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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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MiceChat Podcast #17: Getting Real with Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr

It's another special episode of the MiceChat Podcast. This time around the block, we chat with outspoken original Mouseketeer, Lonnie Burr. He's lively, funny and full of stories you've likely never heard before! ...

How Disney Legend Van France Changed a Life – Disneylander Jerry’s story

October 3rd marks the birthday of Disney Legend Van France. Van was an icon – a genius in sharing Walt’s vision of training and hiring “The Disney Way.” We hope you'll enjoy this touching...

Mousetalgia Podcast 407: Disneyland Railroad Conductor David Wilcox

Mousetalgia welcomes Retlaw employee and Disneyland train conductor David Wilcox to this week's show to talk about working for the railroad back in the days of the Disneyland D coupons. David shares the secrets...

Greetings from California

Welcome to the biggest store in Yester California Adventure. Ready to do some shopping? The place is here—the hip and edgy California Adventure park. And the time is now—the dawn of the new millennium. Read the...

Yesterland: Sun Wheel

It’s not a Ferris Wheel. It’s the Sun Wheel. The California Sun smiles at you from the center of the 160-foot diameter amusement wheel. (This is an expanded update to an article originally published at...

Yesterland: Waterfall Garden in the Great Ceremonial House

It’s not unusual for a hotel lobby to have a fountain or indoor plants. But the atrium garden in this “Yester World” lobby is one-of-a-kind. Welcome to the centerpiece of the Great Ceremonial House,...

Fab News: Disney Magic in the Air

What a couple of days it's been! And what a couple of days it's going to be! I'm writing this Monday night after a press day for Hotel Transylvania (I can tell you all...

Fab News: Legends and Disneyanamania

It's almost here, my Fabbers and MiceChateers: Disneyland's 60th Anniversary day is but one sleep away - but the celebration will continue throughout the year and beyond! Let's look into the news for the...

A Letter From Mary Costa, Princess Aurora

We have a little something from one of Walt's original princesses for you today. Please take a moment to read the attached letter and join us in granting this very special birthday gift to...

Mousetalgia 265: From Indian Village to Critter Country

Along the edge of Disneyland's Rivers of America, Critter Country and Splash Mountain welcome guests into a wilderness of friendly fauna. But before Critter Country, there was Bear Country and its Jamboree, and before...

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...

OH NO HE DIDN’T – Drunk and Dirty

While researching ONHD, I came upon the mother lode of all Walt conspiracy theory pages.  (Warning: kind of horrifying content. Parental guidance suggested)  The site claims that Walt was part of the Illuminati and a child pornographer,...

Happy 30th Anniversary Epcot – Part One

Epcot is 30 years old today. When the park opened on October 1st 1982, it was a groundbreaking and ambitious project not unlike a large scale Tomorrowland with a World's Fair tacked on to...

Yesterland: Captain EO replaced by Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Unfortunately, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival was not ready to open its doors on December 18—but guests were told it would open “any day.” The signs were up on the outside. The standing...

Mousetalgia Podcast 352: PNW Mouse Meet; Haunted Mansion live

Join Team Mousetalgia live from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet as Jeff and Kristen report on the annual event. First, take a tour of the show floor and experience the Mouse Meet from the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 439: Pirates of the Caribbean’s 50th, part 2 – Imagineer Alan Coats

Join us this week as the Lady Mousetalgia sets sail for part two of our Pirates of the Caribbean 50th anniversary celebration! This week, Imagineer Alan Coats joins us to talk about his father...

Mousetalgia Podcast 416: Queen of Katwe, book reviews

It's a Mousetalgia Review Revue! First, Kristen reviews Queen of Katwe. Kristen lived in sub-Saharan Africa for 3 months and has a unique perspective on the meaning and authenticity of the film. Then, we...

Yesterland: Sum of All Thrills

At Yester Epcot, it’s not just another INNOVENTIONS exhibit. It’s an actual ride—an innovative and inventive ride. It might be the best thing in the whole history of INNOVENTIONS. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sum...

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...

Extensive Changes Coming to Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland

We first ran this article on July 30th, 2013, at the time we heard that construction on Club 33 would start at some point after the beginning of the Fiscal year (which starts in...