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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.
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...
The letters have the magical ability to accept promotional and seasonal overlays. They were gold with a crackle pattern when the park opened, but could be any color and pattern when you visit. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: C A...
This presentation puts you “in the middle of everything.” Eleven movie screens form a circle above your head. Eleven perfectly synchronized projectors show eleven 16mm films, surrounding you with a 360-degree travelogue. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: America the Beautiful...
Guests have lined the parade route. Floats with characters from The Hunchback of Notre Dame emerge from backstage. And parade music fills the air. Only this isn’t really a parade, in the traditional sense. <h2Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The...
Would you like to take a roller coaster ride with a loop around this silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head? Don’t worry. It’s a single loop. You don’t loop around Mickey’s ears too. (Now that would be a jarring ride!) Read the...
Okay, this place doesn’t look like the ranch from Home on the Range, at least not in the way that Cars Land at California Adventure looks like Radiator Springs from Cars. Essentially, Little Patch of Heaven is a relaunched...
These days, Disneyland guests use smartphones to text photos and greetings to their friends and families back home. But for most of Disneyland’s existence, guests mailed postcards from the park’s mailboxes. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mailboxes at Disneyland When you...
This photo journey begins at Epcot. Disney calls the fountain at the Italy pavilion Fontana Di Nettuno. That’s Italian for Neptune Fountain. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Neptune at Epcot and his Relatives in Rome> When you are done reading, please...
California Adventure is the theme park about California, located in California. And what could be more Californian than feasting on a genuine McDonald’s Big Mac or Double Cheeseburger? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Burger Invasion When you are done reading, please...