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Correcting the record. Cover photo by Gervacio Rosales [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia. Inset photo of Tom Fitzgerald [CC BY-SA] via pirates.fandom.com.

A tribute to Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald

We also know a guy whose great-uncle's roommate's stepbrother swore he said "It all started with a mouse" back in 1924. But he was referring to something different. "If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney said that, right? Wrong. It was Tom Fitzgerald, a Disney Imagineer, who actually said "If we can dream it, we can do it," years after Walt had passed away. And then countless people on the internet, and many even within The Walt Disney Company, ... Read more
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Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog reviews Moff Gideon’s Bakehouse

We review a Sith bakery in honor of Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. And because we're Uncle Walt's Insider, we do it a day late. LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- "Come to the dark side," they said. "We have cookies." Now, I'm not sure who the mysterious 'they' is, but I had previously heard and ignored this invitation. After all, I figured the cookies would be something uninteresting. Something like Reduced Fat Chips Ahoy, or the iced sugar cookies that Realtors buy ... Read more
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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