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Jar Jar Binks, alone at his meet-and-greet. Video still from ThemeParkReview via YouTube

No lines for Jar Jar Binks meet-and-greet

Most characters draw crowds of fans in an instant. Not this one. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disneyland's new area, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, is a runaway hit, now that they've added churro light sabers. And guests absolutely love meeting their favorite characters from the hit movie series. And they're apparently shunning their least favorite. No love "We've got fans flocking around Chewbacca," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "If he stops walking around, a queue to meet and take photos with him forms ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

We took the “Churro Challenge” – only churros for a month

And what did we learn? Not much, really. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- The challenge: Eat nothing but tasty, tasty churros, morning, noon & night, for thirty days. Participants: Ub, X, & Uncle Walt. (Marty eats nothing but churros anyway, so technically this wouldn't have been a challenge for him). Conclusion: Churros are extremely tasty. Didn't you know that already? Yes. So is the "Churro Challenge" really a thing? Probably not. We just wanted an excuse to eat churros all the time. Is there anything Uncle ... Read more
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