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Space-going Tesla Roadster with Starman. Public Domain.

Starman disappointed: “I was promised a trip to Disney World”

"There are no churros in space." OUTSIDE MARS ORBIT -- In a remote (duh) interview with Uncle Walt's Insider, Tesla Roadster pilot "Starman" claims that he was promised a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort for taking part in the SpaceX launch. In the more than six months since the Falcon Heavy rocket launched the red Tesla Roadster into space, Starman has traveled over 143 million miles (and exceeded the Roadster's warranty 7,500 times over). He's gone farther from Earth than any ... Read more
St. Louis adds a second arch, sponsored by McDonald's. Photo by AfricanGeo [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Corporate sponsorship enables second Gateway Arch

McDonald's selfless gift to the city of St. Louis also includes coloring both arches gold. ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Gateway Arch has stood for over fifty years on the banks of the Mississippi River. And now, thanks to a generous gift from the McDonald's Corporation, it will have a twin. "As the original arch celebrates the western expansion of the United States," McDonald's spokesperson Jeremy Burger (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "so the new arch celebrates the expansion of America's economy ... Read more
TV remote made from Pal Mickey.

Pal Mickey repurposed as TV remote

Batteries not included. PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI -- A self-described "Disney geek -- well, really, more of an overall geek" from a small town somewhat near Detroit has found a way to rescue her old Pal Mickey. Braidy Abelli, 23, says that the modification was "not really all that difficult." What is Pal Mickey? Back in the Early 2000's, Disney sold a plush Mickey toy known as Pal Mickey. But this was not just any plush mouse! Pal Mickey was an interactive toy, containing a ... Read more
Old UncleWalts.com, courtesy of web.archive.org.

Editorial: Please stop asking about our seasonings

UncleWalts.com: then and now. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q. -- Thank you for your interest, but no, we are not now selling Cajun or Creole seasoning blends, nor do we intend to in the future. A little background: ever since Uncle Walt's Insider debuted, the many, many comments and emails we receive fall primarily into three categories. They either (1) are upset when they believe our stories are true, (2) are upset when they believe our stories are fake, or (3) want to have ... Read more
Publicity still from Avengers: Infinity War: the Musical. Photo via Shutterstock and news.com.au.

Infinity War: the Musical closes after half its cast disappears

The show closes after one performance in spite of rave reviews. NEW YORK, NY -- It was one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the 2018 Broadway season and set records for advance ticket sales. But now Avengers: Infinity War: the Musical is closing after only one performance. Produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince for Disney Theatrical Productions, featuring songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joss Whedon, Stan Lee and Mel Brooks, Infinity Wars was a sure-fire hit -- ... Read more