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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Fastpass auction paddles. Photo by BurnAway [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney to auction Star Wars Fastpass times

Shorter waits for the more popular Galaxy's Edge will go to the highest bidder. ANAHEIM, CA -- As the Disneyland Resort and Spa prepares for the opening of its new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Spa area this summer, to be followed in the Fall by its counterpart at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Spa, fans of the movie franchise are eagerly anticipating all the spacey goodness that awaits. But now word has leaked that the initial release of Fastpasses will not go ... Read more
Really bad Magic Bands.

Disney test-markets “undesirable” Magic Bands

They're curious whether Disney fans really will buy anything. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "They're intentionally ugly." That's the word from Violet Wahner, Senior Marketing Assistant for the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts and Spas, about the new series of unattractive Magic Bands released today. "We've had this debate in Marketing for some time," Wahner tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "Most of the team is always trying to put the best, most interesting and desirable products out there. But several of us recognize that ... Read more
Possible location for WDW fifth gate, Yesterland??? Image © 2019 Google Maps.

MAJOR NEWS: fifth Walt Disney World park announced!

The new park, dubbed "Yesterland," will feature classic attractions removed from other Disney parks. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As Disney's four Florida theme parks now reach attendance capacity year-round, in spite of rising admission prices, fans around the globe have asked, "When will Disney build another park at Walt Disney World? When will we get a 'fifth gate'?" We now have an answer: next year!  And that's not all -- the new park will feature all the beloved old rides removed from ... Read more
Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Ask a Cast Member: “What time is the 3 o’clock parade?”

Here's another ongoing article series we just made up. BAY LAKE, FL -- If you read any Disney message board or Facebook group, or talk to Cast Members, sooner or later this question comes up: "What's the stupidest question you were ever asked?" The inevitable response is "What time is the 3 o'clock parade?" Which makes you wonder... Are theme park guests really that stupid? [Ed.: Yes.] Are they just confused? [Ed.: Also yes.] Or do they really just want to know what ... Read more
Canada, "America's Hat," according to the Epcot Map. Image © Disney, perhaps modified a tad.

Polite outrage: Epcot map lists Canada Pavilion as “America’s Hat”

We anticipate some very apologetic protestors. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Extremely polite letters and emails have been sent from multiple Canadian residents, and at least one government official, after the official Epcot park map described the Canada Pavilion as "America's Hat." Unknown prankster "I saw it right away," said Regina, Saskatchewan native Erin Stafford. "This was the first trip to Epcot for me and my husband, so of course I wanted to see the pavilion of my homeland. When I saw what the ... Read more