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0.000000012% of the Skyliner videos uploaded within the last hour. Photo collage via YouTube, now that it's running again.

YouTube crashes, overwhelmed by Disney Skyliner videos

The popular video site can handle a lot, but not this much. SAN BRUNO, CA -- The official opening of the new Disney Skyliner gondola system yesterday brought praise, delight -- and millions of guest-shot videos of the experience. There were so many videos, in fact, that YouTube servers crashed under the strain. "We routinely add over 500 hours of new video content every day," said YouTube (the company) spokesperson Jun Tube (no relation). "And we can handle many times that. But it ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel: a reader questions our authority

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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) Moms: This really isn't a planning question, but... I get that you're just ripping off the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and the disclaimer says you 'may or may not' be stepmoms. Are any of you actually stepmoms? Why should ... Read more
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(Step)Moms Panel: Will golf get a reluctant hubby to Walt Disney World?

The Uncle Walt's Insider (Step) Moms Panel answers 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) Moms: I'm trying to get my husband to take our family to Walt Disney World, but he's just not that excited about the idea. He's an avid golfer, and I know Walt Disney World has golf courses. What can ... Read more
Nothing but net! And a backboard. And the new Tomorrowland sign. Photo by wdwnt.com.

Hoop and backboard added to new Tomorrowland sign

Now the sign's not only functional, it's interactive! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fans have had mixed reactions to the new Tomorrowland sign installed at the Magic Kingdom Park and Spa last week. Some like the new design, while others object because it is different, and change is scary. As it turns out, though, the sign was not complete. After the park closed for the night at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, workers attached an oversized basketball backboard and hoop to the sign.  What does ... Read more
New enclosures for ugly PhotoPass photographers. Photo by wdwnt.com.

New PhotoPass system isn’t automated; just hides ugly Cast Members

It solves the problem of "guests not smiling, and children crying." WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney fandom has been in an uproar in the past week over a new "automated" PhotoPass system at the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa. Photos have surfaced showing holes for the new system in character greeting room walls. But Uncle Walt's Insider readers can rest easy, because we (as always) have the true story: PhotoPass photographers aren't being replaced, just hidden. Especially the uglier ones. Sparing feelings "It's ... Read more