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Friday, August 18, 2017

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Disney Notes – You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Welcome to Disney Notes and the music of Disney. This time around, we look at You've Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story. For those of us who lived through the lean years of...

House of the Future, LEGO Edition

Today’s unusual Yesterland article is about a plastic house inspired by a plastic house. Yesterland reader Andy Baird shares his LEGO model of the iconic Mid-century landmark.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: House of the...

Fab News: Happy Nights, Potter Dates (?), Being FAriel and Looking Back at Tomorrowland

Hello my MiceChateers! I hope that your fourth was as glorious as mine, minus a baking mishap or seven. Happy Nights, Potter Dates? It looks like Universal Hollywood's Night Time Studio Tour is a solid hit,...

Yesterland: America on Parade

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

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...

Yesterland: The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World

The colorful art “mountains” on either side of the main gate aren’t painted. They are magnificent ceramic murals. In fact, you’re between the two halves of the largest ceramic mural in the world.   Read the...

Yesterland: Maelstrom

A voice with a distinct Norwegian accent intones, “You are not the first to pass this way, nor shall you be the last. Those who seek the spirit of Norway face peril and adventure—but...

Window to the Magic – MORE SPOILERS: “Diamond T Party & World of Color:...

Paul, and his walking angel Wendy, take a trip into Disney California Adventure to share with you the excitement of the updated "Diamond T Party and completely new "World of Color: Celebrate! The World...

Yesterland: Superstar Limo Exterior

Before you ride Superstar Limo, take a look at the façade. It’s a cartoonish collection of Los Angeles landmarks.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Superstar Limo Exterior   When you are done reading, please leave your comments...

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...

Yesterland: Orange Stinger

Yesterland's Orange Stinger article adds new, rare photos. When the Orange Stinger first opened, each guest sat in a whimsical seat that looked like a yellow-and-black bee abdomen, with bee wings and legs on...

Yesterland: Alpine Gardens

Welcome to Alpine Gardens, a quiet corner of Yesterland. According to your park guide booklet, the name of the souvenir stand here is Souvenir Stand, offering “a large selection of Disneyland mementos.”   Read the YESTERLAND...

The Old Mill at Storybook Land

You’re in a Dutch canal boat at Yesterland, so it’s fitting that you’re cruising past Dutch windmills. Your skipper delivers a live spiel: “On the left are the three Dutch windmills.”   Read the YESTERLAND article...

Mousetalgia Podcast 343: Hat Box Ghost’s return, Tomorrowland premiere

Team Mousetalgia takes you to the blue carpet and the world premiere of Tomorrowland in this week's episode! Join Jeff and Dave as they watch the celebrities descend on Downtown Disney's AMC multiplex to...

Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 2

The conclusion of this two-parter has more actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added photos.   Read the...

Reminders of Disneyland’s Past, Part 1

This article includes actual remnants of the past, tributes by Disney’s Imagineers, and examples of creative recycling. The research and text are from Chris Strodder. Werner Weiss added a photo in front of each...

Samland: Walt Disney and the Epcot Master Plan – Part 2

Join us for Part 2 of Sam Gennawey's look at Epcot's master plan. If you are catching us in the middle, please find his Part 1 HERE. At a press conference on Nov. 15, 1965, Walt Disney...

Yesterland: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Main Street and the Castle

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 year, Werner Weiss went back to the same locations...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 4 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the final 11 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 4 of this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the...

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 ...