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12 annoying things people do at Disney Parks

We've all been there -- we pay big bucks for our theme park vacation, and then we find our Disney-induced coma of happiness interrupted by some yahoo who thinks they also paid big bucks to be there, or a gung-ho cast member on a power trip just "enforcing the rules." Special guest writer and longtime Disney fan Sal Antonino of Fort Lee, New Jersey, shares his biggest annoyances: 12. Cheerful people - Hey, when I'm at Disney, I can get cranky. I ... Read more
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News Brief: Updates for October 29

Disney Dream damaged while Captain's teenage son "practicing" Disney Cruise Line confirmed today that the damage caused on September 30 to the Disney Dream (pictured above) was due to the cruise ship's captain allowing his son to "practice parallel parking." Company spokesmen refused to comment on any potential discipline, citing employee confidentiality. The damage has been repaired. Doc's medical credentials questioned Documents have surfaced indicating that Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs never actually completed medical school. In a statement, the Disney Company ... Read more
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Universal Studios Hollywood to build new “Universal Studios Florida” area

West Coast residents will no longer have to travel to Orlando to be able to experience the fun and atmosphere of Universal Studios Florida, as the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park will soon be home to a new section devoted to its Florida cousin. Universal company officials announced today that construction will soon begin on the as yet unnamed area. "We've tossed around a few different ideas about how best to bring a new experience to our visitors," Universal Parks spokesperson Dante ... Read more
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Local man held for observation after emerging from “it’s a small world” smiling, humming theme song

Local health authorities have detained a 37-year-old Garden Grove man at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, citing concerns for his mental health and stability, after he was spotted emerging from that park's famed "it's a small world" attraction smiling and humming the theme song. The man, who has not been identified, is being held for observation. "It was the weirdest thing," reported Disneyland guest Ileana Campos of Mesa, Arizona. "My family and I had just exited the ride, and we all had ... Read more
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Disney inks new sponsorship with tobacco giant Philip Morris

In a surprising move, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and tobacco giant Philip Morris have announced a new partnership. Soon all Disney parks in the United States will feature re-themed and re-imagined smoking areas. These all new areas will also be getting a new name: "Light Up Your Life - Fueled by Philip Morris." The areas will feature logos from Philip Morris' most popular brands, all new seating, and special ashtrays featuring lighters and cup holders. In an exclusive interview with Uncle ... Read more