Saturday, April 21, 2018

Disney History

Yesterland: Angels-Disneyland Double Header

Five dollars buys a reserved seat for an Angels baseball game, followed by a five-hour private party at Disneyland. You won’t even need those...

Yesterland: Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. Video Arcade

Welcome to the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. The main sign just reads “Video Arcade,” but if you look carefully below the large arched...

Yesterland: Block Party Bash

It’s 2005 at Yester California Adventure. The “Happiest Homecoming On Earth,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the park across the esplanade, isn’t limited to...

Yesterland: Enchanted Tiki Room—Under New Management

Does anyone miss (or even remember) the “Under New Management” version of Florida’s Tiki Room? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Enchanted Tiki Room—Under New Management When...

Yesterland: L.A. Cinema Storage

L.A. Cinema Storage isn’t a storage warehouse, but it’s themed as one. Old movie props line the higher parts of the walls and hang...

Yesterland: Eureka! – The California Adventure Parade

Eureka! - The California Adventure Parade brings the diverse ethnicity and cultures of California to you at Yester California Adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

Yesterland: California Adventure Preview Center

Disney’s all new theme park, located right next door to Disneyland park, opens February 8, 2001. Visit the Preview Center in the Main Street...

Yesterland: Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship

Are you hungry for a tuna sandwich, a tuna burger, or a hot tuna pie? Then plan to eat at the Pirate Ship. Read the...

7 Cool Things You May Not Know About Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

by Dave Bossert When Walt Disney lost the contract to create Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons he turned a lemon into lemonade by creating Mickey...

Yesterland: California Screamin’

Is Pixar even a legitimate theme for a land? After all, Pixar is not a genre, a location, or a particular period of time....

Yesterland: Seasons of the Vine

Wow! Yester California Adventure has truly unique theme park attractions—like this seven-minute film providing a “behind-the-scenes introduction” to winegrowing. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Seasons...

David Koenig: The Last of the Disneyland Cowboys

Frank Pfannenstiel, the last of the original Disneyland cowboys, has ridden off into the sunset at the age of 92. Born in Fort Hays, Kansas,...

Yesterland: Main Street Electrical Parade — Farewell Season, 1996

It’s 1996 at Yesterland. This is your last chance to see the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade. After delighting guests since 1972, with just...

Yesterland: Red Wagon Inn

How about Swift’s Premium Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus? Or maybe Swift’s Premium New York Cut Sirloin Steak? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

Yesterland: The Hall of Presidents Welcomes a New President

We’ve updated The Hall of Presidents with a new President—George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. You were expecting someone else?...

Yesterland: Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station

For the most part, this park is all about putting you into detailed environments that immerse you in another place and time. Sorry, folks....

Yesterland: Fantasy on Parade, 1966

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...

Yesterland: Disney’s LuminAria

LuminAria has nothing to do with luminarias. The official press release calls LuminAria “a spectacular celebration of dazzling lights, low level pyrotechnics and favorite...

Yesterland: Twelve New Books for Disney Park Fans, 2017

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,...

Yesterland: Four Ways to Enjoy Golf at the Disneyland Hotel

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...