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A familiar-looking ship blocks the Rivers of America. Photo by "Chuck, aka SolGrundy on Flickr" [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Churro delivery blocks Rivers of America at Disneyland

Where have we seen that ship before? ANAHEIM, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that an accident at Disneyland, before the park re-opened, nearly pushed back the re-opening date. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) explained what happened. "We knew Disneyland re-opening was going to be the biggest thing to happen to California since Disneyland opened in 1955," Disney told Uncle Walt's Insider. "So in preparation for that, we order extra Churros. A lot extra. A LOT extra. Hey, ... Read more
Top 12 little-known facts about Space Mountain!

Top 10 little-known facts about Space Mountain!

Our little-"known" facts series continues! Ah, Space Mountain -- it's everyone's favorite ride in the world that combines both space and mountains. But do you know all there is to know about it? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's Insider is here to provide some incredible, newly-written-discovered trivia about Space Mountain! There are multiple Space Mountains in Disney parks around the world -- and they are identical in every way! Except for their differences. Space Mountain is misnamed - most of the ride takes place on ... Read more
Little-known facts about California Adventure!

Top 12 little-known facts about California Adventure!

Our little-known "facts" series continues! Disney's California Adventure would have been Walt's favorite park if he'd been alive to stop it. But how much do you really know about this former parking lot? We've done the research so you don't have to! So settle in for some incredible, newly-written-discovered trivia about California Adventure! It's not actually themed to California, but a different state with the same name We're not sure which one. Imagineers still look back fondly at the years they spent working on the park They ... Read more
Temporary signage for Club 8¼. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Reminder: Disneyland is at 25% capacity, so Club 33 is temporarily Club 8¼

We were promised there wouldn't be math in this job. ANAHEIM, CA -- While the Disneyland Resort and Viral Spa has reopened to the public (and, surprisingly, not in Texas), it is only allowing up to 25% of its normal capacity through the gates. Therefore: Club 33 is now Club 8¼. Hopeful soon it can be Club 11 or Club 16½. . You're only allowed to have ¼ of the fun of a normal visit. Seriously, Gavin? No screaming on rides? . Mickey balloons ... Read more
No one at Disneyl... Hang on, we publish this at 6 am Pacific Time, well before the park opens. And why would there be sunlight? Photo via Twitter.

Disneyland reopens, no one comes

Our reporter is on the scene! But so far, no one else. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disneyland has reopened, but apparently no one cares. Your reporter has been on the scene in the Disneyland Plaza for a few hours, but apart from a handful of people meandering towards Downtown Disney, I'm it. I really expected happy, smiling (well, maybe smiling; they'd have masks on) throngs of families lining up to be the first in to a newly-reopened Disneyland. But not only are there no ... Read more