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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Disney History

Introducing Bob Gurr’s DESIGN: Those Were The Times

EDITORS NOTE: We are delighted to introduce you to a new MiceChat column from a name that almost all of you know, Bob Gurr. And if you aren't familiar with the name, you've absolutely...

Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South?

Werner Weiss discusses the 1946 Walt Disney movie that's locked in the vault with Jim Korkis, author of the new book, Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South? The article begins with the...

Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station, Departed

For the most part, this park is all about putting you into detailed environments that immerse you in another place and time. Sorry, folks. Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station is an exception to that...
Yesterland - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - LuminAria

LuminAria — “See the Holidays in a whole new light”

LuminAria premiered at Disney’s California Adventure on November 9, 2001. It was the new park’s first Christmas.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: LuminAria.   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors

The new Test Track Presented by Chevrolet opened this month. Yesterland takes you back to the original Test Track Presented by General Motors. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Test Track Presented by General Motors.   When...

The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor

Whether you’re looking for a meal, dessert, or both, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and nostalgia at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor.   When you are...

Disney’s Finest Remember Jeannette Thomas

Scarlett Stahl remembers Jeannette Thomas as a beautiful and unique lady, so it isn't a surprise that her memorial at Pasadena's Gamble House was also beautiful and unique. Here's Scarlett's wonderful tribute to Jeannette...

Leave a Legacy at Epcot

Would you like to be at Walt Disney World every day of the year, for at least 20 years? You—or at least your face—could be! But your ability to Leave a Legacy at Epcot has...

The Original Ariel’s Grotto

Get your autograph book and PhotoPass card ready. Ariel, the star of The Little Mermaid (1989), invites you and your family to visit her in her very own Grotto — the original version at...

Disneyland’s Main Street Christmas Music Loop

As we get into high gear for the holiday season, here's a short, but much requested past column (updated last year, with an out-of-print LP now finally released on CD) about Disneyland's Main Street...

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Photos – Double Feature

There are two Yesterland photo essays today. The 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival is now over. Whether you were there or you missed it, take a photo tour... Read the full article HERE: Food & Wine Festival,...

Epcot Origins: Part II – The Global Village

Recently, on WEDWay Radio, we discussed Walt Disney and his vision for the "Global Village." The following is a summary of our discussion. At the end of the article, we provide a link for...
Sounds Dangerous at Yesterland

Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey

Go undercover — in complete darkness — with Drew Carey. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey.   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

The Reagan Library hosts Margaret “Tinker Bell” Kerry

Scarlett Stahl brings us another tale of a magical afternoon with a Disney celebrity. Join us as we travel to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for lunch with Margaret "Tinker Bell" Kerry. ~~Rick The Ronald...
Sunset Stroll: Studios Park Inspirations, Part 6

Sunset Stroll: Disney Studios Park Inspirations, Part 6

The Imagineering from the park’s early years still brilliantly evokes the “Hollywood that never was—and always will be.” Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 6 When you are done reading,...

Epcot Origins: Part I – The Garden City of To-Morrow

“EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are emerging from the forefront of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed. It...

Echos at Echo Lake, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Inspirations

It’s now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when it opened in 1989. Today, we’ll head into the Echo Park section of the park. Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM...

Disney’s America Part 5 – The Story Comes To An End

We have spent 4 weeks discovering the history behind the never built Disney's America theme park in Virginia. Michael Eisner was determined to keep his dream alive through a barrage of hurdles, but...

EPCOT Under Glass? Fact or Fiction?

The Claim: EPCOT—the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, envisioned by Walt Disney before his death in 1966—was supposed to be enclosed by an immense dome. Is the claim true or false? What is the real...

The Story of Disneys America Part 4

Last week, we took a look at the details and concept art for Disney's America theme park in Virginia. That was how the park would have looked, and it was a long and...