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Friday, October 20, 2017

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Yesterland: Venice, Italy & Epcot’s Italy

Sam the Eagle might characterize the Italy Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase as, “A Salute to All of Italy, but Mostly Venice.” Yesterland photographer Chris Bales recently visited Italy, while Werner Weiss visited Walt Disney...

Carolwood – Walt’s Home Returns

In its day, the Disney family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills was something special. How many homes do you know with a soda fountain, swimming pool and a backyard railroad that inspired a...

Yesterland: Hollywood Holly-Day Parade

If this parade looks strangely familiar, there’s a reason. It’s a holiday—oops, I mean “Holly-Day”—makeover of the Disney Stars & Motor Cars parade. The cars, which are all themed to movies or television programs,...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 2

Fox Hill brings us Part 2 of his Rolly Crump story. If you missed Part 1, please click HERE to catch up before reading Part 2. Vicky and I met Rolly and Marie near the big...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Rolly Crump And The Impostor Syndrome – Part 1

If you've visited Disneyland in the last 57 years, then you have been touched, and very likely moved, by the artistic genius of Roland Fargo (Rolly) Crump. He first worked for Disney as an...

Yesterland: Walt Disney Birthplace – 115 Years Later

On December 5, 2016, it was once again the anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth—the 115th this time. Looking at the Walt Disney Birthplace house from the outside, you might think that the restoration is...

The Measure of a Man – Remembering Walt Disney

Today marks the 115th birthday of the great Walt Disney. While he passed in December of 1966, his loss still elicits sadness for what might have been. . . a creative genius cut short....

Mousetalgia Podcast 424: Disney Festival of Holidays; Moana screenwriter Jared Bush

Mousetalgia takes you to Disney California Adventure's Festival of Holidays to review the food, the festivities, and the fun entertainment. From an $11 pomegranate margarita to holiday Swedish meatballs to egg nog cheesecake, there's...

Yesterland: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot

Welcome to L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante—or simply Alfredo’s, as almost everyone calls it. It’s quite a coup for a theme park to have a branch of restaurant that was made famous by globetrotting...

Mousetalgia Podcast 423: Destination D – Amazing Adventures

Team Mousetalgia goes bi-coastal as we take you out to Florida to report on the 2016 "Destination D: Amazing Adventures" event that just concluded with breaking news and behind-the-scenes insights into some of Disney's...

Yesterland: Superstar Limo

Yesterland takes an expanded look at the ride that invites you to “Get ready to be ‘taken for a ride’ through a wacky, whimsical version of Hollywood, where you’re Tinseltown’s biggest new star.” Read the...

Fab News: Giving Thanks!

It's just a little bit of Fab News for the holiday - Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in the USA, and for those of you not in the USA, Happy probably not-Thanksgiving! Happy...

Stroll Through Disneyland – The Lost Frontier

“Westerns” were a cultural juggernaut when I was a boy. While it's difficult for younger people to imagine today, walking through the wooden stockade gates into Frontierland back then felt like a really big...

Yesterland: Luigi’s Flying Tires

Here at Yester California Adventure, Luigi and Guido invite you to their “Festival of Flying Tires.” You can “fly” around on a tire behind their tire shop, controlling your flight by shifting your body...

GMA Celebrates Mickey’s Birthday on November 18th!

GMA Celebrates Mickey's Birthday on November 18th! This Friday*, ABC's Good Morning America is going to feature a visit from Mickey Mouse, fresh off his whirlwind world birthday tour. Good Morning America airs live Mon.-Fri. (7:00-9:00 a.m....

Mousetalgia Podcast 421: Mickey Mouse turns 88, Van Eaton Disneyland auction

Mickey Mouse is turning 88 this week, and Team Mousetalgia invites you to celebrate with us! First, we welcome Mike Van Eaton back to the show to discuss "Souvenirs of Disneyland," an upcoming exhibition...

Erasing Wonders of Life, 2016 Edition

Although Wonders of Life at Epcot closed forever on New Year’s Day 2007—almost ten years ago—the golden domed pavilion has had a new life since then as the Festival Center. In this newest edition...

Stroll Through Disneyland – Walt, Ray, Halloween, & One-Of-A-Kind Disneyana

Vicky and I have had a number of very memorable visits to Disneyland during the Halloween season. I confess that I sometimes long to see the park in its “natural” state without any holiday...

Mousetalgia Podcast 420: Silly Symphonies, Geek Girl Con 2016

Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian J.B. Kaufman back to the show to discuss his latest book "Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies: A Companion to the Classic Cartoon Series." We talk with Kaufman about the cartoons'...

Yesterland: Sum of All Thrills

At Yester Epcot, it’s not just another INNOVENTIONS exhibit. It’s an actual ride—an innovative and inventive ride. It might be the best thing in the whole history of INNOVENTIONS. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Sum...