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Audio-animatronic character of Leia force-floating through space arrives at Disneyland.

Animatronic Leia arrives at Disneyland; no bikini

"... the one thing that could have given us strength to pass the animatronic Jar Jar." ANAHEIM, CA -- Yet another animatronic character has been spotted arriving at the new Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland Park: Princess Leia. But many fans of the film series are disappointed with the look of the character. "They totally went the wrong direction with this," says self-described "Star Wars geek" Tad Myerson of Thousand Oaks, California. "So many of us were hoping that it would be young, ... Read more
The three new Star Wars Lands opening soon.

Potentially fatal flaw discovered in Star Wars Land plans

"Abandon our plans? In our moment of triumph?" BURBANK, CA -- Construction continues on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge themed lands at all three U.S. Disney parks, despite a serious flaw found in the design plans. Disney intern Scott "Flip" Palledorous, who discovered the potentially fatal defect, has so far been unsuccessful in getting anyone in authority to realize the seriousness of the issue. "Look, I've crunched the numbers," Palledorous says, "and spent hours and thousands of dollars at Starbucks pouring over the plans. ... Read more
The entrance to California Adventure Park. Photo by Patrick Pelletier [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Rumor: California Adventure may add wildfire area

Get ready for a real 'California adventure'??? ANAHEIM, CA -- Unconfirmed reports from within Disney Imagineering indicate that Disney Parks and Resorts may be rethinking the announced Marvel superheroes-themed area of its California Adventure park. Instead, guests will be treated to what some insiders are calling a "real California Adventure" -- an area themed to out-of-control wildfires. "California Adventure Park was supposed to be themed to the history and culture of the state of California," said a Disney Imagineer who asked to remain anonymous. [Ed.: Hi, ... Read more
New All-Blackout Annual Pass. Photo © 2018 Disney.

Disney introduces value-priced “All-Blackout” annual pass

It's a great deal, as long as you never use it. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- An announcement Thursday may quiet critics who complain about ever-rising theme park admission prices, as Disney introduced its lowest-price annual pass option in years. "Our guests have been telling us that park admission, and particularly the cost of annual passes, has been too high," said Bob Chapek, head of Disney Parks and Resorts. "And we listen to our guests. That's why we are proud to offer the ... Read more
Gift shop in Splash Mountain standby queue. Photo by rickpilot_2000 [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Shopping experience coming to Disney park queues

Lines for Disney attractions used to just immerse you in the story. Now they'll immerse you in commerce, too! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- Right on the heels of Disney announcing in-flight shopping on the Skyliner gondola system, Uncle Walt's Insider has received news about an all-new shopping experience being added to attraction queues. That's right, soon guests will be able to continue shopping even as they wait in line! Loyal readers of Uncle Walt's Insider [Ed.: How many are ... Read more