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The inspiration for the latest Adventures by Disney... adventure. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New Adventures by Disney, um, adventure: “A Suitcase and a Dream”

Travelers will relive Walt's California arrival with almost nothing to his name! CELEBRATION, FL -- Fans of Walt Disney and his rags-to-riches story now have an opportunity to walk in his footsteps. And not just through some cheesy, expensive tour of Disneyland, either! No, Adventures by Disney has announced its latest vacation package offering: "A Suitcase and a Dream: Relive Walt's Arrival in California." For as little as $2600 per person, guests will get to experience the thrill of, well, reliving Walt Disney's ... Read more
Sleeping Beauty Castle, after non-existent "refurbishment." Photo by Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons.

Scrims come down around Sleeping Beauty Castle; absolutely nothing changed

No new paint scheme or repairs done. Why did they hide the castle for months? DISNEYLAND, CA -- Since January of this year, Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle has been hidden behind scrims and scaffolding, apparently undergoing "refurbishment." Well, the scrims are down now, and absolutely nothing is different. "Not a thing," says Disney vlogger "Spencer." [Ed.: Not his real name. It's Jake.] "I've even gone over before-and-after hi-rez photos of the castle in a detailed comparison. It's not just the same color scheme, it's the ... Read more
The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by baynews9.com, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more
The it's a small world dock. Er, duck. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

Small World rider mishears instructions, exits at the duck

To be fair, "duck" and "dock" do sound alike. And there was a duck. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Ronald Patton, 24, came to California last week from his Tempe, Arizona, home with two goals: visit one of California's cannabis dispensaries, and spend a day at Disneyland. We cannot report on whether he completed his first goal, but it might explain why he ended up being fished out of the water at Disneyland's it's a small world attraction on Saturday. Perfectly understandable Patton tells Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Club 33 Express fast food on a highway exit sign. Photo from DepositPhotos.com, modified.

Coming near you: Disney franchises Club 33

Now everyone can enjoy a meal at Club 33! BURBANK, CA -- It is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world -- or it used to be, at least. Disneyland's members-only Club 33 is not just at Disneyland any more. First Disney announced that they would be expanding Club 33 from Disneyland-only to each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Now word has leaked that Disney is licensing the name of Club 33 to fast-food franchises around the country. The ... Read more