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DNA test shows Goofy up to 1/64 human

Now maybe President Trump will stop tweeting about him. BURBANK, CA -- In a statement released today, the Walt Disney Company and Spa settled questions that have "dogged" one of its more popular characters since his debut: Is Goofy a dog or a man? If he's a man, why does he have so many dog-like features? If he's a dog, how is it that he can walk and talk but Pluto can't? Historical accuracy After recent news stories demonstrated the unqualified success of his ... Read more
Cinderella Castle (inflatable) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. Public domain, via Pixabay.

Uncle Walt’s debunks Disney urban legends

We tackle the myths, legends, and tall tales that have sprung up about Disney parks. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas are, without question, the most popular parks, resorts and spas ever created by a rodent. With so many people attending every year, it's only natural that some rumors and stories pop up from time to time about the Disney parks. But are those stories true? Well, there is a relatively obscure fact-checking website out there that is ... Read more
The mismatched socks of the Dapper Dans. Photo by Daniel Orth [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flikr.

Accusations of hazing among Dapper Dans

Troubling treatment of first-year performers. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Emil Horton*, 28, has been singing with the Dapper Dans at the Magic Kingdom for almost eleven months. While Horton describes his role as "loads of fun" and "the job of a lifetime," he tells Uncle Walt's Insider that rookie "Dans" can be subjected to some rough treatment. Mild to serious hazing "It starts pretty subtly," Horton shares. "The first week after training, I'm out performing on the street with the other three guys. ... Read more
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Universal complains of Uncle Walt’s Insider’s Disney focus

Only one Universal-centered article in two months. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider has received a written complaint from the offices of Universal Studios, protesting that our website has published only one article about Universal theme parks in the last few months -- and even that one seemed to mock Universal for not being Disney. No fourth Disneyland Hotel In other news, Disneyland announced Wednesday that it had canceled plans to build a fourth hotel on property at Disneyland. Instead, the land Ear-marked ... Read more
Lucifer, the first feral cat named Disneyland Ambassador. Photo by Jean [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Feral cat named Disneyland Ambassador

It's Disneyland's first non-human Ambassador in over eight years. ANAHEIM, CA -- He's one of the fortunate few that actually gets to live at the Disneyland Park. And now he's been named as a Disneyland Ambassador, and will spend the next year as an "Emisssary of Goodwill" and official host of the popular park. He's also a cat.¬†Lucifer, the newly appointed Disneyland Ambassador, is one of the many feral felines who call the park their home. "A worthy successor" Outgoing Ambassador Mikey Trujillo spoke with ... Read more