Florida Archives | Page 9 of 91 |
This will keep the Castle from being infected with guests. Photo by Michael Gray [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.

Walt Disney World reopens July 11th, 2025!

2025? Sounds like they're rushing into this. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Disney announced plans for the reopening of Walt Disney World at the May 27th Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force ("M27OCERTF"). A "phased reopening" of the parks will begin in just over five years! Jim McPhee (brother to Nanny McPhee), Senior Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World, presented the plans. McPhee broke out into song --one written, of course, by Disney Legend Richard Sherman. It was a catchy number, ... Read more
If you see any viruses there, report them to the nearest Cast Member. Photo by Thomas photography [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

More lessons from visiting reopened Disney Springs

More advice for inserting yourself among other diseased Disney guests DISNEY SPRINGS, FL -- In part one of our unexpectedly two-part series (we're really hurting for material with the theme parks closed), we gave some advice on what to expect when visiting Disney Springs in the wake of the coronavirus. Yes, we took on the danger for you, our readers. We walked around for literally minutes and even saw a couple of other masked people from a distance! You'll be happy to ... Read more
If you see any viruses there, report them to the nearest Cast Member. Photo by Thomas photography [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikimedia.

Disney Springs reopens! What you need to know

Practical advice for inserting yourself among other diseased Disney guests DISNEY SPRINGS, FL -- Disney Springs has reopened, without much coverage and fanfare. A few guests popped in to see if there were any sales, and to enjoy a churro. Many folks seem to be hesitant, though, waiting to see what happens after the reopening. (In other words, do the few who visit go home and immediate die a screaming death in agony?) Well, Uncle Walt's Insider is here to provide answers! We've ... Read more
The addition of a carrying handle will be a prominent change. Photo by Jedi94 [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia.

Shutdown bonus 2: Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Pocket Edition

First a foldable Epcot, now this! WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- While the theme parks were quiet, most of the time, there was some work going on behind the scenes. As we reported yesterday, EPCOT will be foldable, and that's not all Disney will have for guests when they return. Using similar technology, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be converted to Disney's Hollywood Studios - Pocket Edition! Guests will be able to carry the park in their own pocket, which will allow then to ... Read more
Epcot 2.0 Foldable. Concept art © Disney.

Shutdown bonus: Epcot 2.0 will be foldable!

It's the new trend in smart phone and theme park design. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- As anticipation builds over Samsung's new foldable smart phones, Disney Imagineers are using the technology in a new area: theme parks. Yes, after the current renovations, Epcot will be foldable! Uncle Walt's Insider spoke with Disney Imagineering chief Bob "Obviously the next Disney CEO" Weis about the changes. "It's something we couldn't have done while the parks remained open," said Bob "What is it with all these Disney ... Read more