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Statue of Walt's ultimate dream come true: the churro. Photo © Disney via insidethemagic.net & mouseinfo.com.

New Epcot statue: Walt admiring a churro cart

Early concept art left out this important detail. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Much of the news out of the D23 Expo and Spa a little over a week ago concerned changes being made to Epcot Centre. In addition to previously-covered items, such as the dismantling of Spaceship Earth and retheming of all Epcot restrooms to Moana, the park is also getting a statue of Walt Disney. The statue, to be installed in a new area called Dreamer's Point, is said to honor ... Read more
Concept art for the new Moana themed entrance to the Epcot restrooms. Photo © Disney via Disney Parks Blog.

Epcot Moana disaster: “Maybe we shouldn’t have closed all the restrooms”

"We're installing more bushes." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Walt Disney once faced a choice, just before the opening of Disneyland, of whether to have plumbers finish connecting the drinking fountains or the restrooms. In his most famous quote (the one carved on his headstone), Walt Disney said, "They can drink Coke and Pepsi, but they can’t pee in the streets." After closing all the Epcot restrooms to retheme them as Moana's Journey of Water, panicked Imagineers have realized that guests can do both. In ... Read more
Colonel Flagg, now a Disney villain. Photo courtesy memegenerator.net.

M*A*S*H’s Colonel Flagg makes first Disney appearance, as villain in MNSSHP

"You're dumb. Very dumb. But you've met your match in me." - Col. Flagg MAGIC KINGDOM, FL -- Disney fans watching the parade at the opening night of the 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party were shocked to see a new "villain": Colonel Samuel Flagg. Flagg, a recurring character on the long-running sitcom M*A*S*H, was an army intelligence officer. A nemesis of Dr. Hawkeye Pierce and psychologist Sidney Freedman, Flagg's antics illustrated why, at least for him, "army intelligence" was an ... Read more
The natural result of not paying your power bill, Mickey! Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr, modified.

Bounced check leads to power outages at Walt Disney World

Even the world's #1 vacation destination misses an electric bill payment now and then. DISNEY SPRINGS, FL -- Officials at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa & Bottling Factory were left scrambling late Monday night after their power was shut off. The power outage across the resort was due to a missed electric bill payment. Uncle Walt's Insider reached out to Disney (the company) spokesperson, Jun Disney (no relation) for more explanation. We apparently caught her off guard. No official talking points yet? Disney (no ... Read more
Concept art for the new Moana themed entrance to the Epcot restrooms. Photo © Disney via Disney Parks Blog.

Journey of Water: new Moana-themed restrooms at Epcot

The D23 announcement has everyone dancing on one leg in anticipation! ANAHEIM, CA -- More exciting news out of the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. On Thursday of last week, Disney officials announced that Moana-themed restrooms are coming to Epcot! Officially described as an "attraction" called "Journey of Water," the restrooms are part of the multi-hundred dollar renovations to the park. This is great news, especially for Moana fans disappointed that the Tiki Room overlay is to be Guardians of the ... Read more