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Mystery land purchase points to new Texas-themed Disney park

For decades, theme park fans have traded tales of a rumored third Disney property to be built in the central United States, with Texas being the most likely location.  While Disney parks in California and Florida consistently rank as the most attended theme parks in the world, enthusiasts living midway between the coasts do not have easy access to their favorite parks, so the rumors have continued despite repeated denials by the Walt Disney Company. Well, Uncle Walt's Insider can now ... Read more
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Disney inks new sponsorship with tobacco giant Philip Morris

In a surprising move, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and tobacco giant Philip Morris have announced a new partnership. Soon all Disney parks in the United States will feature re-themed and re-imagined smoking areas. These all new areas will also be getting a new name: "Light Up Your Life - Fueled by Philip Morris." The areas will feature logos from Philip Morris' most popular brands, all new seating, and special ashtrays featuring lighters and cup holders. In an exclusive interview with Uncle ... Read more
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Universal announces “IT – A Christmas Extravaganza” to compete with Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas

The competition between Universal and Disney is heating up this holiday season! Disney's California Adventure has announced a new offerings in Cars Land. This brand new spooky theme will feature your favorite characters from the hit Disney/Pixar movie, Cars, dressed up in their favorite costumes for Halloween. Over at Disneyland Park, the much loved Haunted Mansion Holidays is coming back! This features the entire Haunted Mansion re-themed to the cult classic, Nightmare Before Christmas. In an effort not to be outdone, Universal has ... Read more

Hey Walt, how do you feel about all of these paid add-ons?

Submitted by Carl S. Hi Carl, It was my idea to add a tip jar at all ride exits. Based on the numbers, that has been very successful. There has been a 63% reduction in the number of employees diving into the various fountains and waterways to collect coins to supplement their income. Head injuries alone have been reduced by 28%! Vending machine sales in that area behind the wall that you're not supposed to go (yes, Ted, we see you) are up 37%! Guest ... Read more