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Step-planDisney: Will the TRON ride at Magic Kingdom be different from the one in Shanghai?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: I see the new TRON roller coaster at Magic Kingdom is making progress. Will it be different at all from the original ride at Shanghai Disneyland?" - Tamara Keys, Tacoma WA Marty: Hi, Alicia! Thanks for writing. Love your music. The Shanghai ... Read more
Little-known Facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Top 17 little-known facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Our little-known facts "series" continues! Shanghai Disneyland! It's like Disneyland, but in Shanghai! All the wonders of China, and all the magic of Disney, neatly packaged in a single park! But do you know everything there is to know about it? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's Insider is here to provide some incredible, newly-written-discovered trivia about Shanghai Disneyland! The park is named for the famous explorer Dr. Albert Shanghai. And if you don't believe that, you are in de-Nile. Shanghai Disneyland is the only place ... Read more
Prototype of new Disney walk-through hand sanitizer tank. Photo courtesy freeskins.co.

Disney buying “walk-through vats of hand sanitizer” for park reopenings

It's "the easiest way to stop our guests from bringing disease." BURBANK, CA -- While many companies are retooling to create masks or ventilators, the Disney Company is going a different route. They have contracted with several manufacturers to build hundreds of "walk-through submersion vats." "We're just looking ahead, to try to get the parks open as soon as possible," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Even before this Chinese virus, we've always known the biggest 'ick' factor on our ... Read more
Entrance to the soon-to-be-demolished Hong Kong Disneyland. Photo by Joel [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

CNN: Saying “Hong Kong Disneyland” and “Disneyland Shanghai” is racist

Like Will Rogers and Congress, we never lack for material. ATLANTA, GA -- CNN commentators have denounced Uncle Walt's Insider for describing Disney's two Chinese theme parks as "Disneyland Shanghai" and "Hong Kong Disneyland." They claim that using description of the parks' foreign location is racist. In our defense: (1) The terms are just a description of a geographic fact; and (2) CNN itself has used those names (here & here, from just the past 30 days). We'll keep you posted as the ... Read more
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