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HungTime is Knott's Berry Farm's newest roller coaster, with a soundtrack by William Hung. Inset photo courtesy Knott's Berry Farm.

‘HungTime’ roller coaster, with music by William Hung, opens soon

"You'll be screaming before you even leave the station." BUENA PARK, CA -- Knott's Berry Farm theme park has announced that its newest roller coaster, 'HungTime,' will open on April 18. The coaster, named for its soundtrack featuring former American Idol contestant William Hung, features quadraphonic stereo speakers in every seat and a subwoofer in every car, and also some loops and stuff. Knott's Berry Farm spokesperson Jun Knott [no relation] tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "We crank it up to eleven from the very beginning ... Read more
Dole Whips before the change. What are they like now? Photo by Amy via Flikr [CC BY 2.0].

Guests outraged over Dole Whip change

Will our favorite pineapple treat ever be the same again??? The Dole Whip is one of the iconic treats sold at Disney parks. A distant second to the greatest snack ever, the churro (invented by Walt Disney in 1956), the cool, smooth pineapple Dole Whips are nevertheless a guest favorite, far surpassing the inferior cream cheese stuffed pretzel. Recently, however, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that a change was being made to the beloved Dole Whip -- so naturally the internet has ... Read more
Disney Skyliner artist's conception. (c) 2017 Disney.

Confirmed: new Disney Skyliner will connect with Disneyland

The magical Orlando-to-Anaheim gondola ride is expected to take almost four days. Last year's announcement of a gondola transportation system coming to the Walt Disney World Resort has excited Disney fans worldwide, and launched many heated discussions on Uncle Walt's Insider user forums. Now Uncle Walt's can confirm that the new "Disney Skyliner" system is coming to the Disneyland Resort in California. The new Skyliner will not only operate within Disneyland, but will actually ferry guests between the California and Florida resort ... Read more
Take your California vacation in Arizona! Photo by Cindy Devin [CC BY 2.0] via Flikr.

Seven money-saving tips for your California vacation

Let Uncle Walt's Insider and the Arizona Office of Tourism help you to have the inexpensive California vacation of your dreams! So you want to take the family to California, but don't have Hollywood-level celebrity cash in your bank account? Fear not! These money-saving tips from the travel experts at Uncle Walt's Insider (with lots of advice and input from the Arizona Office of Tourism) will have you enjoying California's "lifestyles of the rich and famous" on the "budget of a Denny's ... Read more
A churro cart at Disney's California Adventure. Photo copyright 2018 Google / Street View.

Study: Street View in Disney parks most used to stare at churro carts

"We thought people would go all over the parks, but once they find a churro cart, they stop." Just two weeks after Google announced that its Street View service was expanding to feature the interior of all 14 Disney parks worldwide, an internal study shows that most folks use the service to find and then stare at churro carts. The next best thing to being there Google launched Street View in 2007, providing a way for viewers to see the world from street level ... Read more