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The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by baynews9.com, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more
The it's a small world dock. Er, duck. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

Small World rider mishears instructions, exits at the duck

To be fair, "duck" and "dock" do sound alike. And there was a duck. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Ronald Patton, 24, came to California last week from his Tempe, Arizona, home with two goals: visit one of California's cannabis dispensaries, and spend a day at Disneyland. We cannot report on whether he completed his first goal, but it might explain why he ended up being fished out of the water at Disneyland's it's a small world attraction on Saturday. Perfectly understandable Patton tells Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Club 33 Express fast food on a highway exit sign. Photo from DepositPhotos.com, modified.

Coming near you: Disney franchises Club 33

Now everyone can enjoy a meal at Club 33! BURBANK, CA -- It is one of the most exclusive clubs in the world -- or it used to be, at least. Disneyland's members-only Club 33 is not just at Disneyland any more. First Disney announced that they would be expanding Club 33 from Disneyland-only to each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Now word has leaked that Disney is licensing the name of Club 33 to fast-food franchises around the country. The ... Read more
Dead parrot tribute at the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Confirmed: “Dead parrot” tribute in Magic Kingdom’s Tiki Room

It may not be dead, though, but just resting. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As anyone who has ever set a backpack down in their Glendale, CA, offices knows, Disney Imagineers love to hide things. More specifically, though, they love to place Hidden Mickeys and tributes to other favorite things inside of attractions. While the hidden tributes tend to be only of Disney properties and former rides, occasionally a non-Disney item is snuck in. Well-known examples include Mr. Limpet in the Little ... Read more
Color-fluid light bulb at Disneyland. Photo by Marty; used without permission.

Disneyland light bulb comes out as “bi-chromal, color-fluid”

"All of my life, I've known I was different." DISNEYLAND, CA -- Clem,* a light bulb on the exterior of the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner on Disneyland's Main Street USA, has publicly embraced his unique identity. He "came out" this past week as color fluid. "For all of my life," Clem tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "I've known I was different. All of the other light bulbs seem so confident of their color and purpose, but I've felt like a misfit." Playing the game "Oh, sure," he ... Read more