In 2016, Disney replaced a classic Epcot attraction about the history and culture of Norway with a princess boat ride through the fictional kingdom of Arendelle. Fans accused the company of watering down Maelstrom’s message with hit cartoons — then turned Frozen Ever After into the most popular ride on property. Can the situation in […]
Recent Discovery! Long-Lost Epcot Double-Decker Bus Found!
Rides disappear all the time. Some were classics that fans still mourn to this day. The Epcot double-decker bus, however, was not. In case you don’t remember, the double-decker buses were a motorized option around World Showcase for people who balked at walking a 1.2-mile loop. My old Birnbaum’s Guide from 1994 shows bus stops […]
Top Secret T-Shirts
I tend to bring up theme park t-shirts a lot. Maybe because it’s one of the few bits of merchandise that seems to change regularly. And generally, I like the direction they’re going. Remember back in the late 90s/early00s, when every t-shirt was just some variation of the Fab Five, and maybe the year in […]
Here There Be Monsters: Visiting the Last Unexplored Corner of Epcot
A few weeks back I set a 4-week goal to visit each of the Walt Disney World parks in turn and try to hunt down a place I had never been to before. It had to be a real location, and it could not be a women’s restroom. I would then share my findings with […]
With news coverage all over T.V. and the web there is no doubt that everyone is aware of the dramatic and bizarre situation currently unfolding at Epcot. Rather than trying to add editorial content of our own we will take this time to re-post news coverage (and screen grabs from CNN) of the event and […]
French Heritage Week continues here at parkeology.com (now dragging on into its third actual week, with no sign of letting up). You might think that we have now beat this dead horse into the ground, but we’re only just getting started. Like James Bond, I prefer my metaphors shaken, not stirred. Today we uncover a […]
In Case of Fire, Please Use Stairs
I am on a mission to recover lost elevators, since Disney parks have a propensity for losing them. Or for not adding them in the first place. Remember when they re-opened the Sleeping Beauty Diorama at Disneyland? And then instead of making it handicap-accessible, they simply added a TV waiting room, like at the dentist. […]
Lost Epcot Restaurant Discovered Inside Chefs de France
One of the great things – possibly the best thing – about living in Walt Disney World is that you can look sneeringly at random vacation photos and haughtily announce that you know exactly where that picture was taken. For instance, a close-up of a duck’s head with a smidgen of white rock visible in […]
Epcot Flamingos Once Roamed at Mexico Pavilion
Though it is not known for live animal exhibits, Epcot flamingos once hung out on the shore of the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase.