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Main Street Wind Turbine Parade, RIP. Photo by Dquai [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons and

“Main Street Wind Turbine Parade” suspended amid cancer concerns

Disney insists the measure is only precautionary. ANAHEIM, CA -- Showings of Disneyland's beloved and environmentally friendly "Main Street Wind Turbine Parade" have been halted, at least temporarily, after statements by a public official suggested the floats' wind turbines might cause cancer. "We're sure they're safe," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "We've been running this particular parade for the better part of a decade. And only a handful of the Cast Members on the floats have reported cancer diagnoses ... Read more
A non-Disney-friendly, and therefore worthless, stroller. Photo courtesy eBay.

EBay flooded with listings for oversized strollers, wagons for cheap

Disney Parks' new stroller policy has guests desperate to recoup their investment. EbAY H.Q., WHEREVER THAT IS [Note: have the intern look this up.] [Ed.: For the thousandth time, Marty, we do not have an intern. And it's your week to empty the trash.] -- As of next month, large strollers are no longer allowed in Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas. And suddenly some families find themselves with large strollers costing hundreds of dollars -- and pull-wagons of any size -- that ... Read more
Some new place opening soon in Disney Parks. First we've heard of it. Photo courtesy Disney.

Translators required for visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Call it realism, or call it a money grab. Just don't do it in English. ANAHEIM, CA & BAY LAKE, FL -- As the opening date of Disneyland's new Star Wars land approaches, details continue to emerge about what guests can expect. And the latest news is ... interesting. There will be no English used officially in Galaxy's Edge. Or Spanish. In fact, no "Earth language" will be found there. Nosotros hablamos Space "We're really going for realism here," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun ... Read more
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