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Little-Known Facts about the Walt Disney World Railroad!

Top 15 little-known facts about the Walt Disney World Railroad!

Our little-known facts series "continues"! Ah, nothing says you've arrived at Walt Disney World like hearing the whistle from the steam train as you go through the gates at the Magic Kingdom! ... Except passing under an entrance arch. ... And seeing the purple road signs. ... Oh, and catching a glimpse of the monorail for the first time, smelling freshly-made churros, meeting Mickey Mouse... Okay, fine, there are actually lots of things that say you've arrived at Walt Disney World. Hearing ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel (now step-planDisney!): What’s up with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer 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.] Hey, guess what? The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step)Moms Panel is now "step-planDisney"! And this isn't reactive in any way -- we were planning this change long before the Disney Mom's Panel became planDisney. But we're the same (Step)Moms, so we'll continue to ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

13 surprising ways Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The number one tourist destination in the world is solidly middle-aged now! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Fifty years! A lot has happened since Walt Disney World first opened its gates so long ago. There was Nixon, and, uh, disco, ... something about the Berlin Wall... The moon landing? No, that was before. We really should have paid more attention in school. Anyway, we at Uncle Walt's Insider are so excited to be able to celebrate our favorite celebrity born in October of ... Read more
Epcot's Cuba Pavilion, before the overcrowding. Much simpler to photoshop. Photo [CC0] via Pixabay.

Overcrowding at Epcot’s Cuba Pavilion as American Adventure refuses entry

If you're there, you'll have to try to exit through the Mexico Pavilion and then sneak across the border. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- An advisory for anyone heading to EPCOT Center: guests are reporting massive overcrowding in the Cuba Pavilion, as apparently people trying to leave it are being turned back by the American Adventure Pavilion. The U.S. Coast Guard is also in the World Showcase Lagoon, turning back any Friendship Boats trying to dock there. Uncle Walt's Insider will keep ... Read more
Hurricane Elsa returns to work. Photo by CyclicalCore [CC BY-SA 3.0] via DeviantArt.

Elsa back at work after spending vacation as a hurricane

Hey, a lot of folks take vacations in the tropics. ARENDELLE -- Queen Elsa has officially returned to her duties after spending a week off in the Caribbean and southeast United States. "I was able to visit so many places I hadn't been before," said the Queen in a statement released by her press secretary. "I covered a lot of territory in a short time. Really, the whole trip was a whirl. "Maybe next time I'll slow down and spend time in one spot, ... Read more