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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Disney History

Walt’s City of Tomorrow, Palm Beach Disneyland

It's a Samland double feature today. First up is the story of how Palm Beach almost became home to Disneyland East. Then we find out more about the legendary science fiction author, Ray Bradbury,...

The Original Corn Dog Castle

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...

Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests...

Yesterland: Skyway to Tomorrowland

Walk up the stairs to a traditional chalet in the Alps of Fantasyland. After waiting in line and handing over a “D” coupon, a Cast Member opens the door of a round metal bucket...

Yesterland: Looking Glass Elevator to The Top of the Park

Sure, there are a lot of rides at Yesterland Park, but there’s also a ride at the Yesterland Hotel. It’s called the Looking Glass elevator. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Looking Glass Elevator to The...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. This month, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations...

Lost Weekend and This Weekend

More the 60 years separate September 26, 1953 and February 23, 2014. The common factor is Disney Legend Herb Ryman (1910-1989). The 1953 date was the beginning of Walt Disney’s and Herb Ryman’s “lost...

Yesterland: Flowers & Food

Werner Weiss reports from the opening day of the 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With all the food and beverage kiosks around World Showcase Lagoon, it has become like a “Spring Edition of...

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian — Great inside! Outside… Well, take a look.

The villas themselves are spectacular—exceeding even the high standards of the other DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. But the outside of the building could have been better. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Villas at...

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 space adventure. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Captain EO   When you are...

Introducing Bob Gurr’s DESIGN: Those Were The Times

EDITORS NOTE: We are delighted to introduce you to a new MiceChat column from a name that almost all of you know, Bob Gurr. And if you aren't familiar with the name, you've absolutely...

Mousetalgia Podcast 423: Destination D – Amazing Adventures

Team Mousetalgia goes bi-coastal as we take you out to Florida to report on the 2016 "Destination D: Amazing Adventures" event that just concluded with breaking news and behind-the-scenes insights into some of Disney's...

Yesterland-Alweg Monorail

You’ve just boarded the Yesterland Alweg Monorail for a nonstop, round-trip journey. Now you’re gliding along the gently curving “Highway in the Sky.” As you look out the windows, you enjoy scenic views of...

Book Review: The Disneyland Book of Lists

The Disneyland Book of Lists promises “a new way to explore over 60 years of Disneyland history”—and it delivers on that promise. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Book Review: The Disneyland Book of Lists ...

Yesterland: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot

Welcome to L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante—or simply Alfredo’s, as almost everyone calls it. It’s quite a coup for a theme park to have a branch of restaurant that was made famous by globetrotting...

Welcome to Accountaneering Disney

It doesn't take much effort to search Micechat and find the many references to me and my former co-workers..."Accountaneers," "sharp pencil boys," "bean counters"...the list goes on and on. Unfortunately those shout-outs are not...

Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS Distribution

A masterfully designed “vintage” neon sign reads “FASTPASS” horizontally across the top and “Distribution” vertically. Perfect! This must be the right place. And this must be the most elaborately themed FASTPASS distribution location anywhere.   Read...

Yesterland visits the Disney Vacation Club Doorway to Dreams!

Werner Weiss, our faithful steward of Disney long gone, shares a side trip to the Disney Vacation Club Doorway to Dreams store in Schaumburg, Illinois. When Disney shut down this Doorway to Dreams, did it signal a...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #3: Haunted Mansion Holiday

In this episode, the DoomBuggies Spook Show celebrates Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday seasonal overlay with an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the development and creation of this extremely popular attraction. After taking a trip back...

J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt – Pinocchio Part 1

A WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners: Part 3 - Conversations & Interviews: J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt - Pinocchio Part 1 On this show, we introduce you to our Disney luminary conversation/interview shows, with a...