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Local man held for observation after emerging from “it’s a small world” smiling, humming theme song

Local health authorities have detained a 37-year-old Garden Grove man at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, citing concerns for his mental health and stability, after he was spotted emerging from that park's famed "it's a small world" attraction smiling and humming the theme song. The man, who has not been identified, is being held for observation. "It was the weirdest thing," reported Disneyland guest Ileana Campos of Mesa, Arizona. "My family and I had just exited the ride, and we all had ... Read more
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First Walt Disney World visit for twins conceived on Tomorrowland Transit Authority

Twin brothers Tyler and Timothy Braddock, age 4, are enjoying their first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort -- but in a sense, it is more of a return for them than a visit. "We're pretty sure they were conceived here," mom Emelia Braddock, 28, of St. Charles, Missouri, tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "They were born exactly nine months after Rudy [her husband] and I last visited, in 2012." Rudy Braddock, age 29, provides more details. "Yeah, she's leaving out the best ... Read more
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Heartbroken teen discovers MagicBands use common technology, not magic

Albuquerque resident Terry Rice had a major letdown on his recent vacation to Orlando-area theme parks. Rice, 15, describes himself as a fan of both Disney and Harry Potter, and was excited when his parents announced plans to take he and his younger sister to Orlando for the first time. Although he enjoyed his time visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, Rice was dismayed to learn that Disney's "MagicBands" were not magic at all. "That was like the coolest thing ever," Rice says ... Read more
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Six Flags: how to take your kids on a pretend Disney vacation while saving money

People love Disney Parks vacations, but let's face it -- they can be expensive! Not only are admission costs high, but Disney has inconveniently located their parks in only two of the fifty U.S. states, so travel costs can add up if your family doesn't live on either coast. Fortunately, there is a low cost solution available for an affordable "Disney" vacation that is likely within driving distance of your home: Six Flags! The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates twelve ... Read more

Spotlight: Music in the Disney Parks

Never count the Disney Company out when it comes to creativity, especially when it comes to music. Going to a Disney park has always been a treat for all the senses. Just by strolling onto Main Street USA, your eyes take in the themed buildings, the landscaping, the castle ahead of you; there are smells of baked goods, cinnamon churros, and cast members sweating in polyester costumes; your sense of touch is engaged as you are jostled by eager children racing down ... Read more