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No one at Disneyl... Hang on, we publish this at 6 am Pacific Time, well before the park opens. And why would there be sunlight? Photo via Twitter.

Disneyland reopens, no one comes

Our reporter is on the scene! But so far, no one else. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disneyland has reopened, but apparently no one cares. Your reporter has been on the scene in the Disneyland Plaza for a few hours, but apart from a handful of people meandering towards Downtown Disney, I'm it. I really expected happy, smiling (well, maybe smiling; they'd have masks on) throngs of families lining up to be the first in to a newly-reopened Disneyland. But not only are there no ... Read more
Electrical lines soon to carry Walt-generated power! Photo [CC0] via Picryl.com.

Problem solved: all California to be powered by Walt Disney spinning in his grave

Tattoos? Piercings? Guys wearing nail polish? Whirr, whirr, whirr, whirr, whirrrrrr... ANAHEIM, CA -- No more blackouts for the California power grid -- the problem of an insufficient electrical supply has been solved, perhaps permanently! "Our Imagineers -- smart people -- they've theorized this was possible for quite a while," said Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Just hook up a generator in the vault where we have Walt Disney's frozen body, get it spinning fast enough, and boom, plenty of ... Read more
A rare photo of the sentient Speedway cars, taken just before the ride closed. Photo by Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Self-driving Tesla cars coming to Autopia and Tomorrowland Speedway

Could you program in a different destination? GLENDALE, CA -- Are the cars in Disneyland's Autopia and the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland Speedway being replaced with self-driving Teslas? That what some are saying, including our own headline. An anonymous Disney insider who recently left the company [Ed.: Hi, Joe!] has leaked a document detailing a new relationship between Elon Musk's Tesla and Disney. The document provides for attraction sponsorship by Tesla, a sponsorship that will bring self-driving, all-electric cars to Disneyland's Autopia and the ... Read more
The site of the 2021 Uncle Walt's Insider Reader Meetup! Photo by Ken Lund [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Uncle Walt’s Insider 2nd annual Disneyland Reader Meetup tomorrow!

No, this isn't an April Fools article. Today is April 2nd. So this is just normal fake, not April Fools fake. ANAHEIM, CA -- Make plans to join us this Saturday at Disneyland! We at Uncle Walt's Insider are excited to once again meet up with both all of our readers tomorrow, April 3rd, in Disneyland Park! We'll gather around 8:00 in the Plaza, then spend the day in Walt's (not Uncle Walt's) (well, not our Uncle Walt's) original Magic Kingdom! A day of fun and festivities Here's ... Read more
Artist's conception of what Disneyland would look like in the future if it hadn't already moved to Texas! Photo © 2021 Disney.

Disneyland expansion: what you need to know

We guarantee: there will be more or different stuff! (Fact check: true.) ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney announced expansion plans for its California parks this week, and fans around the world are waiting for more details to surface. We at Uncle Walt's Insider, however, have never liked waiting around for official (read: "correct") announcements. So, based on our access to inside information coupled with our imagination, and with our usual level of accuracy (17%), here's what you can expect from the new development ... Read more