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Be careful which tour you choose. Photo by Ch Th Jo [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

After complaints, Disneyland halts “Wear Walt’s Shoes” tour

The tour was often mistaken for "Walk in Walt's Footsteps." DISNEYLAND, CA -- For years, Disney fans have shelled out extra, above and beyond park admission, to take the "Walk in Walt's Disneyland Footsteps" tour. The 2-3 hour tour gives guests a in-depth look at Walt Disney's influence on the original Magic Kingdom. Even though it is popular, that tour currently is priced at $109 per person. Budget minded guests were often attracted to the cheaper ($89 per person) tour labeled "Wear ... Read more
Marty is at Disneyland this week. He looks nothing like this. Photo by Carterhawk [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Marty is at Disneyland this week!

Come and meet your favorite Uncle Walt's Insider author! Unless your favorite isn't Marty. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider authors tend to be shy and secretive, only appearing in public in disguise. In fact, we rarely leave our Svalbard headquarters unless we're fairly certain we're not currently wanted, and are at least temporarily off of the No-Fly List. (The Disney Company doesn't handle satire well and has a lot of pull with the U.S. government.) Nevertheless, we do occasionally have to get ... Read more
Just some of the current Democrat presidential candidates. Photo courtesy

Seven dwarfs, Huey, Dewey, Louie, more join list of Democrat presidential hopefuls

Pictured: a partial group of current Democrat presidential candidates. WASHINGTON, DC -- Grumpy, Sneezy, and Doc want to be your President. So do their fellow dwarfs, along with Donald Duck's nephews and many, many other well-known Disney characters. In fact, Federal Election Commission filings this week show that multiple characters have formed exploratory committees, and may soon announce as Democratic candidates for President. Character(s) "Well, of course they'll be running as Democrats," says political analyst and Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation), ... Read more
The Disney Dream anchored at Epcot. Photo courtesy Depositphotos & Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Disney Cruise Line announces World Showcase Lagoon itinerary

"It's like a multi-country cruise, without having to move the ship." CELEBRATION, FL -- Following the unparalleled success of its Bay Lake cruise itinerary, Disney Cruise Line announced Monday that it was adding Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon to its growing list of destinations.  "It's a perfect itinerary for our cruisers," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "There are pavilions representing twelve different countries and one state, most of which we do not currently visit." Savings There are benefits for the cruise line ... Read more
Spelling counts, kids. Montage of photos by J. Rob McCullough [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Please note: it’s “Dapper Days,” not “Diaper Days”

Completely misread this one. ANAHEIM, CA -- It's safe to say your humble correspondent has never been so, well, humbled. I've not yet recovered from the embarrassment, but I feel it is my public duty to warn others: be sure you understand the event you are attending. Specifically, don't misread "Dapper Days" as "Diaper Days." Diaper Dapper Days Diap... um, Dapper Days are, according to their website, events where folks "step out in style," attending theme parks dressed in elegant and stylish fashions. A week ... Read more