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Some new place opening soon in Disney Parks. First we've heard of it. Photo courtesy Disney.

Translators required for visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Call it realism, or call it a money grab. Just don't do it in English. ANAHEIM, CA & BAY LAKE, FL -- As the opening date of Disneyland's new Star Wars land approaches, details continue to emerge about what guests can expect. And the latest news is ... interesting. There will be no English used officially in Galaxy's Edge. Or Spanish. In fact, no "Earth language" will be found there. Nosotros hablamos Space "We're really going for realism here," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun ... Read more
Something of the Caribbean sign. Photo by Jonnyboyca [CC0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Pirates of the Caribbean ride update will remove all references to pirates

"It's the obvious next step, given the changes up until now." GLENDALE, CA -- It is well-known that the current Pirates of the Caribbean rides are different than the original versions. As society has changed and developed certain sensitivities, Disney Imagineers have altered the ride experience to avoid offense. Pirate men first chased the town's women, then their food, and now the women chase them. The Redhead is no longer up for auction, but is a pirate herself. And as society became ... Read more
Hollywood Studios adds thousands of bus stops. Photo ©2019 Disney Tourist Blog, used with permission; modified.

Hollywood Studios adds 2,730 bus stops to handle Star Wars crowds

A record number of bus stops is needed to handle record crowds. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Massive crowds are expected at Disney's Hollywood Studios when Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens in August. But the park will be ready -- not just for the guests in the park but for their arrival. In addition to adding the new Skyliner gondola system, and building additional parking lots that stretch to southern Osceola County, the park has added bus stops. Lots and lots of bus ... Read more
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Ice cubes banned from Disney parks!

After May 1st, no Cast Member can wish you "Have an ice day!" ANAHEIM, CA and LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — In a surprising statement, Disney has announced that ice cubes and dry ice will no longer be allowed in their theme parks. The news was buried in a much larger press release about limits on stroller size, and announcing that the parks would become entirely smoke free. No more cold beverages? Disney did not make it clear whether the ban would include all ... Read more
Johnny Depp surprises crowds at Turtle Talk with Crush. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

PHOTOS: Johnny Depp sneaks into more attractions as Jack Sparrow

"We can't seem to stop him" say park officials. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans may recall that actor Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers a couple of years ago by inserting himself into the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, dressed and in character as Captain Jack Sparrow. Well, he's at it again, but this time he's in Florida. And he's not limiting himself to Pirates. "No idea how he does it" Uncle Walt's Insider spoke with George Kalogridis, President of the Walt Disney World ... Read more