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Hopelessly tangled Slinky Dog Dash vehicle. Photo by J Marsh [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Second Slinky Dog Dash car tangled beyond repair

Even giant Slinkies are irresistible to play with -- and easy to tangle. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios is not yet open, but one of its prime attractions has suffered another setback. As reported last November, one of the coaster cars for the new Slinky Dog Dash became tangled just two months after arriving at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Workers were cautioned against playing with the Slinky-themed vehicle, but apparently found it irresistible, making it walk down ... Read more
Unidentified mental patient Dan Butler of Maryville, TN. Photo by Mike [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Epcot guest held after claiming to see small purple dragon

"He's never done anything like this before," his wife says. KISSIMMEE, FL -- A 48-year-old man is being held at an undisclosed mental health facility in Kissimmee for observation, after claiming to have seen a small purple dragon at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot park. While the man's identity has not been released, Uncle Walt's Insider spoke with his wife Greta Butler of Maryville, Tennessee: "Dan and the kids and I had split up for a while in Future World. We hang together ... Read more
Epcot's retooled "Sounds Like 'Sounds Like Summer'" cover band concert series. Photo courtesy easywdw.com.

“Sounds Like ‘Sounds Like Summer'” brings cover bands to Epcot

The popular summer concert series has lots of bands, playing songs from groups you've actually heard of. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's summertime! And do you know what that means? It means it's time for the return of the EPCOT Centre (and Spa!) International Festival of the Summertime Festival! Longtime fans of this festival are familiar with its unbearably warm temperatures, rainy evenings, and the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. Unlike the "Garden Rocks" concert series (part of the Epcot International Pollen ... Read more
Walt Disney World's former, non-digital Lost and Found. Photo courtesy of thekingdominsider.com.

WDW’s new “online Lost and Found” just links to eBay

Still a step up from the previous system. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The official Disney Parks Blog announced last Thursday that the Lost and Found Department at the Walt Disney World Resort was going digital, but it may not be all it's cracked up to be. Disney says that the new system is "an online tool to make it even easier and more convenient for you to report lost items." Guests can go to disneyworld.com/lostandfound to fill out a lost item report. ... Read more
Wakanda. Image courtesy of marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com.

Wakandans protest new Epcot pavilions

You'd think their priority would be the whole Thanos aftermath, but no. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's been a busy few months for the African nation of Wakanda. Shortly after revealing their existence to the United Nations, the tiny but prosperous country was forced to fight off Thanos and his alien invaders. The dust has barely settled (or ash blown away) from that incident, but the Wakandans have started a new battle, and this time it's a diplomatic one: they want ... Read more