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Bob "Bob" Chapek was seen selling marshmallows for roasting for $5 each. Photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

Animal Kingdom burns its Christmas tree to warn of climate change

Greta Thunberg was overheard to comment, "Blah, blah, blah." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Conservation Center, and Animal Spa has always included environmental awareness in its mission. Guests not only experience animal-themed entertainment, but they also learn about the world, delicate ecosystems, and mankind's responsibility to our planet and other species. Well, they did until Rafiki's Planet Watch was shut down. But hey, now we have blue aliens. Even so, yesterday Disney made a bold statement about the dangers ... Read more
We're hoping a nap and an ice cream cone will entice him to return. Photo by Kjersti Holmang [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Biden animatronic angered when other Presidents start chanting “Let’s Go Brandon”

Except one who was using more colorful language. We won't say who. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- More controversy from the Hall of Presidents at Disney's Magic Kingdom Theme Park and Spa! Past issues include the Biden animatronic malfunctioning, leaving when questioned, and needing a pants change. And now the Biden animatronic has reportedly become angry and stormed offstage, when the other Presidents began chanting "Let's Go Brandon" during his prerecorded speech. So the Hall of Presidents is closed again. We'll keep you ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: Santa wants to know, what’s our favorite thing about Disney parks holidays?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: It's hard to believe the holiday season is upon us again! What are some of your favorite things to do or enjoy in Disney (or other) theme parks during the holidays?" - Kris K., Lapland Bob (Bob) Chapek: I like to ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

DOS and DON’TS of Walt Disney World

Who knows more about what not to do than Uncle Walt's Insider?! Walt Disney World is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but ... Forgive us; we were channeling Douglas Adams there for a second. Plagiarism aside, it is true: Walt Disney World is big. So whether it's your first visit to Walt Disney World, or like us you've only ... Read more
A passenger jet on final approach over Bay Lake, as seen from the Contemporary Hotel. Photo by Mike Belobradic via YouTube, TheMightyQuill [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr, and maybe a couple of others. We lose track.

This is why Magical Express was canceled! Walt Disney World Airport opens in 2022

We're a little surprised no one staying at Fort Wilderness noticed the construction. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans frustrated with the end of Disney's Magical Express may now have reason to chEAR -- Walt Disney World's new airport will open soon. Guests will now fly directly into Walt Disney World, without the need for the Magical Express! Uncle Walt's Insider first broke the story in 2019 that Walt Disney World was clearing land for an airport, incorporating the original STO/L runway ... Read more