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Closed for the holiday.

Uncle Walt’s closed for Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone

Enjoy your day celebrating the end of the rainy season in Myanmar!* Uncle Walt's will return tomorrow with the latest and greatest in super-reliable theme park news. *Just kidding, folks. Happy Thanksgiving! You'll find us at the local Sizzler trying to get away with taking turns at the buffet but only paying for one. Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know (plus a few strangers) how wonderful (and ... Read more
The monorail travels down Interstate 70. Photo by Famartin [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons & mbtskoudsalg.com.

Disney monorail sets off on cross-country goodwill tour

The monorail will visit all 48 contiguous states and Hawaii. SOMEWHERE ALONG INTERSTATE 70 IN MARYLAND -- "I've seen a lot of things as a trucker, but this is something new." That was the reaction of 57-year-old Stan Cumberland of Billings, Montana, after seeing a Walt Disney World monorail pass him on Interstate 70. We spoke with Cumberland as he waited by the side of the freeway for a State Trooper to arrive. "Yeah, I did a huge double-take and rubbed my eyes to be ... Read more
Fireworks and CM softball. Photo by X.

Cast Member softball: winners get free admission to WDW!

They also get free clothing and a role to play! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- In last week's article about the Cast Member Softball Tournament now underway at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, we reported that Cast Members were playing as if their very jobs were on the line. Because they are. However, we failed to report about the reward awaiting the winning team members. And we have to admit, the first-place prize makes the risk of unemployment totally worthwhile: The winning ... Read more
The only thing at Universal Orlando. Photo by Rstoplabe14 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Homesick British wizard not cured by visit to “Wizarding World”

Note: in accordance with the International Convention of Wizarding Secrecy, this article is only visible to wizards, squibs, and certain muggles who are already aware of the existence of magic. Most muggles will instead see another article about the price of churros. ORLANDO, FL -- As part of Walt Disney World's Cultural Exchange program, Scottish-born Hamish McFarlane, 18, is taking a year off from school to work at Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion. What makes McFarlane special is that his school is Hogwart's ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 3

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more