5 Greatest Disney Rides by Decade: The 1980s

In a survey by top historians, the 1980s was named the world’s greatest decade of all time. Check any critical economic statistic you want. Action figures per capita? The Spielberg approval percentage? Chicago Bear shuffling rate? It’s all off the charts. Everything from Saturday morning cartoon viewership to Ewok market penetration ran through the 1980s […]

Big, ugly “temporary” things

We have made it to number 8 on our top ten list of the biggest park controversies.To catch up on the earlier entries click here. Today we look at a trend that started in the late 1990’s and in one case still plagues us today. 8) Cakes and Wands and Hats OH MY! Back in […]

Dinosaur 38 and the New Millennium

Here we are 14 years into the new millennium. It’s hard to believe. Some parkeologists weren’t even around when the planet’s odometer rolled over. If you had asked Millennium Me what he remembered about 14 years ago, he would have reminisced about the opening of Captain EO at Epcot, or that exciting announcement about the […]

The Top 20 Disney Theme Park Songs Of All Time

I have an entire iTunes playlist called “Disney Theme Park Music” because I don’t know what is going on with these modern songs. It’s all loud rock-n-roll with kids shaking their hips and whatnot. What happened to those bygone days when a “Taylor Swift” was something seen during a riveting bird-watching expedition? I wish we […]

Spaceship Earth Literacy Rates Plummet!

There’s an old Seinfeld episode, the meta one, where Jerry and George are discussing the concept for their TV show, which they’re about to pitch to NBC. The famous “show about nothing.” During the scene, they cast about for things which their characters could do on the show. George suggests that they could do normal […]

Spaceship Earth and the Invention of Time Travel

It seems every other week I’m apologizing for not posting anything. Usually it’s a time-wasting excuse, such as “I was trying to beat World 8-1 in Super Mario Bros.” or “I was watching Colts pre-season football” or “I was trying to explain to someone younger than 30 what Super Mario Bros. is.” But this time, […]