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A very obviously non-mask-wearing Trader Sam. Photo by Steven Miller [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Trader Sam kicked out of Jungle Cruise for not wearing a mask

Next they'll come for the non-mask wearing animals. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa re-opened last year, Disney required guests and Cast Members to wear masks 100% of the time while on WDW property. The mandate included mask-wearing while walking, running, standing, eating, drinking, sleeping, swimming, bathing, showering, and enjoying the resort's rides, shows, and other entertainment options. Despite this mandate, one man openly defied the policy for months without consequence. Well, not any more. Trader ... Read more
Remember, Walt: the entrance does not say Frozen Ever After. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog, used by permission.

Surprises from our preview of the new Ratatouille ride

It's everything we want in a rat-themed attraction! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There are a lot of changes happening at Epcot. From the conversion of Spaceship Earth to an apartment complex (have you signed your lease yet?!), and the relocation of the cemetery, to the spectacular Friendship Boat jump coming to the nighttime show, there will be something for everyone. But one new attraction has everyone talking: Ratatouille. As we mentioned last Thursday, the staff of Uncle Walt's Insider got to experience ... Read more
I jumped my boat through a burnin' ring of fire.... Photo bits assembled from DisneyFoodBlog, WDW News Today, BlogMickey.

Harmonious to feature Friendship Boat jump, score by Johnny Cash

Hopefully it won't burn, burn, burn any of the performers. EPCOT, FL -- As Disney continues work on the weather control barges at EPCOT, recent filings with the Reedy Creek Improvement District show that these barges have another purpose. It might be that they will also take part in a new nighttime show coming to EPCOT, known internally to Disney as "Harmonious." While the actual show name is being kept secret from the public, we have an idea of what to expect from ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

To prevent virus, Skyliner cars will be hermetically sealed

Officials were inspired by the new Disneyland masks. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World Resort and Spa and Biological Warfare Factory has had its share of odd rules over the last year. To combat the pandemic, park officials have required guests to fully immerse themselves in hand sanitizer, prohibited wearing gators (presumably just on the face), and have enforced social distancing on it's a small world dolls. But the latest step may be the oddest yet. "We're completely sealing the ... Read more
Disney's "Harmonious" weather-control devices. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission.

Disney moves weather control machines into World Showcase Lagoon

Finally, proof of the long-rumored Disney weather technology. E.P.C.O.T. CENTRE, FL -- As Disney struggles with the dome over Walt Disney World, they have made the bold move to bring the machines they use to control the weather into full view of guests. The devices were originally thought to be part of a new nighttime spectacular rumored to debut at EPCOT [Ed.: Can't believe fireworks were cancelled under this woke culture]. But Uncle Walt's Insider can now confirm that the new structures in ... Read more