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Animatronic Minions arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Yeah, we're done.

Animatronic Minions arrive at Disneyland

Why? For the love of all that is Star Wars, why??? ANAHEIM, CA -- Nothing really to say here, except we totally called this. Are there any other non-Star Wars characters you'd like to see in Galaxy's Edge? Comment below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know (plus a few strangers) how wonderful (and humble) we are! Read more
The Russia Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, with Spaceship Earth in the background. Photo by Eric Marshall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Trump ties to Epcot’s Russia Pavilion being investigated

Did families of campaign officials visit Walt Disney World at some point in their lives? WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sources within the office of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller report that his investigation has expanded once again. Investigators are now researching possible contacts between families of candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and the international pavilions at Walt Disney World's Epcot. "We've already uncovered repeated visits to Walt Disney World by families of campaign staffers at all levels, going back decades," one source told Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Miss Tilly before and after restoration. Before photo by Matthew Hull via wdwinfo.com. After photo courtesy of Magnolia Shrimping Ltd.

Miss Tilly repaired, returns to shrimping

Typhoon Lagoon's iconic shipwreck is fully restored and renovated! PORT SALERNO, FL -- It's a boat that is very familiar to fans of the Walt Disney World Resort's Typhoon Lagoon water park. Miss Tilly is a shrimp boat that was deposited on the top of Mount Mayday after 1989's storm, a storm that also conveniently created the ideal conditions for a water park. The Miss Tilly has been perched on top of the mountain ever since, useless and decaying. Until this year. It's a bit of a Fixer ... Read more
Composite photo of Disneyland's Matterhorn and its basketball court by JeroenZ85 [CC BY-SA 3.0] & jon smith [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

A REAL look at the Matterhorn basketball court

The hidden court in Disneyland's Swiss mountain ride is a bit more elaborate than most realize! ANAHEIM, CA -- It's been spoken of in hushed tones by Disneyland trivia aficionados for decades: "Did you know that there's a basketball court inside the Matterhorn?" The park was mum about its existence at first, but then Cast Members "leaked" photos of a small half-court inside a dark space. Disney fan sites ate up the news and published breathless articles like this one.  It was all a ... Read more
Song of the South: the Ride. Photo by Joe Penniston [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Controversy: Disney announces live-action Song of the South

Every other animated feature has had a live remake, so now it's Song of the South's turn. BURBANK, CA - Continuing with its latest business model of remaking beloved animated features, Disney announced that it had begun production of a live-action reboot of the 1946 classic Song of the South. "We feel that this reboot has been necessary for decades," said ABC Disney spokesperson Stephen White. "While the film has received a lot of flack for expressing old sentiments, we'd like to retell the story ... Read more