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Slinky Dog Dash vehicle. Photo credit: J Marsh via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Slinky Dog car hopelessly tangled: News Brief for November 12

Slinky Dog coaster car irreparably tangled Just two months after the first vehicle for the upcoming roller coaster Slinky Dog Dash arrived at Disney's Hollywood Studios, park officials have announced that the vehicle has become "tangled beyond repair." Workers were cautioned against playing with the Slinky-themed vehicle, but apparently found it irresistible, making it walk down giant stairs and having it expand and contract. After the vehicle's springy shape hooked in on itself, the workers spent weeks trying to untangle it, but ... Read more
Favorite Disney characters by state

Every state’s favorite Disney character – what’s yours?

Uncle Walt's Insider has discovered the favorite Disney character for each state in the United States, as revealed by social media analysis and random telephone surveys. The most popular character by far is Anastasia from the 1997 Disney animated feature by the same name. Anastasia, the movie, has recently been adapted into a Broadway musical by Disney Theatrical Productions, which may account for the character's popularity. Here are your favorite Disney characters by state: Alabama - Anastasia Alaska - John Darling Arizona - Anastasia Arkansas - Anastasia  ... Read more
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News Brief: Updates for November 5

Maelstrom's displaced trolls file grievance Union officials representing trolls displaced by the reworking of Epcot's Maelstrom ride into Frozen Ever After have filed a formal grievance against the Walt Disney World Resort. The grievance lists several issues, including that the new attraction is not actually about Norway (the pavilion in which it is located), and that non-union trolls were brought in for the Frozen ride. No arbitration date has been set. Test Track rider ticketed for speeding Orange County deputies issued a traffic citation for "Unsafe ... Read more
Disney Dream Damage. Photo by PortNassauWebcam.com, via Twitter @PTZtv.

News Brief: Updates for October 29

Disney Dream damaged while Captain's teenage son "practicing" Disney Cruise Line confirmed today that the damage caused on September 30 to the Disney Dream (pictured above) was due to the cruise ship's captain allowing his son to "practice parallel parking." Company spokesmen refused to comment on any potential discipline, citing employee confidentiality. The damage has been repaired. Doc's medical credentials questioned Documents have surfaced indicating that Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs never actually completed medical school. In a statement, the Disney Company ... Read more
Big Hero 6 Little Golden Book, Walmart Floor Display 12/2014 by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube

Prequel fever: Production announced for “Big Heroes” 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Banking on a repeat of the success of the Star Wars prequels, Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced five new films taking place in the Big Hero 6 universe. Each of the films will be set in time before the events of Big Hero 6, and will correspondingly be titled Big Hero 1, Big Hero 2, Big Hero 3, Big Hero 4, and Big Hero 5. The first of these prequels, Big Hero 1, is scheduled to be released in December ... Read more