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19 little-known facts about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! It's a hotel! It's a spaceship! It's a hotel! No, it's a spaceship! Settle down, there's no need to argue. It's a hotel and a (pretend) spaceship! And whatever you think of Walt Disney World's new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, we can all agree on one thing: it's ing expensive. But do you know everything there is to know about this "space cruise" experience? We at Uncle Walt's Insider do, of course! So read on ... Read more
Coming soon - the new Ukraine Pavilion at Epcot Center! Photo [CC0] via Wikimedia.

DVC resort coming to Odessa, Ukraine

"It just seemed like the right time." BR'ER BANK, CA -- The Disney Vacation Club announced today that a new DVC destination resort will be built on the shores of the Black Sea, in Odessa, Ukraine. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "The Black Sea is already a very popular vacation destination for Europeans, and we've wanted to build there for a while." Why now, we wondered? "It just seemed like the right time," Disney (no relation) explained. "Property ... Read more
Entrance to Disney, sorry, Six Flags. Photo by Jeremy Thompson [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Top 13 things Six Flags parks are doing to compete with Disney

Can Six Flags overtake Disney? (We'll wait while you wipe the soda off your screen.) What is it with America's non-existent love affair with Six Flags? Truly, they are the parks you visit when you can't afford Disney. The good news for them is that soon, no one will be able to afford Disney! (Thanks, Bob!) But can Six Flags really ever compete with Disney parks? Here's some things they're trying, according to our always-reliable inside sources: An ad campaign highlighting that Speedy Gonzales, also ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: Are we going to stay at Disney’s new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?

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.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: Are you going to stay at Disney's new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser?" - Abel Cortes, Mesa AZ Marty: Dear Mabel: I already have! And I can tell you now -- don't bother. I stayed at the Galactic Starcruiser a couple of months ... Read more
The new/old name of Disneyland Paris. Photo via corbisimages.

Disneyland Paris changes name back to EuroDisney

We seem to recall reading that "the love of money is the root..." something, something. PARIS, TEXAS FRANCE -- Disneyland Paris is going back to its roots. Beginning next week, the resort will change back to its original name: Euro Disneyland. The change comes at the behest of beloved Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek, who took time away from protesting Florida anti-grooming laws to return to his primary passion: money. "The original name was better," Chapek was maybe overheard to say. "I mean, ... Read more