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Jack Skellington joins the Teacup ride! Photo by William Warby [CC BY 2.0] via Flickr.

Nightmare Before Christmas overlay coming to WDW!… on the Teacups?

So, good news and bad news. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- There is a favorite holiday ride modification at the original Disneyland Park in California -- and now it's coming to Florida! Just maybe not like we expected. For the past 37 years [Ed.: Eleven years before the movie debuted? Marty, quit making up numbers], Disneyland's Haunted Mansion has been transformed with the popular Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. The change happens in the Fall and stays through January, so that the overlay covers two major holidays! ... Read more
A pin shows Minnie Mouse with a racist flag. Photo by AntiquesNavigator.com.

Is Minnie Mouse hiding a white supremacist past?

A late-1980's pin surfaces with Minnie and a racist symbol. BR'ER BANK, CA -- Just when the controversy over Donald Duck's Nazi history had finally settled down, the Disney Company finds itself on the defensive again. And this time, it was because of a character no one expected. Minnie Mouse has some explaining to do. Pinning down her background Several Uncle Walt's Insider readers [Ed.: Two counts as "several," right?] called our attention to a 1989 official Disney pin which features Minnie Mouse and the Betsy ... 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
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by DisneyTouristBlog.com, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner annual passes go on sale!

Daily guest prices have not yet been set. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Parts of the new Disney Skyliner gondola system are just weeks away from opening -- and Skyliner Annual Passes are now available, exclusively through Uncle Walt's Insider! That's right, Disney has outsourced initial sales of its gondola passes to Uncle Walt's! For the low, low price of only $395.00 per person per year, you can be a "Skyliner Annual Passholder."  Perks and benefits In addition to unlimited rides on the Skyliner ... Read more
New name change coming, too? Photo by David Bjorgen [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

Florida Galaxy’s Edge scrapped; Residential Street returning

Out with the new, in with the old! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Big news from our Florida news bureau! [Ed.: Nice touch! Makes it sound like we actually have more than the one office.] Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park and Spa is officially scrapping Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge even before it opens. Instead, they will be rebuilding former attractions and original elements of the Studios, such as Residential Street, Catastrophe Canyon, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, and ... Read more