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Aircraft about to land at Walt Disney World's new airport. Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

New WDW airport opens sooner than expected

You'd think they'd wait until the runway was poured. EPCOT CENTER ATC CENTER, FL -- Less than one hour after we announced the opening of a new airport at Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, the first flights arrived at the airport. Several eagle-eyed readers called us to let us know that a flight of six aircraft passed over Epcot, on their way to land at the new airport! They aren't 737s, so we know it's not Southwest We are not sure which airline made ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Disney announces new churros, we think

The churro changes will be amazing! Maybe! We didn't catch every detail. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Our regular readers [up to five now!] know that we here at Uncle Walt's Insider love churros. That delicious cinnamon sugar treat is so perfect that even Philistines whose warped taste buds prefer cream cheese pretzels admit that churros "aren't half bad." Apparently, though, "perfect" can be improved on? Following yesterday's Churro de Mayo celebration, we received a call that shocked us to our core. Disney has found ... Read more
Skipper Nic works hard for the money. Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress [CC BY 2.5] via Wikipedia.

Jungle Cruise skipper actually makes the ride entertaining

Subtly inserting song lyrics to see if anyone notices? We'd never do that. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Disney aficionados will tell you that the three oldest attractions in the Magic Kingdom are the Carousel, the Main Street Vehicles, and the jokes on the Jungle Cruise. So when Uncle Walt's Insider learned that there was a Jungle Skipper that had found a way to make things a little more interesting, we had to check it out. We immediately dispatched a reporter to the ... Read more
Contraband. Photo [CC0] via publicdomainpictures.net.

Ice cubes banned from Disney parks!

After May 1st, no Cast Member can wish you "Have an ice day!" ANAHEIM, CA and LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — In a surprising statement, Disney has announced that ice cubes and dry ice will no longer be allowed in their theme parks. The news was buried in a much larger press release about limits on stroller size, and announcing that the parks would become entirely smoke free. No more cold beverages? Disney did not make it clear whether the ban would include all ... Read more
Spaceballs: The Theme Park. Image courtesy MGM.

Spaceballs: The Theme Park announced!

Is it the first area in a Mel Brooks land? We can hope! DUBAI, UAE -- Officials from Dubai Parks and Resorts announced today the opening of a new land at their Motiongate park. The new currently-unnamed land will feature characters and rides based on the popular Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. What is Motiongate? The Motiongate park is one of five theme parks operated by Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park contains four [Ed.: Soon to be five] lands themed on popular movies. The ... Read more