Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary Countdown to Extinction

On the occasion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary, we reflect on its celebration of all animals — living, imaginary, and extinct. And since we’re Parkeology, we’re going to focus on that last part with a Top 20 Countdown to Extinction. It’s fast! It’s a blast! It’s in the past! 20. Poached Elephants Kilimanjaro Safari […]

The Four Dragon Kings of the Theme Parks

When it comes to mythical beasts, dragons are royalty.  Unicorns are upper class, a little bit snooty, sort of pampered.  Griffins are middle class, your sort of everyday run-of-the-mill hybrid creatures, and jackalopes are like the serfs tending to the fields and making jokes about the unicorns behind their backs.  The other mythical beasts fall […]

Sea Serpent’s Revenge

We interrupt our normal postings to deal with an ongoing issue here at the Parkeology offices.  We have already apologized profusely, but it seems there is just no pleasing some groups. Some of our newer readers may not be familiar with this feud, so first a bit of history.  Back in January, we endeavored to […]

Where great rides go to die PART 2.

In our last installment we took a look at the bizarre journey parts of the Horizon’s show scenes took as they traveled from Orlando to Paris only to become in essence garbage.  I had mentioned that in the video we could see another piece of Disney history rotting away in the “bone-yard” of Disney Studios […]