​Alone in Disney World

Rich Juzwiak · 05/04/15 09:00AM

If you are alone in Disney World, you’ll never forget it. Even if you can ignore all of the families that surround you, even if you manage to miss the couples walking hand-in-hand through the park, you will always be aware of your singledom because you are constantly compelled to disclose it to the state authorities of the Magic Kingdom. On every ride, at every mechanical attraction, your status is interrogated before you sit down. And when the operator asks how many are in your party, you have to say—out loud—one.

Man Impersonates A Federal Officer Just To Get Into Epcot For Free

Barry Petchesky · 11/10/12 03:45PM

Emerito Pujol, looking sad as all get-out in his mug shot, flashed a badge and walked right through the entrance to Epcot, one of the parks at a Disney World. He said he was an undercover officer and was looking for someone. When pressed, his story changed slightly: now he was "guarding someone important." Finally, a security guard checked his badge and noticed it read "American Federation of Police" and "Honorary Member." (The AFP is a nonprofit, not a law enforcement agency.)

The Playboy Flub

Richard Lawson · 09/20/11 04:40PM

A show about Chicago's famous Playboy Club debuted last night and it was... not good. Also today: A movie heads to Broadway, Disney gets a whole new land, and Charlie Sheen is a hit.

Helpful Family Values Group Warns Disney Goers of Gay Presence

Lauri Apple · 06/05/11 08:20PM

This weekend the Florida Family Association hired a plane to pull banners warning Disney World-goers about "Gay Days," part of which were celebrated inside the beloved theme park. They didn't want families to be exposed to "the reality of witnessing over 15,000 Gay Pride Day revelers."

Disney World Is Extra Rapey Lately

Hamilton Nolan · 02/28/11 09:18AM

Are you caught up on the most recent sex crimes somehow connected to Disney World? Well, you should be. First there was Disney reservations clerk Wilbert Brookins, arrested last week for trying to rape a woman in her Disney hotel room after he'd gotten her an "employee discount" and escorted her through the park. Although she was very specific: "she said at the time she would not exchange sex for this."

Chris Christie's Snowpocalypse Disney Trip Was So Fun

Adrian Chen · 01/01/11 01:43PM

Some losers who have probably never even been to Disney World are saying that it was a bad idea for Christie to head down there last Sunday right as what ended up being a massive storm churned towards his state. (His lieutenant governor was away, too, in Mexico.) But do not try to make Chris Christie feel bad about about being a good dad. He planned the trip way before any dumb snow storm, so it would be totally unfair to his kids if he had just cancelled it. "I wanted to be there with my kids..." he said at a very defensive press conference today. "I had a great five days with my children."

This Bible Amusement Park Will Let You Walk on Water with Jesus

Maureen O'Connor · 11/04/10 05:50PM

Ever wish you could see the Passion of Christ in real life, with a bloodied, shackled Jesus? Dream of high-fiving Jonah inside a whale's large intestine? Lucky you: America's foremost Biblical amusement park is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Confirmed: It's a Small World After All

Maureen O'Connor · 06/10/10 04:26PM

Three-year-old Alex Voutsinas rolled down a Disney World sidewalk in his stroller, oblivious to his future wife—the then-5-year-old Donna—posing with Mr. Smee mere yards away. When they found the picture decades later, "it just blew our minds."