History comes full circle, as Disney now owns the inspiration for its own theme park castles.
BAVARIA, GERMANY -- A real-life fairytale castle, long said to be the model for Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and later Disney castles, is now in the hands of Mickey Mouse. The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that it had acquired the picturesque 19th-century castle set in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.
"We've built fiberglass castles, inflatable castles, and stone castles," Disney spokesperson Jun Disney [no relation] ...
"We thought people would go all over the parks, but once they find a churro cart, they stop."
Just two weeks after Google announced that its Street View service was expanding to feature the interior of all 14 Disney parks worldwide, an internal study shows that most folks use the service to find and then stare at churro carts.
The next best thing to being there
Google launched Street View in 2007, providing a way for viewers to see the world from street level ...
Turns out the previously-announced changes were just the beginning.
The winds of change continue to blow at The Walt Disney Company. After the controversial measures were first reported by Uncle Walt's Insider last November, Disney fans and detractors alike have been lighting up the internet arguing the pros and cons of the moves. In spite of the response, the company forged ahead with making the modifications permanent in January.
And now, Uncle Walt's has learned, more radical changes are on their way that ...
Disney claims technology from several attractions has been 'stolen' by large companies
Shocking news from the Glendale, California, offices of Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) today: an Imagineer says that several major companies have stolen research about self-driving cars from WDI. The Imagineer pointed to several examples of self-driving technology in Disney parks, including Jungle Cruise boats and Tomorrowland Speedway cars.
A race for the first (?) self driving car
Several companies are currently in a race to develop the first widely-accepted self-driving cars. Notable ...
"We know how to best serve the sea life in our care."
GLOUCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS -- In a statement released Thursday morning, frozen seafood company Gortons, Inc., announced that they had acquired SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. The SeaWorld parks, which have seen falling attendance following criticism of their handling of the sea creatures in their care, have been looking for a buyer for several months. Gorton's spokesman Rudy Hartell tells Uncle Walt's Insider, "It's synergy. They have sea creatures, we need sea creatures. ...