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“Space 220” scam: Epcot restaurant is not actually in space

We were all set to review it until we learned it costs money. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- My assignment was simple, handed to me by Uncle Walt himself. "Review this new 'Space 220' restaurant at Epcot," he said. "Our readers need to know everything about it -- the experience, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere." He chuckled at the last word, apparently intending a barely-pun based on "space" and "atmosphere." Like with most of Uncle Walt's jokes, I only got it ... Read more
What fireworks looked like before they were forced to wear masks. Photo by Candace Lindemann [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New fireworks surprise: Hub & Main Street viewing spots cost extra

The Chapeking of Disney continues! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The new "Disney Enchantment" fireworks and projection show is a hit, but many guests are finding it to be a hit in their pocketbook as well. Fresh on the heels of Walt Disney World charging for their formerly free transportation, now just watching the fireworks can cost extra. Guests who view the show from the Magic Kingdom's prime viewing spots in the Hub or on Main Street are being hit with a ... Read more
You can also buy this pass and exchange it for 10 shiny dimes at the TTC. Photo by elisfkc [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Free Walt Disney World transportation ends October 1st

Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary by charging more! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa & Guest Bilking Center, all complimentary transportation will end as of October 1st! The announcement was made in a post to an obscure social media platform, but we here at Uncle Walt's Insider found it. Disney has been making investors happy lately at the expense of guests, first when they announced the end of the ... Read more
He looks almost lifelike.

Biden animatronic leaves when guest asks a question; Hall of “Presidents” closed

It was later spotted eating ice cream and sniffing kids' hair. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Hall of "Presidents"* at Magic Kingdom Park continues to experience problems with the Biden audio-animatronic figure. The figure has caused closures previously due to malfunctions. Sources tell Uncle Walt's Insider that an audience member shouted a question about Afghanistan during the program yesterday. The Biden animatronic reportedly replied, "I'm not supposed to take questions," and then turned and left the stage. Found but still closed for now Later ... Read more
Does anyone ever just watch the fireworks without filming any more? Screen capture from video by John Lindner via YouTube.

New Disney celebration slogan revealed: “PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE”!

We missed these posters on our last visit, as we were too busy checking our Facebook notifications. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney has unveiled its new "celebration slogan," which will be used in Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide: "PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE." "We wanted something that would appeal to all ages, and really capture the modern spirit," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "After loads of research, we settled on this one. "Okay, it wasn't so much 'loads ... Read more