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Entrance to Disney, sorry, Six Flags. Photo by Jeremy Thompson [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Top 13 things Six Flags parks are doing to compete with Disney

Can Six Flags overtake Disney? (We'll wait while you wipe the soda off your screen.) What is it with America's non-existent love affair with Six Flags? Truly, they are the parks you visit when you can't afford Disney. The good news for them is that soon, no one will be able to afford Disney! (Thanks, Bob!) But can Six Flags really ever compete with Disney parks? Here's some things they're trying, according to our always-reliable inside sources: An ad campaign highlighting that Speedy Gonzales, also ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: Are we going to stay at Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: Are you going to stay at Disney's new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?" - Abel Cortes, Mesa AZ Marty: Dear Mabel: I already have! And I can tell you now -- don't bother. I stayed at the Galactic Starcruiser a couple of months ... Read more
The new/old name of Disneyland Paris. Photo via corbisimages.

Disneyland Paris changes name back to EuroDisney

We seem to recall reading that "the love of money is the root..." something, something. PARIS, TEXAS FRANCE -- Disneyland Paris is going back to its roots. Beginning next week, the resort will change back to its original name: Euro Disneyland. The change comes at the behest of beloved Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek, who took time away from protesting Florida anti-grooming laws to return to his primary passion: money. "The original name was better," Chapek was maybe overheard to say. "I mean, ... Read more
Next: a "Poutine on the Ritz" meme. Photo by Camelia.boban [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Canada Pavilion stops sales of poutine to protest Ukraine invasion

A dish named for its inventor, Vladimir Poutine. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Epcot Centre's Canada Pavilion has been in the news several times recently (here, here & here), and not always for positive reasons. Today, however, in a move certain to impact Russia almost as much as the banning of its cats from international competition, the Pavilion is taking action to protest the invasion of Ukraine. They're banning sales of poutine. Poutine is a staple Canadian dish with made with french fries, gravy, and ... Read more
Or maybe it's two photos of Pooh Bear? Montage courtesy sky.com.

Disney to “retire” Winnie the Pooh at Xi’s request

Pictured above (L-R): Winnie the Pooh, Chairman Xi Jinping. BURBANK, CA -- Sources within the headquarters of The Disney Company confirm that the character of Winnie the Pooh is being "retired" worldwide, at the request of Chairman Xi Jinping of China. Uncle Walt's Insider spoke with Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) about the change. "It's been long known that Chairman Xi is sensitive about his uncanny resemblance to Winnie the Pooh," Disney (no relation) said. "It's even confused Joe Biden from ... Read more