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Universal's Volcano Bay now has a heated pool. Photo (modified) by Disney Tourist Blog, used by permission.

“A shutdown miracle”: Universal’s Volcano Bay erupts during closure

"If the park had been open, who knows how many guests would have died." ORLANDO, FL -- In what some are calling "a shutdown miracle" (and to be fair, others are calling "fake news"), Volcano Bay erupted on Tuesday. The volcano is a feature of a water park at the Universal Orlando Studios, Theme Park, School of Witchcraft & Wizardry and Spa. Although it was not thought to be dormant, since it regularly belched smoke, steam and fire, park officials did not ... Read more

Photo feature: Monorail goodwill tour reaches Hawai’i

But now we've lost track of where it is. HONOLULU, HI -- After stopping in 22 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states plus Texas, the 2018 Monorail Goodwill Tour has reached the Hawaiian Islands. Here are some photo highlights from the various Hawaiian landmarks visited on the tour: Any idea what could have happened to it? Let us know in the comments below! 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
Mount Kilauea erupts at Walt Disney World. Photo courtesy of

Hawaiian volcano eruption affects Disney parade

Apparently a lava fissure opened under Maleficent's head. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The ongoing eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii has claimed a new victim -- Maleficent the fire-breathing dragon, until now a fixture in the Magic Kingdom Park's Festival of Fantasy Parade. A spokesperson for Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas tells Uncle Walt's Insider that during Friday's parade, a lava fissure from the volcano opened in midair, directly beneath the head of the dragon, causing it to burst into flames. ... Read more