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Disney inks new sponsorship with tobacco giant Philip Morris

In a surprising move, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and tobacco giant Philip Morris have announced a new partnership. Soon all Disney parks in the United States will feature re-themed and re-imagined smoking areas. These all new areas will also be getting a new name: "Light Up Your Life - Fueled by Philip Morris." The areas will feature logos from Philip Morris' most popular brands, all new seating, and special ashtrays featuring lighters and cup holders. In an exclusive interview with Uncle ... Read more
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First Walt Disney World visit for twins conceived on Tomorrowland Transit Authority

Twin brothers Tyler and Timothy Braddock, age 4, are enjoying their first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort -- but in a sense, it is more of a return for them than a visit. "We're pretty sure they were conceived here," mom Emelia Braddock, 28, of St. Charles, Missouri, tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "They were born exactly nine months after Rudy [her husband] and I last visited, in 2012." Rudy Braddock, age 29, provides more details. "Yeah, she's leaving out the best ... Read more
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Heartbroken teen discovers MagicBands use common technology, not magic

Albuquerque resident Terry Rice had a major letdown on his recent vacation to Orlando-area theme parks. Rice, 15, describes himself as a fan of both Disney and Harry Potter, and was excited when his parents announced plans to take he and his younger sister to Orlando for the first time. Although he enjoyed his time visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, Rice was dismayed to learn that Disney's "MagicBands" were not magic at all. "That was like the coolest thing ever," Rice says ... Read more
Baby Groot narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Walt Disney World Announces Final Four Narrators for Candlelight Processional

Every year during the holiday season, thousands flock to the Walt Disney World Resort for the Candlelight Processional. They come for the beautiful music and the story of the Nativity as read by celebrities from stage, film, and television. This year, Disney continues the quality line-up, bringing in previously featured celebrity narrators including game show host Pat Sajak, Christian musician Jaci Velasquez, actress Whoopi Goldberg, and country star Trace Adkins, and for the 2017 holiday season. They also added some new names ... Read more

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to reopen in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Fans of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights were saddened in 2016 when Disney ended the popular musical street attraction, but they now have reason to celebrate. In a press release Friday, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the light show will return when holiday decorations appear this year, but in a new home -- the recently-opened Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The Osborne Lights have a storied history. Originating at the home of a ... Read more