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The all-new Victoria & Albert's / Taco Bell joint venture! Photo courtesy DisneyTouristBlog.com,modified.

Five-star WDW restaurant Victoria & Albert’s gets corporate sponsor: Taco Bell

The new partnership between Disney and Taco Bell will bring some menu changes. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Disney Company has partnered with other companies in its parks since the earliest days of Disneyland. Some of those pairings were obvious fits for a family park, such as the lingerie store on Main Street operated by the Hollywood-Maxwell Brassiere Co. of Los Angeles. Others, such as the Philip Morris sponsorship of park smoking areas, were less well received. A new partnership has just ... Read more
Scott Dikker, founder of TheOnion.com, fails to show disdain for Uncle Walt's Insider! Photo by Ub, used without permission.

Onion founder heartily endorses Uncle Walt’s Insider

We're pretty sure his loving look in the general direction of a computer displaying Uncle Walt's counts as an endorsement. PORTLAND, OR -- Uncle Walt's Insider continues to gather kudos, awards, and general bonhomie among the titans of the interwebs. You know, in addition to the fake awards we list above. During a presentation at Portland's Digital Summit on Wednesday, Scott Dikkers, founder of popular satirical news site The Onion, gestured in the general direction of a computer displaying Uncle Walt's Insider. ... Read more
Entrance to the soon-to-be-demolished Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo by Joel [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

BREAKING: Disney closing Shanghai, Hong Kong parks due to government policies

Bob Iger says it will be "very difficult" to continue working there. BURBANK, CA -- Disneyland Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland will shut down completely later this year, as the Disney Company moves to exit any jurisdiction that imposes legal restrictions they disagree with. Sources cite the Chinese government's forced abortion policy and widespread religious persecution as prompting the decision. Disney CEO Bob "Robert" Iger hinted at the move earlier, when he said that "many people who work for us will not ... Read more
The Millenium Falcon before the accident. Photo by CrispyCream27 [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia Commons.

Teen pilot crashes Millenium Falcon; Smuggler’s Run ride closed

The Falcon is grounded for 3-4 weeks for extensive repairs. DISNEYLAND, CA -- It took less than ten days. That's how long the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Spa area has been open at Disneyland, with the Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run ride as its centerpiece. But now that attraction -- the only ride in Galaxy's Edge until Rise of the Resistance opens later this year -- is closed for repairs. Smuggler's Run puts guests into the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, allowing them to ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 10

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more