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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Haunted Mansion History Mystery

Please join us in welcoming the amazing Sara Hofstein to MiceChat. Sara will be checking in from time to time as her busy schedule allows. Her inaugural article is a real life ghost busting...

Mousetalgia Episode 321: Alice Davis on the ’64 World’s Fair

Disney and the World's Fair - Disney Legend Alice Davis talks to Mousetalgia about attending the 1964 World's Fair, and she shares some personal recollections of her time visiting the Fair with Walt Disney...

Yesterland: Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack

It’s a good idea to protect your eyes from the intense sunshine. So head over to Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack. Look for the smiling, 33-foot-tall, pink Apatosaurus with the yellow spots.   Read the full YESTERLAND...

The WEDway PeopleMover Story

A while back, we wandered through the Monsanto House of the Future with Samland. That demonstration home lasted until 1967, when a whole new Tomorrowland based on the “World on the Move” theme was...

Mousetalgia Podcast 320: Walt’s trains, Frozen’s Spencer Lacey Ganus

Spencer Lacey Ganus, the voice of Teen Elsa from Frozen, joins Mousetalgia to bring some holiday cheer to the show. Also this week, Jeff discusses two new exhibitions being hosted at the Walt Disney...

The Demise of the O-Zell Company

Although born in Chicago, Walt spent less than six years living there—his first four and a half years and then one intensely busy year as a teenager. The O-Zell Company was part of Walt’s...

Mousetalgia Podcast 319: Don Hahn; Walt Disney; holiday gifts

Walt Disney's birthday special edition! This week, Mousetalgia welcomes director/producer Don Hahn back to the show to help us celebrate the 113th anniversary of Walt's birth. First, Hahn discusses "Christmas with Walt," his film...

Yesterland: Happiest Turkeys on Earth

It’s 2005 at Yesterland. You can visit two turkeys here—37-pound Marshmallow and 35-pound Yam. They look like regular farm-raised turkeys, albeit very large ones. But these gobblers have bragging rights—especially one of them.   Read the...

OH NO HE DIDN’T – Was Walt Disney on Acid?

Before I get to today's No He Didn't, I've got a quick update on my last article about Walt Disney Serving time in jail. If you take a look at the last post, which...

Yesterland: Carnation Plaza Gardens

Nestled between a medieval castle and a frontier stockade, Yesterland has an old-fashioned, open-air dance pavilion with a red-and-white canopy roof.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Carnation Plaza Gardens   When you are done reading, please...

Serving Time in “Walt Disney Castle”

This doozy comes courtesy of MiceChatter John Stearns. Thanks John! Usually, I cover up the name and photo on these, to protect the innocent. In this case, this is Answers.com's Disney Supervisor (expert, apparently). Looking...

“I Have Always Loved Trains” – Walt Disney

Please join us in welcoming Roger Colton to MiceChat. He was lucky enough to attend the opening of a new exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Let's travel down the tracks with Roger...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #12: The Attic Bride

In this spook-er-sized Halloween episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show, we discuss the recent "Ghostly Materials" exhibition at Disneyland and speak with one of the artists, Bridget McCarty, about the opening day of this...

The Original O’ Canada!

You’ve just stepped into the Circle-Vision 360 theater at the Canada pavilion of Yestercot. Soon the beauty, pageantry, ice, and snow of Canada will surround you on nine screens in O’ Canada!   Read the full...

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

Yester Studios has its own state-of-art Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. It’s The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow—the attraction that’s based on a Disney movie franchise that’s based on an attraction.   Read the full YESTERLAND...

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,...

Camp Minnie-Mickey

At Yester Animal Kingdom, there’s Camp Minnie-Mickey. It’s a rustic camp like something in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Disney characters hang out here.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Camp Minnie-Mickey   When you...

OH NO HE DIDN’T – Where Was Walt Disney Born

Welcome to OH NO HE DIDN’T, a collection of the Internet’s most outrageous statements of “facts” about Walt Disney,  (No, he isn’t frozen. Clarence Birdseye sleeps alone.) as well as additional information and resources...

Mousetalgia Podcast 314: Disney artist Bridget McCarty, Tower of Terror

It's a horror-ific Halloween special edition of Mousetalgia, as we talk pumpkins, haunted hotels and hat boxes! First, Mousetalgia talks to Disney artist and pumpkin carver extraordinaire Bridget McCarty about her art background, her...

Alice in Wonderland and its “leafy vine” track

Yesterland presents vintage photos of Alice in Wonderland in its early years. See the narrow “vine” track as it evolved over the years.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Alice in Wonderland   When you are done...