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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay brings his folksy, G-rated charm to Epcot. Photo by gordon-ramsay [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Gordon Ramsay joins “Sunday Brunch with the Chef” at Epcot

Disney events are rarely rated For Mature Audiences Only. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Epcot's Food and Wine Festival and Spa just got a little more interesting. Disney officials have announced that due to a "cake decorating incident," the October 6th Sunday Brunch with the Chef celebrity host Buddy Valastro will be replaced. Instead, the event will feature celebrity chef and host of Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay. This last minute change may upset some attendees, but those of us who have wasted money ... Read more
Nothing but net! And a backboard. And the new Tomorrowland sign. Photo by wdwnt.com.

Hoop and backboard added to new Tomorrowland sign

Now the sign's not only functional, it's interactive! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans have had mixed reactions to the new Tomorrowland sign installed at the Magic Kingdom Park and Spa last week. Some like the new design, while others object because it is different, and change is scary. As it turns out, though, the sign was not complete. After the park closed for the night at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, workers attached an oversized basketball backboard and hoop to the sign.  What does ... Read more
New enclosures for ugly PhotoPass photographers. Photo by wdwnt.com.

New PhotoPass system isn’t automated; just hides ugly Cast Members

It solves the problem of "guests not smiling, and children crying." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fandom has been in an uproar in the past week over a new "automated" PhotoPass system at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa. Photos have surfaced showing holes for the new system in character greeting room walls. But Uncle Walt's Insider readers can rest easy, because we (as always) have the true story: PhotoPass photographers aren't being replaced, just hidden. Especially the uglier ones. Sparing feelings "It's ... Read more
Artist's rendering of the new Epcot entryway, featuring greenery, fountains, and a planet-killing laser. © 2019 Disney.

Just noticed: Spaceship Earth makeover adds planet-killing laser

How did we miss this? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The recently-finished D23 Expo gave details on many changes coming to Epcot, including a new P.L. Travers ride, Moana-themed restrooms, and a statue of Walt gazing lovingly at a churro cart. But in all the excitement, we've apparently all missed a pretty significant detail in the concept art. Spaceship Earth is getting a planet-killing laser installed. Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas hung up on us when we mentioned the detail, but we soon ... Read more
To be known as GoTaBE from here on out. Photo by Global Panorama [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Universal announces interactive ride: “Game of Thrones: a Better Ending”

The only story option not available will be the one that aired on HBO. ORLANDO, FL -- Universal Orlando Resort has announced an upcoming attraction that has fans of HBO's Game of Thrones buzzing. The new ride, to be a 3-D motion simulator (of course), will transport guests to Westeros and immerse them in the world of the Seven Kingdoms. Even more exciting, the attraction will have interactive elements that allow fans to choose a new ending for the series. "When we put together this ... Read more