Disney goes low-tech for Epcot's new nighttime spectacular.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Illuminations: Reflections of Earth has been a crowd favorite at E.P.C.O.T. Center and Spa since the early 90's. Illuminations, a dazzling combination of music, fireworks, pyrotechnics, yogurt, lasers, torches, live marine mammals, and a rotating globe with continent-shaped video screens (which show scenes of earth's history, mankind's achievements, and occasional live sporting events), remains extremely popular. [Note: The yogurt thing might just be me. I always enjoy a drinkable yogurt during Illuminations.]
Just one week after date-based ticket prices start, Disney changes the system again.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- It was only last month that the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa announced date-based pricing for its park admission. Shortly after that, the company responded to guest backlash by modifying the system, where admission was free but exiting the parks cost money.
Now the system is changing again, to a variable-pricing system that a Disney spokesperson claims "takes all the guesswork out of it": ...
We show you the best time to go. If you're planning ahead, that is.
UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- While Uncle Walt's Insider has been your go-to source for super-reliable theme park news for over 80 years*, we've only recently become aware that some folks actually like to plan vacations in advance? Some of you actually look for information online to help you decide when to travel to Disney parks.
Huh, that's strange. We usually just chuck stuff into a duffel bag and ...
We tackle the myths, legends, and tall tales that have sprung up about Disney parks.
UNCLE WALT'S H.Q., SVALBARD -- Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas are, without question, the most popular parks, resorts and spas ever created by a rodent. With so many people attending every year, it's only natural that some rumors and stories pop up from time to time about the Disney parks.
But are those stories true? Well, there is a relatively obscure fact-checking website out there that is ...
Troubling treatment of first-year performers.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Emil Horton*, 28, has been singing with the Dapper Dans at the Magic Kingdom for almost eleven months. While Horton describes his role as "loads of fun" and "the job of a lifetime," he tells Uncle Walt's Insider that rookie "Dans" can be subjected to some rough treatment.
Mild to serious hazing
"It starts pretty subtly," Horton shares. "The first week after training, I'm out performing on the street with the other three guys. ...