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Ollivanders: wands and adoption information services. Photo CC0 via Pixabay.

Child learns he is adopted while visiting Universal Studios Orlando

"The wand chooses the wizard. And causes uncomfortable family situations." ORLANDO, FL -- For many children, the wand ceremony at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a joyful and fun experience. But when a wand chose Ron Ingram, 12, of Orlando, and clearly showed him to be of magical heritage, his No-Maj (or "Muggle," for those more familiar with the British term) parents were forced to admit he was adopted. "I was looking at all the wands in Ollivanders™ [Ed.: at Universal Studios ... Read more
MagicPay+ allows you to pay at non-Disney retailers! Photo © Disney, via YouTube.

Disney MagicPay+™ coming to a retailer near you

Now you can use your MagicBands after you get home from Walt Disney World! BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Company has announced that beginning in Fall of 2019, you'll be able to use your MagicBands outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, with the launch of a new service called MagicPay+™. This service is not only designed to compete with services such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, but will also act as a way to track rewards with participating retailers, ... Read more
UWI Legend Award in doubt.

UWI Legend award under review; Florida votes not certified

It's Florida. Situation normal. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- The first Uncle Walt's Insider Legend Award is currently under review, as a lawsuit filed in Florida, by a person using the name "100% Marty did not file this," has put the final count in doubt. This is not the first time that Florida has been in the news due to irregularities in vote counts.  A shocked Uncle Walt is quoted as saying, "I am saddened that someone would stoop to this level ... Read more
UncleWalts.com 2018 Year in Review

2018 – An Uncle Walt’s Insider Year in Review

You get a list of our top articles, and we get to knock out an easy filler article. Win-win! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- It is that time of the year, where we wonder why we took all of the time to put up all of these lights and decorations only to take them down a month later. It is also the time when all of the various media outlets do those annoying countdowns from things that happened throughout the year. ... Read more
Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Always knew they were a bunch of slackers. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Originally this was going to be one of those typical "Happy Boxing Day!" type posts. But instead we, or rather I, must put out this Help Wanted ad. You see, I came into the office yesterday on Christmas Day to tell the boys that they could cut out early. The parking lot was mostly empty, which is normal as none of the boys can afford a car. The only ... Read more