scoop Archives - Uncle Walt's Insider
Not a Disney park. Photo courtesy Pixabay.

Universal Orlando announces something new, and we have the details!

We knew it would be big, but we didn't know it would be THIS big! ORLANDO, FL -- According to numerous tweets, Universal Orlando Resort, Nail Salon, Spa and Spaceport will be making a big announcement later today. Although none of the tweets specified exactly what was happening, they say that "something EPIC is coming."  Speculation on the Internet is rampant. Many people are thinking that it's going to be an announcement of a fourth theme park. [Ed.: You've been reading their marketing ... Read more
Definitely not a Skyliner gondolier. Photo by Peter K Burian [CC BY-SA 4.0] via Wikipedia.

Gondolier crushed when Disney job application rejected

His kind of gondolier on the Skyliner would need a much longer pole. KISSIMMEE, FL -- In preparation for the opening of the new Skyliner gondola system at the Walt Disney World Resort, Spa, and Kosher Deli, Disney's Casting department has been seeking out applicants to staff the new transportation system. However, one candidate was extremely disappointed to learn he will not be among them. A gondola is a gondola, right? After our article yesterday announcing the sale of Skyliner Annual Passes, one reader ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner annual passes go on sale!

Daily guest prices have not yet been set. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Parts of the new Disney Skyliner gondola system are just weeks away from opening -- and Skyliner Annual Passes are now available, exclusively through Uncle Walt's Insider! That's right, Disney has outsourced initial sales of its gondola passes to Uncle Walt's! For the low, low price of only $395.00 per person per year, you can be a "Skyliner Annual Passholder."  Perks and benefits In addition to unlimited rides on the Skyliner ... Read more
A few of the non-Disney gondolas. Photo by, used by permission, modified.

Skyliner delayed; wrong characters put on gondolas

Walt Disney World's new gondola system has... too much character? WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- Just months from its projected opening, the Disney Skyliner and Spa gondola system has encountered a new snag. Rather than leave the vehicles wrapped as originally planned, they decided to decorate each ride vehicle with cartoon characters. One problem: no one told the designers that they were limited just to Disney characters. There's variety, at least Ride vehicles show characters from such non-Disney properties as Shrek, the Flintstones, H.R. Puff-n-stuff, Star ... Read more
The new, boring appearance of Disney Skyliner cars. Images © 2019 Disney Parks via YouTube.

Skyliner cars to remain completely covered

Disney caters to guests with fear of heights. WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- When park officials announce the construction of the Disney Skyliner gondola system, they released concept art showing colorful, whimsical gondola cars featuring Disney characters. However, apparently the actual cars are much more bland. Video footage released by Disney parks last week show the cars completely wrapped in a bland brown material. We reached out to Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation) for an explanation. The thrill is gone "Isn't it ... Read more