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Hey Walt, what rides will be at the new Disney parks in our Pure Michigan?

And how long can Uncle Walt's milk this "Disney in the Upper Peninsula" thing? Submitted by Michael M., Warren, MI Hi Michael, Thanks for asking this important question. Of course there will be rides in the new Michigan parks, though around here we call them "attractions." The Imagineers are hard at work designing the new parks, so everything is on the table. But although the plans are fluid and could change at anytime, I can tell you that some of your old favorites are ... Read more
It's kind of like a stove! Photo by Mark Pellegrini [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikipedia.

Backhead Cuisine dining experience coming to Magic Kingdom

Those steam engine fireboxes generate a lot of heat -- so why not cook with it? MAGIC KINGDOM, FL -- Disney has announced an all-new dining experience coming to the Magic Kingdom: Backhead Cuisine! As everyone in the universe is aware, the Walt Disney World Resort maintains a fleet of authentic, antique steam trains. These trains require large amounts of heat to generate large amounts of steam to not only power the locomotive, but also run the steam press to iron out ... Read more
Demo day. Photo courtesy HGTV.

Chip Gaines to join Disney Imagineering

Now every day at Disney can be Demo Day. GLENDALE, CA -- In a joint press release, The Walt Disney Company and Magnolia Inc. have announced a partnership that brings Chip Gaines to the Imagineering team at Disney. Imagineering spokesperson, Xander "X-Ray" Romano, shared the vision behind the partnership, "We're all huge fans of Chip and the work he has done on the hit HGTV series Fixer Upper. During the design phase for Toy Story Land, now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios located ... Read more
Artist's conception of the “RunDisney 11.9K at the Walt Disney World Resort & Spa Epcot Line on the resort’s Monorail Transportation System Epcot Loop." Photo courtesy TripAdvisor.

RunDisney 11.9K coming to Epcot monorail loop

Finally an event for everyone who ever looked at a the monorail track and thought, "Gee, I'd really like the climb up there and go for a run." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Coming this fall to the Walt Disney World Resort is the newest RunDisney event, the "RunDisney 11.9K at the Walt Disney World Resort & Spa Epcot Line on the resort's Monorail Transportation System Epcot Loop." [Ed.: T-shirts with the full event title will only come in 3XL or larger.] Guests will ... Read more
Parking ticket on the Millenium Falcon's windshield? Photo by Tim1965 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Star Wars Land delayed due to unpaid parking tickets?

The Millenium Falcon has been impounded. ANAHEIM, CA -- Rumors are swirling out of Anaheim that Star Wars Land at the Disneyland Park might be delayed due to unpaid parking tickets. Anonymous sources at Disneyland [Ed.: Alex from Star Tours] tell us that the Millennium Falcon has been impounded by the city of Escondido due to a high number of unpaid parking tickets. Uncle Walt's Insider reached out to city officials as well as Disney brass, and neither would comment. However, we then were ... Read more