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Gorton’s to acquire struggling Sea World theme parks

"We know how to best serve the sea life in our care." GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -- In a statement released Thursday morning, frozen seafood company Gortons, Inc., announced that they had acquired SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. The SeaWorld parks, which have seen falling attendance following criticism of their handling of the sea creatures in their care, have been looking for a buyer for several months. Gorton's spokesman Rudy Hartell tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "It's synergy. They have sea creatures, we need sea creatures. ... Read more
Toy Story Land in Hong Kong, which is also being shipped to Florida. Photo by Laika ac from UK [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Florida Toy Story Land “Made in China,” imported from Shanghai

"Disney wants things to seem real, and toys are made in China." Disney fans in the United States are celebrating the recent announcement of the opening day of the new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios (June 31, 2018), but international fans are not so excited. For months, guests at Shanghai Disneyland have been treated to views of what appeared to be construction of their own Toy Story Land. Now it appears, though, that Shanghai's construction was not for their own ... Read more
News Brief: Chick-fil-A

News Brief: Disney merger with Chick-fil-A; Sunday park closures looming?

Merger negotiations continue, but the tasty chicken sandwich chain's Sunday closure policy has stalled progress.  ATLANTA, GA -- Sources in both the Walt Disney Company and Chick-fil-A have confirmed publicly that a Disney/Chick-fil-A merger is being negotiated. Rumors continue to fly around Disney and chicken-based websites about the details, but Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that Chick-fil-A's policy of closing its stores on Sundays is a major sticking point in the negotiations. While nothing has been agreed at this time, it is ... Read more
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