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Hey, look! He's even doing the two-finger point! Photo courtesy TripAdvisor, slightly (?) altered.

Disney to buy Holy Land Experience, replace images of Jesus with CEO Chapek

Walt: "Hey, Marty, can you make a cover image for a story on Bob Chapek replacing Jesus without being too blasphemous?" Marty: "Can I finally get paid for doing this?" Walt: "Ha ha ha ha ha! No." ORLANDO, FL-- Disney has announced exciting plans to acquire and reopen the Holy Land Experience theme park! In an all-cash deal valued at, oh, let's round it up to $20, Disney will buy the property, buildings, and intellectual property associated with the park. (See our companion article: ... Read more
A passenger jet on final approach over Bay Lake, as seen from the Contemporary Hotel. Photo by Mike Belobradic via YouTube, TheMightyQuill [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr, and maybe a couple of others. We lose track.

This is why Magical Express was canceled! Walt Disney World Airport opens in 2022

We're a little surprised no one staying at Fort Wilderness noticed the construction. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans frustrated with the end of Disney's Magical Express may now have reason to chEAR -- Walt Disney World's new airport will open soon. Guests will now fly directly into Walt Disney World, without the need for the Magical Express! Uncle Walt's Insider first broke the story in 2019 that Walt Disney World was clearing land for an airport, incorporating the original STO/L runway ... Read more
Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

13 surprising ways Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

The number one tourist destination in the world is solidly middle-aged now! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL - Fifty years! A lot has happened since Walt Disney World first opened its gates so long ago. There was Nixon, and, uh, disco, ... something about the Berlin Wall... The moon landing? No, that was before. We really should have paid more attention in school. Anyway, we at Uncle Walt's Insider are so excited to be able to celebrate our favorite celebrity born in October of ... Read more
Seriously, what is the connection here? Photo © 2021 Disney; inset photo by Back9Network [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Flavor Flav named official Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Ambassador

Personally, we don't get the connection. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, & Gangsta Rap Hall of Fame, resort officials have announced that Flavor Flav, co-founder of rap pioneer group Public Enemy, will be an official Ambassador of the parks. Disney (the company) spokespizzle Jun Disney (no relation) had this say: "That's right, Flavor Flav is our official Ambassador. His signature look and style is copied on Cinderella Castle, ... Read more
Uncle Walt's Insider presents Disney Pet Peeves

Our 14 biggest Disney Pet Peeves

In spite of what Uncle Walt insists, Disney is not perfect. (Yet.) Does anyone not like Disney parks? No! Everybody in the world loves Disney wholeheartedly. [Note: Just like on Facebook and Twitter, anyone commenting with an opinion to the contrary will be suspended for spreading disinformation.] But is Disney perfect? Maybe, but there are still a few things that bug us when we go to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, or any of the 37 other Disney parks around the world. (Can you ... Read more