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A pin shows Minnie Mouse with a racist flag. Photo by AntiquesNavigator.com.

Is Minnie Mouse hiding a white supremacist past?

A late-1980's pin surfaces with Minnie and a racist symbol. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Just when the controversy over Donald Duck's Nazi history had finally settled down, the Disney Company finds itself on the defensive again. And this time, it was because of a character no one expected. Minnie Mouse has some explaining to do. Pinning down her background Several Uncle Walt's Insider readers [Ed.: Two counts as "several," right?] called our attention to a 1989 official Disney pin which features Minnie Mouse and the Betsy ... Read more
Definitely not a Skyliner gondolier. Photo by Peter K Burian [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Gondolier crushed when Disney job application rejected

His kind of gondolier on the Skyliner would need a much longer pole. KISSIMMEE, FL -- In preparation for the opening of the new Skyliner gondola system at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Kosher Deli, Disney's Casting department has been seeking out applicants to staff the new transportation system. However, one candidate was extremely disappointed to learn he will not be among them. A gondola is a gondola, right? After our article yesterday announcing the sale of Skyliner Annual Passes, one reader ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner annual passes go on sale!

Daily guest prices have not yet been set. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Parts of the new Disney Skyliner gondola system are just weeks away from opening -- and Skyliner Annual Passes are now available, exclusively through Uncle Walt's Insider! That's right, Disney has outsourced initial sales of its gondola passes to Uncle Walt's! For the low, low price of only $395.00 per person per year, you can be a "Skyliner Annual Passholder."  Perks and benefits In addition to unlimited rides on the Skyliner ... Read more
New name change coming, too? Photo by David Bjorgen [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

Florida Galaxy’s Edge scrapped; Residential Street returning

Out with the new, in with the old! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Big news from our Florida news bureau! [Ed.: Nice touch! Makes it sound like we actually have more than the one office.] Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park and Spa is officially scrapping Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge even before it opens. Instead, they will be rebuilding former attractions and original elements of the Studios, such as Residential Street, Catastrophe Canyon, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, and ... Read more
A new name appears over the former Tomorrowland. Photo by SteamFan [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia, & KissPNG.

Tomorrowland renamed to match theming

It's better than Tomorrowland, because the tomorrow in Tomorrowland was many, many yesterdays ago. MAGIC KINGDOM, FL -- Eagle-eyed guests have noticed that Disney has removed the Tomorrowland sign from the entrance to Tomorrowland at Disney's Magic Kingdom, Resort, Spa & Amish Retreat Center. Unfortunately, Disney blogs, vlogs, and clogs are all spreading the same fake news, that a new Tomorrowland sign will be coming soon. They are all wrong. Only Uncle Walt's Insider will bring you the truth, the whole truth, and ... Read more