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WDW “Free Dining” deal has a few strings

Woohoo! It's "free"! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Fans of the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa are rejoicing that so-called "Free Dining" packages are now available. For a limited time, guests can book a package deal involving a hotel stay and park admission and receive a free dining plan for each member of their party. But what are the requirements? And is the "Free Dining" actually worth it? That's why we're here. Let's take a look at the details: The details On the surface, ... Read more
Ollivanders: wands and adoption information services. Photo CC0 via Pixabay.

Child learns he is adopted while visiting Universal Studios Orlando

"The wand chooses the wizard. And causes uncomfortable family situations." ORLANDO, FL -- For many children, the wand ceremony at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a joyful and fun experience. But when a wand chose Ron Ingram, 12, of Orlando, and clearly showed him to be of magical heritage, his No-Maj (or "Muggle," for those more familiar with the British term) parents were forced to admit he was adopted. "I was looking at all the wands in Ollivanders™ [Ed.: at Universal Studios ... Read more
MagicPay+ allows you to pay at non-Disney retailers! Photo © Disney, via YouTube.

Disney MagicPay+™ coming to a retailer near you

Now you can use your MagicBands after you get home from Walt Disney World! BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Company has announced that beginning in Fall of 2019, you'll be able to use your MagicBands outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, with the launch of a new service called MagicPay+™. This service is not only designed to compete with services such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, but will also act as a way to track rewards with participating retailers, ... Read more
UWI Legend Award in doubt.

UWI Legend award under review; Florida votes not certified

It's Florida. Situation normal. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- The first Uncle Walt's Insider Legend Award is currently under review, as a lawsuit filed in Florida, by a person using the name "100% Marty did not file this," has put the final count in doubt. This is not the first time that Florida has been in the news due to irregularities in vote counts.  A shocked Uncle Walt is quoted as saying, "I am saddened that someone would stoop to this level ... Read more
News Brief Replay for January 5

Cinderella Castle Suite listed on Airbnb: News Brief replay

It’s Filler Time! Uncle Walt’s will return with new material on January 7. Meanwhile, please enjoy this selection of News Briefs that previously ran. Disney fan berates arriving tourist for calling Orlando airport tram a "monorail" Orlando International Airport security had to intervene on Friday when self-described "Disnerd" Neal Stutz of Golden, Colorado, began shouting at another arriving passenger aboard one of the airport's automated people movers, after that passenger referred to it as a monorail. "It's not a monorail!" Stutz tells Uncle ... Read more