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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
Little-known Facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Top 17 little-known facts about Shanghai Disneyland!

Our little-known facts "series" continues! Shanghai Disneyland! It's like Disneyland, but in Shanghai! All the wonders of China, and all the magic of Disney, neatly packaged in a single park! But do you know everything there is to know about it? If not, don't despair! Uncle Walt's Insider is here to provide some incredible, newly-written-discovered trivia about Shanghai Disneyland! The park is named for the famous explorer Dr. Albert Shanghai. And if you don't believe that, you are in de-Nile. Shanghai Disneyland is the only place ... Read more
UWI is closed for the holiday

Reminder: Disney parks worldwide are closed for the Fourth of July

Just a friendly reminder from Uncle Walt's Insider: Disney theme parks around the globe are closed today. Remember, they shut down for every major U.S. holiday, and quite a few of the minor ones. It's always good to check with Uncle Walt's before you leave to see if they're open. We would never steer you wrong! Please stop reading now. Thank you! [Note to Uncle Walt's staff: We're still on for park hopping at Walt Disney World today. Meet up in front of ... Read more