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The unique unload system for SUSPENDED; guests still exit through a gift shop. Photo by Blog Mickey.

“SUSPENDED: a Skyliner Adventure®” debuts at WDW

At over three hours, it's Disney's longest ride! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Normally, Disney publicizes new attractions well in advance of their unveiling. Disney fan sites also try to find out about new rides before any official announcement, and of course Uncle Walt's Insider usually scoops them all. But this one took everyone by surprise! On Saturday, the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa debuted a brand new thrill ride without any fanfare or announcement at all: SUSPENDED: a Skyliner Adventure®. So many firsts The ... Read more
UWI Step Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: Walt Disney World or Disneyland?

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've never been to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, and I live about halfway between them. It looks like I'll be able to go (solo) to one of them in January. Which way should I go -- ... Read more
The former Illuminations fountains and video globe at the State Fair of Texas. Photo by Walt, used without permission, and TheOneVader [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

Illuminations fountains, video globe, etc. given to State Fair of Texas

The new "Illuminations, Y'all: Reflections of Texas" debuts this weekend. DALLAS, TEXAS -- Texas fans of the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa are seeing some familiar gear at Dallas's Fair Park lately. The video globe that once was the centerpiece of Epcot's Illuminations fireworks show is the most recognizable, but apparently all of the fountains, lasers, barges, and other effects from the show have been packed up and sent to the State Fair of Texas. "We are deeply grateful to the Disney ... Read more
UWI Step Moms Panel

(Step)Moms Panel: Overcoming fears on the Disney Skyliner

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 started ask this to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, but I figure they would just be bubbly and positive, and I really can't handle that this early in the morning. I'm curious about the new Disney Skyliner ... Read more
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