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Concept art for the Disney Skyliner passing through the floating mountains of Pandora by Disney & Jedi94 [CC BY-SA 4.0] via English Wikipedia. Inset photo of Disney Skyway by Robert J. Levy [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

New Skyliner route will pass through Pandora

Everything old is new again. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Before the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa even opens its Skyliner gondola system, concept artwork has been leaked showing a future part of the system -- and it's a shocker. First, the new route will pass over Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Spa. And there, in an apparent reference to the old Disneyland skyway passing through the Matterhorn, the new Skyliner line will pass under the floating rocks of Pandora: ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 1

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is a new series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- 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
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

Disney raises food costs; churros still woefully underpriced

"How can you put a price on perfection?" WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As several reliable theme park news sites are reporting, Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas have raised prices on food items. (Uncle Walt's Insider is, of course, the only super-reliable theme park news site, but occasionally the others will stumble onto something.)  Price increases reported so far include: Regular fountain drinks up $0.70 to $3.99 Large fountain drinks up $0.80 to $4.49 Dasani bottled water up $0.50 to  $3.50 Bottled soda up $0.50 to $4.50  ... Read more
Disney guests videoing other guests videoing. Photo from Clifflix via YouTube.

Opinion: Stop videoing things that are already on YouTube

Stunning 4K professional videos are available of every ride, show, or other attraction. So why do people feel compelled to hold their phone up instead of, you know, just watching? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As the showtime approached, your reporter stood in a sea of guests in front of Cinderella Castle. The air was rife with excitement, and the smell of churros. Then the lights dimmed around us and music swelled. The crowd cheered, and suddenly the night was brightened by ... Read more
Costume party or Nazi Party?

PR nightmare: photos surface of Donald Duck’s Nazi past

Was it real? A costume party? An old satirical cartoon during wartime? BURBANK, CA -- Supreme Court nominees aren't the only ones having to deal with allegations of a troubled past. The Walt Disney Company is now scrambling to respond to an uproar caused by photographs of Donald Duck dressed as a Nazi soldier. Ducking the issues "The timing is certainly suspect," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Just after his uncle Scrooge McDuck becomes the fifth richest person in the ... Read more