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Thursday, June 22, 2017

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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...

Mousetalgia Podcast 329: The Story of Disneyland auction; Glen Keane

Team Mousetalgia discusses the hobby of collecting Disneyana this week as we talk with Mike Van Eaton, the proprietor of Van Eaton Galleries, about his current exhibition titled "The Story of Disneyland," a massive...

Yesterland: Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland

This new and expanded version of one of Yesterland’s original articles from 1995 now includes photos that have never before been published. Welcome to a great attraction in the tradition of the Jungle Cruise—only this...

Getting Deep on Tomorrowland ’98 with Tony Baxter – Season Pass Podcast

Memorial Day Weekend in May of 1998, I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, participating in Magic Music Days at Disneyland. While I was playing percussion with a high school band...

Mousetalgia Podcast 328: Disneyland’s anniversaries

Disneyland just announced details of the 60th anniversary celebration, and Mousetalgia's special correspondent Mady reports on Disneyland's media night describing the festivities, which will include new dancing fountains; a focus on Walt Disney, the...

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,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 327: Hat Box Ghost rumors, Frozen Fun, Star Wars Half Marathon

This week, Mousetalgia runs to a galaxy far, far away to talk about Disneyland's recent Star Wars Half Marathon weekend. With Dave or Becky participating in each race, we have a full report on...

Yesterland: Storybook Land from the Skyway

Here at Yesterland, there’s a ride that provides an overhead view of the intricate miniature buildings and landscapes of Storybook Land—not the water-level view from the Storybook Land Canal Boats or the slightly elevated...

Mousetalgia Podcast 326: Email show – Club 33, Disneyland tips

It's back to the email inbox, as Team Mousetalgia answers your questions. The topics include a list of our favorite exhibits at the Walt Disney Family Museum; Disneyland dining with a baby; sharing a...

Yesterland: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend

What’s the real story of the connection between Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse and an impressive Moreton Bay fig tree in an Anaheim city park?  Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Unknotting the Treehouse Legend   When you are...

Mousetalgia Podcast 325: Into the Woods; Pixar storytelling; Walt and nature

Mousetalgia goes Into the woods to discuss the latest film from Walt Disney Pictures. Kristen, a long-time Sondheim enthusiast and performer, offers her take on the show's merits and musings, while Jeff questions the...