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The search for new step-planDisney panelists is on! Apply now!

There's just one qualification required. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD-- We're looking for new panelists to help answer the many, many questions we get (some of which are actually more than "Is this for real?")! Do you have what it takes?  Not coincidentally, Disney is looking right now for new panelists on their planDisney panel (they totally stole the name from us). So here's how you become eligible to apply for our step-planDisney: 1. Apply to Disney to become a planDisney panelist. Click here ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Celebrating Collaboration: A Refreshing Look at Disney’s Uncle Walt’s Insider’s History with Coca-Cola Churros

Huh, kind of looks like Disney Parks Blog stole this idea from us. And then published it first. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Only one cinnamon-sugar, fried dough treat has been with us since Magic Kingdom Park Uncle Walt's Insider opened its website at Walt Disney World Resort on the internet nearly 50 years ago. There are none that date back to UWI's opening in 1955, because, as far as we know, we weren't around at that time. UWI history buffs like yourself may ... Read more
Does anyone ever just watch the fireworks without filming any more? Screen capture from video by John Lindner via YouTube.

New Disney celebration slogan revealed: “PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE”!

We missed these posters on our last visit, as we were too busy checking our Facebook notifications. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney has unveiled its new "celebration slogan," which will be used in Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide: "PUT DOWN YOUR STUPID PHONE." "We wanted something that would appeal to all ages, and really capture the modern spirit," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "After loads of research, we settled on this one. "Okay, it wasn't so much 'loads ... Read more

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
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Step-planDisney: When will the trains from the airport to Walt Disney World start?

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.] Hey, guess what? The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step)Moms Panel is now "step-planDisney"! And this isn't reactive in any way -- we were planning this change long before the Disney Mom's Panel became planDisney. But we're the same (Step)Moms, so we'll continue to ... Read more