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The Disney Princess and the Disney Princess. Photos by Chad Sparkes [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr & [CC0] via MaxPixel.

Cruise-confused: both DCL and Princess ships to be named “Disney Princess”

The name does fit both cruise lines' naming conventions. CELEBRATION, FL & SANTA CLARITA, CA -- It's a corporate snafu for the record books, and we can't wait to see how this plays out. Within minutes of each other, both Disney Cruise Line and Princess Cruise Line announced the name of their next cruise ship -- and they are both the same. Each says their next ship will be called the "Disney Princess." What's in a name? While Disney is the smaller company -- ... Read more
Disney charges a Bear. Photo by HarshLight [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Disney caught recharging animatronics at Tesla Superchargers

Pirates, bears, princesses and presidents all need a boost now and then. ORLANDO, FL -- Tesla has tens of thousands of "Supercharger" stations around the country and around the world. Each is supposed to be reserved for Tesla vehicles, but drivers have reported seeing some "familiar characters" hooked up to the devices. "I'm a Disney fan, an Annual Passholder, and I drive a Tesla Model S," says Orlando native Avery Ware. "So it was a surprise to plug in at my favorite Supercharger ... Read more
The "Newyddion Ffug" navigates the Rivers of America. Photo by Michael Gray via Flickr & David Hawgood via geograph.org.uk [CC BY-SA 2.0].

Lost Welsh narrowboat arrives at Disneyland

It's not a new attraction; the driver just took a wrong turn. Or two. ANAHEIM, CA -- Guests at Disneyland Park were treated to a rare sight yesterday: a narrowboat from Wales on the Rivers of America. Park officials were at a loss to explain the boat's presence, but fortunately one of Uncle Walt's Intrepid reporters was on hand, having camped out overnight on Tom Sawyer Island to get another day out of his one-day pass. Lengthy interview Gruffydd Morris, 63, owns and operates the vessel. ... Read more
Take the plunge on La Grande Sortie, new for 2019! Photo CC0 via PxHere.

New coaster will deposit guests outside of the park

Montréal's Six Flags park tries a daring new ride strategy. MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC -- La Ronde, Six Flags' one Canadian theme park, will open a new ride this season with a unique feature. It will deposit its riders outside of the park, forcing them to either pay to come back in or go home for the day. La Grande Sortie (in English, "The Big Sortie") is a simple ride. Riders seated four across, in a car with seven rows, exit the loading area directly onto ... Read more
Disney finally starts using both sides of the track. Photo by KaiBorgeest [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Monorails added to underside of track, doubling rider capacity

Walt Disney World continues to experiment in guest transportation methods. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As guest attendance numbers continue to climb at The Happiest Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort officials struggle to manage the crowds. One solution, of course, is to raise prices and make the place way too expensive for the riff raff. While that program is underway and shows some success, there's still the issue of what to do with the people who still show up. Disney ... Read more