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Six Flags owner John L. Ama wears his MGAGA hat. Adapted from photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer/CNBC.

New Six Flags owner vows to “Make Great America Great Again”

Greatness will only get you so far. GURNEE, IL -- The new owner of Six Flags vowed that he will "Make Great America Great Again", in reference to the company's flagship amusement park, Six Flags Great America. John L. Ama, a Wauconda resident, [Ed.: No, not Wakanda. Black Panther is from Wakanda. We're talking about Wauconda, which is a small village in Lake County, IL.] met with the media and members of the public at a hastily assembled press conference, where it appeared that ... Read more
More money, less time with your family! Photo by Roosewelt Pinheiro [CC BY 3.0 br] via Wikimedia Commons &

Adventures by Disney: new “A Wrinkle in Time” Experience

Want to get away from it all, and then get right back to it? Looking to spend as little quality time with family as possible? CELEBRATION, FL -- Adventures by Disney has quickly become the go-to organization for well-planned vacations, particularly for families who are either too wealthy for their own good or too lazy to do research and book trips on their own. After some success with longer excursions, Disney recognized that many families do not actually want to spend much ... Read more
Pyongyang Park. Photo by Kristoferb [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rumor: Epcot to add North Korea pavilion!

The thaw in international tensions may affect Walt Disney World. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As people around the world continue to closely watch the drama unfolding on the Korean peninsula, Disney fans may have an additional reason to cheer. With decades-old tensions relaxing, giving rise to the possibility of reconciliation between North and South Korea, rumors are flying that Epcot may add another country to World Showcase: North Korea! Given the success of Disneyland Pyongyang, it was likely only a matter of time ... Read more
Summer heat.

Theme parks in summer: tips for beating the heat

Forget hi-tech towels and misting fans -- Uncle Walt's Insider tells you the best ways to stay cool. UNCLE WALT'S HQ -- As we approach the summer months, theme park visitors will soon be dealing with high temperatures (except at Universal Studios Idaho, of course). Although many travel sites provide tips for staying cool, Uncle Walt's brave correspondents aren't afraid to think outside the box when it comes to heat-busting ideas. [Ed.: Some aren't even aware there is a box, Ub.] Here are some tried and ... Read more
Neuschwanstein Castle, the centerpiece of the new Disneyland Bavaria. Inset photo by Preetam Chakraborty [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Neuschwanstein Castle acquired by Disney

History comes full circle, as Disney now owns the inspiration for its own theme park castles. BAVARIA, GERMANY -- A real-life fairytale castle, long said to be the model for Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and later Disney castles, is now in the hands of Mickey Mouse. The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that it had acquired the picturesque 19th-century castle set in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. "We've built fiberglass castles, inflatable castles, and stone castles," Disney spokesperson Jun Disney [no relation] ... Read more