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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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...

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...