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Hollywood Studios adds “The Magic of Construction Walls” tour

With the ongoing construction of the new Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge areas, Disney's Hollywood Studios Park is in the middle of some major changes. And while most guests see the many walls blocking off the construction areas as an annoyance, Disney is finding an opportunity for making magic out of the nuisance. In a press release dated today, the Walt Disney World Resort has announced that they will soon begin offering a behind-the-scenes tour called "The Magic of ... Read more
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Disney’s new dog-friendly hotel policy also includes horses

The Walt Disney Company startled its fans earlier this month when it announced that guests at select Walt Disney World resorts would be able to keep dogs in resort hotel rooms, beginning on October 15th. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the policy is actually broader than announced, and also includes many other animals, up to and including horses. Even when the policy was thought to only include dogs, it received mixed reactions, with guests arguing on both sides of the issue. Uncle ... Read more
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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