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MagicPay+ allows you to pay at non-Disney retailers! Photo © Disney, via YouTube.

Disney MagicPay+™ coming to a retailer near you

Now you can use your MagicBands after you get home from Walt Disney World! BURBANK, CA -- The Walt Disney Company has announced that beginning in Fall of 2019, you'll be able to use your MagicBands outside of the Walt Disney World Resort, with the launch of a new service called MagicPay+™. This service is not only designed to compete with services such as Apple Pay and Android Pay, but will also act as a way to track rewards with participating retailers, ... Read more
UncleWalts.com 2018 Year in Review

2018 – An Uncle Walt’s Insider Year in Review

You get a list of our top articles, and we get to knock out an easy filler article. Win-win! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- It is that time of the year, where we wonder why we took all of the time to put up all of these lights and decorations only to take them down a month later. It is also the time when all of the various media outlets do those annoying countdowns from things that happened throughout the year. ... Read more
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
What Would Walt Do? You ask, Uncle Walt answers!

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