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Godzilla wreaks havoc, but not at Tokyo Disneyland! Inset photo by Øyvind Holmstad [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

News Brief: Godzilla attacks Japan; Tokyo Disneyland unharmed

Fans worldwide celebrate that the massive destruction did not affect the Disney parks. TOKYO, JAPAN -- A wide swath of this sprawling city was in chaos Friday after Godzilla, king of the monsters, returned to wreak his vengeance on mankind. Buildings were leveled, power lines tumbled, and hundreds of thousands of people ran screaming through the streets, trying desperately to flee the oncoming tide of destruction. As the country searches for answers and works to rebuild its devastated infrastructure, Uncle Walt's Insider ... Read more
Headless animatronics underscore Disney's commitment to diversity.

News Brief: Disney animatronics finally reflect headless population

Headless animatronics underscore Disney's commitment to diversity. ANAHEIM, CA & PARIS, FRANCE -- Reports and photographs have flooded the internet concerning two animatronic figures in Disney park rides that have lost their heads recently. First, the character Ursula in The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, a ride at Disneyland Park in California, was found to be missing her head. Shortly thereafter, photographs surfaced of the auctioneer in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland Park, also noggin-less. Uncle Walt's Insider ... Read more
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Disney: controversial changes will be ‘permanent’

Uncle Walt's Insider reported in November about radical changes coming to the Disney company, with far-reaching and controversial impact throughout the resorts, theme parks and even upcoming movies. Disney fan sites and forums, including our own, have been ablaze with heated discussions, with most of the comments being negative. In spite of the controversy, however, Disney announced yesterday that the changes would be permanent. Too much, too soon? When Uncle Walt's first reported the news, blowback was immediate. Although the modifications and additions ... Read more
Concept art for Russia's Island of Dreams theme park.

Unopened Russian theme park most visited in the world – News Brief for Jan. 7

Texas teen tries to find a "Last Airbender" ride in Pandora - Land of Avatar Most guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park have been dazzled by the park's new Pandora - The World of Avatar area, and particularly its two blockbuster attractions, Avatar: Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey -- but not Tyler Roth. Roth, a 16-year-old high school student from Round Rock, Texas, is a "huge fan" of Avatar: The Last Airbender ("the TV series and comic books, not ... Read more
Non-organic fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle

New California law requires organic fireworks – News Brief for Dec. 31

Disney Board divided: will Frozen, Star Wars or Guardians win? Sources close to the upper administration of the Disney Company are reporting that over the past few years the Board of Directors has fractured, with gangs of directors forming to promote their favorite properties. "Right now they're fairly balanced, with Team Star Wars, Team Guardians, and Team Frozen all having success in pushing their franchises into the parks," one board member shared anonymously. "But we're all a little worried about what happens ... Read more