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The Dapper Dans perform. Inset photo by Daniel Orth via Flikr, Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0).

News Brief: Dapper Dans to add hiphop, grunge to repertoire

The popular music styles have been around for decades, after all. ANAHEIM, CA & WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Sources within Disney Parks and Resorts have confirmed that the Dapper Dans, the popular barbershop quartet that resides on Main Street USA in California's Disneyland Park and Florida's Magic Kingdom Park, will be adding barbershop arrangements of hiphop and grunge classics to their repertoire. While some see the move as controversial and possibly out of place for Main Street's turn of the 20th ... Read more
News Brief: music video shoot coming to Disneyland!

News Brief: “Major” music video to be shot at Disneyland

Who says that Video Killed the Radio Star? ANAHEIM, CA -- A source close to Disneyland Resort Hotel Operations has informed Uncle Walt's Insider that a "major recording artist" will be shooting a music video at one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort. The source mentioned a precedent for music videos being filmed at Disney Hotels. "Ever since the Beach Boys filmed Kokomo at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and DVC Villas and Wedding Pavilion and Spa, bookings have been off the ... Read more
"Porg on a stick" and other goodies soon to debut at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

“Porg on a stick” and more coming to Galaxy’s Edge eateries

Disney tries to repeat the success of Pandora's grilled Banshee in the new Star Wars area. As workers at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts continue construction on Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, chefs in the Disney test kitchen are also hard at work constructing the menu that will offer out of this world delicacies. From "Aunt Beru's Blue Milk" to "Porg on a stick" and more, Uncle Walt's Insider was given an exclusive invitation into the kitchen to try these innovative ... Read more
News Brief: Chick-fil-A

News Brief: Disney merger with Chick-fil-A; Sunday park closures looming?

Merger negotiations continue, but the tasty chicken sandwich chain's Sunday closure policy has stalled progress.  ATLANTA, GA -- Sources in both the Walt Disney Company and Chick-fil-A have confirmed publicly that a Disney/Chick-fil-A merger is being negotiated. Rumors continue to fly around Disney and chicken-based websites about the details, but Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that Chick-fil-A's policy of closing its stores on Sundays is a major sticking point in the negotiations. While nothing has been agreed at this time, it is ... Read more
John Lasseter returns to Jungle Cruise? Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress, Creative Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons; modified.

John Lasseter spotted at Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise

Has the former Jungle Cruise skipper returned to his roots? A Jungle Cruise aficionado and Uncle Walt's Insider fan named Burt Kirby says he recently spotting a familiar face while boarding the Cruise at Magic Kingdom Park for his 26th trip of the day. Pixar head John Lasseter, who is on hiatus from his duties at that studio, was busy loading guests onto the "Sankaru Sadie", Mr. Kirby reports. Out of the public eye Most scandal-rocked celebrities disappear from public life, so Uncle Walt's ... Read more