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Guests try out the new Disneyland handcar on the former monorail track. Photo by FASTILY [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia and the National Park Service [CC0].

Disneyland goes greener: handcars replacing monorails

"With California shutting down electrical power, it's the natural next step." ANAHEIM, CA -- In a sign of the times, Disneyland is replacing its entire monorail fleet with guest-powered handcars. This signals a move away from environmentally suspect (and unreliable) sources of energy, such as electricity, to renewable sources like people. "Of course the Disney (the company) Company is committed to environmental issues," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "We're always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, like ... Read more
The proposed Disneyland monorail extension and new stations! Photo by atsirlin [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

Disneyland to extend Monorail to hotels!

What's next? A Disneyland gondola? ANAHEIM, CA -- Plans filed with the city of Anaheim, CA, show that Disney plans to extend the Monorail with stops at all 3 Disneyland Resort hotels. This will put Disneyland hotels in direct competition with the three hotels that surround the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Walt Disney World Resort [Ed.: and Spa]. Disney (the company) spokesperson, Jun Disney (no relation) shared more details with us. Details she shared with us "It is no secret that the Disneyland ... Read more
Party at Club 33! Maybe! Photo by Josh Hallett [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

We’re planning a Club 33 party once we hit 1000 Likes on Facebook!

Time to celebrate in style! UNCLE WALT'S INSIDER H.Q., SVALBARD -- Dearest Insider readers, we are just a short few clicks away from having one thousand Likes on our Facebook page! (It took over two years, which seems a bit long to us, but we're not bitter. Much.) [Ub: Speak for yourself, Marty.] And when we reach that goal, we want to reward our readers that got us to this milestone! So the plan now is to have a party at the world-renowned Club 33 ... Read more
Churros. Mmm... churros. Photo by Mark Mitchell [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr. Churros. Mmmmm....

TOP TEN holiday food items at Disney parks this year!

Trust Uncle Walt's Insider for the most comprehensive information available. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL & DISNEYLAND, CA -- It's the Christmas Holiday Season at Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas! While a lot of guests like the music or the decorations, most everyone especially loves the special food that appears this time of year. Uncle Walt's Insider reporters spent literally minutes researching and sampling holiday food on both coasts, just so we could bring you this list of the best treats. So with ... Read more
Without doubt, the best Star Wars holiday special ever. Collage by MixeD via YouTube.

BIG NEWS: Galaxy’s Edge WILL be themed to Star Wars Holiday Special!

The Holiday Special consistent ranks as everyone's third favorite Christmas TV show, just behind "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "Battlestar Galactica: Home for the Holidays?" BATUU -- With Halloween behind us and Christmas decorations spreading across Disney parks on both coasts, fans have been wondering: will the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge areas be decorated for the holidays? Uncle Walt's Insider can now answer that with a resounding "You betcha!" Sources tell us that the Star Wars areas on both coasts will ... Read more