Disney Theme Park News and Rumors

Fair Game

Flashback to 1999.  Beloved EPCOT Center attraction Journey Into Imagination has closed to make way for one of the most horrible abominations ever to grace a Disney theme park:  Journey Into YOUR Imagination.  Gone are Figment and Dreamfinder, replaced by everyone’s favorite Monty Python sell-out, Eric Idle.  The ride has been gutted, replaced by sparse […]

Fading Star…

Parkeology was on location at Disneyland Paris the other week. We discovered things both expected and surprising. The PR photos make it look so, well, magical! Disneyland Paris features Discoverlyland in lieu of Tomorrowland. It is meant to serve as an ageless look into the future as imagined by Jules Verne. One surprise came at […]

Indiana Jones Tank Restored from the Boneyard

I’ve never been fond of the boneyard aspect of Hollywood Studios.  A bunch of old movie vehicles rotting under the sun always depressed me.  It’s one thing when they’re just random street cars from some forgotten Christian Slater movie.  But it’s something else entirely when they’re iconic vehicles like the Indiana Jones tank from Indiana […]

Merchandise Mashup

I may not be the biggest fan when it comes to turning Disney theme parks into a shopping mall.  I still miss the days when the shops actually carried unique, one-of-a-kind items.  It was a simpler time, when the experience meant more than spreadsheets, spending trends, and maximizing ROI (which I think stands for “Roy […]

The Spanish Word for Pirate

Today we have a story in which a young child learns about other cultures.  He also learns about friendship, togetherness, and world peace, but not until EPCOT Center opens.  No, this story takes place way in the past, and the young child is me. Let me ask you a question that I think I know […]

Ever Evolving

One of the great things about Disney parks and Walt Disney World in particular is that stuff is always changing.  Even Madonna would have a hard time reinventing herself at this pace. It’s well documented that Walt wanted it this way.  He’s famous for saying that he wanted something he could endlessly tinker with, like […]