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An audio-animatronic of Bea Arthur from the Star Wars Holiday Special arrives at Disneyland.

Animatronic Bea Arthur arrives at Disneyland

The much-loved Star Wars Holiday Special will live on in Galaxy's Edge. ANAHEIM, CA -- Following the arrival of Jar Jar Binks and a half-frozen old Leia, another character has made it to the new Star Wars-themed land at Disneyland Park: Ackmena, the beloved owner and bartender at the Mos Eisley Spaceport Cantina, as portrayed by Golden Girl Bea Arthur in the Star Wars Holiday Special. "The Holiday Special holds a sacred space in the Star Wars canon," says Disney (the company) spokesperson ... Read more
Len Henry and Webster Pryor racing down Main Street USA.

Senior guests ejected after Main Street USA “drag race”

"Former friends" got a bit too competitive in the Magic Kingdom. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Leonard "Len" Henry, 69, and Webster Pryor, 71, are lifelong friends from Waterloo, Iowa. Or at, least they were friends, until they found themselves kicked out of the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday for "racing" their electric scooters down Main Street U.S.A. "It wasn't just the one incident," says Disney Security Cast Member Clive Ainsworth. "We'd received multiple complaints from guests, and they'd been warned about weaving in ... Read more
The Bob Barker cruises at Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr & YouTube.

Sea Shepherd announces anti-whaling campaign at Epcot

Are the "Friendship" boats a cover for whaling activities? AMSTERDAM, NL -- The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, once featured on the Animal Planet series Whale Wars, has announced their newest campaign against alleged Norwegian and Japanese whaling activities: they will attempt to disrupt operations at the those countries' pavilions in the World Showcase section of Walt Disney World's Epcot Park, Resort, Spa, & Whale Cannery. In a prepared statement, Sea Shepherd asserts that the Norway and Japan pavilions are just a front for ... Read more
Olaf and Sven... well, just Sven now. Photo © 2016 Disney.

A/C failure at Epcot’s Norway pavilion; Olaf missing

Last heard saying, "Some people are worth mel-glblblb..." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Norway Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase experienced an air conditioning outage on Sunday. But what would have been a mere inconvenience in most places quickly turned to tragedy as beloved snowman Olaf has disappeared. The Norway Pavilion is home to the popular "Frozen Ever After" boat ride, which is appropriate because Norway is a real Scandinavian country, and the movie Frozen is set in the fictional country of Arendale, which ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Festival of the Churro coming to EPCOT

To be fair, every day is a Churro Festival to us. E.P.C.O.T., FL -- The annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is just days from starting, but Walt Disney World aficionados are already planning for a new event that promises to be even more popular: the EPCOT Centre Festival of the Churro! Epcot - Rotten with Festivals EPCOT Center is known for its award winning festivals and events that turn Walt Disney World's second-oldest Park & Spa into a major attraction, loved by ... Read more