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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
News Brief: Stormtrooper missing. Inset photo by Chad Sparkes via Flikr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

News Brief: FN-2198 goes AWOL

A stormtrooper goes missing. No, not that one. Another one. DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, FL -- The First Order recently put out a notice alerting the galaxy to be on the lookout for a missing trooper, designated FN-2198. FN-2198 (no relation to FN-2187) did not show up for a normal roll call prior to their scheduled 1500 (3PM for you civilians) March at Disney's Hollywood Studios. FN-2198 was replaced by FN-1824, who recently came from back from a blaster injury suffered during a ... Read more
Goats and churros collide at Disneyland Park.

Crisis: churro shortage at Disneyland

Warning: this article may cause distress and is not suitable for small children. Goats will like it, though. Following last week's shocking news about the arrest of an unnamed cast member attempting to steal the heavily guarded churro recipe, Uncle Walt's Insider has learned about another incident involving this beloved treat, this time on the west coast. CAUTION: this news is disturbing. We urge you to make sure no small children are in the room. Churro - a tasty treat with a historic past It ... Read more
LEGOLAND California's new Castle Hotel. Photo by Jarrod Lombardo via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0), modified.

LEGOLAND opening long-delayed hotel

LEGOLAND California has announced that their newest resort, the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, will open on April 27, 2018. Fans of the little plastic bricks can start booking now! Theft and supply constraints cited for setbacks Although the LEGOLAND Castle Hotel was announced just last year, many people do not realize that it has been under construction for nearly seven years. While the official announcement was made in January of 2017, that was just to cover for some embarrassing setbacks. Despite operating many LEGOLAND theme ... Read more