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17 little-known facts about the “Beacon of Magic” lights at Epcot!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! Tens, possibly hundreds [Ed.: We'd research actual attendance numbers, but that's too much like work] of guests visiting the EPCOT Center Theme Park, Resort and Spa over the past few months have been dazzled by the new light show that's been glued onto the giant golf ball Spaceship Earth. But do you know everything there is to know about this new "Beacon of Magic" light show? We at Uncle Walt's Insider know everything about it. ... Read more
We can't wait to visit Apple, Oklahoma! Photo [CC-BY-2.0] via eoi.es.

The best and worst things about Apple buying Disney

I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing: that it was all started in a Los Altos garage. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD - Now that the news is official that Apple is buying Disney, we thought we'd assemble a panel of experts and deep thinkers to discuss the pros and cons of the buyout. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any experts and deep thinkers, so we had to come up with these ourselves. We'll leave it to you to sort ... Read more
LittleKnownFacts-Club33

33 (give or take twenty) little-known facts about Club 33!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! We recently had an Actual ReaderTM [Ed.: We keep forgetting we have those] write to our Step-planDisney (Step)Mom's Panel, asking about how to get in to dine at Club 33. We, of course, were able to help her immensely (mainly by lowering her expectations). In the process, we revealed that each and every one of us on the Uncle Walt's Insider staff has dined at Club 33, which, as you can imagine, ... Read more

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 17

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com was a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more
(Two-finger) Point - Counterpoint

Point/Counterpoint with guest contributor Bob Chapek: Should Disney stop overcharging their guests?

(Two-finger) Point/Counterpoint is a recurring feature where we normally debate with ourselves about current theme park news -- but this time we have a special guest taking the Counterpoint: Disney CEO Bob "Bob" Chapek! TODAY'S TOPIC: "Nickel-and-diming" Disney guests SUBMITTED: Disney is going down the wrong path by charging guests for "extras" that used to be free. They should stop.  POINT - Marty: Walt Disney had a dream, a dream of a magical place were parents and children could play and laugh together. So he ... Read more