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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
Publicity still from Avengers: Infinity War: the Musical. Photo via Shutterstock and news.com.au.

Infinity War: the Musical closes after half its cast disappears

The show closes after one performance in spite of rave reviews. NEW YORK, NY -- It was one of the most highly-anticipated new shows of the 2018 Broadway season and set records for advance ticket sales. But now Avengers: Infinity War: the Musical is closing after only one performance. Produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince for Disney Theatrical Productions, featuring songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joss Whedon, Stan Lee and Mel Brooks, Infinity Wars was a sure-fire hit -- ... Read more
Possible new Disney park location in Michigan? Photo by rmhermen [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Uncle Walt’s hoping to go viral again by predicting new Disney parks

Can Uncle Walt's Insider find success outside of the Yoopers of Michigan? UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q. -- With the publication of "Disney to build park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula" earlier this month, Uncle Walt's Insider found itself going viral for the first time, which led to our servers crashing, Snopes debunking the article, a run on federally-insured banks, and the price of Jolly Rancher hard candies spiking briefly. Naturally, we at Uncle Walt's were thrilled (except for the candy thing), and are seeking ... Read more
Closed for the holiday.

Uncle Walt’s closed for Official Birthday of HM King Tupou VI

Enjoy your day celebrating the birthday of the king of Tonga!* Uncle Walt's will return tomorrow with the latest and greatest in super-reliable theme park news. *Just kidding, folks. Happy Independence Day. Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you know (plus a few strangers) how wonderful (and humble) we are! Read more