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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
Concept art for Russia's Island of Dreams theme park.

Unopened Russian theme park most visited in the world – News Brief for Jan. 7

Texas teen tries to find a "Last Airbender" ride in Pandora - Land of Avatar Most guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park have been dazzled by the park's new Pandora - The World of Avatar area, and particularly its two blockbuster attractions, Avatar: Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey -- but not Tyler Roth. Roth, a 16-year-old high school student from Round Rock, Texas, is a "huge fan" of Avatar: The Last Airbender ("the TV series and comic books, not ... Read more
Lamar Price's "best picture" from a recent Walt Disney World vacation.

Dad fired as family vacation photographer (photo feature)

Lamar Price is out of a job -- as his family's vacation photographer. A 44-year-old Boston native and father of two, Price has always tried to capture the special moments and everyday magic on each vacation. However, following a recent nine-day trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, his family unanimously voted that on future trips, someone else should handle the camera. A perfect record "Nine days!" Price's wife Beatrice told Uncle Walt's Insider. "Nine days we were at Walt Disney World! You know ... Read more