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Disney guests videoing other guests videoing. Photo from Clifflix via YouTube.

Opinion: Stop videoing things that are already on YouTube

Stunning 4K professional videos are available of every ride, show, or other attraction. So why do people feel compelled to hold their phone up instead of, you know, just watching? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As the showtime approached, your reporter stood in a sea of guests in front of Cinderella Castle. The air was rife with excitement, and the smell of churros. Then the lights dimmed around us and music swelled. The crowd cheered, and suddenly the night was brightened by ... Read more
Disney's Castaway Cay -- now on every itinerary! Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Every 2019 Disney cruise will stop at Castaway Cay

Pacific and European itineraries will add many days at sea to reach the private island. CELEBRATION, FL -- Passengers on Disney Cruise Line's many Caribbean itineraries have long enjoyed a visit to Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas. But beginning in 2019, every Disney cruise, no matter where its primary destination, will included a day at the tropical paradise! Secluded and beautiful When Disney began operating cruise ships back in 1632 [Note: double-check this before publication], it was the very first cruise line ... Read more
Disney's new political advertising in their theme parks. Photo by shelbypickitt via Instagram.

BREAKING: Disney to allow political sponsors

Magic Kingdom unveils Trump campaign ad on Main Street USA. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Since the earliest days of Disneyland, Disney theme parks have sought corporate sponsors for many locations and attractions, but politics were off-limits. But, as with the prohibitions against alcohol and Cast Member piercings, the restriction against political ads is going away. Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) spoke with Uncle Walt's Insider. "Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas is [are?] always looking for ways to make the guest ... Read more
The Russia Pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, with Spaceship Earth in the background. Photo by Eric Marshall [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Trump ties to Epcot’s Russia Pavilion being investigated

Did families of campaign officials visit Walt Disney World at some point in their lives? WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sources within the office of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller report that his investigation has expanded once again. Investigators are now researching possible contacts between families of candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and the international pavilions at Walt Disney World's Epcot. "We've already uncovered repeated visits to Walt Disney World by families of campaign staffers at all levels, going back decades," one source told Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Closed for the holiday.

Labor Day news roundup

Three-day weekend? Time to phone it in. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It's Labor Day, which means Disney parks worldwide will be closed to give their Cast Members a long weekend off to spend with their families. And what's good enough for the Mouse is good enough for Uncle Walt's Insider! [Ed.: Actually, it's much better.]  So for your holiday reading enjoyment, here are some news and rumors from around Walt Disney World and other parks worldwide, that we would write an article ... Read more