed.: It never caught on.], ... Read more
A $71 Billion Fox. Photo [CC0] via Pxhere.

Disney pays $71 Billion for Fox

What makes this particular animal so valuable? BURBANK, CA -- Disney CEO Robert Iger announced Tuesday that the Walt Disney Company had acquired a fox from media mogul Rupert Murdoch, according to news reports. There was no immediate indication about where the fox will live, or why the purchase was made. So many questions As we at Uncle Walt's Insider scanned headlines about this purchase (reading articles is boring), we had many questions. Such as, why this particular fox? What makes it worth billions ... Read more
Disney's Alton Towers Resort and Spa. Photo by Christophe95 [CC0] via Wikipedia Commons.

Disney to buy UK’s Alton Towers

Now Brits won't have to travel to Orlando or Paris to see Mickey! STAFFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND -- For years, long-suffering Disney fans in the United Kingdom have watched other countries get Disney parks. First France, then Japan, then China - both Hong Kong and Shanghai - and even North Korea and New Zealand. But now their patience has paid off, as the Walt Disney Company has announced plans to purchase the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire, England. Alton Towers The Alton Towers Resort, like so ... Read more
Disneyland Ambassador Lucifer, post-prandium. Photo by Jean [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

“Just doing his job”: feral cat eats Minnie

Disneyland's feline rodent control program works a little too well. ANAHEIM, CA -- Fans of Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom know that the park plays host to dozens of feral cats. The cats are not only tolerated, but fed and cared for, as they help keep the park free from rodents. Apparently, though, they were not told that some rodents were off-limits. Lucifer The cat involved, Lucifer, is a long-time resident of Disneyland park, and a favorite of Cast Members. He was even featured here ... Read more
Spaceballs: The Theme Park. Image courtesy MGM.

Spaceballs: The Theme Park announced!

Is it the first area in a Mel Brooks land? We can hope! DUBAI, UAE -- Officials from Dubai Parks and Resorts announced today the opening of a new land at their Motiongate park. The new currently-unnamed land will feature characters and rides based on the popular Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. What is Motiongate? The Motiongate park is one of five theme parks operated by Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park contains four [Ed.: Soon to be five] lands themed on popular movies. The ... Read more