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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure

On The Amazing Race, a reality television show, contestants solve puzzles and perform tasks, often going to more than a half dozen countries, such as to Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Japan, France, and the...

King Triton’s Carousel of the Sea

This Yesterland article is not about something that’s gone. It’s about something that should be gone—and probably will be gone some day. But not the whole thing. Please let me explain…   Read the full YESTERLAND...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #6: Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House

Disney producer and author Greg Ehrbar joins us on this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to discuss the seminal spooky sound effects record "Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House" released by Disneyland...

Lost Weekend and This Weekend

More the 60 years separate September 26, 1953 and February 23, 2014. The common factor is Disney Legend Herb Ryman (1910-1989). The 1953 date was the beginning of Walt Disney’s and Herb Ryman’s “lost...

Mousetalgia 278: Make Mine Music

Team Mousetalgia reports on "Disney Goes to the Opera" at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and takes an in depth look at "Make Mine Music," Walt Disney's post-war animated anthology. As part of a...

Avalon Cove by Wolfgang Puck

It’s Valentines Day at Yesterland, so invite someone you love to a romantic dinner at this “yestaurant” on Paradise Pier. Avalon Cove is operated by Wolfgang Puck, chef to Hollywood’s rich and famous celebrities.   Read...

Fountain View Ice Cream at Yester Future World

The columns of water blasting skyward from the Fountain of Nations capture your attention—making it easy to overlook the ice cream fountain nearby. It’s Fountain View Ice Cream, the ice cream fountain with—you guessed...

Mousetalgia 276: Disneyland’s Mine Train, Disney music

Mousetalgia welcomes Mine Train expert James Keeline to the show to help us reminisce about the history of Frontierland's trains in anticipation of the newly renovated Big Thunder Mountain Railroad attraction. James discusses the...

Erasing Wonders of Life, 2014 Edition

Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Years Day 2007—over seven years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. Yesterland looks at how...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #5: A conversation with Rolly Crump

In this episode, DoomBuggies talks to WED Imagineer Rolly Crump in an exclusive interview. Crump, who worked directly with Walt Disney in the conceptualization and design of Disneyland, was assigned to the development of...

Radiator Springs Racers FASTPASS Distribution

A masterfully designed “vintage” neon sign reads “FASTPASS” horizontally across the top and “Distribution” vertically. Perfect! This must be the right place. And this must be the most elaborately themed FASTPASS distribution location anywhere.   Read...

Mousetalgia 274: Book reviews, author Adam Berger

Welcome back to Mousetalgia. This week, we review some recent Disney books, including Sam Gennawey's "The Disneyland Story" The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream; Jim Korkis' "The Book of Mouse: A...

DCA Then & Now, Part 7: More Hollywood Land

This is the seventh (and final, for the time being) installment of Yesterland’s Disney California Adventure Then & Now series. Last time, we looked at Hollywood Blvd. Today we’ll look at more of what...

Billy Hill and the Hillbillies – The Final Curtain Call

In Part 2 of this series, Paul visits the Disneyland Resort and experiences the final 3 performances of Disneyland favorites... Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.  This show features a compilation of the 3 last...

Mousetalgia 273: Robert Sherman

Robert J. Sherman talks about his father, Robert B. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers, on this week's episode of Mousetalgia. In honor of "Moose," the recently published autobiography by Robert B. Sherman, his son...

Catch a Flave – Gone to Yesterland

Take a look at the colorful edges on the neon ice cream cone swirls. The colors tell you that this place sells vanilla soft-serve ice cream with your choice of a colorful flavor swirled...

Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace

The Walt Disney Birthplace Preservation Project just completed an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. How did they do? What’s next?   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace.   When you are done reading, please leave your...

My Special Mary Blair Connection

Today, Scarlett Stahl shares a very special visit she had with Maggie Richardson, legendary Imagineer Mary Blair's niece.  ~~Rick My Special Mary Blair Connection By Scarlett Stahl At Disney Legend Alice Davis’ 80th Birthday Party, I was...

DCA Then & Now, Part 6: Hollywood Land

This is part 6 of Yesterland’s DCA “then and now” series comparing the same spots in 2002 and 2013. Originally, it was the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney’s California Adventure. Now it’s Hollywood Land...

2013 Disney HALF Ear in Review – Part 2

Paul Barrie and Ricky Brigante (from Inside the Magic) talk your ear off with the second half of their annual discussion of everything that happened throughout the wonderful world of Disney during 2013. Here's the...