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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
Animatronic Minions arrive at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Yeah, we're done.

Animatronic Minions arrive at Disneyland

Why? For the love of all that is Star Wars, why??? ANAHEIM, CA -- Nothing really to say here, except we totally called this. Are there any other non-Star Wars characters you'd like to see in Galaxy's Edge? Comment below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know (plus a few strangers) how wonderful (and humble) we are! Read more
Composite photo of Disneyland's Matterhorn and its basketball court by JeroenZ85 [CC BY-SA 3.0] & jon smith [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

A REAL look at the Matterhorn basketball court

The hidden court in Disneyland's Swiss mountain ride is a bit more elaborate than most realize! ANAHEIM, CA -- It's been spoken of in hushed tones by Disneyland trivia aficionados for decades: "Did you know that there's a basketball court inside the Matterhorn?" The park was mum about its existence at first, but then Cast Members "leaked" photos of a small half-court inside a dark space. Disney fan sites ate up the news and published breathless articles like this one.  It was all a ... Read more

NO taping dates! Disney Christmas Parade to be live-streamed

"Slick production values and days of preparation are so 1990's." BURBANK, CA -- Every year, Disney fans on both coasts eagerly await the announcement of taping dates for the Disney Christmas Parade. Those are the days when guests vie to be one of the lucky thousands of crowd members for the Disney Christmas Day TV special. If they plan things right, they'll get to stand for endless hours in the sun for the privilege of maybe being a semi-identifiable blur in the ... Read more
A small sampling of John Ratzenberger's Pixar characters. Photo courtesy

Coming to Pixar Pier: “A Very Ratzenberger Adventure”

The new dark ride will incorporate every Pixar character voiced by John Ratzenberger. ANAHEIM, CA -- A brand-new attraction is on its way to Disney's California Adventure Park, and it promises to be the original, innovative ride that the park has needed. Just months after California Adventure rethemed its Paradise Pier area to be Pixar Pier, park officials have announced "A Very Ratzenberger Adventure." The ride will incorporate 3-D projection and trackless vehicles, much like Ratatouille: L'Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy at Walt Disney ... Read more