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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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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...

Yesterland: Sorcerer Mickey Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This week, crews began to dismantle the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat blocking the Chinese Theatre façade of The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Yesterland originally published the story of the hat in...

Mousetalgia Episode 323: Disneyland vocalist Drew Tablak, Pixar artists

Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland vocal artist Drew Tablak to the show to talk about his performances at the park. Whether you've seen him singing on Main Street as a Dapper Dan, as a member...

D.U.H. – Department of Untapped Hilarity

If the show’s off-the-wall concepts seem odd for a Disney theme park show, don’t blame Disney’s show writers. Blame the audience.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: D.U.H. - Department of Untapped Hilarity   When you are...

Yesterland: The First Christmas at California Adventure

Welcome to the holiday season at Yester California Adventure. It’s now 2001 here. It’s the new park’s very first Christmas.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The First Christmas at California Adventure   When you are done...

Mousetalgia Podcast 322: The history of Christmas at Disneyland

Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian Joseph Titizian to the show today to celebrate the season with us. From the original Disneyland Circus Christmas Parade to the star atop the Matterhorn, we talk about Disneyland's Christmas...

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...