An interview with Scott Kumka, the man who set the single day Rise of the Resistance record at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
5 Greatest Disney Rides by Decade: The 2000s
In the early 2000s, the number of Disney parks would increase once again. But for the first time ever, the company would falter. Come with us as we explore the not only a new decade but a new millennium and the chance to rank 5 more of Disney’s greatest and most important rides. You can […]
Is the Oxygen-Free Parkeology Challenge Impossible?
They call it the death zone. 8000 meters above sea level, the atmosphere is so thin, science once considered it fatal. Humans can’t survive at that altitude for more than a few minutes before their brains turn to mush. To summit the tallest mountains in the world, elite climbers must carry supplemental oxygen to make […]
Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary Countdown to Extinction
On the occasion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary, we reflect on its celebration of all animals — living, imaginary, and extinct. And since we’re Parkeology, we’re going to focus on that last part with a Top 20 Countdown to Extinction. It’s fast! It’s a blast! It’s in the past! 20. Poached Elephants Kilimanjaro Safari […]
5 Times Imagineer Joe Rohde Snuck Himself Into Your Favorite Attractions
Of all the modern Imagineers, Joe Rohde is the most famous. This is partly because he is the creative force behind Animal Kingdom, Aulani, and Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout. But mostly it is because of the Joe Rohde earrings. With his outlandishly stretched earlobe, crusty handlebar mustache, and a forehead as high as […]
Disney’s Secret Plans to Rename The Last Jedi
Lucasfilm is one of only two brands in the world that can drop three mysterious words — The Last Jedi — and immediately melt down the internet as everyone tries to decipher what it all means. The good folks at the Walt Disney Imagineering Department of Namin’ Things! (DON’T!) solved this problem long ago. If Lucasfilm had […]
The Shaggy Yeti
I will go ahead and admit it. I have not ridden Expedition Everest since the big #WDW47 hullabaloo back in June. That was more than three months ago. A hundred days of broken-yeti-free parkeology. Probably a million other people have ridden Everest in that time. And since I’m confessing things, I might as well go […]
When Shane and I were running WDW47 we joked that this would be the one day where a ride broke down and we were evacuated… thus destroying our hopes for success. Both of us have been to the parks innumerable times… we have ridden more rides than we can count. I have been to every […]
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 […]