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Monday, October 23, 2017

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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 ...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 3 of 4

Yesterland takes a closer look at the next 10 “Insane Facts” about Disneyland in Part 3 of the this 4-part series. According to MSN (Microsoft Network), “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even...

Mousetalgia Podcast 337: Tales from a Disneyland Tour Guide

Mousetalgia welcomes Barbara Burnett Brock to talk about her incredible career as a tour guide at Disneyland. Enjoy stories about touring with Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen King and Michael Jackson, and learn about the grand...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 2 of 4

Last week, Yesterland looked at the first ten claims in an MSN (Microsoft Network) list, “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland.” Supposedly, “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the...

Looking Back at Tomorrow

With the second Tomorrowland film trailer release, the buzz is getting pretty loud - especially once the image below was included in the Japanese trailer:   "Looking Back at Tomorrow" was a big part of Horizons,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 336: Annual Shareholder Meeting, music in animation

Mousetalgia visited the Walt Disney Company Annual Shareholder meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on March 12, and Jeff reports on the experience. From sneak peeks at upcoming films to...

A Sanity Check on “41 Insane Facts” — Part 1 of 4

MSN (Microsoft Network) recently published “41 Insane Facts You Definitely Don’t Know About Disneyland” with this promise: “There’s some mind-blowing facts out there that even the ultimate Disney fan doesn’t know.” Yesterland looks at...

DoomBuggies Spook Show Episode 13: The Hat Box Ghost, Walker Stalker Con

On this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the mysterious new wall that recently materialized in the attic of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion, and ponder the possible return of the long-awaited Hat...

Yesterland: Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace

What’s that futuristic, white planter doing? It’s rising! There’s a bandshell under that planter, with a rock band playing on it. The planter is now on the roof of the bandshell. Cool!   Read the YESTERLAND...

Make It Beautiful – Restoring The Dream

The Walt Disney Birthplace restoration project has some exciting updates that are well worth sharing. Thanks to all of you fine folks who supported their "Let's Start Some Good!" campaign late last year or...

Infographic: Hatbox Ghost How-To

A certain long lost resident of the Haunted Mansion is rumored to soon be returning. The story of the Hatbox Ghost is the stuff of legend. While he really existed, the special effect of...

Mousetalgia Podcast 334: You emailed, we reply

It's back to the Mousetalgia inbox! We read and respond to recent email, and topics include: favorite cast member costumes; favorite parades through Disneyland history; Disneyana collecting 101; Mousetalgia's dubious lyrical memory skills and...