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No toilets visible at Galaxy's Edge. Photo courtesy Disney.

Opening of Galaxy’s Edge bathrooms delayed

To reduce crowds, restrooms won't be available until next year. DISNEYLAND & WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Star Wars fans worldwide are besides themselves with excitement, now that the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge have been announced. But they may be missing an important fact -- the new areas won't have any restrooms. The need to go is strong in this one "We know it's going to be packed whatever we do," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "But we're ... Read more
This car has Mickey tail lights, right? I'm not just seeing things? Photo by Marty.

Psychiatrists identify “Hidden Mickey Syndrome”

Those who suffer from the disorder usually don't think they're suffering. WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Psychiatric Association has identified a new mental disorder: Hidden Mickey Syndrome. The malady is characterized by subjects, usually longtime Disney fans, seeing the shape of Mickey Mouse's head in everyday objects around them. The term "Hidden Mickeys" comes from Disney-built theme parks, where craftsmen intentionally included images of Mickey Mouse in the park construction. While they can be more complicated, the image is usually the simple three-circle outline: the ... Read more
SpaceX launch tower under construction at Disneyland. Photo by ashleywho via Reddit & Stephen Clark via Spaceflight Now.

SpaceX partnership brings actual spaceflight to Galaxy’s Edge

Pictured: a passenger gantry is added to the Falcon Heavy launch tower in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. HAWTHORNE, CA -- Exciting news from SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas chairman Bob Chapek. They announced today that visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge can to actually travel to outer space! Musk says that visitors to the Star Wars-themed lands in California and Florida will be able to purchase a "fully immersive experience." Yes, the experience will include the ... Read more
Na'vi protestors, with Will Smith as the Genie (inset). Photo courtesy wallpapertag.com; inset photo © 2019 Disney.

Na’vi criticize Genie casting: “Were no blue actors available?”

Will Smith is "a great actor... but he's not blue." BURBANK, CA -- Pandoran protestors marched on Disney Studios yesterday, demanding that the role of Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin be recast. "Will Smith is a great actor," Na'vi spokesperson Swizav Tawwäì'itan told Uncle Walt's Insider. "I've been a fan of his since he starred in Eyktan'itan Pxasul te Bel-Air. But there are plenty of blue actors out there, and he's not blue." An uneven history Disney has had a bumpy history with ... Read more
Creepy mouse photo by Phil Scoville [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr (altered, thankfully).

Rest easy: the “MickMo Challenge” is a hoax — mostly

It turns out they're just normal Disney Parks commercials. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Rumors have swirled for years about children being influenced by videos in which an image of Mickey Mouse appears and entices the children to beg their parents for a trip to a Disney park. The videos reportedly show images of people laughing and enjoying themselves at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. And they all end with an invitation for children or their parents to call a certain number ... Read more