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Dead parrot tribute at the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Confirmed: “Dead parrot” tribute in Magic Kingdom’s Tiki Room

It may not be dead, though, but just resting. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As anyone who has ever set a backpack down in their Glendale, CA, offices knows, Disney Imagineers love to hide things. More specifically, though, they love to place Hidden Mickeys and tributes to other favorite things inside of attractions. While the hidden tributes tend to be only of Disney properties and former rides, occasionally a non-Disney item is snuck in. Well-known examples include Mr. Limpet in the Little ... Read more
Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Mickey Standard Time signed into law

We knew Congress was a Mickey Mouse operation. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People grumble about the change from Daylight Savings to Standard Time and back again, and the grumbling is only growing louder. But how do we fix the problem? It's no secret that time zones are difficult to figure out -- especially when you change the time a couple of times a year. Even the brilliant minds at Apple, Microsoft, and Bob's Computer Repair Emporium & Bait Shop have been unable to ... Read more
The Peña family, with an unhappy Mama Elvira. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr; [CC0] via PxHere & DepositPhotos.

Grandma discovered at Lost & Found after five days

A "simple misunderstanding" is prolonged when the family keeps getting free stuff. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Peña family of Silver City, NM, is celebrating their reunion with family matriarch Elvira Bolivar, after becoming separated from her at Florida's Magic Kingdom theme park last week. Bolivar, 63, was located at the park's Lost & Found in City Hall -- after five days apart from her family. "It started so simply," says Bolivar's son-in-law Oscar Peña Gimenez, 34, who was visiting Walt Disney ... Read more
Aircraft about to land at Walt Disney World's new airport. Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

New WDW airport opens sooner than expected

You'd think they'd wait until the runway was poured. EPCOT CENTER ATC CENTER, FL -- Less than one hour after we announced the opening of a new airport at Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, the first flights arrived at the airport. Several eagle-eyed readers called us to let us know that a flight of six aircraft passed over Epcot, on their way to land at the new airport! They aren't 737s, so we know it's not Southwest We are not sure which airline made ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Happy Churro de Mayo!

Tomorrow is everyone's favorite churro-based holiday! UNCLE WALT’S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Each year there are a number of holidays celebrated throughout the world, the top three being Christmas, Easter, and Uncle Walt's Birthday. The fourth most celebrated holiday is, of course, Churro de Mayo! That's right! May 5th is of course the "Celebration of the Churro"! These tasty, cinnamon-sugar covered fried sticks of dough are the most popular food, anywhere. A celebration of churro history and culture Churros went unnoticed for many years, until Walt ... Read more