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The new ground cover at Universal Parks. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Universal announces new “Smoke ’em if you got ’em!” policy

They're hoping smokers will abandon Disney parks, where smoking will soon be banned. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Universal is always looking for ways to set themselves apart from Disney. Even so, the company's response to Disney's new smoking ban is surprising, as officials from NBCUniversal have announced a shocking new policy effective May 1st at all of their theme parks. The so-called "Smoke em if you got em!" policy will allow guests and employees to "light up" whenever, and wherever, they would ... Read more
Artist's concept of new Old South Pavilion. Photo by SolarSurfer [CC0] via Wikimedia.

Disney brings Southern Culture to former U.K. Pavilion

Confederate battle flags for sale are the first sign of the coming changes. EPCOT, FL -- While the fate of Brexit in Europe drags on, Uncle Walt's Insider can confirm that Brexit has occurred at Epcot! An eagle-eyed reader sent in photographic evidence that an all-new Pavilion is replacing the UK Pavilion. Old South merchandise signals a coming Southern Culture Pavilion. We have reached out to our favorite [Ed.: Let's be honest, she is the only one who tolerates us.] [Ed.: Be sure to ... Read more
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Hey Walt, does Disney World have a court system?

“Ask Uncle Walt” is a regular feature of Uncle Walt’s Insider: you ask, Walt answers! Today's question: "Hey Walt, does Disney World have a court system?" Submitted by "Asking for a friend", Sanford, FL Hi, Thanks for asking. This question actually comes up quite a bit in conversation with my loyal fan base for some reason. Most think that because Disney created a small local government entity, maintains their own fire department, has a private security force -- and their own submarine fleet -- that they would ... Read more
New Epcot food choices. Photo © 2018 Disney.

Amazing new food offerings coming to Epcot

Pictured: a variety of new international entrees, appetizers and desserts coming to Epcot. EPCOT, FL --  According to a recent survey, Walt Disney World Resort & Spa guests have grown tired of seeing the same foods year after year at Epcot. Fortunately, there's a demand for new and delicious regional foods, and some exciting changes are coming. Specific recipes are still in development, but Disney officials say several current food service locations are being replaced. Fortunately, the affected locations are expected to ... Read more
Minecraft Land comes to Epcot! Image by BagoGames [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Minecraft Land coming to Epcot

No plans have or will be released, as guests will build the land. E.P.C.O.T. CENTER, FL -- Disney has sent shockwaves throughout the theme park industry once again with their latest announcement: Minecraft Land is coming to Epcot! The new area, to be created in partnership with Microsoft and game developer Mojang, will join Future World and World Showcase at Walt Disney World Resort & Spa's second-oldest theme park. LEGOs have been done Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) shared the inspiration behind ... Read more