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Wisconsin family wishes they had spent more money at Walt Disney World

In a Twitter post that has since gone viral, being repeatedly shared on Facebook, Instagram, and having over 237,000 retweets at time of publication, a Wisconsin father expressed disappointment that his family hadn't spent more money on their recent trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Busman, who uses the Twitter handle @sbuswhatup, last Thursday posted this about his family's recent visit to Florida: "Just back from Disney. Really thought it would cost more. Huh. #confused" Cross Plains, Wisconsin, resident Steve Busman ... Read more
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Hollywood Studios adds “The Magic of Construction Walls” tour

With the ongoing construction of the new Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge areas, Disney's Hollywood Studios Park is in the middle of some major changes. And while most guests see the many walls blocking off the construction areas as an annoyance, Disney is finding an opportunity for making magic out of the nuisance. In a press release dated today, the Walt Disney World Resort has announced that they will soon begin offering a behind-the-scenes tour called "The Magic of ... Read more
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Disney’s new dog-friendly hotel policy also includes horses

The Walt Disney Company startled its fans earlier this month when it announced that guests at select Walt Disney World resorts would be able to keep dogs in resort hotel rooms, beginning on October 15th. Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the policy is actually broader than announced, and also includes many other animals, up to and including horses. Even when the policy was thought to only include dogs, it received mixed reactions, with guests arguing on both sides of the issue. Uncle ... Read more
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Prequel fever: Production announced for “Big Heroes” 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Banking on a repeat of the success of the Star Wars prequels, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced five new films taking place in the Big Hero 6 universe. Each of the films will be set in time before the events of Big Hero 6, and will correspondingly be titled Big Hero 1, Big Hero 2, Big Hero 3, Big Hero 4, and Big Hero 5. The first of these prequels, Big Hero 1, is scheduled to be released in December ... Read more
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Mystery land purchase points to new Texas-themed Disney park

For decades, theme park fans have traded tales of a rumored third Disney property to be built in the central United States, with Texas being the most likely location.  While Disney parks in California and Florida consistently rank as the most attended theme parks in the world, enthusiasts living midway between the coasts do not have easy access to their favorite parks, so the rumors have continued despite repeated denials by the Walt Disney Company. Well, Uncle Walt's Insider can now ... Read more