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Bob "Bob," about to take his toys and go home. Photo by elisfkc2 [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Wikimedia.

Bob “Bob” Chapek threatens to cancel WDW 50th Anniversary Celebration

Maybe they should have brought back the castle birthday cake. BURBANK, CA -- The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World has begun, but guest enthusiasm is not where Bob "Bob" Chapek had hoped. Documents recently sent to Uncle Walt's Insider by an anonymous insider [Thanks, Josh!] detail the turmoil at the top of the Disney organization. Guests are dissatisfied with "Disney Enchantment," the new nighttime spectacular featuring fireworks, music, special lighting and projections. The new Disney Kite Tails show at Animal Kingdom has ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: What do I need, what can I leave behind on a Disney vacation?

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: I tend to overpack when I go on vacation. When I next travel to Walt Disney World, what do you suggest I absolutely have to bring? And what can I leave behind?" - Suzy Moffett, Ogden, UT Walt: Hi Mark, thanks ... Read more
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake. But we're not bitter. Fake artist's fake concept © Disney.

“Space 220” scam: Epcot restaurant is not actually in space

We were all set to review it until we learned it costs money. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- My assignment was simple, handed to me by Uncle Walt himself. "Review this new 'Space 220' restaurant at Epcot," he said. "Our readers need to know everything about it -- the experience, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere." He chuckled at the last word, apparently intending a barely-pun based on "space" and "atmosphere." Like with most of Uncle Walt's jokes, I only got it ... Read more
What fireworks looked like before they were forced to wear masks. Photo by Candace Lindemann [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

New fireworks surprise: Hub & Main Street viewing spots cost extra

The Chapeking of Disney continues! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The new "Disney Enchantment" fireworks and projection show is a hit, but many guests are finding it to be a hit in their pocketbook as well. Fresh on the heels of Walt Disney World charging for their formerly free transportation, now just watching the fireworks can cost extra. Guests who view the show from the Magic Kingdom's prime viewing spots in the Hub or on Main Street are being hit with a ... Read more
Okay, they say they've cancelled the plans to open a camp at Toowoomba. They "say". Image via clipartpanda.com & clipartion.com.

Australian quarantine camp renamed “Disneyland Down Under” to quell protests

We're already booking our plane tickets. TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA -- The government of Australia has figured out how to counter the protests against their aggressive anti-Covid policies: marketing. "That's right," Down Under (the country nickname) spokesperson Jun Under (no relation) tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "When we rip someone out of their home and ship them to a 'camp' based on a health scare, for some reason a lot of folks didn't like it. I mean, not just the ones we're locking up, but other ... Read more