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Country Bear Jamboree closes after third mauling – News Brief for Dec. 3

Self-proclaimed Disney expert almost remembers names of the Three Caballeros Theo Vann, 26, of Riverside, California, calls himself the "ultimate Disney fan," having seen every Disney-branded movie and visited every theme park around the world at least twice. He is an annual Passholder at Disneyland and a member of the Disney Vacation Club, and has been on three trips organized by Adventures by Disney and on two Disney cruises. But could this self-proclaimed Disney expert handle the ultimate test of fan knowledge: ... Read more
Sassy, 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel member.

Disney Parks Moms Panel adding canine panelist

Although Disney Parks and Resorts has not yet officially announced the newest members of its online panel of vacation experts, the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we do know that 2018's class will have a surprise first. On the heels of Walt Disney World Resort's controversial announcement that dogs would now be allowed to stay at certain Disney hotels, the Moms Panel is adding its very first canine advice panelist. Real guests giving seasoned advice Beginning in 2008, the Walt Disney World Resort sought ... Read more
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Cinderella Castle Suite listed on Airbnb: News Brief for November 19

Disney fan berates arriving tourist for calling Orlando airport tram a "monorail" Orlando International Airport security had to intervene on Friday when self-described "Disnerd" Neal Stutz of Golden, Colorado, began shouting at another arriving passenger aboard one of the airport's automated people movers, after that passenger referred to it as a monorail. "It's not a monorail!" Stutz tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "It drives me batty to hear people call it that, when clearly it travels on a double pathway. And don't even ... Read more
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You won’t believe what Disney is doing next!

Disney fan sites have been reporting a drastic change coming from the Disney Company, and fan message boards and news sites have been stumbling over themselves to either confirm or refute the rumors. Research from our own Uncle Walt's Insider team has suggested that the news is actually real, and now Disney itself is confirming the story. In spite of the mixed reactions -- including near-outrage from some quarters -- it is actually happening, A history of excellence The Walt Disney Company has ... Read more
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Slinky Dog car hopelessly tangled: News Brief for November 12

Slinky Dog coaster car irreparably tangled Just two months after the first vehicle for the upcoming roller coaster Slinky Dog Dash arrived at Disney's Hollywood Studios, park officials have announced that the vehicle has become "tangled beyond repair." Workers were cautioned against playing with the Slinky-themed vehicle, but apparently found it irresistible, making it walk down giant stairs and having it expand and contract. After the vehicle's springy shape hooked in on itself, the workers spent weeks trying to untangle it, but ... Read more