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The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by baynews9.com, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more
The it's a small world dock. Er, duck. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

Small World rider mishears instructions, exits at the duck

To be fair, "duck" and "dock" do sound alike. And there was a duck. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Ronald Patton, 24, came to California last week from his Tempe, Arizona, home with two goals: visit one of California's cannabis dispensaries, and spend a day at Disneyland. We cannot report on whether he completed his first goal, but it might explain why he ended up being fished out of the water at Disneyland's it's a small world attraction on Saturday. Perfectly understandable Patton tells Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Club 33 Express fast food on a highway exit sign. Photo from DepositPhotos.com, modified.

Coming near you: Disney franchises Club 33

Now everyone can enjoy a meal at Club 33! BURBANK, CA -- It is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world -- or it used to be, at least. Disneyland's members-only Club 33 is not just at Disneyland any more. First Disney announced that they would be expanding Club 33 from Disneyland-only to each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Now word has leaked that Disney is licensing the name of Club 33 to fast-food franchises around the country. The ... Read more

Meet the 12 new Disney Legends to be honored at D23 Expo

One truly deserving new Disney Legend! And also eleven people. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney has announced the latest round of Disney Legends to be honored at the 2019 D23 Expo, held annually in Anaheim, CA. The tribute dates back to 1987, when Fred MacMurray (star of The Absent-Minded Shaggy Flubber Millionaire) was honored as the very first Disney Legend. The recipients of this award are Disney's brightest stars and notable luminaries who continue Walt Disney's legacy and contribute to the ongoing success ... Read more
Someone who may or may not be our source confronting the Master Control Program. Photo © 1982 Disney.

Tron Rollercoaster delayed due to ransomware attack

Look likes someone's gonna have to be digitized to regain control. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's 1982 computer-trip adventure Tron and its sequels (Tron: Reloaded, Tron: Revolutions, and The ReTron of the Jedi) are the inspiration for a new roller coaster currently under construction in the Magic Kingdom. The new coaster will  be entirely computer-generated, like every other new Disney attraction from here on. Unfortunately, the designers' quest for 80's-era computer realism also came with 80's-era lax cyber-security. And now the Tron ... Read more