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(Step)Moms Panel: Due to the virus, could Trump and Biden debate as audio-animatronics?

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: It looks like people are still fearful of getting the virus, and that there may be fewer presidential debates. I have an idea: Disney could create a Biden audio-animatronic, and then it and the Trump animatronic could debate each ... Read more
Dead parrot tribute at the Enchanted Tiki Room. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Confirmed: “Dead parrot” tribute in Magic Kingdom’s Tiki Room

It may not be dead, though, but just resting. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As anyone who has ever set a backpack down in their Glendale, CA, offices knows, Disney Imagineers love to hide things. More specifically, though, they love to place Hidden Mickeys and tributes to other favorite things inside of attractions. While the hidden tributes tend to be only of Disney properties and former rides, occasionally a non-Disney item is snuck in. Well-known examples include Mr. Limpet in the Little ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 9

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more
Disney charges a Bear. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney caught recharging animatronics at Tesla Superchargers

Pirates, bears, princesses and presidents all need a boost now and then. ORLANDO, FL -- Tesla has tens of thousands of "Supercharger" stations around the country and around the world. Each is supposed to be reserved for Tesla vehicles, but drivers have reported seeing some "familiar characters" hooked up to the devices. "I'm a Disney fan, an Annual Passholder, and I drive a Tesla Model S," says Orlando native Avery Ware. "So it was a surprise to plug in at my favorite Supercharger ... Read more
Animatronic Grinch arrives at Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Animatronic Grinch arrives at Disneyland

Just in time for the holidays! Kind of. ANAHEIM, CA -- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is still just months away from opening, and we've spotted another audio-animatronic figure arriving at the Disneyland Resort!  As Uncle Walt's Insider has reported, Disney already installed less popular figures from the Star Wars Universe: Jar Jar Binks and Bea Arthur's Ackmena from the Star Wars Holiday Special; old, frozen General Leia; dancing Han Solo; and CGI Grand Moff Tarkin. Stink, stank, stunk Today's character spotting is more in line from ... Read more