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News Brief: Olympian Swaney to train at Walt Disney World

News Brief: Hungarian Olympic skier from Iowa will train at Walt Disney World

Olympic superstar Swaney is thrilled to train in warm weather. PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA -- Following her epic half-pipe performance, "Hungarian" Olympic skier Elizabeth Swaney has signed a contract to train exclusively at Disney's 'ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.' At a joint press conference on Sunday, Swaney announced that she would begin her training at the Walt Disney World Resort "shortly" after her return from Pyeongchang. Although the Wide World of Sports Complex does not have a half-pipe, Swaney said that she feels ... Read more
A Rapid Fill soda dispenser installed in a home. Photo includes images by Clubcola soda machine [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, and orlando-florida.net.

Man installs Rapid Fill reusable mug system at home

Soda is bad for your health, mmm-kay? For all the soda addicts out there, here's an ingenious way to help fight the addiction. Uncle Walt's Insider has the exclusive story about a Florida man who has installed a commercial soda dispensing system in his home, and says that it will cut down on the amount of soda his family drinks. What is Rapid Fill? For a long time, Disney Resort Guests have been able to buy refillable mugs, which they could use throughout their ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider - Editorial / Opinion

Editorial: Awards – Disney Moms ‘inspired by’ (steal from) Uncle Walt’s

Awards Season is Upon Us As our loyal readers know, Uncle Walt's Insider recently announced our 85th Annual Golden Churro Awards for excellence in Disney Social Media. Shortly thereafter, the Disney Parks Mom's Panel announced their 2nd Annual Best Things at Walt Disney World awards. While we greatly appreciate and are humbled by the Moms naming Uncle Walts as the Best Disney Website Ever, we do have some minor issues with their announcement. The Paragraph in which we discuss Timing Sure, posting "Best Of" ... Read more
Disney's churros, made with a trade-secret recipe.

News Brief: Although ticket prices rise, churro prices will not increase

Thank goodness for small, cinnamon-y miracles! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL and ANAHEIM, CA-- This past Sunday, both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and California's Disneyland Resort announced that their park admission ticket prices would increase, as they have annually for many years. Fortunately, Uncle Walt's Insider can confirm that prices for churros have not been increased. Churros, a fried, sweet, cinnamon-flavored snack are a popular favorite among park guests. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Magic Kingdom guest told ... Read more
85th Annual Disney Social Media Awards

THE GOLDEN CHURROS: 85th Annual Uncle Walt’s Disney Social Media Awards

Honoring the Best of the Best ... or was it the Rest of the West? Test of the Best? For 85 years now, the editorial staff at Uncle Walt's Insider has been recognizing the best things in the Disney Social media atmosphere. Here are the long awaited winners of this year's Golden Churros awards. About The Awards Following a 6-week nomination period, each member of the staff here at Uncle Walt's each takes the time to visit and review each entry. The entries are ... Read more