Theme Parkeology – Way Back Style!

Theme Parkeology (theem pahrkŏl’ə-jē) = the study of details, minutiae and history of theme parks. Akin to the archaeological study of human habitation, theme parkeology looks at the often layered and detailed surroundings. Theme Parkeologists relentlessly pour over the tiniest scraps to glean any information about an area of a theme park, past or present. […]

Way Back Main Street Electrical Parade!

Two more images from our 1985 Way Back series. Two more images from the Main Street Electrical Parade. These two floats are part of the To Honor America section, which ran from 1979 to 2001. Click on the images to see a larger version. Don’t forget to stop by our site and leave some Disney […]

Skyway Way Back

We have two shots from the Skyway from the 1985 set. You don’t get to see views of the Castle like this any longer. You can see the other posts in our Way Back series. Don’t forget to stop by our site and leave some Disney Geek love! http://www.imaginerding.com

Way Back Goofy

Two more shots from the 1985 Way Back series. Here we see the Goof in parade mode: day and night version! Don’t forget to stop by our site and leave some Disney Geek love! http://www.imaginerding.com

Way Back Jungle Cruise

Two more photos from the 1985 Walt Disney World way back series. I love the older entrance sign to the queue. If you click on the photo, you can see the old-style trash can and strollers. Don’t forget to stop by our site and leave some Disney Geek love! http://www.imaginerding.com

Way Back!

We have another shot from our 1985 Way Back series. It looks like we are in time to catch a showing of Wonders of China. As important to the Chinese as nature and serenity is their Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, which stands majestically as the focal point of the showcase. Through this lovely, […]

Tea for Three Way Back

This Wayback post is a three-for! We have three shots of the Teacups from the Mad Tea Party at the Magic Kingdom. You can see the other Way Back posts here. Don’t forget to stop by our site and leave some Disney Geek love! http://www.imaginerding.com

Way Back Japan

Let’s take a stroll past the Japan Pavilion in this shot from 1985. Notice the lack of growth on the trees and the amazing fashions! I wish I had a time machine to go back and get pictures of all of the changes to the signage and the interiors. You can view all of the […]

Way Back Skyway

We find ourselves making the journey over the Grand Prix raceway in this shot from 1985. In the distance, you can see the Tomorrowland Terrace (with the geo-dome on top) and the Enchanted Grove (behind it). You can see the other pictures in the Way Back series here. Don’t forget to stop by our site […]

Way Back King Leonidas

Originally, when I posted this shot, I assumed that it was Prince John (from the 1973 animated film Robin Hood). Eagle-eye visitor Snipe posted a comment that it was King Leonidas (from Bedknobs and Broomsticks). After doing some more searching, it was clear that King Leonidas did appear in the Calliope float as part of […]