He'll be replaced by audio-animatronics.
DISNEYLAND, CA -- Actor Harrison Ford, age 77, has informed Disneyland officials that he will no longer be playing Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones Adventure ride. A spokesperson for the actor says that the repeated performances for each ride vehicle, involving rope climbing and outrunning large boulders, was becoming too much for Ford, especially when combined with his multiple daily performances in Florida's Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular.
The ride will be closed for "refurbishment" in early November. ...
Docking at the Morocco and Germany Pavilions may not satisfy the "non-U.S. port of call" requirement, though.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- In what is being called a cost-saving measure, the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa has reflagged its fleet of "Friendship boats." The boats now are officially registered in the Bahamas.
Having foreign-flagged vessels operating in U.S. waters is not unusual. Most cruise lines, including Disney's, have non-U.S. flagged ships, so that U.S. labor laws will not apply to their crew.
At over three hours, it's Disney's longest ride!
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Normally, Disney publicizes new attractions well in advance of their unveiling. Disney fan sites also try to find out about new rides before any official announcement, and of course Uncle Walt's Insider usually scoops them all. But this one took everyone by surprise!
On Saturday, the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa debuted a brand new thrill ride without any fanfare or announcement at all: SUSPENDED: a Skyliner Adventure®.
So many firsts
The new Uncle Walt's Insider Skyliner gondola is the most popular one, naturally.
REEDY CREEK, FL -- It's been a long time in coming, especially since Uncle Walt's Insider was founded over 80 years ago. But the Disney Company is finally honoring our humble website with it's own Skyliner gondola car!
Finally, the recognition we deserve
At a special ceremony yesterday, Mickey Mouse and Bob "Robert" Chapek, chair of Disney Parks, Experiences, Consumer Products, and Spas, unveiled the all-new Uncle Walt's wrap on one of ...
The new "Illuminations, Y'all: Reflections of Texas" debuts this weekend.
DALLAS, TEXAS -- Texas fans of the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa are seeing some familiar gear at Dallas's Fair Park lately. The video globe that once was the centerpiece of Epcot's Illuminations fireworks show is the most recognizable, but apparently all of the fountains, lasers, barges, and other effects from the show have been packed up and sent to the State Fair of Texas.
"We are deeply grateful to the Disney ...