Disney Theme Park News and Rumors

Disney missed one…

We are not the most serious bunch around here… if you have read a Parkeology post then you probably have a pretty good idea that we like to goof around.  But that does not mean that we are not also full of clever (and accurate) tips and info that Disney fans may find useful. Such […]

Think Green

As you probably already know, Innoventions is full of garbage.  In fact, it’s one of the featured exhibits.  They love to teach you what the future will be like, and in the future, we will recycle everything. Recycling seems to be a common thread among Epcot pavilions.  Ellen recycles sunlight, Test Track recycles kinetic energy, […]

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Queue

This tree is so much more awesome living 30 feet away from where it used to live. Today I want to talk about Interactive Pooh.  No, I will not be stooping to any cheap bathroom jokes.  I hope.  But I did get a chance to see the new Queue for Winnie-the-Pooh out at the Magic […]

Mountains of Snow at Mickey’s Christmas Party

  Playful spooks have interrupted our virtual tour!  Today we take a quick break from exploring the video game disasters of the past and focus on a little something I like to call… irony. I had a chance to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Quite Contrary Harry Carrey Very Merry Christmas Party last weekend.  Something […]

Yeti Kitty

The sharp folks in the Disney Merchandise department have recently revealed a hidden storyline in Expedition Everest:  Legend of the Forbidden Mountain: Curse of the Black Pearl: The Ride: Part I. Original Everest concept art, in rug form.  Unfortunately due to budget cuts, Imagineers are no longer permitted to weave concept art.  After scouring a […]

More Space At Everest

It’s already the tallest mountain on the planet, why shouldn’t it get even more real estate? I’m speaking, of course, of Mt. France, as French Heritage Week continues its unprecedented run here on parkeology.  Mt. France, as everyone knows, is … ah, forget it.  I’m taking a break from France posts.  But don’t worry, I […]

Back in the Saddle

When it comes to naming a carousel after a Disney movie, one can look back and easily arrive at Cinderella.  It’s a natural fit, since she had a pet horse which was turned into a human, and mice which were also turned to horses for about twenty seconds of screen time.  This obvious conclusion only […]

Monsters Before Monsters

Yesterday Universal finally announced an opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Judging by the carefully retouched hi-res publicity photos and the always-accurate concept art, they have obviously knocked it out of the park. Oh, stop being so sarcastic, you say.  It’ll be good.  And I have to admit, I’m looking forward to […]


A few monorails around the resort are starting to take on a new look.  They will stay this way at least for the next nine months or so, until Walt Disney Pictures gives birth to the sequel to a certain breakthrough film from 1982. No, Condorman was 1981. There’s a lot of internet buzz for […]