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Werner Weiss is the Curator of Yesterland, the ultimate collection of Disney theme park past attractions. You'll find his handiwork featured on MiceChat every Friday.
This Yesterland article now describes four shows that have been in the same venue. Which was the best? Which was the worst? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sounds Dangerous, with Drew Carey When you are done reading, please leave your comments...
Aulani—officially Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i—opened August 2011 at the Ko Olina Resort on the western coast of O‘ahu. Disney’s island extravaganza stood between the oldest resort at Ko Olina and a large vacant...
Would you like to travel to the Moon? Consider starting your trip in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s the only the city in America with two TWA Moonliner rockets. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: One City, Two Moonliners When you are done...
Space Mountain lets you travel through space inside a structure that futurists H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Leonardo da Vinci might have imagined. This giant copper kettle with a green patina represents an ingenious relic from a much earlier...
Well, in truth, the ride really only resembles Mulholland Drive in that both have many diamond-shaped yellow warning signs. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mulholland Madness When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
Tomorrowland represents the future—the world of 1986, around 30 years from the present. By then, TWA expects to provide passenger service to the Moon at speeds exceeding 172 thousand miles an hour. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Rocket to the...
You’re in an eerie city. It’s as if the city has been abandoned. Although everything is clean, and there are plenty of people walking around, the doors on the buildings are all locked. There are no cars, buses, trucks,...
X marks the spot. It’s the X Games Xperience at Yester California Adventure. Be immersed in a fast-paced array of activities inspired by ESPN’s X Games. The park promises “41 days of related events, activities, merchandise and promotions capturing...
It’s 1959 here at Yesterland. There’s a new railroad station, the Tomorrowland Station, which just opened in 1958. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
P.P.F.D. is the Paradise Pier Fire Department. The department has a fire boat, the S.S. rustworthy. Let’s hope this boat isn’t needed to douse a fire on the amusement pier. The boat is a wreck. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...
At Yester California Adventure: “What goes up, must come down! These three 180 foot high towers will launch true thrill seekers straight up at a dizzying rate.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Maliboomer When you are done reading, please leave your...
It’s fun when a theme park restaurant has a view into an attraction. Just think of Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland, with a late twilight view of the bayou, boats, and fireflies of Pirates of Caribbean. Or how about...
Dragon Challenge at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Florida is in the news this week. The steel coaster with two interlaced tracks will close forever on September 4, 2017. A new Harry Potter-themed attraction will take its place in...
Flying Saucers at Yesterland updated with 11 never-before-published photos. Who here has ridden the Flying Saucers at Disneyland and Luigi's Flying Tires at DCA? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Flying Saucers When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
Which show was better? The Country Bear Jamboree (last week's Yesterland)? Or Country Bear Vacation Hoedown (this week's Yesterland)? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Country Bear Vacation Hoedown When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
“The Bear Band bears will play now, in the good ol’ key of G. Zeke and Zed and Ted and Fred, and a bear named Tennessee.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Country Bear Jamboree When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
It’s February 8, 2002 at Disney’s California Adventure theme park. The park had its grand opening exactly one year ago. It’s not a secret that the new park has not met its business expectations. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Twilight...
Do you enjoy being miniaturized by theme park attractions? Toy Story Midway Mania shrinks you to the size of a toy. Honey, I Shrunk the Audience shrinks your entire theater to the size of a shoe box. And Adventure Thru...
Welcome to Frontierland’s rustic Indian Village on the shores of the Rivers of America. Representing many tribes, the Indian Village presents the culture, customs, and arts of Native Americans. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Indian Village When you are done reading,...
The year is 1962. You’re in downtown Seattle. You want to visit the World’s Fair, a mile away. You could walk, but there’s a faster way. Hop on the futuristic Monorail, built by Alweg Rapid Transit System specifically for...