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Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

Weird lessons learned from a recent Walt Disney World trip

Marty shares some valuable, universally-applicable tips from his recent vacation! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Ah, Walt Disney World. It's that magical place where you can say hello to Mickey Mouse and goodbye to your bank account, often on the same day! But whether you are planning your first visit to the Mouse, or like Walt, basically live there in a little-used utility closet in the Grand Floridian and only come out to forage through the kitchen trash of Victoria & Albert's, there ... Read more

15 little-known facts about the Candlelight Processional!

Our little-known facts series continues, in spite of underwhelming demand! It's a spectacle of Christmas spirit like no other at Epcot and Disneyland! The Candlelight Processional combines an orchestra, massive choirs, and a celebrity narrator to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. (At least until Disney's current bent toward political correctness / inclusiveness / cultural sensitivity / etc. gets hold of it and turns it into a Kwanzachristmachanukafestivus show, led by Olaf singing "That Time of Year.") But do you know ... Read more
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 wdwnt.com, pngmart.com, & pngimg.com [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