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Various Disney World drummers in cages, as all drummers should be. Photo by charactercentral.net, deleted account via Reddit, WDW360.com, insidethemagic.net, and Acoustical Solutions.

Following noise complaints, Disney will cage drummers

Don't worry -- most of the cages let in air. BAY LAKE, FL -- In a move that's sure to spark controversy (and protests from People for the Ethical Treatment of Drummers), The Walt Disney World Resort, Dispensary, and Spa has begun adding drum cages for all musical acts within the parks.  Drum cages are clear Plexiglas shields, placed around a drum set (and corresponding drummer) to minimize noise. This is particularly useful for quiet environments, such as churches, libraries, auditoriums, Congress, theme ... Read more
Not a Disney park. Photo courtesy Pixabay.

Universal Orlando announces something new, and we have the details!

We knew it would be big, but we didn't know it would be THIS big! ORLANDO, FL -- According to numerous tweets, Universal Orlando Resort, Nail Salon, Spa and Spaceport will be making a big announcement later today. Although none of the tweets specified exactly what was happening, they say that "something EPIC is coming."  Speculation on the Internet is rampant. Many people are thinking that it's going to be an announcement of a fourth theme park. [Ed.: You've been reading their marketing ... Read more
Definitely not a Skyliner gondolier. Photo by Peter K Burian [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Gondolier crushed when Disney job application rejected

His kind of gondolier on the Skyliner would need a much longer pole. KISSIMMEE, FL -- In preparation for the opening of the new Skyliner gondola system at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Kosher Deli, Disney's Casting department has been seeking out applicants to staff the new transportation system. However, one candidate was extremely disappointed to learn he will not be among them. A gondola is a gondola, right? After our article yesterday announcing the sale of Skyliner Annual Passes, one reader ... Read more
Extremely deceptive concept art of the new Hagrid ride. Photo courtesy Universal Orlando.

Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure – possessed?

Well, I guess that would explain it. ORLANDO, FL -- Shortly after it's grand opening, the new “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure” at Universal Orlando Resort, Spa, and U-Pick Blueberry Farm continues to be plagued by various issues. We already reported that the ride's namesake, Rubeus Hagrid, won't fit into the ride's restraint system. We've also seen a lot of complaints on social media about even bigger [Ed.: Be sure to distinguish that we mean bigger as in the scope of the problem, ... Read more
Aircraft about to land at Walt Disney World's new airport. Photo by Todd Anderson, courtesy Disney Parks Blog.

New WDW airport opens sooner than expected

You'd think they'd wait until the runway was poured. EPCOT CENTER ATC CENTER, FL -- Less than one hour after we announced the opening of a new airport at Walt Disney World Resort and Spa, the first flights arrived at the airport. Several eagle-eyed readers called us to let us know that a flight of six aircraft passed over Epcot, on their way to land at the new airport! They aren't 737s, so we know it's not Southwest We are not sure which airline made ... Read more