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(Step)Moms Panel: Who gets to use the shared armrest in a movie theater?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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)Moms: This is kind of theme park-related, since there's a movie theater at Disney Springs. When you go to a movie theater and the seats have armrests, which one is yours and which your neighbors?" - Laura M, Henderson NV Walt: Hi, ... Read more
The newest stage production at Disney's Hyperion Theater. Photo by VillageTheatre [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Les Misérables will replace Frozen at the Hyperion Theater

It was only a matter of time. ANAHEIM, CA -- The Hyperion Theater at Disney's California Adventure & Spa has struggled for years to find an audience. The current production, Frozen - Live at the Hyperion, has been running since approximately 1972 (oddly predating both the movie Frozen and the park it's in). And yet Frozen is deeply unpopular. Its showings are mostly empty, with only a few lost stragglers staying to watch the adventures of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Skippy the Wonder Lizard. So ... Read more
Disneyland's newest IMAX movie screen. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disneyland IMAX theater nears completion

The artwork is temporary, but the tarp is permanent. ANAHEIM, CA -- Officials at the Disneyland Resort and Spa confirmed today that the tarp in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is permanent. Once the castle repairs are completed, it will become the screen for the new Disneyland IMAX Theater. The theater will host first-run movies for parkgoers, including R-rated features after the park closes. The tarp on the Fantasyland side of the castle will be removed. But officials state that the tarp may ... Read more

The Making of The Producers Musical Movie: the Musical

Disney steps into the recursive loop that is The Producers. NEW YORK, NY -- First, it was a movie about putting on a Broadway musical. Then, it became a Broadway musical about putting on a Broadway musical, based on the movie about putting on a Broadway musical. Then came the movie version of the Broadway musical about putting on a Broadway musical, which was based on the musical about putting on a Broadway musical based on the movie about putting on a ... Read more
Artist's concept of a building that won't happen. Photo © 2017 Disney.

Update: Main Street Theater’s new open-air concept

The announced theater has not been canceled! There just won't be walls. Or a ceiling. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Good news out of Orlando! The Main Street Theater project, which was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo, has not been canceled. Rumors have been flying that the costs of replacing the aging monorail fleet meant the budget for this new theater was going away. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that that is not the case. Instead, the budget for the new theater is ... Read more