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The cast of "Disney's Hamilton."

“Hamilton” coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

And Lin-Manuel Miranda vows to read his Disney contracts more closely in the future. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been rumored for replacement for some time now. Uncle Walt's Insider can now confirm its successor, and this is huge news: Hamilton is coming to the Theater of the Stars! Broadway smash, Disney-style We caught up with David DeLoach, General Manager for Entertainment at the Studios. "We are so excited about this show coming to ... Read more
SunRail - still not popular! Photo by Artystyk386 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

WDW Railroad closed; still has more riders than SunRail

"Central Florida's commuter rail line" still lacks commuters. ORLANDO, FL -- Last month, Uncle Walt's Insider reported that SunRail was, surprisingly, now the 25th Safest Train in Orlando. This drastic move up into the rankings was caused by the closure of the Walt Disney World Railroad, which had previously occupied the #1 spot. However, it appears that the ridership rankings have not changed enough to move SunRail up. Disney still leads the way The Orlando Bureau of Misleading Railway Statistics publishes a report every month, ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 5

"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 -- StupidGuestTricks.com 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
Festival of Fantasy Parade, on its 14th pass. Photo by John Frost [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Magic Kingdom parade stuck in infinite loop

Pranking Cast Members kept directing the parade back onstage. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The popular Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom typically passes through the entire park in under an hour. Yesterday it took 5 hours and 37 minutes. "It was the weirdest thing," Averill Godfrey, 26, of McComb, MS, tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "My boyfriend and I were camped out in the hub, watching the parade pass. But it never finished." Déja vu "I'd seen the parade before -- it's a ... Read more
Vintage characters return to Disneyland next year! Photo by matterhorn [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via Disney Wikia.

“Vintage” characters to return for Disneyland’s 65th anniversary

Modern guests will relive the nostalgia and mental trauma of Disneyland's early years! ANAHEIM, CA -- The Disneyland Resort and Spa will celebrate its 65th anniversary next year, and the celebration promises to be something special!  Disneyland President Josh D'Amaro announced Friday that the year will be "retro all the way," so that guests will experience what the park was like in the 1950's. Back to the future "We'll be adding back old beloved attractions," D'Amaro said, "like Delta Dreamflight, the Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach Ride, ... Read more