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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...

Kickstarting Walt Disney’s Birthplace

Three weeks ago, Yesterland published an article about the project to restore the Chicago house where Walt Disney was born. Now Yesterland has ten reasons why you might want to visit a Kickstarter page...

DCA Then & Now, Part 5: Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf was one of the six “districts” of the Golden State “land” when Disney’s California Adventure opened in 2001. Now Disney California Adventure has eight lands and no districts. The Pacific Wharf district and...

Mousetalgia 269: Disneyland Holidays, Remembering Annette

Team Mousetalgia reviews the Disneyland Holiday season for 2013 in this episode. First, Jeff and Kristen discuss various aspects of the holidays at the resort, including reports and reviews from Viva Navidad, World of...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #3: Haunted Mansion Holiday

In this episode, the DoomBuggies Spook Show celebrates Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday seasonal overlay with an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the development and creation of this extremely popular attraction. After taking a trip back...

DCA Then & Now, Part 4: More Paradise Pier

Welcome to part 4 of Yesterland’s “then and now” series about Disney California Adventure. Part 3, featuring Paradise Pier, promised a follow-up article with more Paradise Pier comparisons. Here it is! Today, Yesterland looks...

Season Pass Podcast: Walt Disney Birthplace – Restore and Preserve

TSPP reveals the historic restoration project that is driven by Brent Young and Dina Benadon of Super 78 and Season Pass Podcast: The Walt Disney Birthplace Historical Preservation Project! The team discusses the motivation and...

Restoring Walt Disney’s Birthplace

This brings us to the festivities of December 5, 2013. The well-organized hour began with remarks by local officials, restoration specialists, and by owners Brent Young and Dina Benadon. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Restoring Walt...

Mousetalgia 267: Diane Disney Miller; Wine and Dine Half Marathon

This week, we welcome Joseph Titizian, writer for the Walt Disney Family Museum blog, to join us in a celebration of the life of Diane Disney Miller, with whom Joseph was a good friend....

Defunct Magic Kingdom Attractions “Then and Now”

In 2009, Yesterland visited former Magic Kingdom attractions that were still visible to guests, despite being defunct. Now Yesterland returns to the same locations to see what has changed. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Defunct Magic...