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Uncle Walt's (Step)Mom Panel -- the logo, not the people. Evil Queen, Narissa, and Lady Tremaine © Disney. The appearance of the evil Disney stepmoms in this graphic is not meant to imply endorsement or involvement of the Disney Company or its stepmothers.

Announcing the Uncle Walt’s Insider (Step)Moms Panel!

Finally, personal theme park advice that's just as super-reliable as the rest of our website! Uncle Walt's Insider is proud to announce the debut of our inaugural (Step)Moms Panel! And unlike some panels that are focused on a single brand, our team of experts will provided answers about anything, as long as it's slightly theme-park related! Have questions about Walt Disney World? Disneyland? Universal Studios? Six Flags? Legoland? Alton Towers? Dubai Land? Ferrari World? Gyeongju? Our panel of experts can give you answers, ... Read more
The newest stage production at Disney's Hyperion Theater. Photo by VillageTheatre [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Les Misérables will replace Frozen at the Hyperion Theater

It was only a matter of time. ANAHEIM, CA -- The Hyperion Theater at Disney's California Adventure & Spa has struggled for years to find an audience. The current production, Frozen - Live at the Hyperion, has been running since approximately 1972 (oddly predating both the movie Frozen and the park it's in). And yet Frozen is deeply unpopular. Its showings are mostly empty, with only a few lost stragglers staying to watch the adventures of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Skippy the Wonder Lizard. So ... Read more
Just a few of the channels that will come into your home by a wire!

Disney+ announces cable-based “Everything Bundle” for $290/month

The innovative partnership with Time Warner will require your home to be connected to cable or fiber. LOS ANGELES, CA -- Earlier this week, Disney announced the pricing of its new streaming service, Disney+. At the time, they also described a bundled service that includes Hulu & ESPN+ for just $13 per month. Now Disney+ is swinging for the fences, with a new "Everything Bundle" that will include every TV channel currently in existence, for only $290 per month! For the new bundle, ... Read more
The Disneyland Band plays royalty-free music "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney parks switching to royalty-free music

The cost of licensing Disney songs was just too high. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney parks will no longer feature Disney music. That's the word from Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas president Bob "Bob" Chapek. Apparently the Disney Company charges quite a bit to license its music, and "it's just cost-prohibitive to pay for it any more." Another source "Fortunately, there's an abundance of public domain, royalty-free generic music online," says Chapek. "You can hear it in almost every bad YouTube travelogue out there ... Read more
Donald's Boat at Disneyland. Photo by Tours Departing Daily [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flikr.

Donald’s Boat to offer shore excursions

Disney Cruise Line brings a little corporate synergy to Anaheim. DISNEYLAND, CA-- Donald's Boat, a watery attraction at Disneyland's Toontown, will soon offer extra-cost shore excursions for its guests! The Boat, which recently reentered service after sinking last year, has been struggling to attract passengers after the mishap. Disneyland is hopeful that adding extra options for its guests during their cruise will entice them to return. Lots of, um, limited options! In a joint venture with Disney Cruise Line announced yesterday, guests will soon have ... Read more