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A Space Mountain space mountain. Photo courtesy NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona.

Probe encounters Space Mountain lookalike on asteroid

Did Disney accurately predict mountains in space? GREENBELT, MD -- Images from NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe show an eerily familiar formation in deep space. There is a mountain in space that looks like Space Mountain, on an asteroid located 1.4 million miles from Walt Disney World Resort and Spa! Scientists from the Goddard Space Flight Center who are monitoring the probe's progress are baffled. Tomorrowland accurate? Disneyland included a Tomorrowland area from its opening. The land was intended to be a "step into the future," ... Read more
Closed for the holiday.

Uncle Walt’s closed for Christmas Day

That's right, we're not going to pretend it's some other obscure holiday. Actually, our boss, Uncle Walt, actually expects us to be working today. But he never comes in the office on holidays himself; he just stays in his yurt drinking eggnog and eating eggnog-flavored churros.* So we're taking advantage of the historically low park attendance on Christmas Day and heading to Walt Disney World. Maybe we'll see you there? Oh, and don't worry about us getting into trouble. Uncle Walt never actually ... Read more
Our gift to you - a free Churro Christmas Tree Ornament!

FREE CHURRO ORNAMENT! Our gift to you

A special "thank you" for your support over the decades. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q. -- We here at Uncle Walt's Insider love the holiday season, and this year we are especially grateful for you, our reader. [Ed.: By "you, our reader," we mean the person reading this right now. We're not suggesting that we only have one reader total. It would be pretty moronic to spend hours churning out quality theme park reporting day after day, not to mention the overhead costs associated ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

REVEALED: Secret Disney churro recipe!

Here's one trade secret that finally sees the light of day! CELEBRATION, FL -- "Meet me in the alley to the left of Market Street Gallery if you want the recipe." That was the note slipped to this reporter on a recent visit to Magic Kingdom.  Could it be? Was the elusive recipe for the famed Disney churro finally within our reach? [Ed.: Or is it the famed recipe for the elusive Disney churro?] A closely-guarded secret As reported here before, Disney considers the recipe for ... Read more
Disneyland candy cane pulling. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Do-it-yourself kits replace fresh-made candy canes

Now a fresh, handmade Disney candy cane can be yours without the hassle! ANAHEIM, CA -- Ah, fresh-made candy canes at Disneyland! They are probably our second-favorite Disney Christmas treat! (A very, very distant second behind churros, but still.) Although they are incredibly tasty, they are also incredibly popular, thanks in part to a Food Network special a few years ago that featured them. Now everyone wants one, and lines began forming in June of this year for people waiting to buy them. Wait no more Fortunately, ... Read more