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Uncle Walt’s Insider is Closed for April Fool’s Day

Today is April Fool's Day. Most Disney news sources will use today to run a clickbait article containing some semi-plausible Disney rumor, designed only to generate comments and not actually convey any news. However, we are not most other Disney news sources. We value our journalistic integrity, so we have chosen to save the semi-plausible rumors for other days. Plus, we all partied a little too hard following last night's Media Preview of the new Ratatouille ride at Epcot, and we're kinda ... Read more
The new plaque honoring former Disney CEO John Isner. Engraving by Tatiana [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia.

Michael Eisn… no, John Isner named a Disney Legend?

New plaques have been added to Legends Plaza BURBANK, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA -- The Walt Disney Company has added plaques for the most recent class of Disney Legends to the pillars in Legends Plaza! On a recent walk through the plaza, our intrepid reporter noticed newly installed tributes to Christina Aguilera, Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, Hans Zimmer, and... tennis player John Isner? The Disney ... Read more
Meet the newest Disney Imagineer...ing President. Photo © 2021 Google / Street View.

Chip Gaines to become head of Imagineering

He could be in charge of demolishing every unoriginal attraction. Hmm... BURBANK, CA -- With the recent news that longtime Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde has left Walt Disney Imagineering, ostensibly to go play with cruise ships trains spaceships, there is a rare opening for the head Imagineer. Our sources have told us that the new head of Imagineering will be WDI consultant Chip Gaines. Bob Weis [Ed.: No relation to Charlie], President of Walt Disney Imagineering, told Uncle Walt's Insider that "while we ... Read more
The newly-colorized Leave a Legacy Memorial Markers at E.P.C.O.T. C.E.N.T.R.E. Photo courtesy Disney Tourist Blog, used by permission.

Leave a Legacy tombstones return to EPCOT

Apparently they found a found a licensed funeral director willing to help. EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE COMMUNITY OF TOMMOROW CENTER, FL -- In a move that has shocked a few people, Disney has returned the "Leave a Legacy" monoliths to the front of the Epcot Centre Center. The monoliths, which were removed starting in 2018, have been relocated from inside the park to outside the main entrance. The Leave a Legacy monoliths were often referred to as tombstones. However, Disney executives have repeatedly denied that ... Read more
Pretty much the same park, except for the added firepower. Photo lifted from Twitter: @fakethemepark.

Fake Theme Park possibly moving to Texas

Sure, the picture looks the same, but you can tell it's in Texas from all the concealed-carry bulges. TWITTER -- As predicted by absolutely nobody, Fake Theme Park has joined the growing list of entities that have announced they are moving to Texas. In a now-deleted tweet, the popular theme park announced that they would be relocating from their current home in **FILLER TEXT** [Ed.: Be sure to find out where they're located before we publish this!] to a swampy inlet not far from ... Read more