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The Disney Princess and the Disney Princess. Photos by Chad Sparkes [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr & [CC0] via MaxPixel.

Cruise-confused: both DCL and Princess ships to be named “Disney Princess”

The name does fit both cruise lines' naming conventions. CELEBRATION, FL & SANTA CLARITA, CA -- It's a corporate snafu for the record books, and we can't wait to see how this plays out. Within minutes of each other, both Disney Cruise Line and Princess Cruise Line announced the name of their next cruise ship -- and they are both the same. Each says their next ship will be called the "Disney Princess." What's in a name? While Disney is the smaller company -- ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider Puzzle Time!

Puzzle Fun – Crossword puzzle!

It's Super Puzzle Fun Time again! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Hey, we're not all about work, work, work here at Uncle Walt's Insider. Truth be told, we barely work at all, especially when Walt's not around. We thought we'd share in the play time by providing a new puzzle for you to enjoy. The more you read Uncle Walt's, the easier this will be! (And check out previous puzzles here and here if you missed them!) ACROSS 2 Recently had multi-state goodwill ... Read more
The first live-action Bambi; the search for a second is under way. Photo by insurancejournal.com via pinsdaddy.

Movie tragedy: live action “Bambi” films during deer season

Art imitates life, and vice versa. NACOGDOCHES, TX -- There are some things you just don't do: You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger. And you definitely don't film a live action movie involving deer in east Texas during hunting season. Walt Disney Studios has been on an animated-to-live kick lately, adapting beloved animated classics into live action films. Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Dumbo, the Lion King, Home ... Read more
MagicPay+ allows you to pay at non-Disney retailers! Photo © Disney, via YouTube.

Disney MagicPay+™ coming to a retailer near you

Now you can use your MagicBands after you get home from Walt Disney World! BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Company has announced that beginning in Fall of 2019, you'll be able to use your MagicBands outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, with the launch of a new service called MagicPay+™. This service is not only designed to compete with services such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, but will also act as a way to track rewards with participating retailers, ... Read more
News Brief Replay for January 4

Rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit lost again – News Brief replay

It’s Filler Time! Uncle Walt’s will return with new material on January 7. Meanwhile, please enjoy this selection of News Briefs that previously ran. Three o'clock parade fails to begin at three o'clock Panic ensued at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park on Saturday as the three o'clock parade failed to begin precisely at three o'clock. Guests waiting in Frontierland watched the parade starting point for almost four-and-a-half minutes past three before the music sounded and the leading performers of Disney's Festival of Fantasy Parade ... Read more