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The Trump animatronic; Inset photo: Boris Johnson. Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Epcot scraps Mary Poppins ride; adds “Prime Minister’s Questions Experience”

"How can we pass up the opportunity to create a Boris Johnson audio-animatronic?" WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans have been excited about the coming Mary Poppins ride at Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion. (It's apparently still there, even after Brexit!) Well, apparently the plans for that ride have been scrapped. Instead, the Pavilion will get a "Prime Minister's Questions Experience" animatronic show. "It's not that we don't like Mary Poppins," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "It's just that, ... Read more
No longer soon-to-be-appearing at the American Adventure Pavilion & Donut Shop. Photo by Thomas Hawk [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr.

Winchell’s Donut House, others on chopping block at EPCOT

No Timbits at Le Cellier, we're sad to report. EPCOT, FL -- As Walt Disney World slowly re-opens, fans everywhere are starting to wonder about the status of the various plans previously announced for the Disney parks. As Disney looks closer at their updated financials, we are said to report that some favorite donut chains will not be appearing after all. The Winchell's Donut House planned for the American Pavilion, the Tim Horton's planned for the Canada Pavilion, and the Mister Donut planned ... Read more
The only symptomatic dwarf. Photo © Disney.

Seven Dwarfs quarantined; only one is symptomatic

He's been "sneezing like crazy." BURBANK, CA -- In a statement released today, the Disney Company announced that all seven dwarfs have been quarantined after possible exposure to COVID-19. Only one is showing any symptoms of the virus. Citing medical privacy laws, the company refused to provide the identity of the symptomatic character. However, they did say he has been "sneezing like crazy." There have been no test results to confirm that the symptoms were caused by the virus. The unnamed individual is ... Read more
Disney chefs who are (mostly) virus-free. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Contact Disney Dining in advance for “virus free” meals

Now in addition to kosher meals or allergy-sensitive meals, you can request "no virus." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa & Mask Emporium have always been sensitive to guests with special dietary needs. Guests who would like to have kosher or halal meals, or who have restrictions due to allergies, need only contact Disney Dining in advance to make their requests. And Disney's chefs will create wonderful, tasty dishes to meet your needs that are ... Read more
Disney's Contemporary Resort, minus half of its rooms. Photo by Jared [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Every other room in the Contemporary removed to aid social distancing

Finally, a use for the modular room design! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- For the first time in it's 200-year history [Note: check that number before publication], Disney's Giant Toaster Contemporary Resort and Spa has used its modular room design. But instead of removing the rooms for remodeling, every other room is being removed to aid social distancing. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "It's the perfect way to keep our guests apart." We thought there were issues with ... Read more