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UncleWalts.com 2018 Year in Review

2018 – An Uncle Walt’s Insider Year in Review

You get a list of our top articles, and we get to knock out an easy filler article. Win-win! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- It is that time of the year, where we wonder why we took all of the time to put up all of these lights and decorations only to take them down a month later. It is also the time when all of the various media outlets do those annoying countdowns from things that happened throughout the year. ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider Legend Award.

Our own Uncle Walt named the first Uncle Walt’s Insider Legend!

The lucky recipient wins a printout of the photoshopped trophy pictured above. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Because one annual award is never enough, Uncle Walt's Insider is proud to announce our new Uncle Walt's Insider Legends award. And the inaugural recipient is our own Uncle Walt! This award goes out to those who are dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created Uncle Walt's Insider, with the hope that it (Uncle Walt's Insider, not the award) will be a ... Read more
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