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Artist's conception of Chapek arriving at the Uncle Walt's Insider Headquarters in Svalbard. Most of the photo and its various elements © Disney.

Bob Chapek applies to write for Uncle Walt’s Insider

Would you hire this man? UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- An Uncle Walt's Insider staff member who would like to remain anonymous (Ub Skrewi) has revealed that Bob "Bob" Chapek, CEO of ABC/Disney, recently applied to write for Uncle Walt's Insider! "It was the most bizarre thing," said Skrewi. "I was working in the front office, and Bob 'Bob' Chapek walked in with an application to come to write for us. Which is especially weird, since we don't have any applications." [Ed.: And ... Read more
Disney's new shuttle service to Universal Orlando. Photo by Disney Tourist Blog, used by permission.

New Minnie Vans destinations: Universal, Sea World, and more!

Disney decides if you can't beat 'em, transport 'em. ORLANDO, FL -- It's almost heaven: Main Street West, Blue Ridge Big Thunder Mountain, Shanandoah Rivers of America. Life is old there, older than the trees that dot the landscape of Walt Disney World. The mountains are young there, never growing more than 199 feet. But those country roads will not only take you home, where some of you belong, but maybe even to West Orlando. Or maybe to Mountain Mama's Cafe and Horseshoe ... Read more
Disney, er, we mean, Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog. Totally original logo not at all influenced by DisneyFoodBlog.com (which we love, btw!).

Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog: “Authentic” Churro

How does a churro from a Mexican restaurant stand up to those found at the Disney parks? Droopy. ROCHESTER, WA -- When you can't visit the parks because you're stuck at home in the age of social distancing, an authentic Churro will have to do. You, like us, have come to adore the churros at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. That crispy, slightly chewy, cinnamon-y treat with which some would say that the majority, or perhaps all of, our staff have become... what's ... Read more
A Disney bus on a Grubhub delivery. Photo by Joni Hanebutt via Shutterstock.com & elisfkc [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia.

Disney begins Quick Service food home delivery

And some say food delivery by Disney Transportation makes it even better. LAKE NONA, FL -- You won't have to wait until the parks reopen to get your Disney food fix. Disney is partnering with GrubHub to bring the food to you! Disney has been working the past week to re-purpose their fleets of buses, Minnie Vans, watercraft, trains, and monorails for food delivery. They'll soon be bringing a taste of the parks right to your door! (Assuming you live in Central ... Read more
The Hawkins family, desparately trying to unpause the video. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Family gets stuck on YouTube “virtual ride” of it’s a small world

For one family, Disney's virtual boat ride becomes a nightmare. HOUSTON, TX -- Jason and Michelle Hawkins, like so many other parents, had to cancel their family's Disney vacation due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But their attempt to reclaim the magic for their kids using YouTube ride videos went awry. They discovered the dangers of virtual park visits when their ride got stuck. The Houston couple found the Disney Parks YouTube page and found virtual ride-throughs of several rides. They parked their three ... Read more