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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Disney History

An Urban Legend: Swan and Dolphin Reversed?

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels are known for their iconic sculptures. According to legend, the 47-foot-tall swan sculptures and 55-foot-tall dolphin sculptures were installed on the wrong hotel buildings—and the paint...

A Conversation with Mark Hamill

This week, we get the chance to speak with Star Wars Royalty, Mark Hamill.  Talk about magic.  This guy has some wonderful stories to share and you can only hear them here on Window...

Aulani and the “Disney Presence”

Aloha! Yesterland once again visits the 50th state in a article that’s not about something that’s gone. What does it mean to have a “Disney presence,” and does Aulani have it?   Read the full YESTERLAND...

MiceChat Podcast #17: Getting Real with Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr

It's another special episode of the MiceChat Podcast. This time around the block, we chat with outspoken original Mouseketeer, Lonnie Burr. He's lively, funny and full of stories you've likely never heard before! ...

Mousetalgia 294: Listener mail, Audio-Animatronics

It's time to dig into the Mousetalgia mailbag! Topics include Walt Disney World Fastpass+ tips, Adventures by Disney tours, binging on Mousetalgia, seeing Disneyland through a new lens and trip planning tips, an update...

A few questions with Disney Legend Jack Lindquist

Editor's Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to Keith Mahne with his new "A Few Questions With..." series. You may know Keith from elsewhere in the Disney online community where he has...

Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills,...

Mousetalgia Podcast 293: Maleficent ’14/’59, Canemaker on Schultheis

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award winning author/historian/filmmaker John Canemaker back to the show to discuss his new book, “The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic." Schultheis, who worked for...

The Walt Disney Story at Yesterland

Step into the Main Street Opera House at Yesterland for a tribute to a truly great American… Abraham Lincoln? No. Walt Disney!   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Walt Disney Story   When you are done...

My Disneyland Memories – AMERICA SINGS!

This week, Magic Joe continues "Music Month" with another recording from his personal audio library that perfectly “revolves” around music – America Sings!  Enjoy! Direct Link THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch &...

Lets Talk About Captain EO Starring Michael Jackson- Part 2

UPDATE- Last week I discovered that my dear friend Bob Gurr is going on an adventure for a few weeks, so I’ve been invited to fill in for him with my articles while he’s away. ...

“This Week at WDW” in Summer 1972 at Yesterland

It’s summer of 1972. Walt Disney World has been open less than a year. Walt Disney World wants you to know that there’s a lot more than just the Magic Kingdom. You’re given a...

Mousetalgia Podcast 291: Disneyland’s magic shops; the “Yippie Invasion”

Take a trip to Merlin's in Fantasyland as we travel back in time and marvel at Disneyland's magic shops. Mousetalgia welcomes Disneyland magic shop cast member Steve Simmons to the show to talk about...

Swiss Family Treehouse at Yesterland

Father, Mother, Fritz, Ernst, and little Francis invite you to visit their home. You may have seen this family at your local movie theater in 1960. You probably thought their treehouse was on a...

Mousetalgia 290: Disneyland, Million Dollar Arm, Marc Davis

Mousetalgia presents an Emporium of topics this week as we review Disney's latest film "Million Dollar Arm," visit Disneyland, and discover the stories behind art of Marc Davis. First, Kristen reviews "Million Dollar Arm,"...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #9: WED Imagineer Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders was a WED Imagineer in the late '60s, working on the Omnimover system, New Tomorrowland, and the Haunted Mansion. In an exclusive interview, DoomBuggies talks to Paul about working for WED, working...

Indian War Canoes

Most Yesterland ride vehicles run on electricity. A few, such as the Pack Mules and the Conestoga Wagons, are animal-powered. Others involve a diesel engine or steam engine. One attraction has human-powered vessels. Welcome...

Mousetalgia 289: Walt Disney World trip planning, Sleeping Beauty

This week, anticipating the release of Disney's "Maleficent," we welcome Disney historian and author Charles Solomon to the show to discuss his latest book "Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's...

Cars, East and West

Yesterland usually looks at things that are gone, but not today. This photo essay looks at how some of the same landmarks of Radiator Springs are represented at the delightful Cars wing of Disney’s...

Mousetalgia 288: Marc Davis, Wondercon, Frozen

The talent and legacy of Disney Legend Marc Davis is on display in this week's episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of the upcoming exhibit titled "Leading Ladies and Femme Fatales: The Art of Marc...