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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
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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
The Country Bear Band, now with earworms. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New “earworm” soundtrack for Country Bear Jamboree

A Country-singing bear? Who ever heard of that? BAY LAKE, FL -- The Country Bear Jamboree has always had catchy tunes, but soon the popular attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom will receive a new audio system and a brand new soundtrack -- and we've learned that the entire soundtrack will consist of (*drumroll*) earworms! Uncle Walt's Insider brings you a bear-y [Ed.: Isn't it a little early in the article for puns?] exclusive first look at the changes in store. What, exactly, ... Read more
Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Ask a Cast Member: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”

Here's another ongoing article series we just made up. BAY LAKE, FL -- If you read any Disney message board or Facebook group, or talk to Cast Members, sooner or later this question comes up: "What's the stupidest question you were ever asked?" The inevitable response is "What time is the 3 o'clock parade?" Which makes you wonder... Are theme park guests really that stupid? [Ed.: Yes.] Are they just confused? [Ed.: Also yes.] Or do they really just want to know what ... Read more