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Baby Groot narrates Epcot's Candlelight Processional

Walt Disney World Announces Final Four Narrators for Candlelight Processional

Every year during the holiday season, thousands flock to the Walt Disney World Resort for the Candlelight Processional. They come for the beautiful music and the story of the Nativity as read by celebrities from stage, film, and television. This year, Disney continues the quality line-up, bringing in previously featured celebrity narrators including game show host Pat Sajak, Christian musician Jaci Velasquez, actress Whoopi Goldberg, and country star Trace Adkins, and for the 2017 holiday season. They also added some new names ... Read more

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights to reopen in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Fans of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights were saddened in 2016 when Disney ended the popular musical street attraction, but they now have reason to celebrate. In a press release Friday, the Walt Disney World Resort announced that the light show will return when holiday decorations appear this year, but in a new home -- the recently-opened Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The Osborne Lights have a storied history. Originating at the home of a ... Read more

Hey Walt, how do you feel about all of these paid add-ons?

Submitted by Carl S. Hi Carl, It was my idea to add a tip jar at all ride exits. Based on the numbers, that has been very successful. There has been a 63% reduction in the number of employees diving into the various fountains and waterways to collect coins to supplement their income. Head injuries alone have been reduced by 28%! Vending machine sales in that area behind the wall that you're not supposed to go (yes, Ted, we see you) are up 37%! Guest ... Read more

Lonely World: Tips for romance at the bus stops

Note: "Lonely World" is an ongoing series featuring romance tips for single adults visiting theme park destinations on their own. "Stan" (not his real name) visits the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. As a 32-year-old lifetime resident of Sanford, Florida, and an annual Passholder, he enjoys riding rides, splashing in the water parks, and dining at the World's many fine restaurants. But unlike most visitors to Walt Disney World, Stan doesn't visit with family or friends. Instead, his visits are almost always entirely ... Read more

New one-day “Mega Park Hopper” allows entrance into all 14 Disney Parks worldwide

The Disney Company announced today that guests wishing to visit more than one theme park on any given day will have an exciting new option: the so-called "Mega Park Hopper," which will give the bearer entrance to all of Disney's theme parks around the world on a single day. "Until now, if a guest wanted to visit multiple parks in one day, the options were limited," Disney spokesperson Brogan Marshall tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "If they were content to stay within the Walt ... Read more