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Top surprise announcements at the D23 Expo

Disney's going all in on... whatever the latest thing is. Sorry, we haven't read the article yet. ANAHEIM, CA - The yearly D23 Expo in Anaheim is always the source of juicy news, and as usual, Uncle Walt's Insider is full of it! Here are some of the biggest announcements from Disney this year: TRON Lightcycle Run's opening day announcement date announced The new Magic Kingdom attraction's opening date will be announced by September 3 of next year! Or maybe that was when they ... Read more
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“Ellen’s Energy Adventure” star has a cameo in new Guardians ride!

Aaaand it's not Ellen. EPCOAT CENTRE, FLORIDA -- Breaking News! Uncle Walt's Insider has confirmed a previously top secret celebrity cameo appearance in the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride!  In homage to the recently departed Ellen's Energy Adventure, there is a very momentary cameo in the new ride by none other than Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nye starred in the old attraction as a spirit guide, materializing in Ellen's Dream to help her learn about energy. Contrary to the popular rumor, ... Read more
Seems like they're just recycling their concept art, too, huh? Photo © Disney & Marvel. Kind of.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind to be re-themed to Twilight Zone

After the Guardians retheming of the Tiki Room and Pirates flopped, could this mean that the GotG craze is over? EPCOT, FL -- Millions of people have already had the chance to try out the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction, and the reviews are in! And friends, they aren't good. Bob "Bob" Chapek wasn't on hand to unveil the most recent roller coaster to welcome guests. (In fact, he only shows up in places he feels are safe, like his ... Read more
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Step-planDisney: Will the TRON ride at Magic Kingdom be different from the one in Shanghai?

The Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer 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-planDisney (Step)Moms: I see the new TRON roller coaster at Magic Kingdom is making progress. Will it be different at all from the original ride at Shanghai Disneyland?" - Tamara Keys, Tacoma WA Marty: Hi, Alicia! Thanks for writing. Love your music. The Shanghai ... Read more
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Epcot’s Guardians coaster to feature “Thanos queue”

It's like a single-rider line, but with only a 50% chance you'll get to ride. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Excitement continues to build around the new, completely-park-appropriate "Guardians of the Galaxy" roller coaster currently being built at EPCOT. The coaster, slated to be finished in 2038, has Marvel fans rejoicing (and Epcot Center purists in anguish). New details are emerging about the ride as construction progresses. The attraction will feature the usual Standby and Fastpass+ queues, but instead of a single-rider line, ... Read more