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Dumbo the Flying Elephant, visiting Shanghai. Photo by Jeremy Thompson [CC BY 2.0] via Flikr.

TSA updates ‘No-Fly List’ policy for Dumbo ride

Pint-sized terror suspects no longer have to worry about being denied boarding. WASHINGTON, DC -- As Uncle Walt's Insider readers know, the Homeland Security Department's "no-fly list" kept a toddler off of the Dumbo ride in December. New rules issued by the Transportation Security Administration this week may avoid that issue in the future. As reported here, the Cooper family of Athens, Ohio, including both parents, one grandmother, and three children, were denied boarding on Magic Kingdom’s iconic Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride, ... Read more
The new zipline experience at Magic Kingdom. Photo via bigfloridacountry.com.

“Cinderella Castle Zipline Experience” coming to Magic Kingdom

You can fly! You can fly! You can fly! Kind of. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Many a guest at the Magic Kingdom Park has looked up during the day and spotted a long cable which passes overhead, from the tallest tower of Cinderella Castle towards Tomorrowland. Some have asked cast members about its purpose, and been given answers such as "It's a leftover telephone cable from when the switchboard was up there" or "That helps the castle not blow over in a ... Read more
News Brief - Disneyland. Inset photo by Tuxyso [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Disneyland to close during the summer

Travel agents are scrambling to adjust their clients' vacation plans. ANAHEIM, CA -- Guests with plans to visit the Disneyland Resort this summer may be shocked to find the park closed. Disney Parks and Resorts has released a statement that both Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure will be closed to guests daily during the months of June, July, and August, which are among the twelve busiest months of the year for the parks. According to the release, the closures will occur daily ... Read more
Lonely World -- tips for singles at theme parks.

Lonely World: Dining alone at Walt Disney World

"Lonely World” is an ongoing series featuring romance tips for single adults visiting theme park destinations on their own. In today's fast paced, self-driven world, many of us do not have time to invest in other people. And let's face it, some of us you are just outright undateable. If you fit into these two categories, this article is for you! Join us as our own Uncle Walt walks us through dining alone at Walt Disney World! Dining alone - how it all started Uncle ... Read more
One of many entrances to the Walt Disney World property. By Flickr user Gerard McGovern [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons

Ranking the Walt Disney World entrances

Ranking entrances? What low have we stooped to? BAY LAKE, FL -- Everyone knows the iconic Walt Disney World entrances, with their majestic, towering archways, flanked by signs telling you not to stop. These gateways represent leaving your cares (and brain) behind and starting your majestic, magical, churro-filled vacation. But did you know that the entrances vary in quality? Uncle Walt's Insider has evaluated all the entrances, and now present to you the definitive (and to the best of our knowledge, only) ... Read more