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Extremely deceptive concept art of the new Hagrid ride. Photo courtesy Universal Orlando.

Sad: Hagrid can’t ride his own attraction

The concept art is a LIE. ORLANDO, FL -- As fans of the Fantastic Beasts movies and their seven prequels excitedly await the June arrival of the new attraction at Universal Orlando Resort and Spa, some bad news. The very namesake of "Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure" will not be able to enjoy his own ride. "It's not for a lack of trying," says Universal (the company) spokesperson Junie Versal (no relation). "We really wanted to be able to give Hagrid a sneak preview ... Read more
The partially dismantled Spaceship Earth. Photo © Disney.

Contractors removing Leave a Legacy stones accidentally dismantle Spaceship Earth

Oops. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As part of "Epcot 2.0," the granite Leave a Legacy markers in the Epcot entrance plaza are being removed to a location outside the gates. However, as the photo above shows, the contractor charged with the job thought he was taking out Spaceship Earth as well. An embarrassed Walt Disney World Resort administration has admitted that "maybe the instructions could have been clearer." Behind schedule There is no word as to when the de-construction will be corrected. An official ... Read more
The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by baynews9.com, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more

Meet the 12 new Disney Legends to be honored at D23 Expo

One truly deserving new Disney Legend! And also eleven people. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney has announced the latest round of Disney Legends to be honored at the 2019 D23 Expo, held annually in Anaheim, CA. The tribute dates back to 1987, when Fred MacMurray (star of The Absent-Minded Shaggy Flubber Millionaire) was honored as the very first Disney Legend. The recipients of this award are Disney's brightest stars and notable luminaries who continue Walt Disney's legacy and contribute to the ongoing success ... Read more
Someone who may or may not be our source confronting the Master Control Program. Photo © 1982 Disney.

Tron Rollercoaster delayed due to ransomware attack

Look likes someone's gonna have to be digitized to regain control. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's 1982 computer-trip adventure Tron and its sequels (Tron: Reloaded, Tron: Revolutions, and The ReTron of the Jedi) are the inspiration for a new roller coaster currently under construction in the Magic Kingdom. The new coaster will  be entirely computer-generated, like every other new Disney attraction from here on. Unfortunately, the designers' quest for 80's-era computer realism also came with 80's-era lax cyber-security. And now the Tron ... Read more