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Puzzle Fun – Discover a message from Uncle Walt!

It's Super Puzzle Fun Time again! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- We hadn't had puzzle time here at Uncle Walt's Insider in a while! So we thought we'd give you something fun to while away those chilly summer days. (It's chilly here on Svalbard, at least.) Here is a well-known quote from our own Uncle Walt. Just find which letters correspond to which numbers, and the quote will appear like magic! (Especially if you print it out and actually write down the ... Read more
A pin shows Minnie Mouse with a racist flag. Photo by AntiquesNavigator.com.

Is Minnie Mouse hiding a white supremacist past?

A late-1980's pin surfaces with Minnie and a racist symbol. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Just when the controversy over Donald Duck's Nazi history had finally settled down, the Disney Company finds itself on the defensive again. And this time, it was because of a character no one expected. Minnie Mouse has some explaining to do. Pinning down her background Several Uncle Walt's Insider readers [Ed.: Two counts as "several," right?] called our attention to a 1989 official Disney pin which features Minnie Mouse and the Betsy ... Read more
Definitely not a Skyliner gondolier. Photo by Peter K Burian [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Gondolier crushed when Disney job application rejected

His kind of gondolier on the Skyliner would need a much longer pole. KISSIMMEE, FL -- In preparation for the opening of the new Skyliner gondola system at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Kosher Deli, Disney's Casting department has been seeking out applicants to staff the new transportation system. However, one candidate was extremely disappointed to learn he will not be among them. A gondola is a gondola, right? After our article yesterday announcing the sale of Skyliner Annual Passes, one reader ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner annual passes go on sale!

Daily guest prices have not yet been set. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Parts of the new Disney Skyliner gondola system are just weeks away from opening -- and Skyliner Annual Passes are now available, exclusively through Uncle Walt's Insider! That's right, Disney has outsourced initial sales of its gondola passes to Uncle Walt's! For the low, low price of only $395.00 per person per year, you can be a "Skyliner Annual Passholder."  Perks and benefits In addition to unlimited rides on the Skyliner ... Read more
A few of the VP cutouts in the new Hall of Vice Presidents. Photo courtesy Picryl, And NicePNG. And several other public domain sources.

Six Flags America debuts “Hall of Vice Presidents”

This attraction looks slightly familiar. BOWIE, MD -- In a not-so-subtle ripoff of the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Six Flags America has announced the opening of a "Hall of Vice Presidents" attraction. As with all things Six Flags, the show is not quite up to the same quality level. The Vice Presidents are not full fledged audio-animatronics, but rather cardboard cutouts. A few with speaking roles have moving lower jaws. In the initial version of the show, only three ... Read more