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Oh, yeah. There's also a giant mask on Cinderella Castle. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

14 unusual Covid protocols in effect at Disney parks

Question: will more people stay home because of the fear of Covid, or because of all the restrictions? While some live entertainment has returned to Disney Parks, Resorts and Spas (the spa live entertainment is worth the extra charge!), guests have noticed something unusual: the perfomers stay away from each other, never touching. Not even in the climactic romantic parts of Beauty and the Beast Live: Belle and the prince just smile and hold out their hands towards each other. So... romantic? With ... Read more
It has a Mickey on it! We'll pay!! Photo by Jrobertiko [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Chapek: pay toilets coming soon to Disney parks

Looks like we can unlock the stalls with our Magic Bands! BR'ER BANK, CA -- Disney Grand Pooh-bah Bob "Bob" Chapek has found a new way to gouge guests raise revenue and please shareholders. "Some of our executives thought we were running out of ways to bilk our... I mean, encourage spending in Disney parks," Chapek told Uncle Walt's Insider in an interview that we totally did not make up. "We've taken away free MagicBands, Fastpasses, luggage pickup and delivery, airline check-in and ... Read more
Little-Known Facts about Lightning Lanes

Top 10 little-known facts about Lightning Lanes!

Our little-known facts series continues (in spite of underwhelming demand)! Fastpass, Fastpass+, MaxPass, MaxiPass, and extra-absorbent MaxiPass are all no more (except, of course, at the Disney Yesterland Theme Park and Spa). They've been replaced by something called Genie+ and "Lightning Lanes." But do you know everything there is to know about Lightning Lanes? Of course you don't. They're brand new. But we at Uncle Walt's Insider know everything about them, or at least as much as we know about anything. So read on ... Read more
This isn't another death that happened a long time ago that we should have known about, is it? Photo © Disney.

Wicked Wench sinks, Captain Barbossa feared dead

Funny, we're pretty sure we've witnessed this battle scene while floating by in a tiny boat. DISNEYLAND RESORT, CA -- For years and years, Captain Barbossa has waged war against the small village of Puerto Dorado on Isla Tesoro, as witnessed by hundreds of thousands of guests floating by the battle scene in tiny boats. Barbossa was attacking because the village refused to produce Captain Jack Sparrow. Of course, everyone knows Captain Jack Sparrow is nowhere to be found in that attraction. The ... Read more
Hail Hydra Campus! Concept art © Disney © Marvel 2020, modified a wee bit.

Votes don’t lie: Avengers Campus to close, be replaced by Hydra Campus

We suspect the campus was already infiltrated. ANAHEIM, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the Avengers Campus at California Adventure will soon close and be rebranded as "Hydra Campus." While this may shock to those who enjoyed Avengers Campus, dismal feedback from a poll is behind the change. We reached out to Disney (the company) Spokesbabe Jun Disney (no relation) to find out more. More "We normally target these sort of marketing surveys," Disney (no relation) told us, "but in this day ... Read more