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The entrance to California Adventure Park. Photo by Patrick Pelletier [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Rumor: California Adventure may add wildfire area

Get ready for a real 'California adventure'??? ANAHEIM, CA -- Unconfirmed reports from within Disney Imagineering indicate that Disney Parks and Resorts may be rethinking the announced Marvel superheroes-themed area of its California Adventure park. Instead, guests will be treated to what some insiders are calling a "real California Adventure" -- an area themed to out-of-control wildfires. "California Adventure Park was supposed to be themed to the history and culture of the state of California," said a Disney Imagineer who asked to remain anonymous. [Ed.: Hi, ... Read more
New All-Blackout Annual Pass. Photo © 2018 Disney.

Disney introduces value-priced “All-Blackout” annual pass

It's a great deal, as long as you never use it. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- An announcement Thursday may quiet critics who complain about ever-rising theme park admission prices, as Disney introduced its lowest-price annual pass option in years. "Our guests have been telling us that park admission, and particularly the cost of annual passes, has been too high," said Bob Chapek, head of Disney Parks and Resorts. "And we listen to our guests. That's why we are proud to offer the ... 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
Audio-animatronic of Jar Jar Binks arrives at Disneyland Park.

Animatronic Jar Jar arrives at Disneyland

Everyone's least favorite character will help keep crowds down. ANAHEIM, CA -- Another milestone in the construction of the new Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland Park: the arrival of a Jar Jar Binks audio-animatronic character. The life-size figure of the annoying Gungan will be positioned in the main entrance to the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge area, interacting with guests, telling bad jokes, and occasionally singing. And the placement is apparently intentional. Crowd control "We anticipate huge numbers of people trying to pack into Galaxy's Edge ... 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