Monorail Doors Fail to Close

When on Disney World’s Monorail and you hear “Por Favor Mantengase Alejado De Las Puertas” which is Spanish for “Please Stay Away From The Doors”, I guess they really mean it. Video and images are circulating of a Disney World Monorail Red car’s door staying open for the entire ride from TTA to the Magic Kingdom Station. The video above is courtesy of the Blog Mickey YouTube Channel. Luckily there are no reports of injuries due to this malfunction.  This malfunction is another in a recent long list of problems…

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Wait, What? Magic Kingdom Airport???

Really?  Magic Kingdom has an airport?  Why have I been flying into MCO all of these years then? Not so fast, Magic Kingdom USED TO have an airport. More like a landing strip and it is still there, sort of. The Lake Buena Vista Airport (IATA:DWS) was built in 1971 as a STOLport for use by Disney Employees, Executives and guests. It had scheduled passenger service to Orlando and Tampa provided by Shawnee Airlines. The airfield is located to the East of where the current Magic Kingdom to Epcot Monorail Spur runs…

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Disney And YouTube Drop PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts

Disney has severed ties with Pewdiepie, the world’s highest-paid YouTube star, after he posted several anti-Semitic videos. Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie) has posted nine videos featuring anti-Semitic comments or Nazi imagery, the Wall Street Journal reports. These include a video of men paid by Kjellberg to hold up a sign reading “Death to All Jews” (Kjellberg later referred to this as a joke gone too far) and another with a man dressed as Jesus who says, “Hitler did nothing wrong.” Multiple videos feature swastikas, while another includes photos of Hitler, with Kjellberg wearing a “Make America Great…

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Disney reveals how all Pixar films are connected

Eagle-eyed fans of Disney-Pixar’s animated films have long wondered if the characters in “Cars,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo” and other beloved Pixar flicks all lived in the same cinematic universe. The clues, they believed, were in each film’s Easter eggs, not-so-hidden nods to other films in the Pixar collection, which spans more than two decades, dating back to 1995’s “Toy Story.” For example, a “Toy Story” Pizza Planet truck shows up in just about every film, as does the number A113. Now, Disney has pretty much confirmed the fan theory by…

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They tried it: Disney World’s Big Thunder coaster rolls out kidney stones

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Does your insurance cover amusement park visits? Maybe it should. For years, David Wartinger’s patients told him stories of passing kidneys shortly after riding roller coasters . “Most urologists wouldn’t be surprised by this,” said Wartinger, a professor emeritus within Michigan State University’s Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties. Jarring motions and vibrations often jostle stones stuck on the outer area of kidney, enabling them to be passed. But one patient’s story prompted Wartinger to look at roller coasters more seriously. The patient told Wartinger he rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad inside Disney World’s Magic Kingdom three times in…

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