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Ice cubes banned from Disney parks!

After May 1st, no Cast Member can wish you "Have an ice day!" ANAHEIM, CA and LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — In a surprising statement, Disney has announced that ice cubes and dry ice will no longer be allowed in their theme parks. The news was buried in a much larger press release about limits on stroller size, and announcing that the parks would become entirely smoke free. No more cold beverages? Disney did not make it clear whether the ban would include all ... Read more
Johnny Depp surprises crowds at Turtle Talk with Crush. Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

PHOTOS: Johnny Depp sneaks into more attractions as Jack Sparrow

"We can't seem to stop him" say park officials. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans may recall that actor Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers a couple of years ago by inserting himself into the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, dressed and in character as Captain Jack Sparrow. Well, he's at it again, but this time he's in Florida. And he's not limiting himself to Pirates. "No idea how he does it" Uncle Walt's Insider spoke with George Kalogridis, President of the Walt Disney World ... Read more
Disneyland's new smoking area. Can you spot the Hidden Mickey in the smoke? Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney announces new 100% “all-smoking all the time” areas just outside of park entrances

It's all part of a plan. Just don't tell Chapek we quoted him. BURBANK, CA-- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas has announced a new smoking policy affecting all 14 Disney parks worldwide. The new policy consolidates all the smoking areas formerly within the parks into one giant smoking area just in front of each park's entrance. For example, the esplanade between Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will be "all-smoking, all the time." That's according to Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas ... Read more
Soarin' empty? Repent from the coming wrath! Photo by Uncle Walt; used without permission.

No line at Soarin’ a “sign of the End Times,” says expert

No one waiting for Soarin' at Epcot? The Apocalypse draws nigh. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It is one of Disney's most popular attractions, and has been since it opened. From its original "over California" film, to the mostly-CG "around the World" version, to its coming all-fake "around the Solar System," Soarin' is a must-see for most guests. Or it used to be, at least. And when our own Uncle Walt found a "0 minute" wait time and absolutely no one in line, ... Read more
The UK Pavilion's "Epcexit" hits a snag. Image courtesy DepositPhotos.

Epcot’s UK Pavilion seeks extension on timetable to withdraw from World Showcase

So many details have yet to be worked out. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The United Kingdom Pavilion is still hammering out details on its exit from Epcot's World Showcase, as the March 29 deadline draws near. And now, the Pavilion has announced that it will seek a "short extension" on the deadline. The U.K. Pavilion announced its withdrawal from World Showcase last May, as a consequence of the "Brexit" vote. The withdrawal, called "Epcexit" by no one, really [Ed.: It never caught on.], ... Read more