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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
The inspiration for the rethemed MIne Mine Mine Train. Photo by colorblindPICASO [CC BY-NC 2.0] via Flickr.

Confirmed: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train being rethemed to Finding Nemo

Disappointed guests and constantly low ridership leads to the change. MAGIC KINGDOM, FL -- The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was to be the crown jewel of the Magic Kingdom expansion known as New Fantasyland. But the out-of-touch executives in Burbank did not realize the public disdain for Walt Disney's first feature-length animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It may be the lack of interest in the source material, or just the poor ride experience, but the attraction is constantly a ... Read more
Princess Klinger. Photo courtesy CBS Television [Public domain] via Wikimedia.

New attraction coming based on Disney Princess Corporal Klinger

One of the most beloved Disney princesses is finally getting his own attraction! Wait, "his"? BURBANK, CA -- It's no secret that Disney has a big secret. And they are going to secretly announce their secret at the super-secret D23 Expo (that you probably haven't heard of unless of course you're a loyal reader of Uncle Walt's Insider). But we know the secret! The big announcement for this year's super-private event is: one of the most beloved Disney princesses is finally getting his ... Read more
Tastes just like mouse to us! Video still from BEST TV ADS COMPILATIONS via YouTube, modified.

Disneyland stops serving mouse meat

They finally found a suitable substitute. DISNEYLAND, CA -- It's well-known to those with the proper sources that Disneyland uses mouse meat in their restaurants. They've just been quiet about it for years, not wanting to upset younger fans of Mickey & Minnie. Now a Disney insider tells Uncle Walt's, um, Insider that the mouse meat is going away. "Tastes just like mouse" "Disney is trying to stay ahead of the animal activists," says our anonymous source, a food service worker at Disneyland, "even though ... Read more