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Toontown Power House at Disneyland Park, California.

Disneyland power outage intentional; exposes Toontown/Fantasyland rift

Last week's power outage at Disneyland Park in California was not due to a "transformer problem," as Disney spokespersons initially reported. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the power supply was cut off intentionally by the Toontown Power House (pictured), and that the disruption was just the latest in an ongoing squabble between the park's Toontown and Fantasyland residents. Not a new issue "The bosses at Disney like to put out this perfect image of Disneyland, where everyone lives in harmony," Toontown spokesbunny ... Read more
Non-organic fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

New California law requires organic fireworks – News Brief for Dec. 31

Disney Board divided: will Frozen, Star Wars or Guardians win? Sources close to the upper administration of the Disney Company are reporting that over the past few years the Board of Directors has fractured, with gangs of directors forming to promote their favorite properties. "Right now they're fairly balanced, with Team Star Wars, Team Guardians, and Team Frozen all having success in pushing their franchises into the parks," one board member shared anonymously. "But we're all a little worried about what happens ... Read more
A near-empty Main Street USA at Disneyland on Christmas morning.

Extremely light crowds at Disney Parks today

Merry Christmas!! Have any plans for this morning? Because you might want to consider visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort today, and take advantage of the lowest crowds of the year! Family and friends Most casual Disney fans think that Christmas Day might be crowded at the parks, because almost everyone is off work or out of school, and it's such a festive place to be. But hardcore fans, including your knowledgeable and reliable reporters here at Uncle Walt's Insider, know ... Read more
Santa Stitch riding on a stolen sleigh at Disneyland Park in California.

Santa Stitch hijacks parade float – News Brief for Dec. 24

Père Noel and Father Christmas slap-fight witnessed All was not merry and bright at Epcot yesterday as two of Disney's Holiday Storytellers, Father Christmas from the United Kingdom pavilion and Père Noel from the France pavilion, were seen arguing loudly on the bridge between the two areas. Details of the argument were not readily available, but some guests report hearing the words "baguette," "chunnel" and "toad in the hole" amongst the yelling, as well as disparaging comments about the relative sizes of ... Read more
PARIS – December 31, 2013 – Disney Christmas Parade in Disneyland Paris.

Our favorite Disney Christmas traditions

Disney Parks and Resorts are magical all year round, but there's something special about the holiday season that brings out Mickey's very best! Here are some of our favorite Disney Christmas traditions: 8. There's only one Santa - Disney is known for keeping things real -- that's why you'll never hear them talk about Mickey or their other beloved characters as if someone is in costume playing a part. And they extend that same magic to the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus! ... Read more