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Possible new Disney park location in Michigan? Photo by rmhermen [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

New information unfolds about Disneyland Escanaba

This is gonna be good! UNCLE WALT'S HEADQUARTERS, SVALBARD -- Now that the initial excitement (or outrage) about the new Disney theme park in Escanaba, Michigan has subsided, we put in a Skype call to our favorite Disney spokesperson, Jun Disney (no relation) to see if there are any new details that we can share with our readers. She mentioned that while there's not much that's been finalized yet, there were a few new details, and unfolded a sheet of paper. [Ed.: ... Read more
Norway (we presume) with a Norwegian flag flying. Photo by mroach [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Uncle Walt’s welcomes our readers from Norway

A message to our first Scandinavian fan club! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q. -- Following the revelation that the headquarters of Uncle Walt's Insider was currently located in Svalbard for tax purposes, we received a surprise visit from the head of our Norwegian Fan Club! (A surprise, because not only did we not know we had a Norwegian Fan Club, we didn't even know anyone in Norway actually read Uncle Walt's, or knew how to find our headquarters. May be time to move again.) And so, ... Read more
Artist's conception of the remodeled "Cinderellschwanstein Castle." Photos from Pixabay & Pxhere.

Update: Neuschwanstein Castle makeover

The historic Bavarian landmark will look even more familiar when Disney is done. BAVARIA, GERMANY -- Everything seems to come full circle eventually! The Magic Kingdom's Cinderella Castle was inspired by Germany's Neuschwanstein Castle, and now Neuschwanstein will get a makeover -- inspired by Cinderella Castle! In April, Uncle Walt's Insider reported that the Walt Disney Company had acquired Neuschwanstein Castle, intending to build a new "Disneyland Bavaria" around it. At the time, it was rumored that the iconic building would be rethemed ... Read more
St. Louis adds a second arch, sponsored by McDonald's. Photo by AfricanGeo [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Corporate sponsorship enables second Gateway Arch

McDonald's selfless gift to the city of St. Louis also includes coloring both arches gold. ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Gateway Arch has stood for over fifty years on the banks of the Mississippi River. And now, thanks to a generous gift from the McDonald's Corporation, it will have a twin. "As the original arch celebrates the western expansion of the United States," McDonald's spokesperson Jeremy Burger (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "so the new arch celebrates the expansion of America's economy ... Read more
Chocolate river boat ride at Hershey Park, Pennsylvania.

Hershey adds chocolate riverboat ride; Wonka threatens litigation

"Oompa, loompa, doopity doo! If you cross Wonka, you know he'll sue!" HERSHEY, PA -- "We didn't say anything when they opened a chocolate themed amusement park. We turned a blind eye when they started hiring Oompa-Loompas. But this is too much!" That's the statement of Litigious Gloop, an attorney representing Wonka Enterprises Inc., on the new 'Chocolate River Boat Adventure' at Pennsylvania's chocolate themed Hershey Park. "They are being sneaky about it, that's for sure," Gloop tells Uncle Walt's Insider in an exclusive ... Read more