Disney Theme Park News and Rumors

The Great Iconic Food Race

I have a love-hate relationship with Universal Studios. By which I mean, I love to hate them. For an entire decade and a half, they deserved all the hate and then some. Universal Studios Florida was a masterpiece of ugly when it opened. Islands of Adventure left so many opportunities on the table. They were […]

Festival of Pandora

Parkeology has been quiet lately, as we gear up for WDW47, the most challenging, self-serving, borderline stupid theme park encounter ever attempted. Preparations are now more than a month underway, and while we think we have gone further than any run-of-the-mill Wilderness Explorer has ever gone before, there remain several insurmountable obstacles that must be […]

May the Force be With You!

It’s Confirmed: Star Wars expansion is coming to Walt Disney World and big changes are on the way. We all knew it was coming. We have all heard the many, many rumors and now we have word that the big announcement is imminent and should be made official at a huge press gala in a […]

Awesome Park Merchandise – March 2013

One of the things I like to do from time to time is just provide pictures of various merchandise items I come across while visiting the parks. These usually take the form of clever t-shirts. Today, I’d like to branch away from that, by starting with more clever t-shirts, but ending with two other really […]

The sad end of an era

In 2011 when Steve jobs died I felt sad. I never met him, never had any contact of any sort with him and yet I was sad. He touched my life through his work at both Pixar and Apple. It was a strange experience to feel a read sadness for the loss of someone I […]

The First Disney Pixar Movie

2012 is the Bizarro Year. This year, we hailed California Adventure, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the Magic Kingdom as shining beacons of incredible theming. Tokyo Disney Sea’s newest rides are a transplanted carnival game thing and a Magic Carpet spinner. At the box office, Spiderman and Batman got beat up by second tier superheroes like […]

A Day Long Remembered

There’s a part of me that is afraid to write about Lucasfilm and Disney. If there are two obsessions I have shared since childhood, it is theme parks and Star Wars. And not always in that order. There’s a good reason why I created parkeology.com and not bloggathehutt.com. For one thing – in spite of […]

Gaston Has a Zit and Other News

Not to make the poor guy feel bad. But he really did. It was quite prominent on the side of his nose, and no amount of stage make-up was going to cover it up in the harsh Florida  sun. Somehow I don’t remember this feature being touted in the rousing drinking song. Gaston was out […]