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Meet the 12 new Disney Legends to be honored at D23 Expo

One truly deserving new Disney Legend! And also eleven people. ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney has announced the latest round of Disney Legends to be honored at the 2019 D23 Expo, held annually in Anaheim, CA. The tribute dates back to 1987, when Fred MacMurray (star of The Absent-Minded Shaggy Flubber Millionaire) was honored as the very first Disney Legend. The recipients of this award are Disney's brightest stars and notable luminaries who continue Walt Disney's legacy and contribute to the ongoing success ... Read more
Color-fluid light bulb at Disneyland. Photo by Marty; used without permission.

Disneyland light bulb comes out as “bi-chromal, color-fluid”

"All of my life, I've known I was different." DISNEYLAND, CA -- Clem,* a light bulb on the exterior of the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner on Disneyland's Main Street USA, has publicly embraced his unique identity. He "came out" this past week as color fluid. "For all of my life," Clem tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "I've known I was different. All of the other light bulbs seem so confident of their color and purpose, but I've felt like a misfit." Playing the game "Oh, sure," he ... Read more
Three o'clock parade, time unknown. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Mickey Standard Time signed into law

We knew Congress was a Mickey Mouse operation. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People grumble about the change from Daylight Savings to Standard Time and back again, and the grumbling is only growing louder. But how do we fix the problem? It's no secret that time zones are difficult to figure out -- especially when you change the time a couple of times a year. Even the brilliant minds at Apple, Microsoft, and Bob's Computer Repair Emporium & Bait Shop have been unable to ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Happy Churro de Mayo!

Tomorrow is everyone's favorite churro-based holiday! UNCLE WALT’S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Each year there are a number of holidays celebrated throughout the world, the top three being Christmas, Easter, and Uncle Walt's Birthday. The fourth most celebrated holiday is, of course, Churro de Mayo! That's right! May 5th is of course the "Celebration of the Churro"! These tasty, cinnamon-sugar covered fried sticks of dough are the most popular food, anywhere. A celebration of churro history and culture Churros went unnoticed for many years, until Walt ... Read more
Mickey and Minnie wave to the crowds. Photo source Depositphotos_69250695_original.jpg.

Disneyland honors Uncle Walt’s Insider!

Thursday was "Uncle Walt's Insider" Day at the Disneyland Resort! DISNEYLAND, CA -- As Uncle Walt's Insider writer / ink & paint person Marty finished his three-day fact-finding and totally-business-related-and-therefore-tax-deductible trip to Disneyland yesterday, he was given an incredible surprise. Yes, Disneyland honored him and Uncle Walt's Insider, declaring yesterday to be "Uncle Walt's Insider" Day! Marty was made Grand Marshal of the parade, and was presented with the key to Disneyland by Mickey Mouse! (Fear not -- he's not going to leave ... Read more