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Rumor: Disneyland will add third theme park!

Normally we don't pass along rumors. We start them. ANAHEIM, CA -- Rumors are flying (or soon will be) after a major theme park news website broke the story that a third theme park may be added to the Disneyland Resort and Spa. The third park will join Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. Although a name for the park and a specific location have not been revealed, it is suspected that Disney will try to copy the unqualified success of California Adventure. ... Read more

Disney Parks to rebrand as health care, will accept Medicaid, Medicare

The fact that Disney will now get federal health care funds is "not another money grab," according to CEO Chapek. BURBANK, CA -- In a recent call with investors, Bob "Bob" Chapek, CEO of the Disney Company, announced plans to relabel the Disney theme parks as health care facilities, primarily to be able to rake in federal health funds. The newly renamed "Disney Parks, Experiences, and Hospice Care" division will begin accepting Medicare/Medicaid payments within a few months. Citing lower guest satisfaction, ... Read more
Not pictured: dozens of homeless people camped on the sidewalks. Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.

The best time to visit Disneyland

Trust the experts with your vacation planning! Or us. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- So you're planning a trip to Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom, and you want to know the best time to go? Well, fear not! The experts at Uncle Walt's Insiders have calculated the best travel date for the most enjoyable vacation: 1974. That's right, 1974. That, we figure, is the best time to visit Disneyland. Really, any time in the park's first 25 years Why 1974? Well, Reagan was governor, ... Read more
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33 (give or take twenty) little-known facts about Club 33!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! We recently had an Actual ReaderTM [Ed.: We keep forgetting we have those] write to our Step-planDisney (Step)Mom's Panel, asking about how to get in to dine at Club 33. We, of course, were able to help her immensely (mainly by lowering her expectations). In the process, we revealed that each and every one of us on the Uncle Walt's Insider staff has dined at Club 33, which, as you can imagine, ... Read more

15 little-known facts about the Candlelight Processional!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! It's a spectacle of Christmas spirit like no other at Epcot and Disneyland! The Candlelight Processional combines an orchestra, massive choirs, and a celebrity narrator to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. (At least until Disney's current bent toward political correctness / inclusiveness / cultural sensitivity / etc. gets hold of it and turns it into a Kwanzachristmachanukafestivus show, led by Olaf singing "That Time of Year.") But do you know ... Read more