The Most Wonderful Time

It’s been quiet around the parkeology offices lately. As you might have guessed, this is because we went overboard on the Halloween party, and while Teevtee’s Cloverfield monster costume was a huge hit, those prosthetics gave him a severe case of carpal tunnel.

He barely survived the karaoke portion of the festivities.

So with this downtime, we’ve been digitizing our entire If You Had Wings sound effect library, catching up on our old restaurant menu preservation efforts, and rummaging through the pressure-sealed fire-proof display areas in the Parkeology basement, looking for an appropriate way to kick off the Christmas holiday season.

And predictably, we came up short, so here’s a picture of the Castle Dreamlights.

As seen on every freakin’ Disney blog in the world.

The Dreamlights were on last night for the first time this season, and that’s exciting, right? Right?? OK, it kinda is. I like the Dreamlights, and I love how the parks just seem different this time of year. I realize it’s not exactly new and different, which is what strive for here at Parkeology.

So with that in mind, I’m happy to present you with a bit of awesomeness you won’t find on any other Disney blog. Prepare to have your mind blown:

The backside of Dreamlights!

Wow, what a disappointment, huh? Promising something neat, and then resorting to a lame Jungle Cruise rip-off (and the most obvious, cliche, widely-quoted one at that). But come on, this is a unique angle, with the Prince Charming Regal Carousel in the foreground. Give us credit for a different perspective here.

I guess technically it’s still nothing you haven’t seen before. It’s just the back of the castle, and the same Carousel that’s been there for forty years. Well last night I tracked down something that you have never seen before, because it has never existed in a Disney park until this season. I know what you come to this site for, and I am to please. Feast your eyes on this little beauty:

Okay, we suck.

This is a brand new iphone cover that they now sell in the parks! They’ve had a version out with Cinderella Castle on it for awhile now, but never with the Dreamlights version! Limited Edition, baby! Snap these things up while you can, because if you don’t, you won’t see them again for a whole ‘nother year.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is, thanks for being patient. We really do have some good stuff coming, including a scary story that was originally planned for last Monday, and which is now totally inopportune! So if you’re all in the mood for a good old fashioned November ghost story, stay tuned for more.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to drive Teevtee to Austin, TX. Why that guy can’t see a specialist close to home is beyond me.

Comments (6)

  1. I’ll just be over here singing the theme song while you work on it.

    If you had wings, had wings…
    If you had wings, had wings… had wings…

  2. And of course the IYHW digitization project is very real and very important from a historical perspective. But because of certain parkeology governance rules, it cannot be released to the public for another 40 years.

  3. @Shawn, I can’t even remember the last time sarcasm was uttered in these parts. It’s probably been at least 10 minutes or so.

  4. I’m worried I’ve just gotten my hopes up with the line on digitizing the If You Had Wings sound library…

    You guys don’t do that sarcasm thing… right?

  5. Please insert now obligatory comment about the good stuff coming possibly involving a certain Animal Kingdom mystery door here.

  6. “digitizing our entire If You Had Wings sound effect library”

    Please tell me this is a real thing!

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