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Disney's new "I Have a Button" button. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

New Disney button celebrates having a button

Finally there's a button for guests who don't qualify for one of the other buttons! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas announced today that a new button is joining their lineup of free celebration buttons: the "I Have a Button" button. For years, guests at Disney parks (and resorts and spas) have been able to get a free button to announce special occasions. (The current lineup is "1st Visit," "It's My Birthday," "Happily Ever After," ... Read more
The new ground cover at Universal Parks. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Universal announces new “Smoke ’em if you got ’em!” policy

They're hoping smokers will abandon Disney parks, where smoking will soon be banned. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Universal is always looking for ways to set themselves apart from Disney. Even so, the company's response to Disney's new smoking ban is surprising, as officials from NBCUniversal have announced a shocking new policy effective May 1st at all of their theme parks. The so-called "Smoke em if you got em!" policy will allow guests and employees to "light up" whenever, and wherever, they would ... Read more
Skipper Nic works hard for the money. Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress [CC BY 2.5] via Wikipedia.

Jungle Cruise skipper actually makes the ride entertaining

Subtly inserting song lyrics to see if anyone notices? We'd never do that. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Disney aficionados will tell you that the three oldest attractions in the Magic Kingdom are the Carousel, the Main Street Vehicles, and the jokes on the Jungle Cruise. So when Uncle Walt's Insider learned that there was a Jungle Skipper that had found a way to make things a little more interesting, we had to check it out. We immediately dispatched a reporter to the ... Read more
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Puzzle Fun – Find Harry Potter in the Magic Kingdom!

It's Super Puzzle Fun Time again! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Ah, the Touron™. A combination of "tourist" and "moron", he (or she) is the "SG" in "SGT" -- which stands for Stupid Guest Tricks, of course, so you do the math. A common question stupid guests ask at Disney's Magic Kingdom is, "How do I get to Harry Potter Land?" (Fun fact: Did you know Cast Members can now slap idiots that ask that question?) We thought we'd have some fun with ... Read more
All hail Princess Billy. Now take him to the river. Photo by Cleveland Brown 1 [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Billy the Big-Mouth Bass is the newest Disney Princess

The Disney Empire annexes another entertainment giant. COPPELL, TX -- He's been hanging on walls and singing for 20 years. He's probably the most well-known fish in the world after Jaws, Nemo, and Abe Vigoda. He's Big Mouth Billy Bass. And now he's a part of Disney's world, as the entertainment giant has announced the buyout of Billy's creator, Texas-based Gemmy Industries. Reasons "Billy is a natural fit in the Disney universe of beloved family entertainment," says Justin LaFoe, Senior Vice President for Parks & ... Read more