Fading Star…

Parkeology was on location at Disneyland Paris the other week. We discovered things both expected and surprising. The PR photos make it look so, well, magical! Disneyland Paris features Discoverlyland in lieu of Tomorrowland. It is meant to serve as an ageless look into the future as imagined by Jules Verne. One surprise came at […]

Stupid Things I Notice While Riding Soarin’

Like many of you, I’ve ridden Soarin’ a number of times.  I’m talking Peyton-Manning-to-Marvin-Harrison number of times.  Cher-Cosmetic-Procedures number of times.  Maybe not Rednecks-on-COPS number of times, but certainly Jessica-Simpson-Attempts-Fourth-Grade number of times.  I’m telling you, I can recite every line of dialog in the movie word for word (that’s a little Soarin’ joke.  Some […]

Stocks and Bongos

The most evil buzzword in the theme park industry today is “interactive” (followed closely by “guest experience,” and rounded out by “Potter-killer.”)  I’m a traditionalist, darn it, and I prefer my theme parks shaken, not stirred.  If I have to hear about another “living character initiative” or “NextGen project,” I think I’m going to have […]