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Concept art -- very familiar-looking concept art -- for the new Disney's Florida Adventure theme park and spa. Image © Disney.

Walt Disney World to announce Fifth Gate: Disney’s Florida Adventure!

If we had known this sooner, it could have been the 14th surprise about how WDW is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Exciting news from Florida! Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that on October 1st, Disney Company CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek will announce a new "Fifth Gate" at the Walt Disney World Resort! This new theme park will be named "Disney's Florida Adventure." According to our sources, this revolutionary theme park will feature off the shelf attractions themed ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

13 surprising ways Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The number one tourist destination in the world is solidly middle-aged now! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Fifty years! A lot has happened since Walt Disney World first opened its gates so long ago. There was Nixon, and, uh, disco, ... something about the Berlin Wall... The moon landing? No, that was before. We really should have paid more attention in school. Anyway, we at Uncle Walt's Insider are so excited to be able to celebrate our favorite celebrity born in October of ... Read more
Seriously, what is the connection here? Photo © 2021 Disney; inset photo by Back9Network [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Flavor Flav named official Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Ambassador

Personally, we don't get the connection. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, & Gangsta Rap Hall of Fame, resort officials have announced that Flavor Flav, co-founder of rap pioneer group Public Enemy, will be an official Ambassador of the parks. Disney (the company) spokespizzle Jun Disney (no relation) had this say: "That's right, Flavor Flav is our official Ambassador. His signature look and style is copied on Cinderella Castle, ... Read more
Remember, Walt: the entrance does not say Frozen Ever After. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog, used by permission.

BREAKING NEWS: Ratatouille is open today!

For once, we're not making this up! The ride is really open to guests! WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARK, FR -- In a shocking discovery, Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the Ratatouille attraction is open today to all guests! Disney (the company) spokeschick Jun Disney (no relation) had this to share: "Yes boys, it's true, it's open! But then again, we've opened it everyday since it was finished." Guests visiting the Ratatouille ride will be shrunk down to rat size, board a vehicle that ... Read more
Epcot's Cuba Pavilion, before the overcrowding. Much simpler to photoshop. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Overcrowding at Epcot’s Cuba Pavilion as American Adventure refuses entry

If you're there, you'll have to try to exit through the Mexico Pavilion and then sneak across the border. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- An advisory for anyone heading to EPCOT Center: guests are reporting massive overcrowding in the Cuba Pavilion, as apparently people trying to leave it are being turned back by the American Adventure Pavilion. The U.S. Coast Guard is also in the World Showcase Lagoon, turning back any Friendship Boats trying to dock there. Uncle Walt's Insider will keep ... Read more