Disney Theme Park News and Rumors

5 Snap Judgments From the Relaunched Mission SPACE

Disney officially relaunched Mission SPACE last weekend — and two other scrubbed missions (Universe of Energy and The Great Movie Ride) promptly buried it in the news stack. So much for the celebration. We’ve had our eyes on the relaunched Mission SPACE for a few weeks — ever since everyone learned that Mission SPACE would […]

Parkeology: Disney News Update 6/30/17

With lots of big events soon to be announced at D-23 we thought it was about time to start a semi-regular column covering some of our thoughts on the current Disney news. We know that everyone’s feeds get inundated with Disney PR as is, but we hope to cut through some of the haze. Don’t […]

3 Ways Universal’s Jimmy Fallon Ride is the Grim Future of Theme Parks

Universal Studios Orlando has just opened their new Jimmy Fallon Ride — Race Through New York, replacing the old Twister show. They nearly stole Disney’s crown with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter a few years back. And since that time, they’ve poured out a never-ending stream of quick jabs (Transformers, Diagon Alley, Reign of Kong) […]

Swiss Family Treehouse Added a Brand New Scene and Somehow Everyone Missed It

The Swiss Family Treehouse recently returned from refurbishment. Just the usual. Replace some leaves. Paint some props. Fix that water wheel. Again. Oh, and somebody — a beautiful, wonderful somebody — added an entirely new scene. To understand what this means, you have to consider what we’re up against. Blockbusters in Adventureland By the time the […]

Disney Rolls the Dice on Rumored Gondola Transportation System

The internet is abuzz with a rumored gondola system coming to Walt Disney World. According to this article, the Gondolas would link the Caribbean Beach Resort, Pop Century, and Art of Animation with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While we think the gondolas have some curb appeal, we’re just a tiny bit cynical about how […]

The World’s First Strategy Guide to Pandora: The World of Avatar

With the grand opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar fast approaching, Parkeology is pleased to offer the world’s very first comprehensive strategy guide for touring this amazing new land. Sure, we resorted to educated guesses for most of it. But that’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make in order to be first. Now you […]

Hollywood Studios Adds Star Wars Holiday Special Fireworks

Following last week’s announcement that a new Christmas show would be replacing the popular Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular at Hollywood Studios, Disney officials announced that they are retooling the show to keep both the Star Wars and the Christmas themes intact. The Star Wars Holiday Special Nighttime Spectacular will debut on November 14, 2016. […]

Disney Doubles Down on Fading 70s Puppet Show

While its rival opens up yet another ho-hum thrill ride based on a monkey from the 1930s, Disney has revolutionized the theme park business with announcements for not one but two next-generation themed experiences, aimed squarely at the emerging Millenial audience. Dubbed a “Potter-killer” by industry pundits (a reference to Universal’s well-received Harry Potter lands), the […]