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Toy Story Land in Hong Kong, which is also being shipped to Florida. Photo by Laika ac from UK [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Florida Toy Story Land “Made in China,” imported from Shanghai

"Disney wants things to seem real, and toys are made in China." Disney fans in the United States are celebrating the recent announcement of the opening day of the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios (June 31, 2018), but international fans are not so excited. For months, guests at Shanghai Disneyland have been treated to views of what appeared to be construction of their own Toy Story Land. Now it appears, though, that Shanghai's construction was not for their own ... Read more
Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Pizzafari, other restaurants to become “Deluxe Dining”

'Be Our Guest' was just the first to be announced. Disney foodies and fans of dining at the Walt Disney World Resort are still adjusting to the news that the Beauty and the Beast themed Be Our Guest Restaurant will become a prix-fixe, deluxe dining restaurant (requiring two table-service credits on the Disney Dining Plan). The move is widely seen as necessary to help pay off the multitude of legal fees and settlements of lawsuits filed by the Beast's support staff after ... Read more
"Porg on a stick" and other goodies soon to debut at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

“Porg on a stick” and more coming to Galaxy’s Edge eateries

Disney tries to repeat the success of Pandora's grilled Banshee in the new Star Wars area. As workers at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts continue construction on Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, chefs in the Disney test kitchen are also hard at work constructing the menu that will offer out of this world delicacies. From "Aunt Beru's Blue Milk" to "Porg on a stick" and more, Uncle Walt's Insider was given an exclusive invitation into the kitchen to try these innovative ... Read more
News Brief: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

News Brief: Visit to Wizarding World ‘outs’ Potter fan as a Muggle

Local fan club leader and self-described "Potterhead" has no magical abilities. ORLANDO, FL -- Roland Fleestrom of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, was greatly disappointed to learn this week that he was a Muggle [Ed.: or "No-Maj" in the U.S; that is, having no magical ability] on his first visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Fleestrom, 16, who heads the Dane County (Wisconsin) Harry Potter Society, describes himself as "the greatest Harry Potter fan ever" on social media accounts, and has ... Read more
Iron chefs Morimoto and Flay square off again at Disney Springs. Photo by Thomas photography [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Bobby Flay’s new Disney Springs Restaurant refuels Iron Chef rivalry with Morimoto, Puck

There's a(nother) new (Iron) Chef in town. 'Iron Chef' Bobby Flay announced recently that he would be opening a new restaurant at Disney Springs. His yet-unnamed restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2019. The new restaurant will rekindle a decades-old battle with Iron Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Wolfgang Puck. "Not a Chef" The feud between Flay and Morimoto goes back to when they first battled each other on Iron Chef. Following the battle, Morimoto declared that Flay (is) "No chef ... He stood ... Read more