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Bob "Bob," about to take his toys and go home. Photo by elisfkc2 [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia.

Bob “Bob” Chapek threatens to cancel WDW 50th Anniversary Celebration

Maybe they should have brought back the castle birthday cake. BURBANK, CA -- The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World has begun, but guest enthusiasm is not where Bob "Bob" Chapek had hoped. Documents recently sent to Uncle Walt's Insider by an anonymous insider [Thanks, Josh!] detail the turmoil at the top of the Disney organization. Guests are dissatisfied with "Disney Enchantment," the new nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, music, special lighting and projections. The new Disney Kite Tails show at Animal Kingdom has ... Read more
You can also buy this pass and exchange it for 10 shiny dimes at the TTC. Photo by elisfkc [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Free Walt Disney World transportation ends October 1st

Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary by charging more! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa & Guest Bilking Center, all complimentary transportation will end as of October 1st! The announcement was made in a post to an obscure social media platform, but we here at Uncle Walt's Insider found it. Disney has been making investors happy lately at the expense of guests, first when they announced the end of the ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Celebrating Collaboration: A Refreshing Look at Disney’s Uncle Walt’s Insider’s History with Coca-Cola Churros

Huh, kind of looks like Disney Parks Blog stole this idea from us. And then published it first. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Only one cinnamon-sugar, fried dough treat has been with us since Magic Kingdom Park Uncle Walt's Insider opened its website at Walt Disney World Resort on the internet nearly 50 years ago. There are none that date back to UWI's opening in 1955, because, as far as we know, we weren't around at that time. UWI history buffs like yourself may ... Read more
Any risk is totally worth the reduced-price Disney-branded adhesive bandage, right? Photo by freeimageslive.co.uk [CC BY 3.0].

Disney-branded Covid-19 vaccine approved for children

This isn't just another Disney cash grab, is it? Nah. BURBANK, CA - Disney has won FDA approval for its own branded Covid-19 vaccine, the company announced yesterday. The new vaccine will be marketed toward children under the age of 12, and also to adults who act like children under the age of 12. Initially, the company will target markets in Washington State, Oregon, California, and New York; that is, states where the government is willing to be authoritarian combined with a majority ... Read more
We can't wait for the new Mickey+ service, where you're charged for meeting the characters! Background [CC0 1.0] via stock-free.org; Genie+ logo by Disney.

Genie+ isn’t the end of new Disney upcharges – shareholders cheer!

We'd write a subheadline, but we're afraid Disney will charge us for it. BURBANK, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider previously reported (with 100% accuracy) that it was coming, but now Disney has now officially announced the new "Genie" service. The Genie app eliminates all those annoying free features that investors hated and brings in a new era of pay-to-play to the Disney parks. This revenue-generating service (again, first announced here at UWI) will eliminate FastPass, FastPass+, MaxPass, MaxPass+, and FastPass+-++-++. [Walt.: Marty, ... Read more