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Oh, yeah. There's also a giant mask on Cinderella Castle. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

14 unusual Covid protocols in effect at Disney parks

Question: will more people stay home because of the fear of Covid, or because of all the restrictions? While some live entertainment has returned to Disney Parks, Resorts and Spas (the spa live entertainment is worth the extra charge!), guests have noticed something unusual: the perfomers stay away from each other, never touching. Not even in the climactic romantic parts of Beauty and the Beast Live: Belle and the prince just smile and hold out their hands towards each other. So... romantic? With ... Read more
A capacity crowd enjoys the All-New Indiana Jones Covid-Safe "Spectacular." Photo via,, & [CC 4.0 BY-NC].

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular returns – with sound effects only

PICTURED: A capacity crowd enjoys the All-New Indiana Jones Covid-Safe "Spectacular." DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, FL -- First the good news: Disney has announced that the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular will return on December 19th! Now for the disappointing details. The rest is bad news Fans of this show will be disappointed (much like the fans of other Disney live entertainment) to learn that Disney's Covid distancing rules means the actors cannot come within 6 feet of each other. [Ed.: Uncle Walt's Insider will have an ... Read more
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