Theme Park Life

Disney Animated Movies Canon – The Rise of Disneyland

Each of the 54 canonical Disney Animated Features has a connection to the theme parks. And we’ll find them all or die trying. Today we take a look at the movies of the 1950s and 60s. Other time periods are labeled “The Golden Age of Disney Animation,” but the films of this era are so brilliant, it’s no […]

Team Parkeology Media Blitz!

Thanksgiving is of course a wonderful time to give thanks and celebrate all the good things that have happened in the past year. Around Parkeology nothing has been bigger than the first ever successful running of WDW46.  We have been taken aback by all the coverage we have received; from articles in the Orlando Sentinel and […]

WDW46: The Trailer

What a week. Not only did we complete WDW46 but also we have been featured in the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando CBS station.  Then things got really crazy: the New York Daily News has interviewed us and CNN and local stations have picked up the story across the country. There may be some even […]

WDW46: Redemption City

I should have known what was in store when Ted’s flight from Chicago was delayed by electrical problems. WDW46 was still 18 hours away and already we were falling behind. The planning for WDW46 began almost within days of completing WDW47 in the summer of 2013. We ended that run with 48 rides — 45 of them […]

Paper Paper; get your paper here!

We are 24 hours away from WDW46; the countdown has begun. Ted is en route to Orlando, Shane is scouting the parks and planning for all possible mishaps and all systems are go. For nearly 17 months the gears have been churning as the Parkeology machine marches towards inevitable victory. For us theme park geeks […]

Two Days Until WDW46

Today we continue on with our series on the best animated film park tie-ins. We have some all-time classics on the list here. Fox and the Hound, Black Cauldron, Oliver and Company. These films not only– Ah forget it, we can wrap up that series later. We want to keep the momentum building for WDW46, […]

You asked for more, we are giving you less!

Riddle me this Batman: When is 46 greater than 47? Disney may own Marvel but the DC universe queries us with an interesting quandary: is less ever more? Can 46 be greater than 47? The answer is most assuredly yes. Though it may seem paradoxical experiencing the 46 operating rides at WDW today is in […]

WDW46 – This Time It’s Personal

If you know about Parkeology at all, chances are it’s because of something called WDW47. And now, like any crass sequel, we are going to attempt to revisit the original. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the parks. But first, a brief timeline to show how we got to this moment: […]

The Game Changer

INT. PARKEOLOGY OFFICES – NIGHT Park guide maps and power bar wrappers litter the table. Old FastPass tickets are strewn on the floor. Somewhere under the rubble, a stopwatch continues to run. Forgotten. SHANE sits on the floor with his back to the wall. Spent coffee cups around him, maybe something stronger. He hasn’t showered […]