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The only thing at Universal Orlando. Photo by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Homesick British wizard not cured by visit to “Wizarding World”

Note: in accordance with the International Convention of Wizarding Secrecy, this article is only visible to wizards, squibs, and certain muggles who are already aware of the existence of magic. Most muggles will instead see another article about the price of churros. ORLANDO, FL -- As part of Walt Disney World's Cultural Exchange program, Scottish-born Hamish McFarlane, 18, is taking a year off from school to work at Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion. What makes McFarlane special is that his school is Hogwart's ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 3

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more
New Country Bears show. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Country Bear Jamboree to offer late-night adults-only shows

It worked for Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Magic Kingdom's Country Bear Jamboree is a beloved but poorly-attended attraction. Now, though, a new late-night review -- geared for mature audiences only -- may breath life into this aging show. You must be this old to ride As Uncle Walt's Insider reported in August, Disney first experimented with risque material with the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. Since then, the Magic Kingdom has seen its late-night crowds swell, and most are ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider Election Guide.

Goofy, Chip, Dale join Broward County recount team

Disney sends its "best and brightest" to help with the vote tally. BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- As the Florida vote recount continues, the Disney Company is offering help where help is needed. After the Broward County elections officials requested extra hands to assist with the vote recount, Walt Disney World immediately sent Goofy, Chip, and Dale to the south Florida county. "A low bar" Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) clarifies: "They asked for our 'best and brightest,' yes. But we, like ... Read more
Fireworks and CM softball. Photo by X.

Jobs on the line as Cast Member softball tournament begins

The losing teams in this annual "Hunger Games"-style event will be out of work. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Companies around the globe sponsor softball leagues for their employees, and the Walt Disney Company and Spa is no exception. But as the Fall softball tournament and spa kicks off today for Walt Disney World Cast Members, there's an undercurrent of fear among the players. You see, as a "encouragement to excellence," these Cast Members know their jobs are on the line if ... Read more