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The only thing at Universal Orlando. Photo by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Escaped Demiguise reported at Universal Orlando

A spilled butterbeer is only the beginning. ORLANDO, FL -- Reports out of the Universal Orlando Resort & Spa state that a Demiguise, a "peaceful, ape-like herbivore with the ability to turn invisible when threatened," has escaped from its handlers at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While these creatures are not a danger to the public, they still can cause havoc. Officials at the resort have not confirmed the missing Demiguise. When we made a call to the resort, "Lori" [Ed.: ... Read more
Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor at the Magic Kingdom Park. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor to offer late-night adults-only shows

"Now it won't just be the monsters that are blue." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's an attraction that even the most generous Disney fans say has grown stale. But now Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor is getting "refreshed" with the addition of late-night shows filled with adult-oriented humor. "There's only so many times the average guest can tolerate Buddy Boil and his awful puns," Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "So we're changing things up. Now Monsters ... Read more
Gift shop in Splash Mountain standby queue. Photo by rickpilot_2000 [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Shopping experience coming to Disney park queues

Lines for Disney attractions used to just immerse you in the story. Now they'll immerse you in commerce, too! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & ANAHEIM, CA -- Right on the heels of Disney announcing in-flight shopping on the Skyliner gondola system, Uncle Walt's Insider has received news about an all-new shopping experience being added to attraction queues. That's right, soon guests will be able to continue shopping even as they wait in line! Loyal readers of Uncle Walt's Insider [Ed.: How many are ... Read more
Disney Skyliner artist's conception. (c) 2017 Disney.

Skyliner cars to include gift shops

Instead of 'exit through the gift shop,' guests will 'travel in the gift shop.' WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- New details have emerged about the Skyliner gondola system under construction at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Apparently each gondola car will have its own gift store, so Disney guests can shop as they travel. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider the concept behind the news. "The Walt Disney Company is dedicated to providing magical experiences for ... Read more
A churro cart at Disney's California Adventure. Photo copyright 2018 Google / Street View.

Man using Street View billed for ‘virtual park admission’

Disney hails "virtual guests" as new revenue stream. PROVO, UT -- It's a fact of modern life that every one of us clicks to accept Terms of Service without reading or understanding what we are agreeing to. One Utah man found out the hard way that he should always read the fine print. The next best thing to being there? Edgar "Sonny" Larson of Provo, UT, recently had some time to kill, so he opened up Google Maps on his computer. As a Disney ... Read more