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Step-planDisney: The rumored Cars/Raya/Moana/Frozen/Tangled/Garfield crossover movie – real or fiction?

Uncle Walt's Insider step-planDisney (Step)Moms answer your real questions with their own totally reliable advice. [Lawyer-mandated disclaimer: do NOT rely on this advice. Our panel of experts may or may not be actual stepmoms, but they are definitely evil.] "Dear step-planDisney (Step)Moms: Will there be a crossover movie with Cars and Raya and the Lost Dragon and Moana and Frozen and Tangled and Garfield?" - Malikhi Brandon, Bellevue, NE Marty: Dear Brandy, thank you for writing. A crossover with Cars, Raya, Moana, Frozen, Tangled & Garfield? ... Read more
A rare photo of the sentient Speedway cars, taken just before the ride closed. Photo by Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Self-driving Tesla cars coming to Autopia and Tomorrowland Speedway

Could you program in a different destination? GLENDALE, CA -- Are the cars in Disneyland's Autopia and the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland Speedway being replaced with self-driving Teslas? That what some are saying, including our own headline. An anonymous Disney insider who recently left the company [Ed.: Hi, Joe!] has leaked a document detailing a new relationship between Elon Musk's Tesla and Disney. The document provides for attraction sponsorship by Tesla, a sponsorship that will bring self-driving, all-electric cars to Disneyland's Autopia and the ... Read more
A rare photo of the sentient Speedway cars, taken just before the ride closed. Photo by Theme Park Tourist [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons, modified.

Tomorrowland Speedway cars became sentient, began speaking

The shutdown earlier this year may not have been because of Tron. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When the Tomorrowland Speedway was closed at the beginning of this year, Disney gave construction of the new Tron roller coaster as the reason. And just like that coaster's delays were not construction issues but a ransomware attack, apparently Disney wasn't entirely honest about the Speedway closure. It closed because the cars became sentient. A future foretold If you've seen 2006's animated film Cars or any of its sequels ... Read more
A publicity still from MoanaCars. Photo ©2018 Disney/Pixar.

Pixar announces Cars / Moana crossover film

The two popular (and merchandise-friendly) franchises will finally meet onscreen! EMERYVILLE, CA -- Describing it as "a comic clash of cultures," Pixar Animation Studios announced today that production has begun on a movie that combines characters from Cars and Moana.  "Everything we do at Pixar is driven by story," said Pixar and Disney Animation President Ed Catmull. "And I can guarantee you we have a story here. Sure, right now, the story is something along the lines of, 'what happens when our most lucrative franchises ... Read more
A parking lot that kind of looks like the Polynesian. Photo by airbus777 from Washington, DC, USA (Saipan airport terminal) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Disney clarifies: NO charge for resort parking; just for leaving

Overnight parking remains free to resort guests, unless they want to drive away. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Disney fandom has been abuzz in the last week since the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida announced that resort guests could no longer park a vehicle overnight at their resorts for free. After the initial announcement, matters where confused when the new charges appeared on the official Walt Disney World website, then were removed, and then reinstated. Uncle Walt's Insider has gotten to the bottom ... Read more