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The first meeting of the Disneyland Fight Club. Photo from YouTube. Everywhere on YouTube.

Next meeting of Disneyland Fight Club scheduled

It'll be you-know-when. Check your emails. NOTICE: After the rousing success of our first event -- not counting when Stitch took on Santa, of course -- the second meeting of the Disneyland Fight Club has been scheduled. Please check the usual notification places for the exact details. And as always, remember the First Rule of Disneyland Fight Club: Bring enough churros for everyone. Oh, and also don't talk about this. [Walt, please make sure this article only goes out to the DFC membership ... Read more
Still from a trailer for the next Lion King remake. Photo © Disney -- no, wait... Universal? That can't be right -- via YouTube.

Second Lion King remake coming to theaters!

It's odd that they'd put out a second remake so close to the first. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Disney is remaking 1994's beloved animated classic The Lion King! I know what you're thinking -- didn't they just do that? Yes, yes, they did, and it's in theaters now. In fact, your humble reporter was actually attending a showing of the new fully live-action Lion King when a preview for the next remake came on! At first I was amazed that Disney would be ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 12

"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
Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Tiki Room birds unionize, demand higher wages

If their demands aren't met, they'll fly the coop. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Most little birdies will fly away, but the Tiki Room birds are here every day." That's the opening line in a complaint filed Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board against the Disney Company. In the complaint, the birds "and other performers" in the Enchanted Tiki Room say that they are underpaid, and have threatened to form a union. The labor dispute is well-timed by the performers, as Disney was ... Read more
Jack Skellington joins the Teacup ride! Photo by William Warby [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Nightmare Before Christmas overlay coming to WDW!… on the Teacups?

So, good news and bad news. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There is a favorite holiday ride modification at the original Disneyland Park in California -- and now it's coming to Florida! Just maybe not like we expected. For the past 37 years [Ed.: Eleven years before the movie debuted? Marty, quit making up numbers], Disneyland's Haunted Mansion has been transformed with the popular Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. The change happens in the Fall and stays through January, so that the overlay covers two major holidays! ... Read more