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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...

Storybook Land and the “Class of ’55” at Yesterland

The Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland opened June 18, 1956—which begs the question, why is this second-year attraction part of the “Class of ’55”?   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Storybook Land and the “Class...

Mousetalgia Podcast 333: Newsies tour, Disneyland ’55, Disney auction

Mousetalgia carries the banner and reviews the current touring production of Newsies, which landed recently in San Francisco. We discuss the differences between the film and the touring production, and even some differences between...

Yesterland: Condor Flats Air Tours and the “Bear Left” Billboard

The airplane is here to let guests know that Condor Flats is an airfield. The billboard is another opportunity for a pun. After all, Yester California Adventure is the Punniest Place on Earth.   Read 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...

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...

Mousetalgia Podcast 331: Star Wars Costumes, Disneyland Auction part 2

Mousetalgia investigates the ways of the force this week as Kristen goes to the recently opened "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibit which premiered in Seattle's EMP Museum, and shares her opinions...

Yesterland: Magic Window on Cinderella Castle

The most prominent jewel on the castle is an enormous golden frame above the front arch. With its tall oval shape and art nouveau details, the Magic Window is reminiscent of the Evil Queen’s...

Mousetalgia Podcast 330: D23 events, Mr. Lincoln

D23's Kristin Rodack joins Mousetalgia this week to discuss D23's events and features for 2015, many of which were just announced in the past week. From studio events and chances to meet Disney Legends...

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...