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Disney unveils new Monorail Clear

Disney unveils transparent monorail

After Disney's successful open-door monorail test two weeks ago, "Monorail Clear" makes its first run Little more than a week after plans were leaked about a possible new "convertible monorail" design coming to Walt Disney World Resort, the Disney company has surprised everyone with a totally unexpected addition to the fleet: an entirely transparent monorail train. The new "Monorail Clear" debuted on Saturday. A new addition to an aging fleet The Walt Disney World monorail system, one of the most heavily-traveled in the world, ... Read more
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Disney: controversial changes will be ‘permanent’

Uncle Walt's Insider reported in November about radical changes coming to the Disney company, with far-reaching and controversial impact throughout the resorts, theme parks and even upcoming movies. Disney fan sites and forums, including our own, have been ablaze with heated discussions, with most of the comments being negative. In spite of the controversy, however, Disney announced yesterday that the changes would be permanent. Too much, too soon? When Uncle Walt's first reported the news, blowback was immediate. Although the modifications and additions ... Read more
Six Flags "cast member" Luka Fisher, 22.

Six Flags employee pretends he’s a Disney cast member

Six Flags of Texas employee Luka Fisher loves his job. He just wishes it were somewhere else -- specifically, at one of Walt Disney World's four Florida theme parks. And often, in his head, that's exactly where he is. "I grew up loving Disney," Fisher tells us. "My family even visited Walt Disney World a couple of times when I was in elementary school. And my parents will tell you, once I visited there, I wanted to live there. Not just in ... Read more
Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure Park, soon to be Pixar Pier. Photo by Carlyc999 via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

New “Pixar Pier” to be entirely computer rendered

Most of the former Paradise Pier area at Disney California Adventure Park has been closed, ostensibly to convert it to "Pixar Pier," a celebration of that animation studio's biggest hits. However, Uncle Walt's Insider has learned that the new land will actually be digitally rendered in real time, rather than constructed usually traditional techniques. Falling short of Paradise Paradise Pier was one of California Adventure's original lands -- and one that drew heavy criticism from Disney purists. Up until the park's 2001 opening, ... Read more
The on-again, off-again Earfful Tower at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Earfful Tower to return “seasonally” – News Brief for Jan. 14

Na'vi protest lack of cast members Representatives of the Na'vi people from Pandora have filed a written protest with the administration of the Walt Disney World Resort, saying that the Na'vi should be hired as cast members in the new Pandora - the World of Avatar land at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The protest letter notes that in the past, Walt Disney World has staffed its various pavilions and hotels representing different countries and areas of the world with cast members ... Read more