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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...

A Disney Weekend in Hollywood with Scarlett Stahl

Scarlett Stahl has regaled us with stories about her many Disney friends. Today's story about a recent weekend in Hollywood is no exception! Imagine spending a weekend with such amazing Disney celebrities and legends....

Yesterland-Alweg Monorail

You’ve just boarded the Yesterland Alweg Monorail for a nonstop, round-trip journey. Now you’re gliding along the gently curving “Highway in the Sky.” As you look out the windows, you enjoy scenic views of...

How to Operate the Disneyland Monorail

Recently, as I was sorting through some files, I came across a 1966 operator’s manual for the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System and thought I would share some of the highlights. As was the custom with Disneyland...

Disney Vacation Club Villa Views

In the context of this article, a villa is not a luxurious country residence high on a hill somewhere; it’s a term that timeshare developers use because it sounds better than small apartment. Read the...

Four Full Days of Disney: The First D23 Expo

The third biennial D23 Expo begins today in Anaheim, California. Werner Weiss rolls back the calendar to 2009 to take another look at the first D23 Expo. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The First D23 Expo. When...

Aulani Double Feature

There are two new articles about Aulani today: ‘AMA‘AMA and the Craziest Job at Aulani ‘AMA‘AMA, the signature dining restaurant at Aulani, is named after the ‘ama‘ama, the local striped mullet fish which can be...