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Cinderella Castle (inflatable) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. Public domain, via Pixabay.

Uncle Walt’s debunks Disney urban legends

We tackle the myths, legends, and tall tales that have sprung up about Disney parks. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas are, without question, the most popular parks, resorts and spas ever created by a rodent. With so many people attending every year, it's only natural that some rumors and stories pop up from time to time about the Disney parks. But are those stories true? Well, there is a relatively obscure fact-checking website out there that is ... Read more
Not a Disney park. Photo courtesy Pixabay.

Universal complains of Uncle Walt’s Insider’s Disney focus

Only one Universal-centered article in two months. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider has received a written complaint from the offices of Universal Studios, protesting that our website has published only one article about Universal theme parks in the last few months -- and even that one seemed to mock Universal for not being Disney. No fourth Disneyland Hotel In other news, Disneyland announced Wednesday that it had canceled plans to build a fourth hotel on property at Disneyland. Instead, the land Ear-marked ... Read more
Lucifer, the first feral cat named Disneyland Ambassador. Photo by Jean [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Feral cat named Disneyland Ambassador

It's Disneyland's first non-human Ambassador in over eight years. ANAHEIM, CA -- He's one of the fortunate few that actually gets to live at the Disneyland Park. And now he's been named as a Disneyland Ambassador, and will spend the next year as an "Emisssary of Goodwill" and official host of the popular park. He's also a cat. Lucifer, the newly appointed Disneyland Ambassador, is one of the many feral felines who call the park their home. "A worthy successor" Outgoing Ambassador Mikey Trujillo spoke with ... Read more
Disney guests videoing other guests videoing. Photo from Clifflix via YouTube.

Opinion: Stop videoing things that are already on YouTube

Stunning 4K professional videos are available of every ride, show, or other attraction. So why do people feel compelled to hold their phone up instead of, you know, just watching? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As the showtime approached, your reporter stood in a sea of guests in front of Cinderella Castle. The air was rife with excitement, and the smell of churros. Then the lights dimmed around us and music swelled. The crowd cheered, and suddenly the night was brightened by ... Read more
Disney's new political advertising in their theme parks. Photo by shelbypickitt via Instagram.

BREAKING: Disney to allow political sponsors

Magic Kingdom unveils Trump campaign ad on Main Street USA. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Since the earliest days of Disneyland, Disney theme parks have sought corporate sponsors for many locations and attractions, but politics were off-limits. But, as with the prohibitions against alcohol and Cast Member piercings, the restriction against political ads is going away. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) spoke with Uncle Walt's Insider. "Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas is [are?] always looking for ways to make the guest ... Read more