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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...

Mousetalgia 266: The true story of Mary Poppins

Disney Legend Dave Smith, Disney Archivist Emeritus, joins Mousetalgia this week to tell the true story of Walt Disney's pursuit of P. L. Travers to bring her book Mary Poppins to the screen. In...

Yesterland: The Book of Mouse

The Book of Mouse is not structured as a chronological narrative. It’s collection of stories, anecdotes, quotations, and FAQ-like question-and-answer sections, with a complete Mickey Mouse annotated filmography somewhere in the middle. Read the full...

Mousetalgia 265: From Indian Village to Critter Country

Along the edge of Disneyland's Rivers of America, Critter Country and Splash Mountain welcome guests into a wilderness of friendly fauna. But before Critter Country, there was Bear Country and its Jamboree, and before...

Welcome to the DoomBuggies Spook Show

Welcome, Mortals, to the DoomBuggies Spook Show, a new podcast from DoomBuggies.com. The DoomBuggies Spook Show is dead-icated to bringing you a bit of Haunted Mansion news, haunting theme park happenings, and Haunted Mansion...

Window to the Magic #394.5 – Author Sam Gennawey Interview

Paul and author Sam Gennawey sit down at Steakhouse 55 to discuss Sam's new book, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream, which is now available at all...

Review: The Disneyland Story

The reality is that nobody has ever written such a book about Disneyland before Sam Gennawey. There have been other excellent books about the park, but they’ve all been picture books that have not...

WindowtotheMagic #394 – Disney Club of UCLA and ORL Present: Disney Legend Marty Sklar

Paul and Jeff were honored to be guests of the Disney Club of UCLA last week when UCLA Alumnus Marty Sklar came to visit and talk to club members.  It was a fun event,...

2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos – Double Feature

There are two Yesterland articles today. Most of the 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is over. The final day this year is Monday, November 11. Whether you were there or you missed it, take...

Mousetalgia 262: Bossert on Roy E. Disney, Disney Halloween

Producer Dave Bossert from Walt Disney Feature Animation joins us to discuss Roy E. Disney and his new book, "Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life" on this week's episode...

Mousetalgia 261: Sam Gennawey on Disneyland, Escape from Tomorrow

Author Sam Gennawey joins Team Mousetalgia this week to discuss his new book "The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney's Dream." Calling Disneyland Walt Disney's "third child," Gennawey talks...

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian — Great inside! Outside… Well, take a look.

The villas themselves are spectacular—exceeding even the high standards of the other DVC resorts at Walt Disney World. But the outside of the building could have been better. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Villas at...

DCA Then & Now, Part 3: Paradise Pier

Today, in the third of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some parts of Paradise Pier. More of Paradise Pier will follow in a future article. Read the...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

Mousetalgia: The Haunted Mansion, the Art of Bambi

Jeff dons his "Chef" hat and offers a synopsis of a recent Haunted Mansion presentation he delivered at the fall gathering of the Golden Gate Disneyana Club on this week's episode of Mousetalgia. From...

The Vault of Walt: Volume 2

President Dwight D. Eisnenhower’s Audio-Animatronic twin plays the lute on Spaceship Earth. That’s just one of the many, many amazing details in this new book. Volume 2 offers 28 stories, evenly spread across four...

Mousetalgia: Halloween Time, Anaheim’s Halloween Parade

Halloween Time has come to Disneyland, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the arrival of this popular villainous season. But first, we welcome Kevin Kidney back to the show to give some history of the...