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Step-planDisney: Will Walt Disney World ever pass on savings from all of the cutbacks to their guests?

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'm planning a trip to Walt Disney World, and I'm amazed at the number of free services for resort guests that Disney has discontinued or started charging for, like resort parking, MagicBands, Fastpasses, luggage pickup and delivery, airline check-in ... Read more
We'd watch one of these. Photos © Disney & by Hedgehog83 [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Animal Kingdom replaces kite show with more popular “Guy Doing Animal Hand Shadows”

It is a step up. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Money Printing Press is celebrating its 50th year of existence, along with its first year of really gouging guests for every shiny dime they have. Guests brave enough to pay all of Disney's new extra fees to actually get in the parks have expected dazzling new entertainment to go with the upcharges. Instead, the popular "Happily Ever After" projection and fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, which ... Read more
Little-Known Facts about Lightning Lanes

Top 10 little-known facts about Lightning Lanes!

Our little-known facts series continues (in spite of underwhelming demand)! Fastpass, Fastpass+, MaxPass, MaxiPass, and extra-absorbent MaxiPass are all no more (except, of course, at the Disney Yesterland Theme Park and Spa). They've been replaced by something called Genie+ and "Lightning Lanes." But do you know everything there is to know about Lightning Lanes? Of course you don't. They're brand new. But we at Uncle Walt's Insider know everything about them, or at least as much as we know about anything. So read on ... Read more
If he'd stuck around longer, he could have taken advantage of Magical Funerals® by Disney! Photo public domain, via Wikimedia.

BREAKING: Walt Disney has passed away at age 65

So that's why he hasn't been returning our calls. BURBANK, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider has just learned that Walter Elias "Walt" Disney has passed away. He was 65 years old. Disney, who started with a mouse, built a multimedia empire of family entertainment that includes films, tv networks, theme parks, and many, many plush toys. He is also widely credited with the invention of the churro. The family will hold held a private internment ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.  [Ed.: ... Read more
Returning soon to a Disney park near you! Photo by pbev pbev pbev pbev pbev (seriously) [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney Parks bring back ride coupon books

Because everything old is new again... if it brings in $$. BR'ER BANK, CA -- In his quest to find a way to charge guests extra for dang near everything, Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek announced today that Disney ride coupon books are returning. For the 98% of Disney fans alive today who have never seen one, a coupon book was an additional purchase above and beyond park admission. The booklet would contain various numbers of tickets with letters, and guests would need ... Read more