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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Disney History

A Window into Princess Fantasy Faire

This week, new WTTM co-host (and super sweetie) Bryn MacKinnon takes you into the Royal Theatre inside the still new Princess Fantasy Faire at Disneyland to enjoy a vaudeville-style performance by Mr Smythe &...

Fab News: Limited Edition, D23 Expo Star Wars Preview, Hastin and Dusty

MiceChateers, I'm so beat. My pal Dave is in from Seattle with his family and we're doing the theme parks like we haven't been there in nearly 15 years. Which he hasn't. It's fun...

Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full YESTERLAND...

The Disney’s America Story – Part Two

Last week, we launched ourselves back into Disney history to find the spark which ignited the Disney's America project . . . and Part One of our roller coaster story began. This week, we find ourselves...

Mousetalgia Podcast 310: The art of Marc Davis; D23; Listener email

Marc Davis: Walt's Renaissance Man: Animators Andreas Deja and Bob Kurtz recently visited the Walt Disney Family Museum to host a presentation about Marc's technique, work, and influence - as well as his fine...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 1

If you've visited Disneyland in the last 57 years, then you have been touched, and very likely moved, by the artistic genius of Roland Fargo (Rolly) Crump. He first worked for Disney as an...

Mousetalgia Podcast 346: Pinocchio – The Making of the Disney Epic

Author and historian J. B. Kaufman joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss Pinocchio, Walt Disney's second animated feature film. Our conversation covers the Disney adaptation's differences from Carlo Collodi's original Italian morality tale, Walt's...

DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak

In the first of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some spots around Grizzly Peak. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak. When...

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library

Disney fans have no doubt seen or heard of the wonderful Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibits which anchored the first two D23 Expos in Anaheim (2009 and 2011). Those exhibits were filled...

Mousetalgia Podcast 421: Mickey Mouse turns 88, Van Eaton Disneyland auction

Mickey Mouse is turning 88 this week, and Team Mousetalgia invites you to celebrate with us! First, we welcome Mike Van Eaton back to the show to discuss "Souvenirs of Disneyland," an upcoming exhibition...

Yesterland: Popnology

Although it’s not an exhibit about Disney, Popnology at LACF has quite a few references to Walt Disney and Disneyland. That’s not surprising, given how Walt Disney was a pop culture visionary who advanced...

Camp Minnie-Mickey

At Yester Animal Kingdom, there’s Camp Minnie-Mickey. It’s a rustic camp like something in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Disney characters hang out here.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Camp Minnie-Mickey   When you...

SAMLAND: How Walt Disney Studied and Built Disneyland

Maybe it was inevitable that Walt Disney would build Disneyland. He certainly had been studying the idea his entire life. His daughter Diane Disney Miller said, “When I was growing up, he was always...

Fact or Analysis? 13 Concerns about the Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

Four hours to tell the story of Walt Disney… How do you capture 65 years of accomplishments and achievements and still properly tell the life story of the man behind the magic in such...

Mickey Mouse In The Band Concert Celebrates 80 Years

In honor of the 80th anniversary of Mickey Mouse in "The Band Concert," MiceChat contributor Andi Stein brings us the history behind the beloved film. Many Disney fans are familiar with the image of Mickey...

Interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway – Disney Avenue Podcast

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. On today's show, host Keith Mahne is joined by MiceChat CEO Dusty Sage for an amazing interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway. Before...

Aulani and the “Disney Presence”

Aloha! Yesterland once again visits the 50th state in a article that’s not about something that’s gone. What does it mean to have a “Disney presence,” and does Aulani have it?   Read the full YESTERLAND...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 1: Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Yesterland photographer Chris Bales took his first trip to Walt Disney World in March 1996. He recently shared his photos from that trip with Werner Weiss, who went back to the same spots almost...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. It’s now 2015. Because 2009 is no longer “now,” Werner...

Yesterland: Flying Saucers

If you’ve never looked at this ride closely, you might think it’s just a colossal air hockey table with a fleet of ride vehicles that can scoot above it. But it’s much more complicated—and...