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Sign seen at the entrance of Kilimanjaro Safaris. Photo by BrokenSphere [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Secrets of the Savannah: Former Safari Driver tells all

You won't believe #4! The Kilimanjaro Safari Ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring. To help celebrate, Uncle Walt's Insider caught up with a former Safari Driver, and asked if she would share any good stories. Meet the Driver Jamie DeJameson worked at Kilimanjaro Safaris in the mid 2000's. She agreed to speak with Uncle Walt's on the condition that the editorial staff not try to play "Two Truths and a Lie" with her stories. Uncle Walt's is dedicated ... Read more
Did these companies "borrow" decades-old self-driving technology from Disney? Photo includes image by Jishnuzz [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Disney outrage: ‘Tesla stole our self-driving technology’

Disney claims technology from several attractions has been 'stolen' by large companies Shocking news from the Glendale, California, offices of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) today: an Imagineer says that several major companies have stolen research about self-driving cars from WDI. The Imagineer pointed to several examples of self-driving technology in Disney parks, including Jungle Cruise boats and Tomorrowland Speedway cars. A race for the first (?) self driving car Several companies are currently in a race to develop the first widely-accepted self-driving cars. Notable ... Read more
Tesla's new self-driving ECV, coming soon to Disney parks.

Tesla bringing self-driving ECVs to Disney parks

No longer will the scooters be driven by humans. Ankles everywhere rejoice. Following the recent announcement of an overhaul of Mission: Space to feature a Tesla Roadster, Disney has announced another partnership with Tesla. Disney has contracted with Tesla to provide the tech company's new self-driving Electronic Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) for rent in the Florida and California parks. The new, fully automated ECVs, code-named ECV+, will completely replace the current fleet. Driver - and everyone else - beware One of the biggest problems with ... Read more
News Brief: music video shoot coming to Disneyland!

News Brief: “Major” music video to be shot at Disneyland

Who says that Video Killed the Radio Star? ANAHEIM, CA -- A source close to Disneyland Resort Hotel Operations has informed Uncle Walt's Insider that a "major recording artist" will be shooting a music video at one of the hotels of the Disneyland Resort. The source mentioned a precedent for music videos being filmed at Disney Hotels. "Ever since the Beach Boys filmed Kokomo at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and DVC Villas and Wedding Pavilion and Spa, bookings have been off the ... Read more
Iron chefs Morimoto and Flay square off again at Disney Springs. Photo by Thomas photography [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Bobby Flay’s new Disney Springs Restaurant refuels Iron Chef rivalry with Morimoto, Puck

There's a(nother) new (Iron) Chef in town. 'Iron Chef' Bobby Flay announced recently that he would be opening a new restaurant at Disney Springs. His yet-unnamed restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2019. The new restaurant will rekindle a decades-old battle with Iron Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Wolfgang Puck. "Not a Chef" The feud between Flay and Morimoto goes back to when they first battled each other on Iron Chef. Following the battle, Morimoto declared that Flay (is) "No chef ... He stood ... Read more