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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
SunRail - still not popular! Photo by Artystyk386 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

WDW Railroad closed; still has more riders than SunRail

"Central Florida's commuter rail line" still lacks commuters. ORLANDO, FL -- Last month, Uncle Walt's Insider reported that SunRail was, surprisingly, now the 25th Safest Train in Orlando. This drastic move up into the rankings was caused by the closure of the Walt Disney World Railroad, which had previously occupied the #1 spot. However, it appears that the ridership rankings have not changed enough to move SunRail up. Disney still leads the way The Orlando Bureau of Misleading Railway Statistics publishes a report every month, ... Read more
True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks.

True Tales of Stupid Guests: Episode 5

"True Tales: from the files of Stupid Guest Tricks" is an ongoing series, where we share believable stories of park guests' unbelievable stupidity. FROM STUPID GUEST TRICKS -- StupidGuestTricks.com is a website founded to provide Disney Cast Members and other theme park employees a place to vent about some of the idiots they've dealt with. Most Cast Members will tell you that 99% of the guests they deal with are wonderful, but there's always that 1% that lead to aggravation -- and ... Read more