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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
Santa Stitch riding on a stolen sleigh at Disneyland Park in California.

Santa Stitch hijacks parade float – News Brief for Dec. 24

Père Noel and Father Christmas slap-fight witnessed All was not merry and bright at Epcot yesterday as two of Disney's Holiday Storytellers, Father Christmas from the United Kingdom pavilion and Père Noel from the France pavilion, were seen arguing loudly on the bridge between the two areas. Details of the argument were not readily available, but some guests report hearing the words "baguette," "chunnel" and "toad in the hole" amongst the yelling, as well as disparaging comments about the relative sizes of ... Read more