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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Disney History

Disney Avenue Podcast – Show #14 – Marty Sklar on the Opening of Disneyland

Welcome back friends to another special episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. With all the excitement going on right now for the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I though…what could we do on this show to really...

So, You Think You Know Disneyland . . .

We have something special for you today, the Introduction to the Third Edition of The Disneyland Encyclopedia. PLUS, you'll find four of the entries from the book (with photos from the book in glamorous...

Yesterland: Flying Saucers

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...

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: Indian Village

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...

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: 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: Eureka! - The California Adventure Parade When you are done reading,...

Yesterland: ABC Soap Opera Bistro

Get ready to dine dramatically! Step into ABC’s hot daytime dramas—Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital. This table-service restaurant is just past the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants. Read the...

Disney Avenue Podcast – A Wonderful Interview with Disney Historian Jim Korkis

On this episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast, host Keith Michael Mahne has a wonderful conversation with famous author, Disney historian and the "go to" guy on Walt and all things Disney for that matter,...

Yesterland Book Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (April 2017)

It’s been almost five years since the release of The Disneyland Encyclopedia, Second Edition. So now there’s the Third Edition. The book has grown by 24 pages and more than 50 encyclopedia entries—to 528 pages and...

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...

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: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Procession

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...

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: 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 from the roof supports. But where you can reach things,...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel’s Vacationland RV Park

Recreational vehicle parks aren’t always in the best location. Consider the run-down campgrounds next to train tracks at a distant edge of town. Prepare to be delighted by Disneyland Hotel’s Vacationland Recreational Vehicle Park. It’s...

Disney Avenue Podcast – Catching Up with Marty Sklar

The Disney Avenue Podcast is back with a VERY special guest I think you may have heard of...Marty Sklar! Dusty Sage joins host Keith Michael Mahne for another fantastic interview with a man that needs...

Erector Set Hotel? Werner Weiss, Yesterland

The Claim is that the Disneyland Hotel had erector set architecture because its owner also owned the company that made erector sets. Is this crazy notion true? As with many myths, there are elements...

Carolwood – Walt’s Home Returns

In its day, the Disney family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills was something special. How many homes do you know with a soda fountain, swimming pool and a backyard railroad that inspired a...

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...