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Entrance to the soon-to-be-demolished Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo by Joel [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

BREAKING: Disney closing Shanghai, Hong Kong parks due to government policies

Bob Iger says it will be "very difficult" to continue working there. BURBANK, CA -- Disneyland Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland will shut down completely later this year, as the Disney Company moves to exit any jurisdiction that imposes legal restrictions they disagree with. Sources cite the Chinese government's forced abortion policy and widespread religious persecution as prompting the decision. Disney CEO Bob "Robert" Iger hinted at the move earlier, when he said that "many people who work for us will not ... Read more
The famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Photo [CC0] via publicdomainpictures.net.

Archaeologists find lost city of Agrabah

Pictured: a archealogical dig unearths the famous "Dead Sea Tupperware." AMMAN, JORDAN -- Scientists may have discovered the location of Agrabah, the city featured in the movie Aladdin and its sequels (Aladdin Reloaded, Aladdin Revolutions, and Aladdin in Space: a Galaxy Jafar, Far Away).  Dr. Afra Karim, of the Cinematic Historical Society, announced the discovery in a press conference on Monday. Karim stated that their latest find, the famous Dead Sea Tupperware, confirms the location. Much evidence "This is just the latest piece of the ... Read more
Concept art for new Space: 1999 - Constellation's Border land at two Six Flags parks. Photo by Chris [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Six Flags announces new land: “Space: 1999 – Constellation’s Border”

"It's not a ripoff of Galaxy's Edge, because Space: 1999 wasn't a ripoff of Star Wars." GRAND PRAIRIE, TX -- "It's like nothing you've ever seen before." That's the official word from Six Flags (the company) spokesperson Jun Flags (no relation) about the new lands coming to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Magic Mountain. "When I say 'It's like nothing you've ever seen before,' I mean that literally," says Flags (no relation), "and can legally continue to say it until Friday when ... Read more
The inspiration for the latest Adventures by Disney... adventure. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New Adventures by Disney, um, adventure: “A Suitcase and a Dream”

Travelers will relive Walt's California arrival with almost nothing to his name! CELEBRATION, FL -- Fans of Walt Disney and his rags-to-riches story now have an opportunity to walk in his footsteps. And not just through some cheesy, expensive tour of Disneyland, either! No, Adventures by Disney has announced its latest vacation package offering: "A Suitcase and a Dream: Relive Walt's Arrival in California." For as little as $2600 per person, guests will get to experience the thrill of, well, reliving Walt Disney's ... Read more
The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by baynews9.com, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more