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

News Brief: Cast member arrested trying to steal churro recipe

Like Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and Taco Bell's meat, the recipe for Disney's churros is a closely-guarded trade secret. LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- A cast member working at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park was arrested Wednesday after trying to smuggle out the recipe for churros, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. The composition of churros, a fried, sweet, cinnamon-flavored snack, has long been a closely-guarded secret, and the Disney Company takes whatever legal steps are necessary to protect it from disclosure. According ... Read more
Headless animatronics underscore Disney's commitment to diversity.

News Brief: Disney animatronics finally reflect headless population

Headless animatronics underscore Disney's commitment to diversity. ANAHEIM, CA & PARIS, FRANCE -- Reports and photographs have flooded the internet concerning two animatronic figures in Disney park rides that have lost their heads recently. First, the character Ursula in The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, a ride at Disneyland Park in California, was found to be missing her head. Shortly thereafter, photographs surfaced of the auctioneer in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Park, also noggin-less. Uncle Walt's Insider ... Read more
A rare photograph of Animal Kingdom's newest mom. By Quarax (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Animal Kingdom announces first Yeti born in captivity

Just weeks after the arrival of a baby hippo, Disney celebrates another rare birth. It's an historic month for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and its team of animal specialists. Still elated over the birth of a baby hippopotamus on January 13, the park announced Sunday the arrival of the first Yeti born in captivity. Worldwide conservation efforts Disney animal care experts have worked closely in the past with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which oversees a Species Survival Plan for endangered animal ... Read more
The real Hogwarts Castle at Universal Orlando. Photo credit: David Broad [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Six little-known facts about Universal Orlando

Some things you know about Universal Orlando may be wrong -- #3 will surprise you! Everyone knows the Universal Orlando Resort as the biggest, best, and most-attended theme park complex that is actually within the city limits of Orlando. But how well do you know it? Here are some cool facts about this incredible Florida entertainment destination: #6. Islands of Adventure was originally going to be called "Thousand Islands." When Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park was in the planning stages before its 1999 ... Read more
Just some of the Disney vloggers who accidentally met at Hollywood Studios.

News Brief: Every Disney vlogger converges on single location; YouTube implodes

In a stunning coincidence, every single active YouTube Disney vlogger just happened to show up in the same spot at the Studios on Thursday. DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS -- A chance meeting between well-known video bloggers, or "vloggers," SirWillow and TimTracker at Disney's Hollywood Studios last Thursday quickly escalated, as dozens of Disney vloggers converged on the site, apparently coincidentally. Witnesses report a crowd of dozens of the YouTube stars on Grand Avenue near the MuppetVision theater, including Adam the Woo, Justin Scarred, World ... Read more