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Disney replacing PhotoPass photographers with fixed selfie sticks

More and more people are leaving their digital cameras at home and relying on their cell phones to capture those magical memories. And why not? The camera in the latest smart phone is probably better than your aging digital camera. From weddings, child birth, and pictures with Mickey, iPhone-shaped video and photographs have become part of our daily lives. And now, the latest announcement from Disney Parks and Resorts shows that they understand this trend, as they plan to remove many ... Read more
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Disney’s new dog-friendly hotel policy also includes horses

The Walt Disney Company startled its fans earlier this month when it announced that guests at select Walt Disney World resorts would be able to keep dogs in resort hotel rooms, beginning on October 15th. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the policy is actually broader than announced, and also includes many other animals, up to and including horses. Even when the policy was thought to only include dogs, it received mixed reactions, with guests arguing on both sides of the issue. Uncle ... Read more
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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