Was Michael Eisner the man who saved or nearly destroyed Disney? Parkeology takes a quick look back at the good years of one of the most influential personalities in Disney’s history.
Lost and Abandoned Disney Details
Florida may be the Sunshine State, home to wonderful waterparks like Blizzard Beach. But it is not immune to meteorological catastrophes. No storm looms quite as large in the collective Central Florida memory as the freak blizzard that descended in the spring of 1995. Parkeology has spent many months interviewing long-time local residents about this […]
Much More Than a Park Upon opening Walt Disney World promised to be more than a clone of Disneyland. It was an entire vacation kingdom. Disney offered many activities outside of the park: water sports, camping, golf, tennis, horseback riding and more. Among these diversions was The Fiesta Fun Center, a unique paradise hidden within […]
In what is sure to redraw the battle lines between history and myth, a recent expedition to the remote Rivers of Light viewing area has delivered an unprecedented glimpse of the Animal Kingdom Water Temple. What they found sent shock waves through the industry. Once thought to be a legend in the vein of El […]
The Soarin’ preshow has been at the center of controversy ever since the ride’s Epcot debut in 2006. The original Soarin’ preshow video starring Patrick Warburton (who first found fame as Puddy on Seinfeld) was digitally altered to remove references to the ride’s original title of Soarin’ Over California. However, when the ride changed to […]
Most guests don’t even know about Fantasia Gardens mini-golf. It’s a secondary excursion at best – the kind of freebie they used to dole out on your all-inclusive package, right up there with “free admission” to Wide World of Sports or a crappy t-shirt from Planet Hollywood. Even Disney Transportation forgets about it. A self-assured Cast […]