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In the Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room


“In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room, all the birds sing words and the flowers croon, in the tiki, tiki, tiki room” Disney has finally confirmed that Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room will (tentatively) reopen on August 15th in Walt Disney World’s Adventure Land. This follows a nearly year-long refurbishment after a fire broke […]

WDW Monorail to Stop Running Earlier Than Normal


In an interesting move, Walt Disney World has decided to shorten the time the monorails run from the parks to one hour after the normal park closing time (this begins July 11 for the Epcot Monorail and August 1 for the Magic Kingdom Monorail). This change will affect those using the evening Extra Magic Hours […]

Toy Story Midway Mania! Update Coming


Toy Story Midway Mania! will be getting its first update in late May. Imagineers have decided to replace “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” with “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” in which you try to pop balloons in pre-historic scenery in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure. This is the first time that Imagineers have […]

Disney World Cast Member Hurt at Tomorrowland Indy Speedway


A Cast Member was struck by a motorized cart Sunday, March 14, at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at Walt Disney World. The ride was reopened after an investigation by Orange County deputies. The Cast Member was airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The guest involved in the accident was not injured.

Top 7 Stories of 2009


As the final hours of 2009 and the decade pass by us, we here at Netcot.com wanted to share with you what we thought were the top stories (or news areas) of the year from around the Disney Company: 1) Transportation Woes (July 17) Two WDW Buses collide. The driver of one bus failed to stop […]

Disney’s Magic Makers: Roy E. Disney


Roy Edward Disney was born to Roy Oliver Disney and Edna Francis Disney in Los Angeles on January 10, 1930 (and is their sole child). As a child, he traveled to the Studio where he viewed the films the animators were working on (i.e. “Snow White”, “Pinocchio”) and acted as a sounging board to his […]

Roy E. Disney Passes Away at 79


Roy Edward Disney, son of Roy O. and nephew of Walt, who led two revolutions that changed the company has passed away at the age of 79. Roy E. started as a director of nature films with the Disney Company before taking an administrative position after his uncle and father died, but was declined. He […]

More Monorail Troubles for Walt Disney World


Last night a computer issue on the express monorail track left a monorail stuck between the Transportation and Ticket Center and the Contemporary Resort and took about 30 minutes to repair. The train had to be towed to the next stop along the beamway. This comes just three days after a major power outage knocked […]

Walt Disney World Finds a Twin


The Walt Disney World Company has chosen Swindon in Whiltshire, UK as it’s twin town. Rebecca Warren, a 20 year old building society worker, created the winning video and poem which eventually caused Disney management to choose the village. In 2010, a Swindon exhibit will be unveiled at Epcot.

Disney Wins Dismissal Of Segways Lawsuit And Settlement


The Walt Disney Company has won the dismissal of the Segway lawsuit and had the original settlement voided according to Bloomberg.com. In 2007, two Illinois residents and one from Iowa sued the Walt Disney Company because the park refused them from using their Segways in the park. Disney had agreed to settle the case by […]

Disney/PIXAR Sued Over Luxo, Jr.


Disney/PIXAR is being sued by a Norweigian lighting company, Luxo, over upcoming sales of a Luxo Jr. toy with the Blu-Ray discs of Up. The Norweigian company claims sales of the desk-lamp character (as well as the walk-around character in Walt Disney World), created by John Lasseter in 1986, will be devestating to Luxo. The company […]

Disney World and the Hurricane Watch (TD Ana, Hurricane Bill)


If you’ve checked the latest weather news, you probably saw that the first two named storms of the season have formed: Ana and Bill. Both are out in the Atlantic Ocean on their way to the Florida coast. Ana has run aground in the Caribbean and is weakining. If she curves northward, she might dump […]

Disney’s Latest Offer: Now for Annual Passholders


Walt Disney World has unleashed an unprecedented offer: in fear that the economy will cause annual passholders to not renew their APs, Disney is offering a 15 month annual pass for the price of 12. The promotion began on August 2nd. To utilize the offer, the passholder must be within the usual renewal window (60 […]

Walt Disney World Ticket Prices on the Rise


As the discounts at Walt Disney World continue, the price of a one day, one park ticket will increase from $75 to $79 (a one day, one park ticket for a child between the ages of 3-9 will now be $68), beginning Sunday.  The price to upgrade a ticket to “Park Hopper” status or “Water Park […]

Twelve Hurt When Two Disney Buses Crash


Just 11 days after the monorail accident at Walt Disney World, two Disney buses crash in front of the Contemporary Resort injuring 12 people according to the Orlando Sentinel. The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday when a southbound bus stopped to merge on World Drive. The second bus which was traveling northbound did […]