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Tips for visiting the parks with COVID

Sure, you're sick, but that doesn't mean you should cancel your vacation! (Or does it?) Much of the world is realizing that the pandemic is effectively over, and we're entering into the endemic phase of COVID where we "just live with it." (Note: this doesn't apply to Texas, Florida, or an handful of other states that have been getting on with their lives for months now.) This means that, eventually, you may find yourself testing positive for Covid when you're about to set ... Read more
Oh, yeah. There's also a giant mask on Cinderella Castle. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

14 unusual Covid protocols in effect at Disney parks

Question: will more people stay home because of the fear of Covid, or because of all the restrictions? While some live entertainment has returned to Disney Parks, Resorts and Spas (the spa live entertainment is worth the extra charge!), guests have noticed something unusual: the perfomers stay away from each other, never touching. Not even in the climactic romantic parts of Beauty and the Beast Live: Belle and the prince just smile and hold out their hands towards each other. So... romantic? With ... Read more
It has a Mickey on it! We'll pay!! Photo by Jrobertiko [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Chapek: pay toilets coming soon to Disney parks

Looks like we can unlock the stalls with our Magic Bands! BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney Grand Pooh-bah Bob "Bob" Chapek has found a new way to gouge guests raise revenue and please shareholders. "Some of our executives thought we were running out of ways to bilk our... I mean, encourage spending in Disney parks," Chapek told Uncle Walt's Insider in an interview that we totally did not make up. "We've taken away free MagicBands, Fastpasses, luggage pickup and delivery, airline check-in and ... Read more
Okay, they say they've cancelled the plans to open a camp at Toowoomba. They "say". Image via clipartpanda.com & clipartion.com.

Australian quarantine camp renamed “Disneyland Down Under” to quell protests

We're already booking our plane tickets. TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA -- The government of Australia has figured out how to counter the protests against their aggressive anti-Covid policies: marketing. "That's right," Down Under (the country nickname) spokesperson Jun Under (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "When we rip someone out of their home and ship them to a 'camp' based on a health scare, for some reason a lot of folks didn't like it. I mean, not just the ones we're locking up, but other ... Read more

14 surprising new requirements to work as a Disney Cast Member

So many changes to keep up with. And some of them might make sense! BR'ER BANK, CA - There have always been standards that Disney Cast Members have to meet. For example, there once was a restriction against facial hair, except for a tasteful mustache on your face if your name was Walt and you founded the company. Then mustaches were allowed for female Cast Members. (We assume - we just saw a lot of them back in the day.) And now ... Read more