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Top 16 little-known facts about the Disney Vacation Club!

Our little-known facts series continues"!" There are three things that make the Disney Vacation Club special. First, it's Disney. And, um, it has to do with vacations. And it is a club! [Ed.: Hey, so that's why it's called that!] Wait, there is a fourth thing: it somehow manages to be a time share without all the negative vibes associated with those words! But do you know everything there is to know about the Disney company's amazing time-share-not-a-time-share? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's ... Read more
We can't wait for the new Mickey+ service, where you're charged for meeting the characters! Background [CC0 1.0] via stock-free.org; Genie+ logo by Disney.

Genie+ isn’t the end of new Disney upcharges – shareholders cheer!

We'd write a subheadline, but we're afraid Disney will charge us for it. BURBANK, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider previously reported (with 100% accuracy) that it was coming, but now Disney has now officially announced the new "Genie" service. The Genie app eliminates all those annoying free features that investors hated and brings in a new era of pay-to-play to the Disney parks. This revenue-generating service (again, first announced here at UWI) will eliminate FastPass, FastPass+, MaxPass, MaxPass+, and FastPass+-++-++. [Walt.: Marty, ... Read more
Totally not fake before and after photos of this guy. Churro photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr; Before photo [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] from probaway.com; After photo Public Domain via Wikimedia.

California man loses 350 pounds on the Churro Diet!

Really? This type clickbait headline is what Uncle Walt's Insider has sunk to? GARDEN GROVE, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider recently learned of a man who lost 350 pounds on the Churro Diet! This is his story. Tom "Tommy" Thomason (pictured above, maybe) started his weight loss journey in late 2019, vowing to make use of his Disneyland Annual Pass to walk the parks daily and only eat one churro a day. While some would say this diet lacked vitamins and any ... Read more
The anal probing was happening just off-camera. Thankfully. Photo by Sergey Galyonkin [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Batuu, Black Spire Outpost to restart planetary lockdown

Can Covid actually infect all of those different Star Wars species? BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST (CA, NOT FL) -- As many on Planet Earth attempt to return to some sort of normal, another planet is going back into lockdown. The Governor of Black Spire Outpost has announced that due to the Covid-19 Delta Variant, Batuu would enter lockdown once again. While guests visiting the Disneyland Resort will still follow current CDC guidelines, those entering Black Spire Outpost must show a negative Covid test ... Read more
You can visit Avengers Campus now, but no one would tell us how to enroll or what tuition costs. Photo courtesy of Disney Tourist Blog, used by permision.

Top 11 surprises about the new Avengers Campus

Uncle Walt's Insider has all of the interesting tidbits about the new superhero land! ANAHEIM, CA - The new Avengers Campus is open at Disney's California Adventure, and it's very Marvel-y! (Marvel-licious, Marvel-ized, Marvel-oid... There's a good adjective wordplay in there somewhere...) We at Uncle Walt's Insider, of course, know more about it than you do. (That's why we have a website running this article and you don't.) Happily for you, we just can't wait to share some of the Marvel-eller (Marvel-ity, Marvel-ing... Marvel-ish! ... Read more