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Brexit: U.K. pavilion leaving Epcot

"Epcexit" joins "Brexit" in the lexicon. LONDON & WALT DISNEY WORLD -- As the Parliament of the United Kingdom continue to sort out the logistics of implementing 2016's vote to leave the European Union, one consequence is clear: the United Kingdom pavilion at Epcot will no longer be a part of the World Showcase. The U.K's Ambassador to Walt Disney World, Conrad Begbie, served written notice to park management on Wednesday that the pavilion would "no longer be part of the community of ... Read more
The Sorceror Mickey Hat in its new Animal Kingdom home. Photo credit Mfwills [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons and Katie Harbath [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flikr.

Fans respond to the return of The Hat

Not everyone is a fan of the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat at Animal Kingdom. Who knew? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Taking all of us at Uncle Walt's Insider by surprise, apparently some fans are not excited about the new installation of the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spa, as reported here yesterday. Uncle Walt's reached out to its devoted fans for their response. Here is a sampling of the reactions we received: "It took me a long time to ... Read more
The Sorceror Mickey Hat in its new Animal Kingdom home. Photo credit Mfwills [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons and Katie Harbath [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flikr.

The hat returns, this time at Animal Kingdom!

Ah, giant Sorcerer Mickey hat. How we've missed you! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's back! Removed from Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2015, the giant Sorcerer Mickey Hat has returned to the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, this time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Although criticized by many during its time at the Studios for covering up the iconic replica of Grauman's Chinese Theater, home of the Great Chinese Movie Ride, Imagineers were extremely careful in selecting the hat's new location. "Instead of ... Read more
Free food and a monorail. Photo by Eric Marshall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Guide to eating flowers at Flower and Garden Festival

All that beautiful landscaping? Just a free buffet. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Epcot Center Resort and Spa is known for its many amazing international festivals, and one of the most popular is the International Flower and Garden and Spa Festival, which is going on now. Apart from the beautiful flowers, gardens, and spas added for the event, the festival is also known for tasty food offerings not usually found in the park. But that food costs money, over and above ... Read more

Half of Disney’s Avengers-themed projects mysteriously disappear

"Dust in the wind... all we are is dust in the wind..." Ever since the Disney Company brought Marvel and its stable of superheroes into the fold, they have wasted no time in developing shows and attractions based on Marvel properties. From the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride at California Adventure to the as yet unnamed roller coaster taking over the former Energy pavilion at Epcot, and from Groot-shaped churros [Ed.: This is actually brilliant, and should be a thing. ... Read more