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John Lasseter returns to Jungle Cruise? Photo by DearCatastropheWaitress, Creative Commons [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons; modified.

John Lasseter spotted at Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise

Has the former Jungle Cruise skipper returned to his roots? A Jungle Cruise aficionado and Uncle Walt's Insider fan named Burt Kirby says he recently spotting a familiar face while boarding the Cruise at Magic Kingdom Park for his 26th trip of the day. Pixar head John Lasseter, who is on hiatus from his duties at that studio, was busy loading guests onto the "Sankaru Sadie", Mr. Kirby reports. Out of the public eye Most scandal-rocked celebrities disappear from public life, so Uncle Walt's ... Read more
News Brief: Hall of Presidents

News Brief: Hall of Presidents closed for Presidents Day?

The one day of the year people actually plan to visit the attraction, and it was shut down. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Magic Kingdom guests were surprised yesterday to find the Hall of Presidents closed for President's Day. The theater show features a short film and audio-animatronic figures of all 44 American Presidents, who each give speeches about their accomplishments and why they should not be voted out of the attraction. While the new competitive reality show format has increased attendance, most ... Read more
What Would Walt Do? You ask, Uncle Walt answers!

Hey Walt, are Imagineers out of ideas?

"Ask Uncle Walt" is a regular feature of Uncle Walt's Insider: you ask, Uncle Walt answers! Submitted by Hector B. Hi Hector, People from all over the world spend millions of dollars annually to visit the Disney Parks and Resorts. Many are looking for an escape from reality, and just want to have some good ole fashioned family fun. One of their favorite pasttimes is to meet their childhood heroes: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Gaston, or Ensign Garland. You see, without the aid of ... Read more
News Brief: Knott's Berry Farm hosts Peanuts celebration; allergy warnings posted.

News Brief: Knotts guests ignore Peanuts warnings, suffer allergic reaction

Signs and press releases continue to advise people with Peanuts allergies to stay clear of Knotts Berry Farm. BUENA PARK, CA -- Apparently some guests with allergies are ignoring signs and other warnings and are attending the Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm in spite of the strong risk of exposure to Peanuts. Uncle Walt's Insider joined with other media outlets recently to help publicize the health risks of attending the festival, but park officials report that at least twenty-three guests have been ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider - Editorial / Opinion

Editorial: Awards – Disney Moms ‘inspired by’ (steal from) Uncle Walt’s

Awards Season is Upon Us As our loyal readers know, Uncle Walt's Insider recently announced our 85th Annual Golden Churro Awards for excellence in Disney Social Media. Shortly thereafter, the Disney Parks Mom's Panel announced their 2nd Annual Best Things at Walt Disney World awards. While we greatly appreciate and are humbled by the Moms naming Uncle Walts as the Best Disney Website Ever, we do have some minor issues with their announcement. The Paragraph in which we discuss Timing Sure, posting "Best Of" ... Read more