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Coming soon - the new Ukraine Pavilion at Epcot Center! Photo [CC0] via Wikimedia.

DVC resort coming to Odessa, Ukraine

"It just seemed like the right time." BR'ER BANK, CA -- The Disney Vacation Club announced today that a new DVC destination resort will be built on the shores of the Black Sea, in Odessa, Ukraine. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "The Black Sea is already a very popular vacation destination for Europeans, and we've wanted to build there for a while." Why now, we wondered? "It just seemed like the right time," Disney (no relation) explained. "Property ... Read more
Next: a "Poutine on the Ritz" meme. Photo by Camelia.boban [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Canada Pavilion stops sales of poutine to protest Ukraine invasion

A dish named for its inventor, Vladimir Poutine. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Epcot Centre's Canada Pavilion has been in the news several times recently (here, here & here), and not always for positive reasons. Today, however, in a move certain to impact Russia almost as much as the banning of its cats from international competition, the Pavilion is taking action to protest the invasion of Ukraine. They're banning sales of poutine. Poutine is a staple Canadian dish with made with french fries, gravy, and ... Read more
Coming soon - the new Ukraine Pavilion at Epcot Center! Photo [CC0] via Wikimedia.

Ukraine Pavilion coming to EPCOT

They probably shouldn't build it next to the Russia Pavilion. WORLD SHOWCASE LAGOON, FL -- Bob "Bob" Chapek has announced that he intends to bring a new country to EPCOT: Ukraine! Chapek probably said this in a phone call with our own Uncle Walt. "As I was counting money with the news playing in the background, I suddenly had this great and innovative idea come to mind. I phoned up the boys in Glendale, and after a quick discussion we have decided ... Read more
Aw, is Vlad going to miss out on his parade down Main Street USA? Photo by Darcy [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr, Kremlin.ru [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia, and [CC0] via Pexels.com. Yes, it cracks us up that we're using a Kremlin photograph.

Putin cancels “I’m going to Disney World” commercial spot

To be fair, it might have been in bad taste for Disney to run the ad. MOSCOW -- Sources say that a dejected Vladimir Putin has canceled his planned "I'm going to Disney World" commercial.  "It was going to be epic," our source reported Putin saying (but in Russian). "We invade Ukraine, and Kyiv falls the same day. And as our army takes control, a voice says, 'Hey, Vlad, you just conquered a neighboring country! What are you going to do next?' "Then, after ... Read more
He looks almost lifelike.

Biden animatronic okays ‘minor incursions’ between World Showcase pavilions

Maybe he'll send the Kamala animatronic to investigate the "root causes." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Joe Biden animatronic at Disney's Hall of "Presidents" went off-script again on Monday. And his remarks are being interpreted as giving a green light to armed conflict between the national pavilions at Epcot's World Showcase. "I think what you're going to see is that [Epcot] pavilions will be held accountable if they invade another," the animatronic said during the 3:30 showing at the Hall of Presidents ... Read more