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WDW "return routing" construction. Photo courtesy blogmickey.com.

Disney reroutes exit roads to return to WDW

Guests will be "more than encouraged" to stay a little longer. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Here in Florida, we have something special that we never enjoyed at Disneyland: the blessing of size," Walt Disney said. With today's news, he might have added, "... and the blessing of absolutely controlling our guests and their spending." An anonymous source inside the Walt Disney Company [Ed.: Hi, Fred!] admitted today that the extensive road work at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa includes "return routing." ... Read more
Cinderella Castle (inflatable) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. Public domain, via Pixabay.

Backlash: Disney changes stance on date-based ticketing

Ticket prices will no longer be based on the day you arrive at the park, but when you leave it. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World Resort and Spa announced last week a transition to so-called "date-based" ticketing. In the new system, which was to have begun on October 16, park admission prices would go up or down depending on the popularity of the date you used the ticket. Backlash was swift, so now Disney has announced a change to ... Read more
Mug shot of Joe Rohde's Earring. Photo by alchetron.com [CC BY-SA 3.0].

Joe Rohde’s Earring: the source of his power?

Is it alien technology? Is it like Dr. Strange's Sling Ring or Green Lantern's, uh, Green Lantern Ring? BURBANK, CA -- As you may recall, Joe Rohde's Earring (but not Rohde himself) was implicated in a few deaths in Southern California back in July. Your crack team of reporters at Uncle Walt's Insider are happy to report that the Earring has been completely cleared. During our investigation, however, we discovered some shocking information that may be called "fake news." But as far as ... Read more
Mickey's Fairly-Scary Halloween Party. Photo by Jeff Christiansen [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

“Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” upgraded to “Fairly-Scary”

Stay tuned here for forecast updates and landfall predictions. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party" (MNSSHP) has been upgraded for the second time recently and is now a Category 4, "Fairly-Scary" Halloween Party, according to the National Scariness-Tracking Center. The MNSHHP has been increasing in scariness since its late August debut. Beginning at a Category 1, "Not-Scary" party, the Magic Kingdom Park aims to maintain the ticketed event at Category 2, "Not-So-Scary." "That's the level that seems to satisfy the most ... Read more
Disney's new political advertising in their theme parks. Photo by shelbypickitt via Instagram.

BREAKING: Disney to allow political sponsors

Magic Kingdom unveils Trump campaign ad on Main Street USA. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Since the earliest days of Disneyland, Disney theme parks have sought corporate sponsors for many locations and attractions, but politics were off-limits. But, as with the prohibitions against alcohol and Cast Member piercings, the restriction against political ads is going away. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) spoke with Uncle Walt's Insider. "Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas is [are?] always looking for ways to make the guest ... Read more