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Little-Known Facts about the Walt Disney World Railroad!

Top 15 little-known facts about the Walt Disney World Railroad!

Our little-known facts series "continues"! Ah, nothing says you've arrived at Walt Disney World like hearing the whistle from the steam train as you go through the gates at the Magic Kingdom! ... Except passing under an entrance arch. ... And seeing the purple road signs. ... Oh, and catching a glimpse of the monorail for the first time, smelling freshly-made churros, meeting Mickey Mouse... Okay, fine, there are actually lots of things that say you've arrived at Walt Disney World. Hearing ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

13 surprising ways Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The number one tourist destination in the world is solidly middle-aged now! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Fifty years! A lot has happened since Walt Disney World first opened its gates so long ago. There was Nixon, and, uh, disco, ... something about the Berlin Wall... The moon landing? No, that was before. We really should have paid more attention in school. Anyway, we at Uncle Walt's Insider are so excited to be able to celebrate our favorite celebrity born in October of ... Read more
This official Disney photo sure does leave out a lot of races, ethnicities, and genders. Be better, Disney, be better! Photo by The Walt Disney Company.

Besides dropping “Ladies & Gentlemen,” other ways WDW is being inclusive

So much inclusivitiableness! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, things are changing at Woke Disney World -- such as, they will no longer say "ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls." Which, to be fair, had to happen -- there are, what, 637 genders, with more being discovered all the time? If they added them all to "ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls," announcements would last all day! Instead, they'll be saying "dreamers of all ages," which apparently is ... Read more
Little-known Facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Top 17 little-known facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Our little-known facts "series" continues! Shanghai Disneyland! It's like Disneyland, but in Shanghai! All the wonders of China, and all the magic of Disney, neatly packaged in a single park! But do you know everything there is to know about it? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's Insider is here to provide some incredible, newly-written-discovered trivia about Shanghai Disneyland! The park is named for the famous explorer Dr. Albert Shanghai. And if you don't believe that, you are in de-Nile. Shanghai Disneyland is the only place ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider presents Disney Pet Peeves

Our 14 biggest Disney Pet Peeves

In spite of what Uncle Walt insists, Disney is not perfect. (Yet.) Does anyone not like Disney parks? No! Everybody in the world loves Disney wholeheartedly. [Note: Just like on Facebook and Twitter, anyone commenting with an opinion to the contrary will be suspended for spreading disinformation.] But is Disney perfect? Maybe, but there are still a few things that bug us when we go to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, or any of the 37 other Disney parks around the world. (Can you ... Read more