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 Zachary Berry

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

A collaboration between Disney and Ford created one of the most memorable attractions at the 1964 World's Fair. Unfortunately, the ride never made it to any of the Disney theme parks.

For both Ford Motor Company and Walt Disney, the 1964 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment. Ford was planning to introduce its new Mustang model at the World’s Fair, hoping that the “pony car” would be a success for the Ford Brand. Meanwhile, Disney received the opportunity to test out new technologies for […]

 Zachary Berry

UPDATE: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway on Its Way to Disneyland

UPDATE: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway on Its Way to Disneyland

The Disneyland version of the ride is set to open some time in 2022, while the Hollywood Studios version has had its release date pushed back to 2020

Earlier this year, The News Wheel wrote about Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a new road trip-based attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney has just revealed that Hollywood Studios won’t be the only theme park to receive the attraction, and it will also be added to Disneyland Make the Most of Your Trip to […]

 Zachary Berry

Mobile DJ “Cars” Character Makes His Way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mobile DJ “Cars” Character Makes His Way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

DJ, a interactive party vehicle, will make his debut at the park alongside its latest attraction, Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, a brand-new interactive show starring the cast from Pixar’s Cars films, is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the end of this month. However, that won’t be the only Cars-based attraction coming to the theme park. Disney is also sending the DJ character to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. How to […]

 Zachary Berry

Mickey, Take the Wheel! New Road Trip-Based Ride Starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse Set to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mickey, Take the Wheel! New Road Trip-Based Ride Starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse Set to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mickey and Minnie Mouse will receive their very first Disney ride this fall in the form of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, is a theme park in flux at the moment. The park is moving away from its original concept as a working movie studio as it adds new themed areas, such as the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Even the marquee attraction of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Great Movie Ride, […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the New Disney Channel Mini-Series ‘Fast Layne’

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the New Disney Channel Mini-Series ‘Fast Layne’

If you’ve got a tiny car enthusiast in your family who’s itching for a new show to watch, the upcoming Disney Channel mini-series Fast Layne might become their new favorite. From producers Matt Dearborn and Tom Burkhard (Zeke and Luther, Even Stevens) and creator Travis Braun (Vampirina, Muppet Babies), this new Disney show is already […]

 Zachary Berry

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 31

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 31

This new interactive show starring the "Cars" cast will bring guests face-to-grille with Lightning McQueen

If you wanted to learn how to be a high-speed racer, who would be the best candidate for your teacher? Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Danica Patrick? What about Lightning McQueen? That’s the premise of a new attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, entitled Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. Getting Around in Orlando: Top travel tips for Orlando vacationers […]

 Zachary Berry

How to Get Around Walt Disney World

How to Get Around Walt Disney World

Learn about all the different forms of transportation available at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is a lot larger than many first-time visitors realize. In fact, the property covers approximately 25,000 acres, or right around 40 square miles. With four theme parks, two water parks, and more than 25 hotels on property, making your way to each of these Disney […]

 Zachary Berry

Kelley Blue Book Reviews Test Track at Walt Disney World

Kelley Blue Book Reviews Test Track at Walt Disney World

KBB recently shared its thoughts regarding one of the most popular attractions at Epcot

Kelley Blue Book is an organization renowned for its automotive expertise and numerous vehicle reviews. However, KBB recently decided to evaluate a different kind of automotive-themed ride. Indeed, Kelley Blue Book recently posted a “review” for Epcot’s Test Track attraction on its website. Plan a Trip to the Parks: Road Tripping to Amusement Parks Test […]

 The News Wheel

Disney California Adventure Park Decorates Cars Land for the Holidays

Disney California Adventure Park Decorates Cars Land for the Holidays

If you’re visiting Disney California Adventure Park during the holidays, make sure to check out Cars Land’s unique decorations. David Caranci of Walt Disney Imagineering articulates the reasoning behind the auto-inspired garlands, trees, and other Christmas trimmings that guests will find in this 12-acre region of the theme park this year. “When cars decorate, they don’t decorate the […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Nissan Teams Up With Disney For ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Nissan Teams Up With Disney For ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Last year Nissan said that it was impressed with the triumph of its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story partnership with Lucasfilm and owner Disney. It seems as if the Japanese automaker is really taking that success to heart, because not only did Nissan partner again with Star Wars for The Last Jedi, but it […]

 The News Wheel

Disney Surprises People with a Real-Life “Zootopia” DMV Run by Sloths

Disney Surprises People with a Real-Life “Zootopia” DMV Run by Sloths

We all remember the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) scene in Disney‘s Zootopia, poking fun at how slow the process can be at the DMV. In the film, all of the DMV attendants are sloths, moving (and talking) in slow-motion – especially annoying for a rabbit like Judy Hopps. The scene turned out to be […]

 Zachary Berry

Lightning McQueen and Friends Celebrate “Haul-O-Ween” at Disneyland Resort

Lightning McQueen and Friends Celebrate “Haul-O-Ween” at Disneyland Resort

From September 15 to October 31, Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure will receive a spooky and spirited makeover

Halloween may still be a month and a half away. However, a certain set of four-wheeled friends at the Disneyland Resort are already getting into the spooky spirit. Starting today through Halloween, the Cars Land area at Disney’s California Adventure theme park is celebrating Haul-O-Ween. The Stars of Cars: Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, and Lea DeLaria […]

 Zachary Berry

GM CEO Mary Barra Joins the Walt Disney Company’s Board of Directors

GM CEO Mary Barra Joins the Walt Disney Company’s Board of Directors

When it comes to the automotive industry, few companies can match the influence that General Motors possesses. In a similar vein, the Walt Disney Company is one of the most powerful organizations in the realm of entertainment. GM CEO Mary Barra will now play a large role in both of these companies, as she has just […]

 Zachary Berry

Disney is Bringing the Tron Lightcycle Power Run Coaster to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

Disney is Bringing the Tron Lightcycle Power Run Coaster to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

When the Shanghai Disneyland Park opened in June of last year, one of the most highly-discussed and popular attractions at the theme park was the Tron Lightcycle Power Run. This bike-based launch coaster was different from any other ride that Disney had implemented into any of its parks. The novelty of the ride unsurprisingly made many domestic […]

 The News Wheel

Disney Adding Custom Ride-Share Fleet and Gondola Network to Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Adding Custom Ride-Share Fleet and Gondola Network to Walt Disney World Resort

Traverse the most magical place on Earth by utilizing a fleet of Minnie Mouse-themed vehicles and a network of gondolas

At the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, there are plenty of ways to get around. You can climb aboard a bus, board a ferry, or take a ride on the monorail (¡Por favor manténgase alejado de las puertas!). Even with all of these options to choose from, Disney World is constantly adding new means […]

 The News Wheel

Honda Unveils Custom “Minnie Van” at Disney’s D23 Expo

Honda Unveils Custom “Minnie Van” at Disney’s D23 Expo

Honda and Disney have teamed up to create a custom Odyssey based upon the always-iconic Minnie Mouse

Plenty of automakers have a minivan in their model lineup. But how many can claim to have a “Minnie” van? Honda now can. After all, the Japanese automaker unveiled its Disney-themed “Minnie Van” at the D23 Expo. A Choice the Whole Family Will Enjoy: Honda Odyssey Updates More Family-Friendly Than Ever  This one-of-a-kind Honda Odyssey is […]

 Patrick Grieve

If You Thought the Disney-Pixar “Cars” Universe Couldn’t Get Any Darker, You Haven’t Considered the Possibility of Car Hitler

If You Thought the Disney-Pixar “Cars” Universe Couldn’t Get Any Darker, You Haven’t Considered the Possibility of Car Hitler

Back in April, we reported that Jay Ward, the creative director of Disney-Pixar’s Cars brand, had a rather unsettling pet theory about the nature of the animated film franchise’s universe. “If you think about this, we have autonomous car technology coming in right now,” Ward said in an interview. “It’s getting to the point where […]

 Zachary Berry

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger Quit the White House Business Advisory Council

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger Quit the White House Business Advisory Council

Leading up to President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to remain as a part of the Paris climate accord or not, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared that he would leave the White House business advisory council if the President did decide to withdraw. As President Trump announced his intention to have the United States withdraw […]

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