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Artist's sketch of the Vatican pavilion at Epcot. Public domain, courtesy Pixabay.

Lost Attractions: Epcot’s Vatican City pavilion

"Lost Attractions" is a recurring feature on Uncle Walt's Insider, where we shine the spotlight on planned attractions that were never built. Rumors are flying once again about pavilions being added to EPCOT Centre's World Showcase, the "permanent world's fair." No specific plans have been announced, but as our reader poll below shows, front-runners for the new pavilion include Guam, Cleveland, and Morocco. But to us, the most interesting rumor is for a pavilion based on the Vatican City -- because a Vatican ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider newsroom back in the heyday of the 1940's. Public domain, courtesy of Pixabay.

A day in the life at Uncle Walt’s Insider

We pull back the curtain on our operations. You may regret it. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q. -- Now that Uncle Walt's Insider has had an article go viral (thanks again, Yoopers!) and been featured prominently on other websites such as Snopes and... well, just Snopes, our regular readership has doubled. [Ed.: Yep, up to four now!] So we thought we'd find a way to reward you all for your patronage. But then Marty suggested we just do a cheap behind-the-scenes article that wouldn't cost ... Read more
Artists rendering of Judge Frollo's Gypsy Cabaret. Photo © 1996 Disney, courtesy DisneyScreenShots.com.

Lost Attractions: Judge Frollo’s Gypsy Cabaret

"Lost Attractions" is a recurring feature on Uncle Walt's Insider, where we shine the spotlight on planned attractions that were never built. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Disney's 1996 animated feature, was a smash hit in every way. A light-hearted, comedy-filled romp through Victor Hugo's novel about singing gargoyles [Note: check this before publishing. I haven't read it.], the film was filled with wacky scenes of racism, genocide, mental abuse, unbridled lust, moral hypocrisy, mocking of people who are different, and the burning ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider - Editorial / Opinion

Editorial: Awards – Disney Moms ‘inspired by’ (steal from) Uncle Walt’s

Awards Season is Upon Us As our loyal readers know, Uncle Walt's Insider recently announced our 85th Annual Golden Churro Awards for excellence in Disney Social Media. Shortly thereafter, the Disney Parks Mom's Panel announced their 2nd Annual Best Things at Walt Disney World awards. While we greatly appreciate and are humbled by the Moms naming Uncle Walts as the Best Disney Website Ever, we do have some minor issues with their announcement. The Paragraph in which we discuss Timing Sure, posting "Best Of" ... Read more
Lonely World -- tips for singles at theme parks.

Lonely World: Tips for Disney singles on Valentines Day

"Lonely World” is an ongoing series featuring romance tips for single adults visiting theme park destinations on their own. Are you alone on Valentines Day? You don't have to be! While everyone the world fawns over his or her significant other, you are free to have fun your own way -- and there is plenty of fun and camaraderie to be found for singles at Disney parks! So head on over to Disneyland or Walt Disney World and celebrate your singleness with ... Read more