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Monday, October 23, 2017

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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...

Remembering Disneyland’s House Of The Future

“Tomorrow always holds the promise of something new and exciting, and this strangely graceful old and creative building bears out that promise.” - Monsanto Home of the Future promotional film Photo Copyright Walt Disney Co. The...

Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios, Part 4

A few years ago, Werner Weiss published a three-part series, “Real Buildings that Inspired Disney MGM Studios.” The park is now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it was Disney-MGM Studios when these replicas were designed...

The Disney America Story – Part 3

Our tale of a real life American adventure continues this week as we explore the proposed attractions of Disney's America theme park. If you are catching this popular series in the middle, please...

The Disney’s America Story – Part Two

Last week, we launched ourselves back into Disney history to find the spark which ignited the Disney's America project . . . and Part One of our roller coaster story began. This week, we find ourselves...
EPCOT's 30th

D23’s Epcot’s 30th Celebration

On Sunday, September 30th, the official Disney fan club, D23 posted in early celebration for Epcot's 30th anniversary (which was on Monday, October 1). Unlike the October 1 celebrations, which were free and open...

Happy 30th Anniversary Epcot – Part One

Epcot is 30 years old today. When the park opened on October 1st 1982, it was a groundbreaking and ambitious project not unlike a large scale Tomorrowland with a World's Fair tacked on to...

Disney’s America, a Story of Desire and Failure – Part One

There are few Disney projects with greater mystique than Disney's America, a never built park which nearly became a reality. But why was it never completed and what sort of impact did it have...