A very obviously non-mask-wearing Trader Sam. Photo by Steven Miller [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Trader Sam kicked out of Jungle Cruise for not wearing a mask

Next they'll come for the non-mask wearing animals. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa re-opened last year, Disney required guests and Cast Members to wear masks 100% of the time while on WDW property. The mandate included mask-wearing while walking, running, standing, eating, drinking, sleeping, swimming, bathing, showering, and enjoying the resort's rides, shows, and other entertainment options. Despite this mandate, one man openly defied the policy for months without consequence. Well, not any more. Trader ... Read more
UWI (Step)Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: I came to the UWI Meetup — where were you???

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: Did I miss something? You said that you'd be meeting your readers at Disneyland last Saturday. I was in the Plaza at 8:00 sharp and waited around for an hour, but never saw you. What gives?" - Jillian Bannister, ... Read more
Remember, Walt: the entrance does not say Frozen Ever After. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog, used by permission.

Surprises from our preview of the new Ratatouille ride

It's everything we want in a rat-themed attraction! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There are a lot of changes happening at Epcot. From the conversion of Spaceship Earth to an apartment complex (have you signed your lease yet?!), and the relocation of the cemetery, to the spectacular Friendship Boat jump coming to the nighttime show, there will be something for everyone. But one new attraction has everyone talking: Ratatouille. As we mentioned last Thursday, the staff of Uncle Walt's Insider got to experience ... Read more
The site of the 2021 Uncle Walt's Insider Reader Meetup! Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Uncle Walt’s Insider 2nd annual Disneyland Reader Meetup tomorrow!

No, this isn't an April Fools article. Today is April 2nd. So this is just normal fake, not April Fools fake. ANAHEIM, CA -- Make plans to join us this Saturday at Disneyland! We at Uncle Walt's Insider are excited to once again meet up with both all of our readers tomorrow, April 3rd, in Disneyland Park! We'll gather around 8:00 in the Plaza, then spend the day in Walt's (not Uncle Walt's) (well, not our Uncle Walt's) original Magic Kingdom! A day of fun and festivities Here's ... Read more
UWI is closed for the holiday

Uncle Walt’s Insider is Closed for April Fool’s Day

Today is April Fool's Day. Most Disney news sources will use today to run a clickbait article containing some semi-plausible Disney rumor, designed only to generate comments and not actually convey any news. However, we are not most other Disney news sources. We value our journalistic integrity, so we have chosen to save the semi-plausible rumors for other days. Plus, we all partied a little too hard following last night's Media Preview of the new Ratatouille ride at Epcot, and we're kinda ... Read more