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 […]
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 […]
Last summer, Disney shockingly altered the pre-show to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith to remove a crude hand gesture by the band’s lead singer. Now that it’s safe to enjoy the underwear-sponsored attraction and its family-friendly Aerosmith songs about steamy love-making in a roller coaster, Disney can finally turn its attention to the remaining […]
Two months ago Parkeology unleashed what is indisputably the most popular series about possibly fictional 1980’s vintage theme park trading cards ever to appear on the Internet. In fact the response has been so overwhelming that it is perhaps only rivaled by our explosive expose on Martin Short. In case you somehow missed them you […]
In 2007, Disney announced a massive makeover of the ailing Disney’s California Adventure park, located on Disney property in California. The fan community rejoiced. We religiously followed every phase of the project, from the demolition of the Whoopie Goldberg theater, to the removal of the Hub Cap icon, to the eradication of the giant lines […]
What is it with Animal Kingdom and baby elephants? I understand it’s a zoo, but AK has a non-stop infatuation with moving baby elephants around the park like chess pieces. It seems like one way or another, they’re always repositioning pachyderms. Or getting rid of them entirely. From Day One — actually before Day One […]
The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster pre-show may come from the Golden Age of Pre-shows, but one little detail is surprisingly forward thinking.
It’s been about about 13 years since the Southern Baptist boycott of Disney. Some readers may be too young to remember this, but there was a time during the Michael Eisner years when Disney veered sharply away from their family friendly image and started embracing less savory elements. Mainly the boycott was concerned with the […]