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The resemblance is uncanny, you have to admit. Photo insets © Disney and Mel Brooks, probably.

“Yes, the Mandalorian’s ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs”

We knew it. We just knew it. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Sources at Disney+ have now confirmed what we've suspected all along. The Razor Crest, the spaceship flown by the title character of The Mandalorian, was indeed modeled after the Space Winnebago, Lone Star's spaceship in Mel Brooks' classic Oscar-winning drama Spaceballs. Just a few minor details are different Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) finally returned our call. "Yes, the Mandalorian's ship was modeled after the Space Winnebago from Spaceballs," Disney (no ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel: Do you publish unsolicited authors with suspiciously familiar names?

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: Good morning, I hope all is well. I came across your website the other day and I thought I would reach out to you regarding publishing an article on your blog. I wondered if this is something you would ... Read more
Clarence Farley, 102, the last surviving person to have seen Star Wars in a theater in 1977. Photo by Marg [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia, modified.

Last surviving person to see original Star Wars in theater honored

The only other known viewer passed away last month. SOUTHFIELD, MI -- Clarence Farley gets a far-away look in his eye when he talks about Star Wars. The 102-year-old lifelong resident of Southfield, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, is the last known person still living to have seen the original Star Wars movie in a theater during the year of its release, 1977. "That was something special, let me tell you," Farley told Uncle Walt's Insider. "To see that huge star destroyer passing overhead -- on ... Read more
New spray-on painted face masks at Walt Disney World. Photo [CC0] courtesy of &

Face-paint masks now offered at Walt Disney World

They're much easier to breathe in, also. DATELINE IN CAPS -- Gators may not be allowed, but now Walt Disney World is offering a mask alternative: face paint! Originally created by laid-off Photopass Cast Members as a way to pay their rent, the painted masks are proving to be extremely popular. Uncle Walt's Insider talked with one guest, Bruce Tomlinson from Lake Charles, LA, who asked not to be identified (pictured above). "These painted masks are awesome," the unnamed source said between coughing fits. ... Read more
The new "Red Team" option for riders of Epcot's Mission: Space. Photo by Vikki Tupay (@vikkimouse321) via Instagram.

Mission: Space introduces new Red Team option

The ride takes six months, but the Disney Dining Plan is accepted. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- An Epcot ride that's "out of this world" just added a more realistic space experience. Mission: Space, the spaceflight training simulator, has been dividing up guests into "Orange Team" and "Green Team" queues, based on each rider's enjoyment of vomiting. Well, now Disney has unveiled a new "Red Team" option, pictured above, which they promise will give guests the most complete space experience yet. Put your affairs ... Read more