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Disney Magic to be sunk, turned into artificial reef

Why don't they ever sink ships to create natural reefs? PORT CANAVERAL, FL -- The Disney Magic is the latest victim of the Covid-19 shutdown. Disney Cruise Line announced today that the Magic, the first cruise ship in the Disney fleet, will be sunk and turned into an artificial reef. With the high cost of maintaining the ship during the cruise industry shutdown, the write-off will help boost Disney's bottom line. I own a share of Disney. Why don't I get these calls? Robert "Bob" Chapek, CEO, and ... Read more
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Uncle Walt’s Insider Food Blog: Microwave popcorn

The secrets behind another one of Disney's best desserts! We're stuck at home and trying to get articles out of items at hand. UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Disney is known for their amazing food! Whether it's steaks and cheddar cheese soup at Epcot's Le Cellier, churros at Disneyland, or the chocolate soufflé in Disney Cruise Line's Palo, Disney food is a treat to your palate. We here at Uncle Walt's Insider Food Blog are dedicated to scouring Disney properties for the best ... Read more
Prototype of new Disney walk-through hand sanitizer tank. Photo courtesy freeskins.co.

Disney buying “walk-through vats of hand sanitizer” for park reopenings

It's "the easiest way to stop our guests from bringing disease." BURBANK, CA -- While many companies are retooling to create masks or ventilators, the Disney Company is going a different route. They have contracted with several manufacturers to build hundreds of "walk-through submersion vats." "We're just looking ahead, to try to get the parks open as soon as possible," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Even before this Chinese virus, we've always known the biggest 'ick' factor on our ... Read more
UWI Step Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: With the Jungle Cruise sinking, is Disney Cruise Line safe?

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: I was considering going on Disney Cruise Line with my family, but I just heard about the Jungle Cruise boat sinking. Can I trust that the cruise ship is safe?" - Lauren T., Braddock, PA VA X: Hi Lauren, thank ... Read more
The Leave a Legacy Cemetery at E.P.C.O.T. Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Epcot closure: what does it mean for me?

Here's how the Epcot Construction Closure will affect the average guest. And you. WORLD SHOWCASE LAGOON, FL -- As we reported, Epcot will be closed for the next two years, at least most of it. And it will affect your vacation. [Ed.: We're assuming here that your vacation will be at Walt Disney World. If you're vacationing in, say, the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Epcot closure is much less likely to affect your plans.] What we've done here at Uncle Walt's ... Read more