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A family walks down Main Street with two non-rented children. Photo by DepositPhotos.

Disney announces “child required” policy

"Just in time for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!" WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- After recent guest feedback, Disney has made the announcement that anyone visiting the Disney theme parks, resorts, spas, and hair care & tire centers, must also have a child along with them. This new "child required" policy will start on August 29th, just in time for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) gave us details on the new ... Read more
Groot joins the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Tiki Room birds unionize, demand higher wages

If their demands aren't met, they'll fly the coop. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Most little birdies will fly away, but the Tiki Room birds are here every day." That's the opening line in a complaint filed Thursday with the National Labor Relations Board against the Disney Company. In the complaint, the birds "and other performers" in the Enchanted Tiki Room say that they are underpaid, and have threatened to form a union. The labor dispute is well-timed by the performers, as Disney was ... Read more
Jack Skellington joins the Teacup ride! Photo by William Warby [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Nightmare Before Christmas overlay coming to WDW!… on the Teacups?

So, good news and bad news. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There is a favorite holiday ride modification at the original Disneyland Park in California -- and now it's coming to Florida! Just maybe not like we expected. For the past 37 years [Ed.: Eleven years before the movie debuted? Marty, quit making up numbers], Disneyland's Haunted Mansion has been transformed with the popular Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. The change happens in the Fall and stays through January, so that the overlay covers two major holidays! ... Read more
A pin shows Minnie Mouse with a racist flag. Photo by AntiquesNavigator.com.

Is Minnie Mouse hiding a white supremacist past?

A late-1980's pin surfaces with Minnie and a racist symbol. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Just when the controversy over Donald Duck's Nazi history had finally settled down, the Disney Company finds itself on the defensive again. And this time, it was because of a character no one expected. Minnie Mouse has some explaining to do. Pinning down her background Several Uncle Walt's Insider readers [Ed.: Two counts as "several," right?] called our attention to a 1989 official Disney pin which features Minnie Mouse and the Betsy ... Read more
Definitely not a Skyliner gondolier. Photo by Peter K Burian [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Gondolier crushed when Disney job application rejected

His kind of gondolier on the Skyliner would need a much longer pole. KISSIMMEE, FL -- In preparation for the opening of the new Skyliner gondola system at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Kosher Deli, Disney's Casting department has been seeking out applicants to staff the new transportation system. However, one candidate was extremely disappointed to learn he will not be among them. A gondola is a gondola, right? After our article yesterday announcing the sale of Skyliner Annual Passes, one reader ... Read more