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Step-planDisney: How can a non-member get in to Club 33?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer 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-planDisney (Step)Moms: I love your page! Disneyland is my happy place. I will turn 60 in three years and want to have dinner at Club 33. Is that totally impossible? Any suggestions? Thanks, Sonya/Cricket" Walt: Hi Charles, thanks for asking. The answer is ... Read more
Now just humming a Disney song makes me want to spend money on non-Disney stuff. Good job, Chapek! Photo [CC0] via anyrgb.com & etsy.com.

Other Disney songs advertising non-Disney products

We fear the Coca-Cola ad is only the beginning. What's that? A cheery instrumental version of Chim Chim Chiree is coming from your TV? It must be a new commercial for Walt Disney World! Except it's not -- it's an ad for Coca-Cola. And then you hear Bear Necessities... in an ad for Door Dash? What's going on? Your ears do not deceive you -- you actually have heard Disney songs popping up in non-Disney places. Which means one thing: Disney CEO Bob ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

Weird lessons learned from a recent Walt Disney World trip

Marty shares some valuable, universally-applicable tips from his recent vacation! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Ah, Walt Disney World. It's that magical place where you can say hello to Mickey Mouse and goodbye to your bank account, often on the same day! But whether you are planning your first visit to the Mouse, or like Walt, basically live there in a little-used utility closet in the Grand Floridian and only come out to forage through the kitchen trash of Victoria & Albert's, there ... Read more

15 little-known facts about the Candlelight Processional!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! It's a spectacle of Christmas spirit like no other at Epcot and Disneyland! The Candlelight Processional combines an orchestra, massive choirs, and a celebrity narrator to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. (At least until Disney's current bent toward political correctness / inclusiveness / cultural sensitivity / etc. gets hold of it and turns it into a Kwanzachristmachanukafestivus show, led by Olaf singing "That Time of Year.") But do you know ... Read more
Oh, yeah. There's also a giant mask on Cinderella Castle. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

14 unusual Covid protocols in effect at Disney parks

Question: will more people stay home because of the fear of Covid, or because of all the restrictions? While some live entertainment has returned to Disney Parks, Resorts and Spas (the spa live entertainment is worth the extra charge!), guests have noticed something unusual: the perfomers stay away from each other, never touching. Not even in the climactic romantic parts of Beauty and the Beast Live: Belle and the prince just smile and hold out their hands towards each other. So... romantic? With ... Read more