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The Hawkins family, desparately trying to unpause the video. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Family gets stuck on YouTube “virtual ride” of it’s a small world

For one family, Disney's virtual boat ride becomes a nightmare. HOUSTON, TX -- Jason and Michelle Hawkins, like so many other parents, had to cancel their family's Disney vacation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But their attempt to reclaim the magic for their kids using YouTube ride videos went awry. They discovered the dangers of virtual park visits when their ride got stuck. The Houston couple found the Disney Parks YouTube page and found virtual ride-throughs of several rides. They parked their three ... Read more
Disney Fabulous Five - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto - dressed as their new theming requires, in pinstripe suits for the transition from the Mickey Mouse Club to the Mickey Mouse Mafia. Goofy has a Tommy gun

Mickey Mouse Club rethemed to Mickey Mouse Mafia

Controversial changes to the Fab Five and the Mickey Mouse Club. BURBANK, CA -- The Roaring 20s are back, after almost a century. With pandemics, division, and cynicism all around, darker approaches to storytelling are all the rage. Even popular, positive characters are being given gritty reboots. (See, for example, the recent Batman and Superman movies, and the upcoming Revenge of Mary Poppins.) It stands to reason that the executives at Disney are exploring some new theming options for its main characters. With the ... Read more
A promotional graphic for DIsney's new Coronavirus Dance Parties. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

BREAKING: Disney announces “Coronavirus Dance Parties”

It's like the old chickenpox parties, but with dancing! BURBANK, CA -- With the ever-growing news on the COVID-19 pandemic, many public gatherings are being canceled, including NCAA & NBA sporting events, churches and schools. But Disney leadership has decided to take a different path. There will be an all-new offering at all Disney theme parks in the U.S.: The Coronavirus Dance Party. Each park will hold these dance parties nightly. Not unprecedented "Do you remember the chickenpox parties from when we were kids?" asked ... Read more
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Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog: Why I Love the Finding Nemo Cupcakes

Ub from Ub's Analysis gives his totally fresh opinion on this new cupcake! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD - Have you seen the new Finding Nemo Creamsicle cupcake? All I can say is, "YUMM!" Let's face it. When you go to a Disney Park or Hotel and select your food, why are you selecting it? For educational purposes? Maybe back in the 80s, but this is 2020, and putting Disney characters on food is nothing new. So why not make a cupcake with ... Read more
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Ub’s Analysis: the Finding Nemo Cupcakes have got to go

In which we give Ub space to express an opinion publicly. This can't be good. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD - Have you seen the new Finding Nemo Creamsicle cupcake? All I can say is, “Ewww.” Let’s face it. They’ve been trying to make eating Finding Nemo characters a thing ever since someone caught the chef at Coral Reef putting Pacific blue tang caviar on various dishes. Some say it actually came from Dory, but she couldn’t remember when asked. But this new ... Read more