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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
Animal Kingdom Fastpass Return. Photo credit: Michael Gray via Flickr, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ranking the Walt Disney World restrooms

We tell you the Number 1 place to Number 2! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Ever since the 'Happiest Potties on Earth' website was flushed off the server, there hasn't been anywhere you could go to tell you where to ... well, go. Luckily for you, dear reader, Uncle Walt's Insider is here for you. We feel that it is our duty [Ed.: <snort> He said 'duty'!] to put together our rankings of the best and worst restrooms at Walt Disney World. Before ... Read more
Epcot's retooled "Sounds Like 'Sounds Like Summer'" cover band concert series. Photo courtesy easywdw.com.

“Sounds Like ‘Sounds Like Summer'” brings cover bands to Epcot

The popular summer concert series has lots of bands, playing songs from groups you've actually heard of. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's summertime! And do you know what that means? It means it's time for the return of the EPCOT Centre (and Spa!) International Festival of the Summertime Festival! Longtime fans of this festival are familiar with its unbearably warm temperatures, rainy evenings, and the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. Unlike the "Garden Rocks" concert series (part of the Epcot International Pollen ... Read more