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A capacity crowd enjoys the All-New Indiana Jones Covid-Safe "Spectacular." Photo via wdwnt.com, pngmart.com, & pngimg.com [CC 4.0 BY-NC].

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular returns – with sound effects only

PICTURED: A capacity crowd enjoys the All-New Indiana Jones Covid-Safe "Spectacular." DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, FL -- First the good news: Disney has announced that the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular will return on December 19th! Now for the disappointing details. The rest is bad news Fans of this show will be disappointed (much like the fans of other Disney live entertainment) to learn that Disney's Covid distancing rules means the actors cannot come within 6 feet of each other. [Ed.: Uncle Walt's Insider will have an ... Read more
Bob "Bob" Chapek was seen selling marshmallows for roasting for $5 each. Photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

Animal Kingdom burns its Christmas tree to warn of climate change

Greta Thunberg was overheard to comment, "Blah, blah, blah." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Conservation Center, and Animal Spa has always included environmental awareness in its mission. Guests not only experience animal-themed entertainment, but they also learn about the world, delicate ecosystems, and mankind's responsibility to our planet and other species. Well, they did until Rafiki's Planet Watch was shut down. But hey, now we have blue aliens. Even so, yesterday Disney made a bold statement about the dangers ... Read more
We're hoping a nap and an ice cream cone will entice him to return. Photo by Kjersti Holmang [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Biden animatronic angered when other Presidents start chanting “Let’s Go Brandon”

Except one who was using more colorful language. We won't say who. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- More controversy from the Hall of Presidents at Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park and Spa! Past issues include the Biden animatronic malfunctioning, leaving when questioned, and needing a pants change. And now the Biden animatronic has reportedly become angry and stormed offstage, when the other Presidents began chanting "Let's Go Brandon" during his prerecorded speech. So the Hall of Presidents is closed again. We'll keep you ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

DOS and DON’TS of Walt Disney World

Who knows more about what not to do than Uncle Walt's Insider?! Walt Disney World is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but ... Forgive us; we were channeling Douglas Adams there for a second. Plagiarism aside, it is true: Walt Disney World is big. So whether it's your first visit to Walt Disney World, or like us you've only ... Read more
A passenger jet on final approach over Bay Lake, as seen from the Contemporary Hotel. Photo by Mike Belobradic via YouTube, TheMightyQuill [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr, and maybe a couple of others. We lose track.

This is why Magical Express was canceled! Walt Disney World Airport opens in 2022

We're a little surprised no one staying at Fort Wilderness noticed the construction. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans frustrated with the end of Disney's Magical Express may now have reason to chEAR -- Walt Disney World's new airport will open soon. Guests will now fly directly into Walt Disney World, without the need for the Magical Express! Uncle Walt's Insider first broke the story in 2019 that Walt Disney World was clearing land for an airport, incorporating the original STO/L runway ... Read more