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Disney: controversial changes will be ‘permanent’

Uncle Walt's Insider reported in November about radical changes coming to the Disney company, with far-reaching and controversial impact throughout the resorts, theme parks and even upcoming movies. Disney fan sites and forums, including our own, have been ablaze with heated discussions, with most of the comments being negative. In spite of the controversy, however, Disney announced yesterday that the changes would be permanent. Too much, too soon? When Uncle Walt's first reported the news, blowback was immediate. Although the modifications and additions ... Read more
Six Flags "cast member" Luka Fisher, 22.

Six Flags employee pretends he’s a Disney cast member

Six Flags of Texas employee Luka Fisher loves his job. He just wishes it were somewhere else -- specifically, at one of Walt Disney World's four Florida theme parks. And often, in his head, that's exactly where he is. "I grew up loving Disney," Fisher tells us. "My family even visited Walt Disney World a couple of times when I was in elementary school. And my parents will tell you, once I visited there, I wanted to live there. Not just in ... Read more
The on-again, off-again Earfful Tower at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Earfful Tower to return “seasonally” – News Brief for Jan. 14

Na'vi protest lack of cast members Representatives of the Na'vi people from Pandora have filed a written protest with the administration of the Walt Disney World Resort, saying that the Na'vi should be hired as cast members in the new Pandora - the World of Avatar land at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The protest letter notes that in the past, Walt Disney World has staffed its various pavilions and hotels representing different countries and areas of the world with cast members ... Read more
An open door during a recent monorail ride at Walt Disney World. Photo credit: abbieprimeknits via Instagram.

Open door points to Disney’s new convertible monorail design

A video recently posted to YouTube appears to show a dangerous situation aboard Monorail Red. Taken from the inside of a passenger car as the monorail train travels to Epcot, the video shows one of the doors to be open. Was this a malfunction, or has Disney implemented an open door policy? Uncle Walt's Insider sent a crack team of investigators to dig further into this situation, and our findings will shock you. Mark VI Monorail - an aging fleet The current Mark VI monorail ... Read more
The late George Weaver, longtime Mayor of Main Street USA, in Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. Photo credit: Scott Smith via Flikr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Mayor resolves trade dispute between Tomorrowland and Frontierland

December in Disney's Magic Kingdom Park might have been unpleasant, as a long-simmering trade dispute between Tomorrowland and Frontierland threatened to bring the 2017 holiday season to a screeching halt -- that is, until the Mayor of Main Street U.S.A. stepped in! Trade dispute goes back years In 2011, the most-talked about treat at the Magic Kingdom was a pretzel in the likeness of Mickey Mouse. It was only available in Frontierland and fans of this tasty treat flocked there to buy one, ... Read more