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Ford, seen here napping between ride vehicles. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Harrison Ford retiring from Indiana Jones Adventure

He'll be replaced by audio-animatronics. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Actor Harrison Ford, age 77, has informed Disneyland officials that he will no longer be playing Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones Adventure ride. A spokesperson for the actor says that the repeated performances for each ride vehicle, involving rope climbing and outrunning large boulders, was becoming too much for Ford, especially when combined with his multiple daily performances in Florida's Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular. The ride will be closed for "refurbishment" in early November. ... Read more
16th Century composer John Dowland, still scowling after his Disneyland ejection. Image courtesy lanazione.it.

“Fine Knacks for Ladies” writer ejected from Disneyland: ‘None of us wast in the wrong’

Just the latest in controversial musician ejections. ANAHEIM, CA -- Fine Knacks for Ladies writer and 16th century composer John Dowland said he did nothing wrong when his entourage was ejected from Disneyland last month. The group was booted after someone in his party allegedly made threatening remarks to a Disney Cast Member to "fetch a caliver and cometh back," according to a recent interview. The songwriter explained his side of the story and defended those accompanying him in a new video posted ... Read more
Concept art for the new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at LEGOland. Photo [CC0] via pxhere.

Rise of the Resistance delayed again; thanks, Kylo Ren

He really needs to learn to control his temper before he hurts someone. BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST, BATUU -- Internet and fan-driven news [Ed.: More like, FAKE news! Hah! Burn!] websites focusing on Disney have reported additional delays in the next Star Wars-themed attraction, Rise of the Resistance. It's just the latest controversy coming out of the house of Mouse. The Rise of the Resistance attraction at both the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa and Droid Factory, and the Disneyland Resort and Spa ... Read more
You can save lots of $$ if you don't go here! Photo [CC0] via Wikimedia.

Five sure-fire ways to save money at Disneyland

Following these tips will put money in your pocket, assuming it was already there. DISNEYLAND, CA -- The experts here at Uncle Walt's Insider are theme park veterans. [Ed.: Marty, while that word is accurate, please quit insisting that it means that Veteran's Day applies to you.] And we have taken all of our amazing experience and knowledge and smushed it together into one gooey mass, about the size of a volleyball. Then we stretched it back out, ironed it flat, hung it ... Read more
The scariest creatures at Halloween are also the Scarry-est! Photo by Sharp Productions via YouTube & BlessedWithGrace.net.

Dates announced for Knott’s Scarry Farm

The annual fright-fest featuring the creepy characters of Richard Scarry begins soon. BUENA PARK, CA -- Knott's Berry Farm has announced the dates for its annual Halloween transformation. From September 19 through November 2, the park will be transformed into Knott's Scarry Farm on selected nights, and will be haunted by the terrifying animal characters created by children's author Richard Scarry. "Most parks go for the whole ghouls and goblins thing at Halloween," says Knott's (the theme park) spokesperson Jun Knott (no relation ... Read more