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The Disneyland Band plays royalty-free music "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney parks switching to royalty-free music

The cost of licensing Disney songs was just too high. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney parks will no longer feature Disney music. That's the word from Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas president Bob "Bob" Chapek. Apparently the Disney Company charges quite a bit to license its music, and "it's just cost-prohibitive to pay for it any more." Another source "Fortunately, there's an abundance of public domain, royalty-free generic music online," says Chapek. "You can hear it in almost every bad YouTube travelogue out there ... Read more
Steven Tyler, before and after finger reattachment surgery. Photo from reddit & @cabel via Twitter.

Disney history: three years since Steven Tyler’s finger was surgically reattached

Losing his finger was a real shocker. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- This month marks the third anniversary of Steven Tyler having his ring finger surgically reattached! Each and every day Steven Tyler and the rest of Aerosmith shock thousands of guests as they are welcomed, by the band themselves, to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. (Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, as you may recall, was only built after the plans for a Newsies-based ride fell through.) And for ... Read more
Artist's concept of the extremely exclusive NBA Experience. Photo © Disney.

“NBA Experience” is realistic: most people won’t get in

Just like 98.8% of college basketball players! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- The NBA Experience, Disney Springs' newest addition, opens on August 12. The attraction promises to let guests "live out their hoop fantasies" in a realistic simulation of pro basketball. And Uncle Walt's Insider has learned just how realistic it is: Most folks won't make it in the door, even after buying a ticket. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells us, "Most men's college basketball players' 'hoop fantasies' are to ... Read more
The new Disney/Google WDW Virtual Marathon! Photo © 2019 Disney & Google Street View.

Disney, Google Street View announce first ever WDW Virtual Marathon

Finally, a marathon for the rest of us. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney excels in providing races and events for athletic fans, and even some for slightly-less-athletic fans. But there have been no events for the couch potatoes among us -- until now. RunDisney.com has announced its 2020 slate of races at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa and Track Arena, and for the first time, there is a "Virtual WDW Marathon" available for non-runners! Guests at large "We are very excited ... Read more
Not a Disney park. Photo courtesy Pixabay.

Universal Orlando announces something new, and we have the details!

We knew it would be big, but we didn't know it would be THIS big! ORLANDO, FL -- According to numerous tweets, Universal Orlando Resort, Nail Salon, Spa and Spaceport will be making a big announcement later today. Although none of the tweets specified exactly what was happening, they say that "something EPIC is coming."  Speculation on the Internet is rampant. Many people are thinking that it's going to be an announcement of a fourth theme park. [Ed.: You've been reading their marketing ... Read more