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Atlantis at Epcot, or a rethemed attraction? Photo by Jerrye and Roy Klotz MD [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Local man touring Epcot discovers “lost city of Atlantis”

Florida native accidentally outs all new attraction at Epcot Local Orlando man Chuck Altuve thought he made the discovery of the century while on a recent visit to Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Mr. Altuve told Uncle Walt's Insider about his find: "I was doing that dive quest thingy at the Nemo aquarium and as I was watching out for a shark who gave me the stink eye, I bumped into a huge temple looking thing! Turns out, I discovered Atlantis! I'm ... Read more
The real Hogwarts Express makes an unscheduled stop for repairs at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

Hogwarts Express — the real one — diverts to Magic Kingdom

Fans of Universal's Wizarding World are stunned at the train's choice of park. Future wizards who gathered this weekend at London's King Cross station to board Hogwarts Express from Platform 9-3/4 for their journey to the Hogsmeade Station were in for a surprise. Their journey was short lived, as Hogwarts Express experienced a series of magical malfunctions and was forced to divert for repairs. More surprising, however, was the train's new destination: not the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, but ... Read more
"Porg on a stick" and other goodies soon to debut at Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

“Porg on a stick” and more coming to Galaxy’s Edge eateries

Disney tries to repeat the success of Pandora's grilled Banshee in the new Star Wars area. As workers at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts continue construction on Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, chefs in the Disney test kitchen are also hard at work constructing the menu that will offer out of this world delicacies. From "Aunt Beru's Blue Milk" to "Porg on a stick" and more, Uncle Walt's Insider was given an exclusive invitation into the kitchen to try these innovative ... Read more
John Lasseter returns to Jungle Cruise? Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress, Creative Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons; modified.

John Lasseter spotted at Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise

Has the former Jungle Cruise skipper returned to his roots? A Jungle Cruise aficionado and Uncle Walt's Insider fan named Burt Kirby says he recently spotting a familiar face while boarding the Cruise at Magic Kingdom Park for his 26th trip of the day. Pixar head John Lasseter, who is on hiatus from his duties at that studio, was busy loading guests onto the "Sankaru Sadie", Mr. Kirby reports. Out of the public eye Most scandal-rocked celebrities disappear from public life, so Uncle Walt's ... Read more
What Would Walt Do? You ask, Uncle Walt answers!

Hey Walt, are Imagineers out of ideas?

"Ask Uncle Walt" is a regular feature of Uncle Walt's Insider: you ask, Uncle Walt answers! Submitted by Hector B. Hi Hector, People from all over the world spend millions of dollars annually to visit the Disney Parks and Resorts. Many are looking for an escape from reality, and just want to have some good ole fashioned family fun. One of their favorite pasttimes is to meet their childhood heroes: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Gaston, or Ensign Garland. You see, without the aid of ... Read more