Visit 1998 Dinoland Today!

Go to Disney parks long enough and you’ll turn into a Time Traveller. Everything was better the way it was before. Spaceship Earth was better with Walter Cronkite. Space Mountain was darker before they added Slater and Howie Mandel to the queue. Lines moved faster before FastPass. Eventually, you’ll start seeking out those small corners […]

Country Dinosaur Jubilee

The story goes that when Disneyland was first being built, they had no funds, no good ideas, and no edible landscape with which to manufacture a good Tomorrowland.  Today, they might just fill it with character greeting areas and call it a Fantasyland Expansion, but back then they just went with whatever they had:  Bathrooms […]

Animal Kingdom’s Lost Water Temple

For some time now, daring Parkeologists have been hard at work tracking down a fabled treasure — the Lost Water Temple of Animal Kingdom. One periodically heard rumors of it. Obscure references turned up in ancient Incan tablets, or in a manuscript fragment discovered in some European abbey, or in one of those original stapled […]

New Parkeologist – NOW WITH VIDEO!

Well, after a lot of begging Shane has seen it fit to promote me from lowly “guest contributor” to a full time parkeologist. That means that I will be diluting Shane’s enlightening prose with posts of my own from time to time.   Shane previously posted my attempted explanation of the Dinoland USA back story […]

Chester and Who-ster?

  It’s finally here.  The great Dinoland opus from friend and collaborator Teevtee.  The man who caught Joe Rohde baby-dunking.  It’s about time he got around to sending me something new rather than resting on his laurels.  I’ve been pestering him for days now.   Regardless of how you feel about Dinoland’s story (and I […]