Sea Serpent Redux

To the Staff of Parkeology.com, It has come to my attention that you recently ran one of your little articles about Walt Disney World family of sea serpents.  I guess it was cute.  I didn’t really read the whole thing.  I must, however, take exception with your research practices.  Maybe you just had an off […]

Proud History of Sea Serpents

Walt Disney World seems to have a great fondness for sea serpents.  There are several that have appeared in various locations throughout the property. The most fanciful serpent prowls the waters of the castle moat in Magic Kingdom.  At one time, he had a great fondness for Swan Boats, but now he just suns himself […]

Lions, check. Tigers, check.

Hidden Mickeys are such a big deal now for casual fans.  But these aren’t really secrets anymore, not with Disney publishing big yellow books on how to find them.  No, the real money is in finding tributes to other lesser known characters (and no, you can’t just put a bow on it and call it […]

Elephants Are The Future

I had forgotten all about this strange little episode in Walt Disney World history until a friend of mine reminded me about the Epcot space elephants.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Elephants invaded Epcot for a circus spectacular sometime in the mid 80s, and it is indeed everything you could hope for. The circus was […]

Buggy Exit Signs

Exit signs are often taken for granted, but Imagineers don’t like to leave anything unthemed.  Even if it’s just a font change, the standard emergency exit signs that are found in most public places are crafted to blend into their environment. My favorites are the signs inside the Tree of Life Theater (otherwise known as […]

Footprints in Cement

Disney’s Hollywood Studios likes to make a big deal out of the celebrity handprints around the Chinese Theater.  And I’ve already called out the handprints of famous animators that were once easily accessible at the Animation Tour.  But there are even more celebrity footprints over by Echo Lake, and most people just walk right over […]