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The newly renamed VOLT-cano Bay at Universal Orlando. Photo by Paolo Guereta [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Universal Orlando tests shock therapy, wiping guests’ memory of Disney

The Volcano Bay shocks were not an accident. ORLANDO, FL -- Guests visiting Universal Orlando's Volcano Bay were recently subjected to low-level electric shocks while visiting the various pools, water slides, and spas. Park officials first pointed their fingers to cost-cutting and not following code during construction of the park. But thanks to some real investigative reporting, Team UWI is bringing you the truth behind this shocking news. [Ed.: Heh, "shocking."] Universal is shocking its guests on purpose. First, the back story When Universal Orlando ... Read more
The newest addition to WDW resort rooms. Photo by Michelle Arellano via Pinterest.

Mickey & Alexa team up: Amazon Echo added to WDW Resort rooms

"Hey, Alexa, transfer my life savings to my Walt Disney World account. We're eating at Victoria & Albert's." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Amazon and Disney have a history of working together, most notably having Amazon Prime deliveries by drone while you wait in an attraction queue. And now they have announced a new partnership, bringing Alexa to your room at your favorite Walt Disney World Resort! Beginning this week, Disney is adding custom Amazon Echo devices in each room. The devices will ... Read more
What Would Walt Do? You ask, Uncle Walt answers!

Hey Walt, now that Galaxy’s Edge is open, what land should Disney build next?

Yippie-ki-yay, M...ickey. Today's question: "Hey, Walt, now that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is almost open, what land should Disney build next?" Submitted by Link Artletter, Los Angeles, CA Hi Link, Thanks for asking. I've been walking the empty sidewalks of Main Street all week pondering this same question. I've popped in and out of Imagineering asking this same question. When Iger and I were discussing his move to UWI after retirement, I asked this same question. Truth be told, there is only one idea that Disney has, ... Read more

Meet the 12 new Disney Legends to be honored at D23 Expo

One truly deserving new Disney Legend! And also eleven people. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney has announced the latest round of Disney Legends to be honored at the 2019 D23 Expo, held annually in Anaheim, CA. The tribute dates back to 1987, when Fred MacMurray (star of The Absent-Minded Shaggy Flubber Millionaire) was honored as the very first Disney Legend. The recipients of this award are Disney's brightest stars and notable luminaries who continue Walt Disney's legacy and contribute to the ongoing success ... Read more
Someone who may or may not be our source confronting the Master Control Program. Photo © 1982 Disney.

Tron Rollercoaster delayed due to ransomware attack

Look likes someone's gonna have to be digitized to regain control. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's 1982 computer-trip adventure Tron and its sequels (Tron: Reloaded, Tron: Revolutions, and The ReTron of the Jedi) are the inspiration for a new roller coaster currently under construction in the Magic Kingdom. The new coaster will  be entirely computer-generated, like every other new Disney attraction from here on. Unfortunately, the designers' quest for 80's-era computer realism also came with 80's-era lax cyber-security. And now the Tron ... Read more