Recorded live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, Mousetalgia presents part one of our coverage from this popular Disney fan event. Returning special guest Tony Baxter talks about his mentor, Claude Coats; what he likes (and doesn’t like) about the updates to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; the next wave of great aspirational attractions; understanding the heart of a Disney collector – and undergoes a rapid fire “Mousekeminute.” Also, theme park designer, Chris Merritt, is back on the show to talk about his new book “Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier” discussing the history of this short-lived but influential theme park, including a description of some of the most intriguing attractions, the incredible musical talent that graced the park’s stages, and various elements of interest to Disney fans. Plus – a listener reports from Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Days, the Walt Disney Family Museum gets a new Tiki bird – and more!

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If you are a fan of extinct Southern California theme parks, we have a very special treat for you. Christopher Merritt, theme park designer and author of Knott’s Preserved, is about to release another amazing book on a fascinating part of theme Park history, Pacific Ocean Park.


Meet the amazing authors behind Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier and hear all about this one of a kind Los Angeles destination which has been all but lost to history. The authors will lead us through a colorful presentation about the park, followed by a book signing (a limited number of discounted copies of the book are available). As with all of our ESPN Zone events, there will be a fabulous breakfast (yes, there will be plenty of awesome maple pepper bacon).

Here’s a video teaser for you of this not-to-be-missed event:

Seating is limited and will sell out quickly. Be the first to get this book, meet the authors, and have your very own copy signed.