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The Disneyland Band plays royalty-free music "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney parks switching to royalty-free music

The cost of licensing Disney songs was just too high. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney parks will no longer feature Disney music. That's the word from Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas president Bob "Bob" Chapek. Apparently the Disney Company charges quite a bit to license its music, and "it's just cost-prohibitive to pay for it any more." Another source "Fortunately, there's an abundance of public domain, royalty-free generic music online," says Chapek. "You can hear it in almost every bad YouTube travelogue out there ... Read more
A few of the VP cutouts in the new Hall of Vice Presidents. Photo courtesy Picryl, And NicePNG. And several other public domain sources.

Six Flags America debuts “Hall of Vice Presidents”

This attraction looks slightly familiar. BOWIE, MD -- In a not-so-subtle ripoff of the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Six Flags America has announced the opening of a "Hall of Vice Presidents" attraction. As with all things Six Flags, the show is not quite up to the same quality level. The Vice Presidents are not full fledged audio-animatronics, but rather cardboard cutouts. A few with speaking roles have moving lower jaws. In the initial version of the show, only three ... Read more

Ten reasons SeaWorld is NOT as good as a Disney park!

Apparently some misguided people seem to think visiting SeaWorld is like going to Disney? SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Numerous online articles [Ed.: Meh, instead of linking, let them Google it for themselves!] claim visiting SeaWorld is just like visiting Disney, but SeaWorld is NOT even close to being like Disney! Our very own Uncle Walt recently visited SeaWorld San Antonio to investigate this popular misconception. He has compiled 10 reasons as to why SeaWorld is not Disney. 1. The parking You'll realize you're ... Read more
Disney guests videoing other guests videoing. Photo from Clifflix via YouTube.

Study: Disney park crowds now 90% vloggers & livestreaming

Most folks just stay home and "visit" Disney parks throughYouTube. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- A new study commissioned and funded by Uncle Walt's Insider (via free churro coupons) has some surprising results. Apparently over ninety percent of guests entering Disney theme parks worldwide do so to take video of the parks -- not for their own benefit, but for their YouTube channels! Breakdown Those results may not come as a shock to anyone who has been at the parks recently, seeing as ... Read more
Disney is adding military might to its parades! Photo by Jennifer Lynn [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr & chuckgray via Pixabay.

Disney parks to add tanks, military flyovers to daily parades

It worked for the Fourth of July! BURBANK, CA -- After seeing the success and universal acclaim from the media for the nation's Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., Disney Parks are getting into the spirit and adding military displays to its daily parades! Bob Chapek, Chairperson of Disney Parks & Resorts & Spas, made the announcement Tuesday. "We are excited to announce that Disney is partnering with the United States Armed Forces to add some incredible shows of force to our live ... Read more