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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Disney History

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, Frank was a real wrangler, having spent his early years...

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 a few years off to give other parades a chance,...

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: Red Wagon Inn When you are done reading, please leave your...

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? Sorry. This is Yester World, not Today World. Well, to tell...

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. Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station is an exception to that...

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 sponsored by INA (Insurance Company of North America). Read the YESTERLAND...

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 holiday music performed on the waters of Paradise Pier Lagoon.” Read...

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, and little-known secrets about the parks. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

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 this hotel a popular place for vacationers and conventioneers. That’s...

Yesterland: Sugar, Sugar at Disneyland

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...

Yesterland: “Presented by Siemens” at Disney Theme Parks

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...

Yesterland: Original Test Track, Presented by GM

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...

Yesterland: Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree

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...

Yesterland: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey

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...

Yesterland: Neighbors of Aulani – Past, Present, and Future

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...

Yesterland: One City, Two Moonliners

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,...

Yesterland: Retro Space Mountain

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...

Yesterland: Mulholland Madness

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.

Yesterland: Rocket to the Moon

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...

Yesterland: Streets of America

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...