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UWI News Brief - Tinker Bell and Pixie Dust.

Disney warns: off-brand pixie dust not safe for flying

Insist on the real article before you think of the happiest things. BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Company responded today to recently-reported incidents involving trafficking of "off-brand pixie dust," cautioning folks to make sure they are in possession of the real thing before attempting flight. "While everyone looks forward to lifting off the ground and soaring to Never Never Land," today's press release states, "consumers should be aware that some pixie dust has been imported from countries and imaginary lands that do ... Read more
The Disney Magic totally for real on Bay Lake. Photo by Brandon Randall, used and modified by permission, and Pjotr Mahhonin [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Disney Cruise Line to offer Bay Lake itinerary

Experience the undiscovered magic of Bay Lake! PORT CANAVERAL, FL -- In a highly anticipated announcement earlier this week, Disney Cruise Line released their 2019 itineraries. In addition to the now traditional Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, and European itineraries, one new location was announced that has generated a lot of conversation. Disney will become the first cruise line ever to call on the port of Bay Lake, Florida! Disney spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) read a prepared statement announcing the new itineraries: "We at ... Read more
Closed for the holiday.

Uncle Walt’s closed for Derg Downfall Day

Enjoy your day celebrating the 1991 overthrow of the military junta ruling Ethiopia!* Uncle Walt's will return tomorrow with the latest and greatest in super-reliable theme park news. *Just kidding, folks. Happy Memorial Day. Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know (plus a few strangers) how wonderful (and humble) we are! Read more

Half of Disney’s Avengers-themed projects mysteriously disappear

"Dust in the wind... all we are is dust in the wind..." Ever since the Disney Company brought Marvel and its stable of superheroes into the fold, they have wasted no time in developing shows and attractions based on Marvel properties. From the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout ride at California Adventure to the as yet unnamed roller coaster taking over the former Energy pavilion at Epcot, and from Groot-shaped churros [Ed.: This is actually brilliant, and should be a thing. ... Read more
Disneynature's all-new feature film "Penguins" is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind "Bears" and "Chimpanzee," Disneynature's "Penguins" opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019. Photo © 2018 Disney.

Fans react to DisneyNature “Penguins” trailer

A loveable penguin named Steve is coming to the big screens in 2019. DisneyNature has released its first glimpse into its 2019 EarthDay offering: an Antarctic adventure following the life and antics of a penguin they call "Steve." The movie trailer for Penguins (see the link below) suggests that the movie will be lighthearted, educational, packed with beautiful scenery and fascinating animals, and will have only a few cameos by the Avengers. Uncle Walt's Insider reached out to its devoted fans for their ... Read more