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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.
A pair of pachyderms is precariously perched atop pillars on polychromatic pedestals. Passages for pedestrians perforate those pedestals. The portal promises picture production. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants.   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.  
Epcot looks good all year, but it looks its best during the 75-day run of the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. Even the Leave a Legacy monuments—often maligned as Epcot’s “tombstones”—look festive with colorful vertical planters between them. Read the...
After 19 previous Epcot International Flower & Garden Festivals that focused plants, the 20th edition adds food and beverages—with a garden perspective. Werner Weiss fills you in on what's new. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Flower & Garden & Food &...
Welcome to the biggest store in Yester California Adventure. Ready to do some shopping? The place is here—the hip and edgy California Adventure park. And the time is now—the dawn of the new millennium. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Greetings from California.   When...
Undoubtedly, most MiceChat readers already know about Rolly Crump’s book, It’s Kind of a Cute Story. After all, the other name on the cover is Jeff Heimbuch, the prolific and erudite MiceChat columnist and podcaster. So what does Werner...
Here at Sunshine Plaza, the shop names tend to involve puns. There’s Baker’s Field Bakery, Engine-Ears Toys, and Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream. You might think a candy shop here would have a name like La Candyada Candies, or maybe...
Disneyland in California has Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Magic Kingdom in Florida has Cinderella Castle. Yester California Adventure has a castle too—the original Corn Dog Castle. Actually, today’s Disney California Adventure also has Corn Dog Castle. Find out what’s changed...
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...
Two icons of Disneyland’s early Tomorrowland endure, even though the originals were destroyed in the 1960s. One is the House of the Future. The other is the Moonliner, which stood at the entrance to the Rocket to the Moon...
When it’s morning at Yesterland and you want coffee and a buttery pastry or melt-in-your-mouth muffin, just head halfway up Yester Main Street, U.S.A. to the Blue Ribbon Bakery. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Blue Ribbon Bakery.   When you are done reading,...
One original 1955 Tomorrowland attraction gave guests the kind of experience that Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland dedication promised—Rocket to the Moon, presented by a major airline, TWA. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: TWA and the Moonliner.   When you are done reading, please...
Werner Weiss discusses the 1946 Walt Disney movie that's locked in the vault with Jim Korkis, author of the new book, Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? The article begins with the ride that's based on that...
For the most part, this park is all about putting you into detailed environments that immerse you in another place and time. Sorry, folks. Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station is an exception to that rule. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mickey’s...
LuminAria premiered at Disney’s California Adventure on November 9, 2001. It was the new park’s first Christmas.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: LuminAria.   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
The new Test Track Presented by Chevrolet opened this month. Yesterland takes you back to the original Test Track Presented by General Motors. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors.   When you are done reading, please...
Whether you’re looking for a meal, dessert, or both, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and nostalgia at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor.   When you are done reading, please leave your...
Test Track, Presented by Chevrolet, will have its official grand opening on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Guests who were lucky enough to be at Epcot on Monday, December 3, had an early opportunity to experience the new version of...
Would you like to be at Walt Disney World every day of the year, for at least 20 years? You—or at least your face—could be! But your ability to Leave a Legacy at Epcot has gone to Yesterland. Read the full...
Get your autograph book and PhotoPass card ready. Ariel, the star of The Little Mermaid (1989), invites you and your family to visit her in her very own Grotto — the original version at Magic Kingdom Park. Read the full...
There are two Yesterland photo essays today. The 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now over. Whether you were there or you missed it, take a photo tour... Read the full article HERE: Food & Wine Festival, 2012. Then attend the Culinary Demos...