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The only thing at Universal Orlando. Photo by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Escaped Demiguise reported at Universal Orlando

A spilled butterbeer is only the beginning. ORLANDO, FL -- Reports out of the Universal Orlando Resort & Spa state that a Demiguise, a "peaceful, ape-like herbivore with the ability to turn invisible when threatened," has escaped from its handlers at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While these creatures are not a danger to the public, they still can cause havoc. Officials at the resort have not confirmed the missing Demiguise. When we made a call to the resort, "Lori" [Ed.: ... Read more
Gift shop in Splash Mountain standby queue. Photo by rickpilot_2000 [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Shopping experience coming to Disney park queues

Lines for Disney attractions used to just immerse you in the story. Now they'll immerse you in commerce, too! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- Right on the heels of Disney announcing in-flight shopping on the Skyliner gondola system, Uncle Walt's Insider has received news about an all-new shopping experience being added to attraction queues. That's right, soon guests will be able to continue shopping even as they wait in line! Loyal readers of Uncle Walt's Insider [Ed.: How many are ... Read more
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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