Saturday, April 21, 2018

Disney History

Yesterland: S.S. rustworthy

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...

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: Captain EO

Experience the singing, dancing, and song-writing talents of Michael Jackson as Captain EO—on a quest to change the world. It’s a spectacular, 70-millimeter, 3D...

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...

Fab News: A Meeska-Mooska-Magical-Mousketeer Weekend in Chicago June 24th and 25th

Chicago: where it all started. Where Elias Disney worked as a contractor at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 (the famed White City) and...

GMA Celebrates Mickey’s Birthday on November 18th!

GMA Celebrates Mickey's Birthday on November 18th! This Friday*, ABC's Good Morning America is going to feature a visit from Mickey Mouse, fresh off his...

Yesterland: C A L I F O R N I A

The letters have the magical ability to accept promotional and seasonal overlays. They were gold with a crackle pattern when the park opened, but...

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: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the...

Yesterland: The Original Tomorrowland Railroad Station

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...

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 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...

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...

Disney & Railroads – The Ward Kimball Connection Continues

  When the subject of railroads and Walt Disney is discussed, one name that frequently makes its own way into the conversation is that of...

Yesterland: 1962 Seattle World’s Fair Alweg Monorail

The year is 1962. You’re in downtown Seattle. You want to visit the World’s Fair, a mile away. You could walk, but there’s a...

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: Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar

Welcome to Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar, a “tribute to the abundance and diversity of agriculture in California.” Other theme parks have attractions...

Yesterland: X Games Xperience

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...

Yesterland: Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants

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...

Yesterland: Burger Invasion

California Adventure is the theme park about California, located in California. And what could be more Californian than feasting on a genuine McDonald’s Big...