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John Lasseter returns to Jungle Cruise? Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress, Creative Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons; modified.

John Lasseter spotted at Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise

Has the former Jungle Cruise skipper returned to his roots? A Jungle Cruise aficionado and Uncle Walt's Insider fan named Burt Kirby says he recently spotting a familiar face while boarding the Cruise at Magic Kingdom Park for his 26th trip of the day. Pixar head John Lasseter, who is on hiatus from his duties at that studio, was busy loading guests onto the "Sankaru Sadie", Mr. Kirby reports. Out of the public eye Most scandal-rocked celebrities disappear from public life, so Uncle Walt's ... Read more
News Brief: Hall of Presidents

News Brief: Hall of Presidents closed for Presidents Day?

The one day of the year people actually plan to visit the attraction, and it was shut down. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Magic Kingdom guests were surprised yesterday to find the Hall of Presidents closed for President's Day. The theater show features a short film and audio-animatronic figures of all 44 American Presidents, who each give speeches about their accomplishments and why they should not be voted out of the attraction. While the new competitive reality show format has increased attendance, most ... Read more
News Brief: Stormtrooper missing. Inset photo by Chad Sparkes via Flikr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

News Brief: FN-2198 goes AWOL

A stormtrooper goes missing. No, not that one. Another one. DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, FL -- The First Order recently put out a notice alerting the galaxy to be on the lookout for a missing trooper, designated FN-2198. FN-2198 (no relation to FN-2187) did not show up for a normal roll call prior to their scheduled 1500 (3PM for you civilians) March at Disney's Hollywood Studios. FN-2198 was replaced by FN-1824, who recently came from back from a blaster injury suffered during a ... Read more
Disney's churros, made with a trade-secret recipe.

News Brief: Although ticket prices rise, churro prices will not increase

Thank goodness for small, cinnamon-y miracles! LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL and ANAHEIM, CA-- This past Sunday, both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and California's Disneyland Resort announced that their park admission ticket prices would increase, as they have annually for many years. Fortunately, Uncle Walt's Insider can confirm that prices for churros have not been increased. Churros, a fried, sweet, cinnamon-flavored snack are a popular favorite among park guests. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, one Magic Kingdom guest told ... Read more
Illuminations video globe shows the big game. Photo by Benjamin D. Esham / Wikimedia Commons [CC BY-SA 3.0 us (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/deed.en)], modified.

Report: Epcot cast members watched Super Bowl on Illuminations globe

CMs who had to work during the big game got to see it after park closing. Disney cast members are introduced to the saying "We work while others play" from the earliest days of their employment. As such, they are accustomed to having to miss out on a lot of things most people take for granted, such as holidays, sporting events, and adequate pay. But according to sources within the parks, Epcot employees who had to work during the February 4th airing ... Read more