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Disney finally starts using both sides of the track. Photo by KaiBorgeest [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Monorails added to underside of track, doubling rider capacity

Walt Disney World continues to experiment in guest transportation methods. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As guest attendance numbers continue to climb at The Happiest Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort officials struggle to manage the crowds. One solution, of course, is to raise prices and make the place way too expensive for the riff raff. While that program is underway and shows some success, there's still the issue of what to do with the people who still show up. Disney ... Read more
Epcot's Germany Pavilion (annexed territory not shown). Photo by Sam Howzit [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

World Showcase chaos: Germany Pavilion invades France Pavilion

 “Die Remy-Attraktion war schon immer ein Teil von Deutschland!”  WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Details are still scarce, but apparently Cast Members from Epcot's Germany Pavilion invaded the France Pavilion today in a daring pre-dawn raid. Authorities suggest the raid was timed to coincide with the U.S. government's partial shutdown, which enabled the Cast Members to get past the American Adventure Pavilion. No casualties have been reported, as French Cast Members quickly surrendered. Onlookers report shouts of "Deutschland-Pavillon über alles" and "Die Remy-Attraktion ... Read more
New Carbonite Freezing Experience coming to Galaxy's Edge. Photo by swimfinfan [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Galaxy’s Edge to offer “Carbonite Freezing Experience”

"It isn't a pleasant experience." -Bob Chapek ANAHEIM, CA -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas announced today that the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge areas will feature a "Carbonite Freezing Experience." This will be an added-cost attraction that will allow the purchaser, or the guest of his choosing, to be frozen in carbonite, like Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. "We anticipate a lot of your nerdier Star Wars fans will want to try it out once, just to see what it's like," ... Read more
WDW is adding NCAA Division I sports! Background image by US Army Reserve [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

WDW College Program to add scholarship sports, join SEC

Cast Members hope to reach the college playoffs within five years. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Walt Disney World College Program provides job experience and college credit to over 12 thousand students per year. And now Disney will add a new perk for those students: NCAA Division I athletics! Many benefits "We've been looking at this for some time," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "We already pay our CP Cast Members next to nothing, so it was pretty easy ... Read more
The cast of "Disney's Hamilton."

“Hamilton” coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

And Lin-Manuel Miranda vows to read his Disney contracts more closely in the future. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios has been rumored for replacement for some time now. Uncle Walt's Insider can now confirm its successor, and this is huge news: Hamilton is coming to the Theater of the Stars! Broadway smash, Disney-style We caught up with David DeLoach, General Manager for Entertainment at the Studios. "We are so excited about this show coming to ... Read more