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Working on a new Epcot ride. Photo by Erin O'Brien via Pinterest.

First paper straws. Next, paper animatronics, attractions

Disney's commitment to "going green" impacts ride construction. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- Paper straws have already been spotted at Disneyland, and will soon appear in all Disney Parks and Resorts. It's just the first part of the Disney Company's commitment to environmental friendliness -- because soon, everything in the parks will be made from paper! Committed, or should be "Oh, yes, I'm green through and through," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation), "and not only because I ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider Puzzle Time!

Puzzle Fun – Find the ride that’s NOT a 3-D motion simulator!

It's Super Puzzle Fun Time again! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- There's a lot of really simple (and mostly stupid) "genius" puzzles floating around. Most of them "challenge" you to see if you can tell the difference between a "5" and an "S," or something equally moronic.  So we're giving you a real challenge. Take a look at the image below -- can you spot a new attraction at Universal Orlando Resort that's NOT a 3-D motion simulator? Good luck! (And check out previous ... Read more
The Country Bear Band, now with earworms. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New “earworm” soundtrack for Country Bear Jamboree

A Country-singing bear? Who ever heard of that? BAY LAKE, FL -- The Country Bear Jamboree has always had catchy tunes, but soon the popular attraction at Disney's Magic Kingdom will receive a new audio system and a brand new soundtrack -- and we've learned that the entire soundtrack will consist of (*drumroll*) earworms! Uncle Walt's Insider brings you a bear-y [Ed.: Isn't it a little early in the article for puns?] exclusive first look at the changes in store. What, exactly, ... Read more
Cats on stage at Cinderella Castle. Image by Michael Gray Wantagh [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Magic Kingdom’s newest afternoon castle show: Cats

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit replaces Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's the fourth-longest running show on Broadway. It's spawned a Broadway sequel (Cats 2: Kitty Boogaloo) and inspired two major films (The Lion King, with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane repeating their roles as Leo Bloom and Max Bialystock, and DisneyNature's African Cats, with Samuel L. Jackson as Mufasa). And now Cats is coming to the Magic Kingdom! "Thrown together" "It's actually a Cast Member production from start to finish," says ... Read more
Disney ferry with a guy sprinkled with ferry dust. Photo CC0 via Pxhere.

Man mistakenly sprinkled with *ferry* dust spends day in lagoon

He was finally able to leave Seven Seas Lagoon when the dust wore off. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "He normally doesn't even like swimming." That's the word from Megan Boyce, 33, of Asheville, NC, after her husband Roger spent most of Friday ferrying guests back and forth across Seven Seas Lagoon -- one at a time, on his back. Apparently a mislabeled container at the Magic Kingdom led to Roger being sprinkled with ferry dust, not fairy dust. "Straight for the water" "I didn't see ... Read more