Theme Parks – Guides, News, and Reports

Galaxy’s Edge Theme Parks

Galaxy’s Edge Theme Parks

We’re fans. We have a lot of FEELINGS about theme parks.  This is where we talk about them.

Members of the Geekiary have been going to theme parks for decades, racking up literally thousands of individual visits to parks across the globe.  As parks like Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios started adding geeky attractions like Star Wars, Marvel, and Harry Potter, our interest in attending the parks grew exponentially.  Now our love of theme parks and all things geeky have crossed paths, and we’re ready to get our geek on!

On this page we’ll lay out guides, reports, news, and weird stories from a geek perspective.  Learn about geek focused rides and attractions, new themed lands, and special events from both our first hand accounts visiting the theme parks, as well as curation of information from special sneak peak previews.  We’re also intrigued by the weirder side of the parks, so tune in for the strange tales that may always make the guide books!

So grab your FEELINGS and join our conversation!

Disney Theme Parks

Geek Guides and Reports for Disneyland Resort (Anaheim) 

The Droid Depot Is Full Of Wonder
Back in July of 2019, I had the opportunity to visit Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and one of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Droid Depot.

Galaxy’s Edge Makes Dreams Come True
I spent ten solid hours in Galaxy’s Edge and when asked if it’s worth the cost, time, and aches and pains from walking for so long, I assure you it absolutely is.

Planning a Disneyland Trip in the Age of Covid-19
Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth in a pandemic can be a challenge, but it’s possible to plan a fulfilling trip while taking safety precautions.

How to Get Dining Reservations at Disneyland in the COVID Era
Everything at Disneyland is different in a COVID world, and that includes the dining system.  We break down how you can maximize your chances at getting the dining reservations you want despite the new challenges.

Geek Guides and Reports to Walt Disney World & Orlando

Epcot Premieres “Epcot Forever” with a Touch of Nostalgia
Epcot Forever is a temporary nighttime spectacular, but it’s filled with nostalgia for the quickly changing park.

Ashley Eckstein and Ashley Taylor at Walt Disney World!
When I found out that Ashley Eckstein and Ashley Taylor were holding a signing at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World, I couldn’t wait to attend.

The Dress Shop at Disney Springs Takes Disney Bounding to a Whole New Level
Once upon a time, a girl started a Disney Bounding blog. The idea behind that blog – dressing like Disney characters (or even just Disney themes in general) on your trips to the theme parks – became something of a phenomenon…and now Disney has opened what could be considered an official Disney Bounding store.

Star Wars Galactic Nights: Fun But an Organizational Nightmare
I’m going to begin my Star Wars Galactic Nights story by saying that it was an awesome event overall and I had an amazing time…that said, Disney needs to get their stuff together when it comes to organizing this event.

Weird Tales From The Parks (Disney Theme Parks)

TSA Bans Disneyland Star Wars Coke Bottles from Flights
What a major bummer for Star Wars fans who wanted to bring home the unique coke bottles from Galaxy’s Edge! The TSA has ruled that they are considered ‘replica explosives’ and aren’t allowed in either carry on or checked baggage. Update: The ban was lifted!

Buzzy EpcotThe Strange Tale of the Stolen Epcot Animatronic

Epcot is home to the World Showcase, Future World, and the incredibly strange tale of theft of a huge animatronic from a popular urban exploration hot spot.  
UPDATE #1: There are now new developments in the ongoing story, including an unexpected cameo by an NBA player.
UPDATE #2: The suspect has been sentenced… but not for the theft of Buzzy.

Disneyland & Walt Disney World News

Disneyland and Walt Disney World have been going through a lot of changes, updates, and developments throughout the years.  From new lands and shows, to retheming and updates, the parks are changing across the board.  With the global pandemic shuttering every Disney park around the globe, many of those updates have become more dramatic, or even accelerated. In these articles we break down the latest USA Disney park news, along with op/eds and speculation about all the recent developments.

First Day Reactions to Genie+ (2021)
The Avengers Campus is Coming to Disneyland on June 4th!
Disneyland and Walt Disney World April Updates (2021)
Disneyland is Finally Reopening on April 30th! (2021)
February Disney Park Updates & Status (2021)
Disneyland Remains Closed, Becomes COVID-19 Vaccination Site (2021)
Splash Mountain to Be Re-Themed (2020)
Splash Mountain, Song of the South, and Moving Disney Forward (2020)
Disney to the Karens: Wear a Mask Or Stay Home (2020)
Disneyland May Be Closed, But The Quinjet Has Arrived! (2020)
Disneyland to Close Due to COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
The Galaxy’s Edge Milk Stand Is About To Get More Weird Stuff! (2020)
Spider-Man Will Swing Above Disney’s Avengers Campus (2020)
Two Disney Parks Shut Down Over Coronavirus Concerns (2020)
Geeky Disneyland Attractions in 2020 (2019)
Baby Yoda Disney Theme Parks Swag! (2019)
The Star Wars Hotel Should Open in 2021!(2019)
Orlando’s Galaxy’s Edge Opens as Hurricane Dorian Approaches (2019)
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Tidbits From Early Previews
Epic Epcot Marvel News – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (2019)
The Star Wars Hotel is Coming and My Wallet is Crying (2019)
Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Edge Opens in June (2019)
D23 Expo 2017: Excitement and Disappointment Abound (2017)
Star Wars Land to Open in 2019, Hopefully with a Cooler Name(2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster Coming to EPCOT? (2016)

Universal Studios Theme Parks

Universal Studios Theme Parks Harry Potter

While we largely focus on the Disney parks here, they are by no means the only parks we talk about.  Universal Studios is also on our minds and we keep an eye out for interesting developments from their parks around the world, too.

Geek Guides and Reports for Universal Studios (Orlando)

The Great Wizarding (World) Debate: Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley
When I tell people that I was at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure the week that the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, most people are jealous. Don’t be. It was horrible.

Universal Studios Global News

Universal Studios Parks May Begin Phased Openings Soon (2020)
Super Nintendo World Will Heat Up Orlando Theme Park Wars in 2023
Universal Studios Brings Nintendo Theme Stateside (2016)
Universal Studios Hollywood Adding Year-Round ‘The Walking Dead’ Attraction (2016)