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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
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