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Some new place opening soon in Disney Parks. First we've heard of it. Photo courtesy Disney.

New details emerge about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Here's information we guarantee you won't find anywhere else! DISNEYLAND, CA -- We are less than one week away from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland, and new details are beginning to leak out. Uncle Walt's Insider is here to pass along all of these incredible rumors! Here's just a few of the things we've learned. Users of the Force can override the reservation system True, in the initial weeks you need a reservation for a 4-hour window to get into Galaxy's Edge. Or ... Read more
The inspiration for the latest Adventures by Disney... adventure. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New Adventures by Disney, um, adventure: “A Suitcase and a Dream”

Travelers will relive Walt's California arrival with almost nothing to his name! CELEBRATION, FL -- Fans of Walt Disney and his rags-to-riches story now have an opportunity to walk in his footsteps. And not just through some cheesy, expensive tour of Disneyland, either! No, Adventures by Disney has announced its latest vacation package offering: "A Suitcase and a Dream: Relive Walt's Arrival in California." For as little as $2600 per person, guests will get to experience the thrill of, well, reliving Walt Disney's ... Read more
Sleeping Beauty Castle, after non-existent "refurbishment." Photo by Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons.

Scrims come down around Sleeping Beauty Castle; absolutely nothing changed

No new paint scheme or repairs done. Why did they hide the castle for months? DISNEYLAND, CA -- Since January of this year, Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle has been hidden behind scrims and scaffolding, apparently undergoing "refurbishment." Well, the scrims are down now, and absolutely nothing is different. "Not a thing," says Disney vlogger "Spencer." [Ed.: Not his real name. It's Jake.] "I've even gone over before-and-after hi-rez photos of the castle in a detailed comparison. It's not just the same color scheme, it's the ... Read more
The true spelling of Wald Disney's name. Photo by, via @NewsGuyGreg on Twitter.

Wow: we’ve been spelling “Walt” wrong all this time!

Disney to rename WDW to "Wald Disney World";  Disneyland will have "Walk in Wald's Footsteps" tour. CELEBRATION, FL -- If you haven't seen the image above already, a new fountain in the town of Celebration, Florida, includes a pointer to "Wald Disney World." Embarrassed officials at the Disney Company now admit that they've been misspelling the name of the company's founder for decades. "To be fair, Wald did have sloppy handwriting," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Higher-ups in the ... Read more
The it's a small world dock. Er, duck. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

Small World rider mishears instructions, exits at the duck

To be fair, "duck" and "dock" do sound alike. And there was a duck. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Ronald Patton, 24, came to California last week from his Tempe, Arizona, home with two goals: visit one of California's cannabis dispensaries, and spend a day at Disneyland. We cannot report on whether he completed his first goal, but it might explain why he ended up being fished out of the water at Disneyland's it's a small world attraction on Saturday. Perfectly understandable Patton tells Uncle Walt's ... Read more