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Test Track, with new speed measuring signs. Photo courtesy Disney Tourist Blog, modified & used by permission.

Orange County Sheriff increasing in-park traffic enforcement

March statistics show an increase in citations for speeding, impeding traffic, and unsafe turns. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Department is putting out the word: a traffic violation is a traffic violation, even in a Disney park. Break the law, and you will be ticketed, often before you even reach the gift shop. "It's true, we've been cracking down," says Sheriff's Department spokesperson Jun Sheriff (no relation). "Test Track in Epcot has always been a haven for speeders ... Read more
Perky and popular Stacey (number three). Image courtesy ResortTV1 via YouTube.

Fourth Stacey clone debuts

No one person can be that perky for 14 years. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- She's been a fixture on Walt Disney World resort room televisions since 2005, as the perky and popular host of "Must Do Disney." She's Stacey, and she's about to be replaced. It's not the first time. I want to be a clone "Stacey's great," says George Kalogridis, President of the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, "but she's so cheerful and animated in her appearances. She's bubblier than anyone I ... Read more
Some new place opening soon in Disney Parks. First we've heard of it. Photo courtesy Disney.

Translators required for visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Call it realism, or call it a money grab. Just don't do it in English. ANAHEIM, CA & BAY LAKE, FL -- As the opening date of Disneyland's new Star Wars land approaches, details continue to emerge about what guests can expect. And the latest news is ... interesting. There will be no English used officially in Galaxy's Edge. Or Spanish. In fact, no "Earth language" will be found there. Nosotros hablamos Space "We're really going for realism here," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun ... Read more
Site of Uncle Walt's Open House on April 3. Photo by SolarSurfer [CC0] via Wikimedia.

Club 33 Open House for Uncle Walt’s readers this Wednesday!

Just tell them "Uncle Walt sent me." ANAHEIM, CA -- We at Uncle Walt's Insider are always looking for ways to reward our devoted readers, especially in ways that won't cost us anything. Occasionally, though, we like to splurge, and this is one of those times.  Yes, for one day only, Uncle Walt's Insider is holding our first annual Open House at the exclusive Club 33! Just head to Disneyland on Wednesday, April 3, and find the invisible door (the old one, not the ... Read more
Something of the Caribbean sign. Photo by Jonnyboyca [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Pirates of the Caribbean ride update will remove all references to pirates

"It's the obvious next step, given the changes up until now." GLENDALE, CA -- It is well-known that the current Pirates of the Caribbean rides are different than the original versions. As society has changed and developed certain sensitivities, Disney Imagineers have altered the ride experience to avoid offense. Pirate men first chased the town's women, then their food, and now the women chase them. The Redhead is no longer up for auction, but is a pirate herself. And as society became ... Read more