Marty, Author at | Page 2 of 77
The Millenium Falcon before the accident. Photo by CrispyCream27 [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia Commons.

Teen pilot crashes Millenium Falcon; Smuggler’s Run ride closed

The Falcon is grounded for 3-4 weeks for extensive repairs. DISNEYLAND, CA -- It took less than ten days. That's how long the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Spa area has been open at Disneyland, with the Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run ride as its centerpiece. But now that attraction -- the only ride in Galaxy's Edge until Rise of the Resistance opens later this year -- is closed for repairs. Smuggler's Run puts guests into the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon, allowing them to ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 10

"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 -- 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
An average evening's crowd in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Video still from Letsee Media via Vimeo.

Disneyland sees spike in Light Saber injuries

Pictured: a typical evening crowd in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. DISNEYLAND, CA -- Disneyland Resort and Spa in Anaheim, CA, used to have a perfect record when it came to accidents involving Light Sabers. In fact, in the entire 64-year history of Disneyland Park, records show that not a single person reported an injury from a Light Saber. Blaster misfires, yes; accidental Force-chokes, sure. Those could hardly be avoided. Over the past seven days, there have been 107 reported Light Saber injuries at ... Read more
A rare photo of the sentient Speedway cars, taken just before the ride closed. Photo by Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Tomorrowland Speedway cars became sentient, began speaking

The shutdown earlier this year may not have been because of Tron. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When the Tomorrowland Speedway was closed at the beginning of this year, Disney gave construction of the new Tron roller coaster as the reason. And just like that coaster's delays were not construction issues but a ransomware attack, apparently Disney wasn't entirely honest about the Speedway closure. It closed because the cars became sentient. A future foretold If you've seen 2006's animated film Cars or any of its sequels ... Read more
Possible still from the set of the live-action Toy Story remake. Photo by Pat Loika [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Toy Story will get a gritty live-action reboot

Pixar's first live-action feature will tell a "dark tale of betrayal and vengeance." EMERYVILLE, CA -- For over two decades, Pixar Studios has been the undisputed leader in computer-generated animated feature films. In fact, they literally invented the genre, beginning with 1995's Toy Story. With the coming release of Toy Story 4, and with script issues delaying Toy Story 5: Woody Gets a Hernia, rumors are surfacing that Pixar will soon join parent company Disney's live-action remake craze. If true, a live-action Toy Story will ... Read more