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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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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...

Rail Trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Walt Disney Family Museum, a group of intrepid Disney fans took to the rails to make an experience out of the event. On board, we had a great...

Mousetalgia Podcast 313: Ryman Arts Fundraiser, a trip to Chili John’s

Mousetalgia reports on "An Affair of the Art," the Ryman Arts annual fundraiser held at the home of Disney Legend Marty Sklar, which raises funds to help offer art training to high school students....

Walt Disney Birthplace – Restoration Underway

Perhaps you remember the story. Around ten months ago, two theme park professionals announced they had purchased the house in Chicago that was Walt Disney’s birthplace and childhood home, with the goal of restoring...

Yesterland: Man Hat n’ Beach

In Paradise Pier’s row of Midway Shops, one store stands out—Man Hat n’ Beach. On its exterior, an oversized clown has popped out of a proportionately undersized box. It’s a cartoony take on the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 311: Haunted Mansion origins, New Orleans Square

Team Mousetalgia examines Kansas City's haunted Sauer Castle as a possible influence on a young Walt Disney in today's episode. Might Walt's personal connection to the Sauer descendants have had an effect on his...

Yesterland: Backstage Studio Tour

When Disney-MGM Studios opened, its biggest—and certainly its longest—attraction was the Backstage Studio Tour. Over the years, its importance, popularity, and length diminished. The final day of the attraction—called the Studio Backlot Tour in...

How Disney Legend Van France Changed a Life – Disneylander Jerry’s story

October 3rd marks the birthday of Disney Legend Van France. Van was an icon – a genius in sharing Walt’s vision of training and hiring “The Disney Way.” We hope you'll enjoy this touching...

A Window into Princess Fantasy Faire

This week, new WTTM co-host (and super sweetie) Bryn MacKinnon takes you into the Royal Theatre inside the still new Princess Fantasy Faire at Disneyland to enjoy a vaudeville-style performance by Mr Smythe &...

It’s Fun to be Free: Magic Skyways’ Influence on Disney Theme Parks

Aloha! Did you miss me? I'm Shelly Valladolid, otherwise known as The Fabulous Disney Babe. I wrote about Disney, went home to Hawaii to get my mind, body and soul back to health, went...