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Contraband. Photo [CC0] via publicdomainpictures.net.

Disney ice ban: pain for some, but pure profit for one man

The new rules ban loose ice. Probably also just-slightly-promiscuous ice. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Since Disney announced its coming ban on ice, the Internet has been filled with the wailing and gnashing of teeth. You can't throw out an initial TCP SYN packet without hitting an ACK packet containing complaints about this ban. [Ed.: The Norwegian in the next section makes more sense to me than that sentence.]  Despite the outcry, one man has reason to celebrate. Beware the frozen heart In a letter ... Read more
The Disney Dream anchored at Epcot. Photo courtesy Depositphotos & Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Disney Cruise Line announces World Showcase Lagoon itinerary

"It's like a multi-country cruise, without having to move the ship." CELEBRATION, FL -- Following the unparalleled success of its Bay Lake cruise itinerary, Disney Cruise Line announced Monday that it was adding Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon to its growing list of destinations.  "It's a perfect itinerary for our cruisers," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "There are pavilions representing twelve different countries and one state, most of which we do not currently visit." Savings There are benefits for the cruise line ... Read more
Spelling counts, kids. Montage of photos by J. Rob McCullough [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Please note: it’s “Dapper Days,” not “Diaper Days”

Completely misread this one. ANAHEIM, CA -- It's safe to say your humble correspondent has never been so, well, humbled. I've not yet recovered from the embarrassment, but I feel it is my public duty to warn others: be sure you understand the event you are attending. Specifically, don't misread "Dapper Days" as "Diaper Days." Diaper Dapper Days Diap... um, Dapper Days are, according to their website, events where folks "step out in style," attending theme parks dressed in elegant and stylish fashions. A week ... Read more
Disney's new "I Have a Button" button. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

New Disney button celebrates having a button

Finally there's a button for guests who don't qualify for one of the other buttons! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas announced today that a new button is joining their lineup of free celebration buttons: the "I Have a Button" button. For years, guests at Disney parks (and resorts and spas) have been able to get a free button to announce special occasions. (The current lineup is "1st Visit," "It's My Birthday," "Happily Ever After," ... Read more
The new ground cover at Universal Parks. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Universal announces new “Smoke ’em if you got ’em!” policy

They're hoping smokers will abandon Disney parks, where smoking will soon be banned. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Universal is always looking for ways to set themselves apart from Disney. Even so, the company's response to Disney's new smoking ban is surprising, as officials from NBCUniversal have announced a shocking new policy effective May 1st at all of their theme parks. The so-called "Smoke em if you got em!" policy will allow guests and employees to "light up" whenever, and wherever, they would ... Read more