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New Country Bears show. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Country Bear Jamboree to offer late-night adults-only shows

It worked for Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Magic Kingdom's Country Bear Jamboree is a beloved but poorly-attended attraction. Now, though, a new late-night review -- geared for mature audiences only -- may breath life into this aging show. You must be this old to ride As Uncle Walt's Insider reported in August, Disney first experimented with risque material with the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. Since then, the Magic Kingdom has seen its late-night crowds swell, and most are ... Read more
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Hey Walt, what’s the harm with sprinkling a loved one’s ashes in a Disney park?

“Ask Uncle Walt” is a regular feature of Uncle Walt’s Insider: you ask, Uncle Walt answers! Today's question: "Hey Walt, what's the harm with sprinkling a loved one's ashes in a Disney park?" Submitted by Oswald R., Bowling Green, KY. Hi Oswald, Thanks for asking. People have always wanted to find that perfect, final resting spot for their loved ones. These days with shows on HGTV such as Funeral Makeovers, Cemetery Fixer Upper, the Dream Cemetery Plot Give-Away, and my favorite, Good Bones, it's no wonder people's ... Read more
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Goofy, Chip, Dale join Broward County recount team

Disney sends its "best and brightest" to help with the vote tally. BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- As the Florida vote recount continues, the Disney Company is offering help where help is needed. After the Broward County elections officials requested extra hands to assist with the vote recount, Walt Disney World immediately sent Goofy, Chip, and Dale to the south Florida county. "A low bar" Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) clarifies: "They asked for our 'best and brightest,' yes. But we, like ... Read more
Fireworks and CM softball. Photo by X.

Jobs on the line as Cast Member softball tournament begins

The losing teams in this annual "Hunger Games"-style event will be out of work. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Companies around the globe sponsor softball leagues for their employees, and the Walt Disney Company and Spa is no exception. But as the Fall softball tournament and spa kicks off today for Walt Disney World Cast Members, there's an undercurrent of fear among the players. You see, as a "encouragement to excellence," these Cast Members know their jobs are on the line if ... Read more
The Magic Kingdom's 65-foot-tall Christmas tree has just been planted.

Magic Kingdom Christmas Tree planted

It should reach its full height in 30 years or so. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Ah, Christmas at Walt Disney World. It's that time of year when the magic is extra magical, the churros are extra cinnamon-y, and the daily afternoon thunderstorms are marginally cooler. It's also a time when the parks transform into a holiday paradise, seemingly overnight. And this year is no different, as the Magic Kingdom evergreen sapling that will eventually be a 65-foot-tall Christmas tree has now been ... Read more