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Poorly cropped photo of Jun Disney (no relation) by By Okras [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Behind the Magic: An exclusive interview with a Disney Spokesperson

We take a break from theme park news to talk with someone who feeds us theme park news. UNCLE WALT'S HEADQUARTERS -- By now, our regular readers (all 3 of you) [Ed.: What? We're up to 3? Woohoo!] probably feel like you already know Jun Disney (no relation), a Disney (the company) spokesperson frequently cited in our articles. But today, we've got a special treat for you -- Jun has agreed to an exclusive interview with Uncle Walt's Insider! So today, you get to ... Read more
A patriotic tribute totally at Walt Disney World, really. Photo by Peter Lee [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr.

A Patriot’s Guide to the 4th of July at Walt Disney World

Un-patriots need not apply. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's upon us once again -- that glorious day where we celebrate our nation's independence from the oppressive monarchy of Great Britain. The day where people prove their patriotism by getting drunk and then playing with explosives. But let's say that you're not at home, but on vacation. How do you celebrate freedom while at Walt Disney World? Grab your Eagles [Ed.: No, not those Eagles. Or those. Ok, maybe that one]! We're ... Read more
Possible new Disney park location in Michigan? Photo by rmhermen [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Disney to build park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Say Ya to da UP, eh! ESCANABA, MI -- Following the recent discovery of a "Hidden Mickey" in a bowl of breakfast cereal, Disney has announced that they will be building a theme park just outside of Escanaba, Michigan. Escanaba? Seriously? Escanaba? Seriously. They said Escanaba. We caught up with Disney spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) for the backstory. "After the discovery of the Hidden Mickey in the Corn Flakes, we took that as a sign that we really should take a closer look at ... Read more
Inconsistently rainy day at Tomorrowland. Photo by Simon Kellogg [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Guest complaint: “Rain at Walt Disney World is inconsistent”

StupidGuestTricks.com brings you this remarkable tale of guest absurdity. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- While at the Magic Kingdom during a rainstorm the other day, an Uncle Walt's Insider staff member stopped by Guest Relations to compliment a hard-working (and likely underpaid) Cast Member. While we were there, we overheard a rather newsworthy complaint: the guest at the next window was complaining that the rain was more inconsistent than it should be! The Rain, the Whole Rain, and Nothing but the Rain The unknown ... Read more
One more beautiful thing that's forever gone . Photo by James H. [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

“Amazing” Cast Member can keep straight face through stupid questions

Or "The one where we mourn the Downtown Disney of Yesterday." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Uncle Walt's Insider has discovered a certain Cast Member who is an amazing actor, in a role not normally associated with acting skills. In fact, this Disney Springs Guest Relations Cast Member is such a talented actor that he is, incredibly, able to keep a straight face while guests ask one stupid question after another! Our intrepid reporter [Ed.: who, coincidentally, also drives an Intrepid] was meeting ... Read more