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The Disney Magic totally for real on Bay Lake. Photo by Brandon Randall, used and modified by permission, and Pjotr Mahhonin [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Announcing the inaugural Uncle Walt’s cruise!

We'll set a date just as soon as we get enough readers to cover our fare. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Uncle Walt's Insider is pleased to announce its First Annual "Cruise with Uncle Walt & Friends"! We set sail next Spring!* Sailing on the majestic Disney Magic, readers who sign up for this event will enjoy a 4-day, 7-night cruise on Disney Cruise Line's wonderful Bay Lake itinerary, including a stop at Castaway Cay. Cruisers will enjoy special activities custom made for ... Read more
The free "celebration" buttons at Universal Orlando.

Universal Studios to offer free buttons

Guest surveys determined the theme of each button. ORLANDO, FL -- Universal Studios Florida is taking a cue from its Disney neighbor, and has begun offering free "celebration buttons" to its visitors. They will not exactly match Walt Disney World's buttons, however, which celebrate a guest's first visit, birthday, marriage/anniversary or circumcision. Instead, the message on Universal's four free buttons was determined by visitor surveys. The four most popular choices from the surveys have been put into production. They are: "Just here for Harry" By ... Read more
WDW "return routing" construction. Photo courtesy blogmickey.com.

Disney reroutes exit roads to return to WDW

Guests will be "more than encouraged" to stay a little longer. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- "Here in Florida, we have something special that we never enjoyed at Disneyland: the blessing of size," Walt Disney said. With today's news, he might have added, "... and the blessing of absolutely controlling our guests and their spending." An anonymous source inside the Walt Disney Company [Ed.: Hi, Fred!] admitted today that the extensive road work at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa includes "return routing." ... Read more
Cinderella Castle (inflatable) at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. Public domain, via Pixabay.

Backlash: Disney changes stance on date-based ticketing

Ticket prices will no longer be based on the day you arrive at the park, but when you leave it. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World Resort and Spa announced last week a transition to so-called "date-based" ticketing. In the new system, which was to have begun on October 16, park admission prices would go up or down depending on the popularity of the date you used the ticket. Backlash was swift, so now Disney has announced a change to ... Read more
Mug shot of Joe Rohde's Earring. Photo by alchetron.com [CC BY-SA 3.0].

Joe Rohde’s Earring: the source of his power?

Is it alien technology? Is it like Dr. Strange's Sling Ring or Green Lantern's, uh, Green Lantern Ring? BURBANK, CA -- As you may recall, Joe Rohde's Earring (but not Rohde himself) was implicated in a few deaths in Southern California back in July. Your crack team of reporters at Uncle Walt's Insider are happy to report that the Earring has been completely cleared. During our investigation, however, we discovered some shocking information that may be called "fake news." But as far as ... Read more