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A barricade at the entrance to the Main Street U.S.A. Autonomous Zone, which they're claiming isn't in the U.S.A.? Photo courtesy disneyparks.com, mynorthwest.com, & kennythepirate.com.

Disneyland declares itself “autonomous zone,” opens in defiance of Newsom ban

Throw a few barricades and hand-painted signs in front of the security checkpoints, and they're good to go! ANAHEIM, CA -- Borrowing an idea from Seattle protestors, today the Disney Company declared the Disneyland Resort an "autonomous zone" and opened the parks. The move comes in defiance of a ban by California Governor Gavin Newsom (D).  Disney CEO Bob "Robert" Chapek tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "I don't know why we hadn't thought of this before. I mean, the Florida properties have had their own ... Read more
A pretty graphic which says "We predict 2021" and has the UWI logo. Image [CC0] courtesy Pixabay.

Uncle Walt’s Insider: Our predictions for 2021

The Uncle Walt's Insider team discusses what 2021 has in store for us. Marty: Do we really want to do a prediction article? I mean, it's still December when we're writing this. I'm not convinced we're even going to make it to 2021. Walt: Marty, not if you keep eating those cookies from 2018 that you found in Harriet’s desk. I do think we should do a prediction article. It’s all the rage for a new year. Maybe a top 100 countdown as well? And ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel: How ofte… // If Texas secedes, will Six Flags become Seven Flags?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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.] "Dear (Step)Moms: how often do u pee?" - joe, "here" Grogu: Marty: I'm with you, B.Y. Absolutely not. Next question? "Dear (Step)Moms: With everything going on about the Texas lawsuit and the possibility of secession between U.S.A Republican and Democrat states. Would Six Flags be ... Read more
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Uncle Walt’s Insider is closed for Boxing Day

Yes, Boxing Day. Walt made us work on Christmas ("We work while others play!"), and then gave us Boxing Day "off." But he's making us help him move into his new condo instead. (Because it involves boxes, maybe? Not sure that's what this day is about.) Uncle Walt's will return soon with the latest and greatest in super-reliable theme park news. Need more Uncle Walt's in your life? Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW us on Twitter, and tell everyone you ... Read more

The final straw? CA governor facing recall after banning Churros

Nothing says "overbearing dictator" like denying citizens their Churros. ANAHEIM, CA -- While Disney continues to box up Disneyland for the move to Texas, even bigger news has dominated the headlines. California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is facing a recall from angry voters.  Newsom's previous orders, while strict, were at least limited in scope, with only trying to run a small business, restaurant, or theme park banned. The new order is far more comprehensive -- and one detail in particular has the remaining ... Read more