As everyone celebrates the Disney World 50th Anniversary, a certain Fantasyland ride is feeling left out. But we still love Peter Pan’s Flight
When your pirate ship bails out the nursery window and Peter Pan’s flight over London begins, you know you’re in the hands of a magician. You sit in awe of this dashing sorcerer with a trim mustache and a command of the stage — enthralled from the moment he pulls Big Ben out of his […]
“Fantasyland is dedicated to the young and the young-at-heart, for they are most susceptible to nightmares. All that lurks here is graphic death, horror, and eternal damnation. Abandon all hope, ye who enter.” — Fantasyland Dedication Plaque, July 17, 1955 You want happily ever after? Go to Universal or something. We’re peddling unhappy endings here. […]
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 […]
Disney has recreated Peter Pan’s Skull Rock island before, but Pirates of the Caribbean’s ingenious optical illusion is the best version yet
Captain Hook’s hand was lost in a fight with Peter Pan. But which hand was is Captain Hook’s hook? Disneyland and Disney World do not agree.
In the Parkeology offices, we have a pretty decent collection of shadows. Some of these are fairly standard. You’ll find them in any shadow collection. But we also have some rare ones. We’ve got a Yeti shadow from Everest and an actual talking Brer Frog shadow from Splash Mountain. A few months back, we captured […]
Tinkerbell wasn’t always this popular. Sure, she has been kicking off fireworks shows for decades now, but that was just because it was sort of her job, not because little girls were clamoring for more Tink. And while it’s definitely a thrill to see her glide down from the castle’s tallest spire, older Magic Kingdom […]