Marty, Author at Uncle Walt's Insider | Page 3 of 52
A publicity still from MoanaCars. Photo ©2018 Disney/Pixar.

Pixar announces Cars / Moana crossover film

The two popular (and merchandise-friendly) franchises will finally meet onscreen! EMERYVILLE, CA -- Describing it as "a comic clash of cultures," Pixar Animation Studios announced today that production has begun on a movie that combines characters from Cars and Moana.  "Everything we do at Pixar is driven by story," said Pixar and Disney Animation President Ed Catmull. "And I can guarantee you we have a story here. Sure, right now, the story is something along the lines of, 'what happens when our most lucrative franchises ... Read more
Artist's conception of new Central Park... park. Photo composite via Pxhere & ©2018 Google Maps.

BREAKING: New Disneyland coming to Central Park?

If they can make it there, they'll make it anywhere. NEW YORK, NY -- Uncle Walt's Insider may not have a perfect track record when it comes to reporting Disney rumors of new theme park locations. But in our defense, Oklahoma's Disneyland Texas was killed by legal wrangling; Universal Studios Idaho was a hoax foisted on us by lonely Idaho...-ians; Disneyland Pyongyang may or may not exist, but it's not really smart to try to travel there to see. And we were ... Read more
Universal Orlando's new Vans Vans car service. Photo by qwesy qwesy [CC BY-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

To counter Disney’s Minnie Vans, Universal introduces Vans Vans

"You see, they're like the Vans shoes. But a van." ORLANDO, FL -- Always trying to one-up their resort rival Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando announced today their own car service. Mimicking Disney's successful "Minnie Vans," Universal's fleet of vehicles will be patterned after Van's shoes, and will be known as "Van's Vans." Uncle Walt's reached out to Universal (the company) spokesperson Junie Versal (no relation) for the inside scoop. "The mindset is, if Disney has it, we should, too," Versal (no relation) ... Read more
The Disney monorail stopping at the number one Texas landmark, Buc-ee's. Photo by lee leblanc [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Photo feature: Monorail goodwill tour reaches Texas

The Walt Disney World monorail stops at all the important Texas landmarks. WACO, TEXAS -- The 2018 Monorail Goodwill Tour continues across the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Hawaii, and is now criss-crossing Texas. Here are some photo highlights from the various Texas landmarks visited on the tour: Did they miss any Texas landmarks? Let us know in the comments below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know ... Read more
Hollywood Studios guests wander right into the park. Photo by Brian Hubbard [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr.

Holiday blunder: all Cast Members given Thanksgiving day off

Guests were able to freely wander in and out of the theme parks all day. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- With the exception of Christmas Day, holidays are popular times to be at Walt Disney World. [Note: for planning advice, see our helpful 2019 WDW Crowd Calendar!] Cast Members at Disney (and employees at other, second-rate theme parks) sign on knowing that they won't be able to take time off when most people do. That's why Cast Members have familiar catch phrases like "We ... Read more