The Epcot UK Pavilion still contains the dock of a lost ship known as the “Jolly Wheeler.” Did this boat ever appear in the theme park?
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 […]
Years ago, guests could explore Epcot World Showcase by double-decker bus. Over time, the bus disappeared. But now we have located a remnant of the past!
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 […]
Not long ago, a Parkeologist who had seemingly explored every inch of Walt Disney World set out to discover and visit places inside the theme parks where he had never set foot before. Unexplored regions, often labeled “Here there be monsters” by former adventurers. There were only two rules: It had to be a real […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]