News Brief: Updates for October 29 - Uncle Walt's Insider

News Brief: Updates for October 29

Disney Dream Damage. Photo by, via Twitter @PTZtv.
Disney Dream damaged while Captain’s teenage son “practicing”

Disney Cruise Line confirmed today that the damage caused on September 30 to the Disney Dream (pictured above) was due to the cruise ship’s captain allowing his son to “practice parallel parking.” Company spokesmen refused to comment on any potential discipline, citing employee confidentiality. The damage has been repaired.

Doc’s medical credentials questioned

Documents have surfaced indicating that Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs never actually completed medical school. In a statement, the Disney Company insists that “Doc” is only a nickname, and the dwarf never actually claimed to be a doctor. Officials are questioning former patients.

Feral cat named Disney Legend

A cat living in California’s Disneyland Park was named as a Disney Legend, the Walt Disney Company announced. The brown and white cat, known by some cast members as “Ella” for how she plays with mice (before eating them), has been living in the park for at least eight years.

Hippo goes missing from Kilimanjaro Safaris

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park has announced that one of the hippos featured on the popular Kilimanjaro Safaris ride is missing. Park officials stress that the animal is “probably just hiding” and that guests are in no danger.

New Tusker House menu items announced

Two entrees have been added to the lunch and dinnertime menus at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House restaurant: “Grilled Kiboko Over Rice” and “Imvubu Stew.”


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