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Disney's churros, made with a trade-secret recipe.

News Brief: Although ticket prices rise, churro prices will not increase

Thank goodness for small, cinnamon-y miracles! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL and ANAHEIM, CA-- This past Sunday, both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and California's Disneyland Resort announced that their park admission ticket prices would increase, as they have annually for many years. Fortunately, Uncle Walt's Insider can confirm that prices for churros have not been increased. Churros, a fried, sweet, cinnamon-flavored snack are a popular favorite among park guests. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Magic Kingdom guest told ... Read more
Illuminations video globe shows the big game. Photo by Benjamin D. Esham / Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0 us (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/deed.en)], modified.

Report: Epcot cast members watched Super Bowl on Illuminations globe

CMs who had to work during the big game got to see it after park closing. Disney cast members are introduced to the saying "We work while others play" from the earliest days of their employment. As such, they are accustomed to having to miss out on a lot of things most people take for granted, such as holidays, sporting events, and adequate pay. But according to sources within the parks, Epcot employees who had to work during the February 4th airing ... Read more

News Brief: Cast members can smack guests asking directions to Universal Studios

The Disney policy announced in November is now fully in effect. BURBANK, CALIFORNIA -- As reported in November, Disney cast members are now authorized to use "limited physical force" if a guest asks directions to a competitor's property. Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek, who first announced the policy, confirmed today that all cast members have received additional training for handling those guests who either don't realize that Disney and Universal are two different companies, or worse, don't care. According to ... Read more

News Brief: Mission: Space guests will now drive Tesla car to Mars

Elon Musk's "Starman" inspires an attraction makeover -- Mission: SpaceX. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Following the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday and the stunning imagery from space of the red Tesla Roadster high above the earth, Disney announced today that Epcot's Mission:Space ride will be retooled to feature the Tesla vehicles. Disney Company spokesperson Jun Disney [no relation] told Uncle Walt's Insider, "I know it's only been a few months since we changed up the ride, but ... Read more
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Epcot fills remaining calendar with “International Festival of Non-Festival Festival”

Disney addresses the number one complaint of Epcot guests: not enough festivals. For some time, it has seemed as if the Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot park was host to one "International Festival" after another, and one festival would start soon after the previous festival had ended. Still, enough guests complained about a perceived lack of festivals that Epcot is adding one more, a festival that will fill all remaining dates in the year that do not already have a festival: the ... Read more