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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 1966 at Yesterland. Fantasy on Parade is starting. Let’s watch from a spot across from the INA Carefree Corner, the guest registration lobby sponsored by INA (Insurance Company of North America). Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Fantasy on Parade,...
LuminAria has nothing to do with luminarias. The official press release calls LuminAria “a spectacular celebration of dazzling lights, low level pyrotechnics and favorite holiday music performed on the waters of Paradise Pier Lagoon.” Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disney's...
For your 2017 wish list... It’s safe to say that readers of Yesterland enjoy Disney park history, stories about how things came to be, and little-known secrets about the parks. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Twelve New Books for Disney...
You might think that being across the street from the world-famous park and sharing its name would be all it would take to make this hotel a popular place for vacationers and conventioneers. That’s not how the owner sees...
Using Disneyland to sell competing brands of sugar? This might seem like a particularly odd topic for a Yesterland article. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Sugar, Sugar at Disneyland When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
Today’s Yesterland article is about a Yester-sponsor at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
It may seem that extolling the virtues of a car company by emphasizing car crashes makes as much sense as promoting an airline by showing airplane disasters. But the message here is that the sponsor designs cars for safety...
Do you miss the seasonal events at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree? Take another look at Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree When you are done reading, please leave...
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...

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