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The monorail goodwill tour visits the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Hollywood. Photo by Jeremy Thompson [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Photo feature: Monorail goodwill tour resurfaces in California

And for some reason visits every non-Disney theme park. UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Fears that Monorail Blue was lost in a volcano after its goodwill tour reached Hawai'i were thankfully unfounded. The Monorail goodwill tour has resurfaced in southern California. The tour continues to raise controversy over its stop choices (not to mention the continued rate of highway accidents in its wake). Somehow, the monorail has been spotted visiting every major theme park in the area -- except Disneyland? Please enjoy these photos ... Read more
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Hey Walt, why doesn’t “it’s a small world” use capital letters?

"Ask Uncle Walt" is a regular feature of Uncle Walt's Insider: you ask, Walt answers! Today's question: "Hey Walt, why doesn't 'it's a small world' use capital letters?" Submitted by Kaitlyn C., Cancun, Mexico Hi Kaitlyn, Thanks for asking. Back in 1964, it's a small world debuted at the World's Fair in New York City. It was sponsored by Pepsi and was located at the UNICEF pavilion. Most of the budget for this and the other attractions Disney provided went to research and development of the rides, ... Read more
The Disney Fantasy at the North Pole. Photo public domain [CC0], courtesy Pixabay & Tvabutzku1234 at Wikimedia Commons.

Disney Cruise Line announces North Pole itinerary

Cruise line guests will get to visit the workshop, see the elves and penguins, and meet St. Nick in person! CELEBRATION, FL -- It's a cruise itinerary that has been in the works for decades. "Ever since Disney Cruise Line was founded in the late 1960's, we've been trying to score a North Pole itinerary at Christmastime," DCL president Anthony Connelly tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "The logistics of it, and the permissions required, are a nightmare," Connelly continues. "Besides the multi-national jurisdictions the ... Read more

Photo feature: Monorail goodwill tour reaches Hawai’i

But now we've lost track of where it is. HONOLULU, HI -- After stopping in 22 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states plus Texas, the 2018 Monorail Goodwill Tour has reached the Hawaiian Islands. Here are some photo highlights from the various Hawaiian landmarks visited on the tour: Any idea what could have happened to it? Let us know in the comments below! Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you ... Read more
Artist's conception of new Central Park... park. Photo composite via Pxhere & ©2018 Google Maps.

BREAKING: New Disneyland coming to Central Park?

If they can make it there, they'll make it anywhere. NEW YORK, NY -- Uncle Walt's Insider may not have a perfect track record when it comes to reporting Disney rumors of new theme park locations. But in our defense, Oklahoma's Disneyland Texas was killed by legal wrangling; Universal Studios Idaho was a hoax foisted on us by lonely Idaho...-ians; Disneyland Pyongyang may or may not exist, but it's not really smart to try to travel there to see. And we were ... Read more