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A rare photo of the sentient Speedway cars, taken just before the ride closed. Photo by Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Self-driving Tesla cars coming to Autopia and Tomorrowland Speedway

Could you program in a different destination? GLENDALE, CA -- Are the cars in Disneyland's Autopia and the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland Speedway being replaced with self-driving Teslas? That what some are saying, including our own headline. An anonymous Disney insider who recently left the company [Ed.: Hi, Joe!] has leaked a document detailing a new relationship between Elon Musk's Tesla and Disney. The document provides for attraction sponsorship by Tesla, a sponsorship that will bring self-driving, all-electric cars to Disneyland's Autopia and the ... Read more
It would be more crowded with you. Photo by Joe Penniston [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

How to avoid crowds at Walt Disney World!

Our insiders know all the tips and tricks to help you avoid large crowds when visiting Mickey! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Don't go. [Ed.: Okay, who let Harriet write an article?] Do you have any other tricks for avoiding crowds? Comment below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know! Cover photo: It would be more crowded with you. Photo by Joe Penniston [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] via Flickr. Read more
A very obviously non-mask-wearing Trader Sam. Photo by Steven Miller [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Trader Sam kicked out of Jungle Cruise for not wearing a mask

Next they'll come for the non-mask wearing animals. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa re-opened last year, Disney required guests and Cast Members to wear masks 100% of the time while on WDW property. The mandate included mask-wearing while walking, running, standing, eating, drinking, sleeping, swimming, bathing, showering, and enjoying the resort's rides, shows, and other entertainment options. Despite this mandate, one man openly defied the policy for months without consequence. Well, not any more. Trader ... Read more
Remember, Walt: the entrance does not say Frozen Ever After. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog, used by permission.

Surprises from our preview of the new Ratatouille ride

It's everything we want in a rat-themed attraction! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There are a lot of changes happening at Epcot. From the conversion of Spaceship Earth to an apartment complex (have you signed your lease yet?!), and the relocation of the cemetery, to the spectacular Friendship Boat jump coming to the nighttime show, there will be something for everyone. But one new attraction has everyone talking: Ratatouille. As we mentioned last Thursday, the staff of Uncle Walt's Insider got to experience ... Read more
I jumped my boat through a burnin' ring of fire.... Photo bits assembled from DisneyFoodBlog, WDW News Today, BlogMickey.

Harmonious to feature Friendship Boat jump, score by Johnny Cash

Hopefully it won't burn, burn, burn any of the performers. EPCOT, FL -- As Disney continues work on the weather control barges at EPCOT, recent filings with the Reedy Creek Improvement District show that these barges have another purpose. It might be that they will also take part in a new nighttime show coming to EPCOT, known internally to Disney as "Harmonious." While the actual show name is being kept secret from the public, we have an idea of what to expect from ... Read more