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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Is Disney Building a New Theme Park in Texas?

Disney theme park rumors have been smoldering in the Lone Star State for a long time. Texans hear from their friends or business associates that Disney is building a theme park in Texas. What’s...

Ben Hair & Dial M for Muscle

Walk up to the window at Ben Hair, an Epic Salon. The artwork on the glass shows a Roman soldier with the most amazing pompadour... Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Ben Hair & Dial M for...

WDW Monorail System Expansion?

Disney fans love to spread information—and sometimes misinformation—about the Walt Disney World Monorail system and the possibility that it will be expanded. Today Yesterland has three updated and expanded Monorail stories and the truth...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.11 – 1969 Walt Disney World Tram Design

Disney legend Bob Gurr is famous for making things move. He invented the Autopia, Monorail, Main Street Vehicles, and at least one behemoth . Today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a...

Original Billboards of Paradise Pier

It’s 2001. You’re walking around the lagoon at Paradise Pier to experience “the ultimate beachfront amusement zone, filled with thrilling attractions and vibrant graphics associated with the heyday of the great seaside amusement park...

The Walt Disney Family Museum Presents Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 works, 50 reasons

Today I have a treat for all you MiceChatters; I was recently invited to preview the new Maurice Sendak exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. For those of you with...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.10 – 1956 Herb Ryman

We have a very special article from famed Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, today.  He has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on 1956 and his time with legendary Disney artist, Herb Ryman. You...

The Stage that Walt Built

It was the longest, continuous running swing dancing venue in the United States and possibly the world. Louis Armstrong played there. Walt Disney danced there. It was located in California’s most iconic location, Disneyland....

The Power of Blast!

Before Disney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at the Hyperion Theatre, there was The Power of Blast!—an abbreviated version of the high-energy Broadway show Blast! Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Power of Blast!   When you are done...

Disney 1975: The Year That Wasn’t

In another look at yesterday’s tomorrows, let’s turn the clock back to 1975 and see what Walt Disney Productions (WDP) was up to with regards to their theme parks. Both Walt and Roy were...

Private Entrance to DCA — Exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel Guests

If you’re staying at the Yester Paradise Pier Hotel, you can enter and exit Yester California Adventure through a private entrance. This hidden gate is exclusively for Paradise Pier Hotel guests. Read the full YESTERLAND...

SAMLAND: The Port Disney Story

Back in the late 1980s, Walt Disney Productions management was becoming increasingly concerned with the public realm surrounding Disneyland. The area had been deteriorating for years due to the laissez-faire attitude toward planning within...

Country Bear Vacation Hoedown

The same performing bears who used to present the Country Bear Jamboree have a new show for you with new songs, new costumes, new props, and even a replacement for old show’s raccoon. Read the...

SAMLAND: Disneyland the Exceptional, Acceptable, and Regrettable

How do you get people to evaluate and document what they see and how they feel within the environments that they live, work, and play? That is a question I am frequently asked during...

DESIGN: Those Were The Times No.8 – Disneyland’s Tragic Light Magic

Disney legend, Bob Gurr, knows how to tell a story. And today, he has spun the Wheel of Years and landed on a topic which is . . . well. . . a part...

Bountiful Valley Farm Mural

An idyllic farm is nestled in rolling hills. A farmhouse is mostly hidden by a cluster of trees. A bounty of crops surrounds an old fashioned red barn. It’s harvest time here. Some foliage...

A Window on Main Street for Buzz Price – Part II

Harrison "Buzz" Price was a visionary business man who profoundly influenced Walt Disney and many decisions regarding the theme parks and how and where they should be built. Two years ago, Sam Gennawey made...

X Marks The Spot: 1996 Magic Kingdom Park Map

Let's reach into the magical treasure chest of maps and pull out a real winner. Ah, yes, a classic, a 1996 Magic Kingdom park map. Let's see what we find when we take a...

Welcome to Accountaneering Disney

It doesn't take much effort to search Micechat and find the many references to me and my former co-workers..."Accountaneers," "sharp pencil boys," "bean counters"...the list goes on and on. Unfortunately those shout-outs are not...

Golden Dreams

There’s a movie theater in the Bay Area district of the Golden State with 335 comfortable seats, 70 mm projection, and state-of-the art sound. The theater shows Golden Dreams, a 22-minute mini-epic about people...