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Friday, June 23, 2017

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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...

An Urban Legend about Walt Disney and Disney Theme Parks

In a few days, it will be October 1. It’s the biggest anniversary date at Walt Disney World. Back in the days when Walt Disney World bus drivers often provided their own commentary to...

J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt – Pinocchio Part 1

A WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners: Part 3 - Conversations & Interviews: J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt - Pinocchio Part 1 On this show, we introduce you to our Disney luminary conversation/interview shows, with a...

DCA Then & Now, Part 2: Around Condor Flats

In the second of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at Condor Flats, “a high-desert airfield dedicated to the wonder and ingenuity that helped spawn California’s legendary aviation...

This is WindowtotheMagic Part 2 – Main Street USA 2012 Loop

This is Part 2 of our WindowtotheMagic Podcast introduction for MiceChat MicePod Listeners! On this show, we introduce you to our Background Music Loop shows, with our most popular loop show ever, the Disneyland Main...

DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak

In the first of a series of Disney California Adventure “then and now” comparisons, Yesterland looks at some spots around Grizzly Peak. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: DCA Then & Now, Part 1: Around Grizzly Peak. When...

Window to the Magic to the MicePod

The Window to the Magic Podcast is the longest running Disneyland-centered podcast on the Internet, and has been releasing shows since July 2005, Disneyland's 50th anniversary. AND NOW, we are the newest podcast to join...

Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules

There’s a ride that’s so low-tech that it keeps operating even if there’s a power failure. However, that doesn’t mean it’s always reliable. It can stop for no apparent reason—or for reasons known only...

Extensive Changes Coming to Exclusive Club 33 at Disneyland

We first ran this article on July 30th, 2013, at the time we heard that construction on Club 33 would start at some point after the beginning of the Fiscal year (which starts in...

Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings

The year is 2004. It’s more than a meet-and-greet. It’s less than a parade. Perhaps you should think of it as a “mini-parade” with autographs. It’s “Mulan’s Chinese New Year Greetings.” Read the full YESTERLAND...