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Could it be any worse than Disneyland Pyongyang? Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

BREAKING: Disneyland Tehran plans “on hold”

Things are a "wee bit volatile" at the moment. BURBANK, CA -- Sources tell Uncle Walt's Insider that plans for the first Disney theme park in the Middle East, to be located in Iran's capital city, are "on hold" for the moment. "The situation over there is just a wee bit volatile right now," Bob Iger our source tells us. "Tehran's government is out of control, there's unrest and violence everywhere you turn. It's a mess. No place to build a family theme ... Read more
November 12, when Disney+ debuted. Or the opening scene of I Am Legend. © 2007 Warner Bros, via YouTube.

“Lost Tuesday”: economy tanks after workforce stays home watching Disney+

Trillions were lost as the world marketplace came to a standstill. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- They're calling it the "Lost Tuesday." Flights were canceled. Public transportation ground to a halt. World stock markets failed to open, and online trading was minimal. Busy financial districts and downtown economic centers became ghost towns. But did you even notice? Of course not -- you were home bingeing on the glut of Disney, Marvel & Star Wars content you suddenly had at your fingertips with ... Read more
Maybe Magic Kingdom would do better if they added a giant mukluk to their entrance? Photo via Alaska or Bust Revisited.

Theme park attendance shock: Magic Kingdom falls to #2

Alaska's Mukluk Land is now the most visited theme park in the world. TOK, ALASKA -- Theme park attendance numbers for 2018 have been released, and for the first time in 86 years, the Magic Kingdom Park & Spa is not at the top of the list. That honor goes to "Alaska's Most Unique Destination," Mukluk Land, which is located at Milepost 1317 on the Alaska Highway. Here are the top ten by 2018 attendance, according to the Themed Entertainment Association: 1. Mukluk Land, ... Read more
Disney+ is active in the Netherlands! Screenshot by Walt, used without permission, with an assist from Google Translate, since apparently most everyone over there speaks English, so Dutch wasn't even a language option when he logged in. Does anyone even read these photo credits?

Disney+ active in Netherlands; millions of Disney fans moving there

"I don't even speak Netherlandian." ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- Disney's new video streaming service, Disney+, won't go live in the U.S. until next month, but some impatient fans aren't waiting. You see, Disney+ is already active in the Netherlands. Consequently, over 10.3 million Disney fans have renounced their U.S. citizenship and applied for permanent residency here. "We expected some increased interest in immigration to our country when we heard Disney would test the service here," said a spokesperson for Dutch Prime Minister Mark ... Read more
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