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Lunch at Epcot! Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Exotic ingredients coming to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

You won't blubber or say neigh to the Great White dishes coming this year! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Each year dozens, maybe hundreds, of guests flock to Disney's Epcot Resort, Spa, Hair Care & Tire Center to take part in the park's second-most popular event, the Food and Wine Festival! Festival guests get to try new food offerings, learn from some of the best chefs TV has to offer, and test the limits of their bodies by drinking excessively in the Florida ... Read more
The Country Bear Escape featuring Stitch. Photo by Disney, modified. (We put a bear on it.)

RUMOR: Country Bear Jamboree will merge with Stitch’s Great Escape

Details are scarce, but we are happy to make stuff up. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Rumors have been swirling around the Magic Kingdom of a possible permanent end to the Country Bear Jamboree. Uncle Walt's Insider of course predicted this after several guests were mauled by the Country Bears last year. But now we can report that the Bears are not going away forever, but will soon join another closed attraction, Stitch's Great Escape. "Country Bear Escape featuring Stitch" "This is a perfect ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner delayed; wrong characters put on gondolas

Walt Disney World's new gondola system has... too much character? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Just months from its projected opening, the Disney Skyliner and Spa gondola system has encountered a new snag. Rather than leave the vehicles wrapped as originally planned, they decided to decorate each ride vehicle with cartoon characters. One problem: no one told the designers that they were limited just to Disney characters. There's variety, at least Ride vehicles show characters from such non-Disney properties as Shrek, the Flintstones, H.R. Puff-n-stuff, Star ... Read more
Extremely deceptive concept art of the new Hagrid ride. Photo courtesy Universal Orlando.

Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure – possessed?

Well, I guess that would explain it. ORLANDO, FL -- Shortly after it's grand opening, the new “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure” at Universal Orlando Resort, Spa, and U-Pick Blueberry Farm continues to be plagued by various issues. We already reported that the ride's namesake, Rubeus Hagrid, won't fit into the ride's restraint system. We've also seen a lot of complaints on social media about even bigger [Ed.: Be sure to distinguish that we mean bigger as in the scope of the problem, ... Read more
Construction continues on the second-largest Ferris wheel in Central Florida. Photo by BrokenSphere [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikipedia Commons.

“Almost record-setting” Ferris wheel coming to Animal Kingdom

When completed, the new "Wheel of Life" will be the second-tallest in Central Florida. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spa continues to expand. And now the Tree of Life will be complemented by a large Ferris wheel, to open in the Spring of next year! "We are tremendously excited about this new addition to the park," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "The hat is coming down again, and the new 'Wheel of Life' ... Read more