An old Sherlock Holmes story is the secret to the dancing skeleton riddle on Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland.
The movie fizzled, now what? Read About the Movie in Part One Here By the fall of 1990, it was clear that Dick Tracy was a dud. After the film’s tepid reception Disney removed the character from the parks; leaving behind only hints as to what could have been. Tracy-related shows, shops, and attractions were […]
These weird deaths are crazy enough on their own. But the Disney theme park connection takes things to an eerie new level.
In the 1990’s Disney went a little nuts. We take a look back at some shocking events on the Jungle Cruise and perhaps the greatest show Disney has ever created.
Disney has changed attraction names more than a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race changes costumes. Parkeology investigates what’s in a name.
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.
Disney used to produce weird movies, create weird plots, craft weird food and of course create weird Disney attractions. Truthfully most of Disney’s past is weird. Human sized talking mice, singing tiki birds, banjo-playing bears, politically correct non-sexually assaulting pirates, this stuff is just bizarre. Today it’s all Marvel, curated streaming services and elaborately tiered dining plans, but there was a time when Disney did […]
Michael Eisner once promised that the 1990s would be the Disney Decade. Maybe he was right. The company continued adding theme parks across the globe while the animation studio entered its second golden age. But there was also trouble brewing. Would the Disney Decade deliver enough greatness before the wheels fell off? Welcome to our […]
In a survey by top historians, the 1980s was named the world’s greatest decade of all time. Check any critical economic statistic you want. Action figures per capita? The Spielberg approval percentage? Chicago Bear shuffling rate? It’s all off the charts. Everything from Saturday morning cartoon viewership to Ewok market penetration ran through the 1980s […]