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Site of Uncle Walt's Open House on April 3. Photo by SolarSurfer [CC0] via Wikimedia.

Club 33 Open House for Uncle Walt’s readers this Wednesday!

Just tell them "Uncle Walt sent me." ANAHEIM, CA -- We at Uncle Walt's Insider are always looking for ways to reward our devoted readers, especially in ways that won't cost us anything. Occasionally, though, we like to splurge, and this is one of those times.  Yes, for one day only, Uncle Walt's Insider is holding our first annual Open House at the exclusive Club 33! Just head to Disneyland on Wednesday, April 3, and find the invisible door (the old one, not the ... Read more
Something of the Caribbean sign. Photo by Jonnyboyca [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Pirates of the Caribbean ride update will remove all references to pirates

"It's the obvious next step, given the changes up until now." GLENDALE, CA -- It is well-known that the current Pirates of the Caribbean rides are different than the original versions. As society has changed and developed certain sensitivities, Disney Imagineers have altered the ride experience to avoid offense. Pirate men first chased the town's women, then their food, and now the women chase them. The Redhead is no longer up for auction, but is a pirate herself. And as society became ... 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
Disneyland's new smoking area. Can you spot the Hidden Mickey in the smoke? Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney announces new 100% “all-smoking all the time” areas just outside of park entrances

It's all part of a plan. Just don't tell Chapek we quoted him. BURBANK, CA-- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas has announced a new smoking policy affecting all 14 Disney parks worldwide. The new policy consolidates all the smoking areas formerly within the parks into one giant smoking area just in front of each park's entrance. For example, the esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be "all-smoking, all the time." That's according to Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 7

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more