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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
Any risk is totally worth the reduced-price Disney-branded adhesive bandage, right? Photo by freeimageslive.co.uk [CC BY 3.0].

Disney-branded Covid-19 vaccine approved for children

This isn't just another Disney cash grab, is it? Nah. BURBANK, CA - Disney has won FDA approval for its own branded Covid-19 vaccine, the company announced yesterday. The new vaccine will be marketed toward children under the age of 12, and also to adults who act like children under the age of 12. Initially, the company will target markets in Washington State, Oregon, California, and New York; that is, states where the government is willing to be authoritarian combined with a majority ... Read more
We can't wait for the new Mickey+ service, where you're charged for meeting the characters! Background [CC0 1.0] via stock-free.org; Genie+ logo by Disney.

Genie+ isn’t the end of new Disney upcharges – shareholders cheer!

We'd write a subheadline, but we're afraid Disney will charge us for it. BURBANK, CA -- Uncle Walt's Insider previously reported (with 100% accuracy) that it was coming, but now Disney has now officially announced the new "Genie" service. The Genie app eliminates all those annoying free features that investors hated and brings in a new era of pay-to-play to the Disney parks. This revenue-generating service (again, first announced here at UWI) will eliminate FastPass, FastPass+, MaxPass, MaxPass+, and FastPass+-++-++. [Walt.: Marty, ... Read more
You know we wear it as a badge of honor when Snopes debunks us, right? Photo source: Snopes.com.

Snopes co-founder to write for Uncle Walt’s Insider? Nah.

Hey, we make stuff up, too, but we still have standards. UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- David Mikkelson, newly-unemployed co-founder of the "Snopes.com" "fact-checking" "website" may be looking for a new place to write. But it won't be at Uncle Walt's Insider. While some may think it's a great fit -- writing under an assumed name, making stuff up, plagiarism -- we really can't see it working out. For as both of our regular readers know, we strive at all times to ... Read more