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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
"Mr. Mueller's Wild Ride" overlay of Mr. Toad. Image by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disneyland debuts “Mr. Mueller’s Wild Ride”

Mr. Toad gets a temporary overlay based on current events. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Never ones to shy from controversy or withhold comment on public affairs, the Disneyland Resort today unveiled "Mr. Mueller's Wild Ride." The ride is a temporary overlay of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, much like the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of Haunted Mansion, or the Guardians of the Galaxy or Frozen overlays of everything else. Disney stated in a press release that the attraction will take guests on a "rollicking journey through years ... Read more
Soarin' empty? Repent from the coming wrath! Photo by Uncle Walt; used without permission.

No line at Soarin’ a “sign of the End Times,” says expert

No one waiting for Soarin' at Epcot? The Apocalypse draws nigh. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It is one of Disney's most popular attractions, and has been since it opened. From its original "over California" film, to the mostly-CG "around the World" version, to its coming all-fake "around the Solar System," Soarin' is a must-see for most guests. Or it used to be, at least. And when our own Uncle Walt found a "0 minute" wait time and absolutely no one in line, ... Read more
Is Minnie still alive? Photo [CC0] via Pxhere.

Publicity stunt? Minnie Mouse very much alive

Guests report seeing Minnie Mouse since her supposed demise earlier this week. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Less than one week after Uncle Walt's Insider reported that a feral cat had eaten Minnie Mouse, some guests report seeing Minnie alive and well in the park. This is not only extremely suspicious, but raises several questions. What really happened? How could this have happened? Here are the possibilities, starting with the most likely and going to the least: (1) It was all a hoax, staged by Disney, in order ... Read more