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News Brief: Updates for November 5

Maelstrom's displaced trolls file grievance Union officials representing trolls displaced by the reworking of Epcot's Maelstrom ride into Frozen Ever After have filed a formal grievance against the Walt Disney World Resort. The grievance lists several issues, including that the new attraction is not actually about Norway (the pavilion in which it is located), and that non-union trolls were brought in for the Frozen ride. No arbitration date has been set. Test Track rider ticketed for speeding Orange County deputies issued a traffic citation for "Unsafe ... Read more
Disney Dream Damage. Photo by PortNassauWebcam.com, via Twitter @PTZtv.

News Brief: Updates for October 29

Disney Dream damaged while Captain's teenage son "practicing" Disney Cruise Line confirmed today that the damage caused on September 30 to the Disney Dream (pictured above) was due to the cruise ship's captain allowing his son to "practice parallel parking." Company spokesmen refused to comment on any potential discipline, citing employee confidentiality. The damage has been repaired. Doc's medical credentials questioned Documents have surfaced indicating that Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs never actually completed medical school. In a statement, the Disney Company ... Read more
Big Hero 6 Little Golden Book, Walmart Floor Display 12/2014 by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube

Prequel fever: Production announced for “Big Heroes” 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Banking on a repeat of the success of the Star Wars prequels, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced five new films taking place in the Big Hero 6 universe. Each of the films will be set in time before the events of Big Hero 6, and will correspondingly be titled Big Hero 1, Big Hero 2, Big Hero 3, Big Hero 4, and Big Hero 5. The first of these prequels, Big Hero 1, is scheduled to be released in December ... Read more
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Six Flags: how to take your kids on a pretend Disney vacation while saving money

People love Disney Parks vacations, but let's face it -- they can be expensive! Not only are admission costs high, but Disney has inconveniently located their parks in only two of the fifty U.S. states, so travel costs can add up if your family doesn't live on either coast. Fortunately, there is a low cost solution available for an affordable "Disney" vacation that is likely within driving distance of your home: Six Flags! The Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates twelve ... Read more