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Spaceballs: The Theme Park. Image courtesy MGM.

Spaceballs: The Theme Park announced!

Is it the first area in a Mel Brooks land? We can hope! DUBAI, UAE -- Officials from Dubai Parks and Resorts announced today the opening of a new land at their Motiongate park. The new currently-unnamed land will feature characters and rides based on the popular Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. What is Motiongate? The Motiongate park is one of five theme parks operated by Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park contains four [Ed.: Soon to be five] lands themed on popular movies. The ... Read more
Publicity photo for Sam-Fram-Tasmic, courtesy Six Flags (and and

Six Flags adding nighttime show: Sam-Fram-Tasmic!

The music, fireworks, and character spectacular will take us into Yosemite Sam's imagination. VALENCIA, CA -- "Be there as the forces of good and evil battle it out in Yosemite Sam’s dream during this extravagant open-air nighttime musical." That's how Six Flags describes their new live-action outdoor show, Sam-Fram-Tasmic! According to the press release, Sam and a host of licensed Warner Brothers cartoon characters will appear in the show. This sounds familiar "It's going to be amazing," Six Flags (the company) spokesperson Jun Flags (no relation) ... Read more
Canada, "America's Hat," according to the Epcot Map. Image © Disney, perhaps modified a tad.

Polite outrage: Epcot map lists Canada Pavilion as “America’s Hat”

We anticipate some very apologetic protestors. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Extremely polite letters and emails have been sent from multiple Canadian residents, and at least one government official, after the official Epcot park map described the Canada Pavilion as "America's Hat." Unknown prankster "I saw it right away," said Regina, Saskatchewan native Erin Stafford. "This was the first trip to Epcot for me and my husband, so of course I wanted to see the pavilion of my homeland. When I saw what the ... Read more
2022 Beijing Olympics will be held at Epcot?

2022 Winter Olympics to be held at China Pavilion

"So much of the infrastructure is already in place." BEIJING, CHINA -- Preparations continue for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, the first Winter games to be held in China, scheduled for February 2022. And now organizers say that some or all of the competitions may be held at Epcot. Cai Qi, president of the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, spoke with Uncle Walt's Insider through a translator. "Having the games at Epcot solves many problems," Cai's interpreter said that Cai said. "We already have a ... Read more
Take the plunge on La Grande Sortie, new for 2019! Photo CC0 via PxHere.

New coaster will deposit guests outside of the park

Montréal's Six Flags park tries a daring new ride strategy. MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC -- La Ronde, Six Flags' one Canadian theme park, will open a new ride this season with a unique feature. It will deposit its riders outside of the park, forcing them to either pay to come back in or go home for the day. La Grande Sortie (in English, "The Big Sortie") is a simple ride. Riders seated four across, in a car with seven rows, exit the loading area directly onto ... Read more