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Cinderella Castle Suite listed on Airbnb: News Brief for November 19

Disney fan berates arriving tourist for calling Orlando airport tram a "monorail" Orlando International Airport security had to intervene on Friday when self-described "Disnerd" Neal Stutz of Golden, Colorado, began shouting at another arriving passenger aboard one of the airport's automated people movers, after that passenger referred to it as a monorail. "It's not a monorail!" Stutz tells Uncle Walt's Insider. "It drives me batty to hear people call it that, when clearly it travels on a double pathway. And don't even ... Read more
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You won’t believe what Disney is doing next!

Disney fan sites have been reporting a drastic change coming from the Disney Company, and fan message boards and news sites have been stumbling over themselves to either confirm or refute the rumors. Research from our own Uncle Walt's Insider team has suggested that the news is actually real, and now Disney itself is confirming the story. In spite of the mixed reactions -- including near-outrage from some quarters -- it is actually happening, A history of excellence The Walt Disney Company has ... Read more
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Pyongyang Disneyland plans revealed

Shortly after halting construction on the previously-announced Disneyland Texas Resort last week, the Walt Disney Company today revealed its plans to build a Disneyland-style theme park in an unlikely location: Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Disney theme parks through the years The first Disney theme park, Disneyland, was built in Anaheim, California, in 1955, and that location later added a second gate, Disney's California Adventure. In 1971 the Walt Disney World Resort opened southwest of Orlando, Florida, and ... Read more
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Slinky Dog car hopelessly tangled: News Brief for November 12

Slinky Dog coaster car irreparably tangled Just two months after the first vehicle for the upcoming roller coaster Slinky Dog Dash arrived at Disney's Hollywood Studios, park officials have announced that the vehicle has become "tangled beyond repair." Workers were cautioned against playing with the Slinky-themed vehicle, but apparently found it irresistible, making it walk down giant stairs and having it expand and contract. After the vehicle's springy shape hooked in on itself, the workers spent weeks trying to untangle it, but ... Read more
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Town of Disney OK sues to stop Disneyland Texas Resort

Just weeks after Disney Parks and Resorts announced plans for a new, Texas-themed resort, those plans are in jeopardy. The town of Disney, Oklahoma, has filed a lawsuit against the Disney company over the new resort, halting construction. Disney, Oklahoma With a population of less than 400, the quiet town of Disney, Oklahoma, sits on an island at the southwestern end of the Great Lake of the Cherokees in northeastern Oklahoma. In fact, the residents there often refer to the town as "Disney ... Read more