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The "Barners Statue" at Knotts Berry Farm.

Knotts Berry Farm joins Disneyland in fleeing California

The #2 fruit-themed park (behind San Francisco) is joining Dollywood in Tennessee. BUENA PARK, CA -- After Disneyland announced their move to Texas on Monday, another popular Southern California theme park is abandoning the state for greener pastures. Knotts Berry Farm will soon leave California and join Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Knotts (the company) spokesperson Jon Knotts (no relation) shared, "It's a sad day for the Knotts family, as we must announce we are leaving California. The high taxes and high ... Read more
Former and current Disney CEO Bob 'Michael' Eisner. (Or is it Michael 'Bob' Eisner? We're so confused.) Photo by Ed Schipul [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Chapek out, Eisner back at Disney after poor earnings report

He's baa-aaaack! BURBANK, CA -- Just a couple of weeks since Disney released their latest earnings, Bob "Bob" Chapek is out as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Uncle Walt's Insider can confirm that the board has named Michael "Bob" Eisner as his successor. Bob "Bob" Iger, the once and future chairman of the Walt Disney Company, said in a closed door meeting that his legacy shouldn't be clouded by factors outside of his control. He is, therefore, bringing Bob (Eisner) ... Read more
Disney Takes Manhattan. Photo [CC0] courtesy MaxPixel & FreeSVG.

Disney buys island of Manhattan

Hey, look what they were able to do with swampland in Florida! NEW YORK, NY -- The Island of Manhattan used to be the crown jewel of New York City. The streets were filled with cars and people rushing from place to place. It was a huge hub of the world economy -- and had some of the highest real estate rates in the world.  However, once the Coronavirus found its way out of China, economies collapsed. Businesses were forced to shut their doors, ... Read more
Former Disney characters, now kindling. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney sells unpopular characters to raise funds

We're really going to miss B.O.B. BURBANK, CA -- A short paragraph hidden away in the Walt Disney Company Q3 2020 Earnings Report reveals that the company sold off the rights to unpopular characters to raise money to keep the company from folding. The list of characters is quite large, but notable characters are the 6th and 8th mop from Fantasia's The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment [Ed.: The performance by mop number 8 was abysmal], B.O.B. from The Black Hole, Condorman, Osh Popham from ... Read more
No longer soon-to-be-appearing at the American Adventure Pavilion & Donut Shop. Photo by Thomas Hawk [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr.

Winchell’s Donut House, others on chopping block at EPCOT

No Timbits at Le Cellier, we're sad to report. EPCOT, FL -- As Walt Disney World slowly re-opens, fans everywhere are starting to wonder about the status of the various plans previously announced for the Disney parks. As Disney looks closer at their updated financials, we are said to report that some favorite donut chains will not be appearing after all. The Winchell's Donut House planned for the American Pavilion, the Tim Horton's planned for the Canada Pavilion, and the Mister Donut planned ... Read more