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Guests try out the new Disneyland handcar on the former monorail track. Photo by FASTILY [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia and the National Park Service [CC0].

Disneyland goes greener: handcars replacing monorails

"With California shutting down electrical power, it's the natural next step." ANAHEIM, CA -- In a sign of the times, Disneyland is replacing its entire monorail fleet with guest-powered handcars. This signals a move away from environmentally suspect (and unreliable) sources of energy, such as electricity, to renewable sources like people. "Of course the Disney (the company) Company is committed to environmental issues," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "We're always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, like ... Read more
UWI Step Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: Is there a Disney ‘Family Maker’ package?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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) Moms: My fiancé and I are getting married and taking our honeymoon at Disney World! I know they have a Memory Maker package, but do they also have a Family Maker package?" - Chloe T., Cleveland, OH Harriet:  Just don't go ... Read more
Party at Club 33! Maybe! Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

We’re planning a Club 33 party once we hit 1000 Likes on Facebook!

Time to celebrate in style! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Dearest Insider readers, we are just a short few clicks away from having one thousand Likes on our Facebook page! (It took over two years, which seems a bit long to us, but we're not bitter. Much.) [Ub: Speak for yourself, Marty.] And when we reach that goal, we want to reward our readers that got us to this milestone! So the plan now is to have a party at the world-renowned Club 33 ... Read more
UWI Step Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: What’s the latest on Michigan’s Disney park?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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) Moms: Any news on the new Disney park coming to Michigan's Upper Peninsula? It's been over a year since it was announced, but I haven't heard any updates." - Erik Nurmi, Escanaba, MI Walt: Hi Rik, thanks for asking. Ground broke last ... Read more
November 12, when Disney+ debuted. Or the opening scene of I Am Legend. © 2007 Warner Bros, via YouTube.

“Lost Tuesday”: economy tanks after workforce stays home watching Disney+

Trillions were lost as the world marketplace came to a standstill. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- They're calling it the "Lost Tuesday." Flights were canceled. Public transportation ground to a halt. World stock markets failed to open, and online trading was minimal. Busy financial districts and downtown economic centers became ghost towns. But did you even notice? Of course not -- you were home bingeing on the glut of Disney, Marvel & Star Wars content you suddenly had at your fingertips with ... Read more