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The mismatched socks of the Dapper Dans. Photo by Daniel Orth [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flikr.

Dapper Dan’s mismatched socks lead to lawsuit

"My vacation was ruined," says litigious guest. DISNEYLAND RESORT -- The first of what may be many lawsuits arising from a situation first reported here last November has been filed, after one member of the park’s beloved barbershop quartet, the Dapper Dans, appeared on Main Street U.S.A. with unmatched socks. “I normally have the green striped costume,” the anonymous baritone told Uncle Walt's Insider, “and I put on green socks at home. But then Thursday I needed to be the blue Dapper Dan, but ... Read more
Disney Skyliner artist's conception. (c) 2017 Disney.

Disney admits: Skyliner is an April Fools joke

"We didn't think anyone would actually believe it." WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Put your dreams of riding a gondola away, Disney fans. It turns out the new Disney "Skyliner" at the Walt Disney World Resort is just an elaborate prank that got out of hand. "It started with some posts we read on Disney fan sites," spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "Some of the more obsessive fans noticed that Walt Disney World had filed permit requests for buildings that ... Read more
Artist's concept of a building that won't happen. Photo © 2017 Disney.

Update: Main Street Theater’s new open-air concept

The announced theater has not been canceled! There just won't be walls. Or a ceiling. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Good news out of Orlando! The Main Street Theater project, which was announced at the 2017 D23 Expo, has not been canceled. Rumors have been flying that the costs of replacing the aging monorail fleet meant the budget for this new theater was going away. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that that is not the case. Instead, the budget for the new theater is ... Read more
Soon-to-be-replaced monorail at Walt Disney World. Photo by Evan Wohrman [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flikr.

New monorail rumors: you heard it here first

Once again Uncle Walt's Insider is months ahead of the official news. Regular readers of this website (both of you) know that they are much more informed than the average Disney fan. This continues to be true, as other Disney-related websites are only now reporting on news that Uncle Walt's Insider covered in detail several months ago. Replacing an aging monorail fleet As is being reported by slower news sites now, the Walt Disney World Resort is taking steps to replace their aging fleet ... Read more
Walt Disney as depicted in the Partners Statue, vaguely gesturing with multiple fingers. Photo by David [CC BY 2.0] via Flikr.

Photos reveal Walt Disney actually pointed with three fingers

New evidence suggests more than just cigarettes were airbrushed from photos of Walt! Many guests at Disney parks worldwide are aware that Disney cast members are not allowed to point with just one finger. Instead, they must either gesture with the whole hand or use the famous "two-finger point." Officially, the reason is to avoid insulting guests from cultures that find pointing offensive, such as China, Indonesia, and Milwaukee. The origin of the two-finger point is a bit hazy, but most Disney fans, ... Read more