World Archives - Uncle Walt's Insider

14 surprising new requirements to work as a Disney Cast Member

So many changes to keep up with. And some of them might make sense! BR'ER BANK, CA - There have always been standards that Disney Cast Members have to meet. For example, there once was a restriction against facial hair, except for a tasteful mustache on your face if your name was Walt and you founded the company. Then mustaches were allowed for female Cast Members. (We assume - we just saw a lot of them back in the day.) And now ... Read more
Does anyone ever just watch the fireworks without filming any more? Screen capture from video by John Lindner via YouTube.

New Disney celebration slogan revealed: “PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE”!

We missed these posters on our last visit, as we were too busy checking our Facebook notifications. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney has unveiled its new "celebration slogan," which will be used in Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide: "PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE." "We wanted something that would appeal to all ages, and really capture the modern spirit," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "After loads of research, we settled on this one. "Okay, it wasn't so much 'loads ... Read more

Top 16 little-known facts about the Disney Vacation Club!

Our little-known facts series continues"!" There are three things that make the Disney Vacation Club special. First, it's Disney. And, um, it has to do with vacations. And it is a club! [Ed.: Hey, so that's why it's called that!] Wait, there is a fourth thing: it somehow manages to be a time share without all the negative vibes associated with those words! But do you know everything there is to know about the Disney company's amazing time-share-not-a-time-share? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's ... Read more
Artist's rendering of the site of Disneyland Kabul, before the fall. Photo by Sven Dirks via Wikimedia & BloomyLiahona via DeviantArt, both [CC-BY-SA-3.0].

Plans for Disneyland Kabul “on hold” for now

Probably a good call, considering. BURBANK, CA -- The Disney Company announced today that its plans for a Disneyland-style theme park in Kabul, Afghanistan, have been placed on hold for the foreseeable future. The press release did not provide specific reasons for the delay, but sources inside the company say that Afghans on the project are too busy trying to flee the country to continue work at this time. We reached out to Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) for comment, ... Read more
Remember, Walt: the entrance does not say Frozen Ever After. Photo courtesy of DisneyTouristBlog, used by permission.

BREAKING NEWS: Ratatouille is open today!

For once, we're not making this up! The ride is really open to guests! WALT DISNEY STUDIOS PARK, FR -- In a shocking discovery, Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the Ratatouille attraction is open today to all guests! Disney (the company) spokeschick Jun Disney (no relation) had this to share: "Yes boys, it's true, it's open! But then again, we've opened it everyday since it was finished." Guests visiting the Ratatouille ride will be shrunk down to rat size, board a vehicle that ... Read more