Theme Park Life

WDW47 An Adventure 20 Years in the Making

Tomorrow is the official attempt, but in many ways, WDW47 is already underway. The two members of Team Parkeology are already on site. Supplies have have been packed. The ponchos have been rolled. Alarm clocks have been set. All that remains is to add one more bit of complexity to this insane quest. To take […]


Because I can’t resist talking about this crazy plan, I wanted to address some questions that have come up. I’m not going to tip the whole schedule this early, because what’s the fun in that? But I can’t help obsessing over the details. When is the attempt? Sunday, June 16th. Which happens to be Father’s […]

Final Prep…

Its almost here… Nearly 20 years in the making (more on this later) the impossible is about to come true (or fail spectacularly) WDW 47 is set to launch in just 4 days. Plans have been made and remade. Numbers have been crunched. Test runs have been held. Strategy has been discussed, scrapped, altered and […]

Double the Fun

  T-7 Days and counting… The most epic, challenging, outrageous and downright INSANE event in Parkeology history is only a week away. Despite the already nearly insurmountable odds we just made it even more difficult. If getting one person through the entire roster of WDW rides in one single normal operating day wasn’t hard enough […]

WDW47 Revealed

If you’re wondering why it’s been kind of quiet here on Parkeology, it’s because I’ve been working on a new obsession. It’s a little project of mine. An insane, magnificent little project of great worth to humankind. I mentioned this way back in April (4/7), which is appropriate because this mission is entitled WDW47. We […]


There is nothing to see here tonight. This post can be completely ignored. But since today is April 7, I couldn’t let today go by without announcing my intention to complete WDW47. I did not come to this decision lightly. In fact, it is the culmination of years of training. My wife has already told […]

6 Crazy Niche Markets Discovered by Disney

Lots of companies are good at reinforcing the necessity of their products (posted from my iPhone). But only Disney can discover the craziest niche markets and then sell the heck out of it to a captive audience. It seems to have exploded in the last 15 years. Weird stuff that nobody ever thought worthy of […]

Point Counter-Point

Years ago when Saturday Night Live used to be funny (no even before Will Ferrell… no even before Phil Hartman… no even before Eddie Murphy; we are talking original cast here) in the mid 1970’s a staple of the then unique fake news segment was called “ Point- Counterpoint”. Weekend Up-Date co-anchors Dan Aykroyd (who […]