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Friday, November 24, 2017

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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...

Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview Part 2!

We go back to the home of Walt Disney Imagineering genius (and soon to be Disney Legend), Tony Baxter, for an E-TICKET Podcast.  Discussion on the quirky side of Disneyland, the one price ticket system,...

Glow Fest

It’s 2010 at Yester California Adventure. Sunshine Plaza and Hollywood Pictures Backlot have been transformed into Glow Fest. During the day, colorful banners and columns leave no doubt that something is going on. The...

The CalArts Disney Connection

Welcome to Samland. This week I have decided to reach over to the bookshelf and extract an excerpt from Walt and the Promise of Progress City. Toward the end of his life, Walt Disney...

Yester Aulani & Future Aulani

Today’s article takes a look at the current construction at Aulani and what it replaced. Who would have thought that there would already be a Yester Aulani? Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Yester Aulani & Future...

Season Pass Podcast: The Tony Baxter Interview – Part 1

Everyone knows that we wouldn't have the moments and memories of the most amazing attractions in the world if it wasn't for Walt Disney Imagineering.  There are only few Imagineers that will be epitomized...

Two Myths about World Showcase at Epcot

Disney hasn’t added any countries to World Showcase at Epcot since Norway in 1988—that was 25 years ago. On the Internet, two...

Disney to Honor Tony Baxter and 7 Others with Legend Award

We talk about Disney Legends all the time on MiceChat, but do you know how they are minted? At the Disney Legends Awards of course! You are invited to this year's ceremony, which will...

Skyway at Magic Kingdom Park

Who says every attraction has to tell a story? Sometimes it’s just about the experience—and flying like a bird above the Yester Magic Kingdom is a delighful experience. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Skyway at Magic...

Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations

It’s early 2005, and it’s easy to pose with Mickey because there are 75 of him. But don’t expect a hug. Each Mickey is made of polyurethane with an internal steel frame, weighs approximately...

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...