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Monday, December 18, 2017

Disney History

Yesterland: Norway at Epcot – Before & After Frozen

Werner Weiss picked a dozen photos of the Norway pavilion from around ten years ago—before Disney’s megahit Frozen (2013) moved in. He went back to the same spots recently. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Norway...

Yesterland: ABC Soap Opera Bistro

Get ready to dine dramatically! Step into ABC’s hot daytime dramas—Port Charles, All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital. This table-service restaurant is just past the Hollywood Pictures Backlot Elephants. Read the...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel’s Vacationland RV Park

Recreational vehicle parks aren’t always in the best location. Consider the run-down campgrounds next to train tracks at a distant edge of town. Prepare to be delighted by Disneyland Hotel’s Vacationland Recreational Vehicle Park. It’s...

Yesterland: Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar

Welcome to Bountiful Valley Farm, Presented by Caterpillar, a “tribute to the abundance and diversity of agriculture in California.” Other theme parks have attractions with pirates or submarines. But where else can you find...

Yesterland: Real Norway & Epcot’s Norway

Yesterland looks at Norway — the real country and the Epcot World Showcase pavilion — with comparison photos that show surprising similarities. Even the Epcot enhancements of 2016 are grounded in authenticity. Read the YESTERLAND...

Yesterland: The Earffel Tower

Your camera is loaded with film. Your goal is to have your family pose in front of the iconic symbol of each of the four parks of Walt Disney World. Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom...

Mousetalgia Podcast 430: Canemaker on Tyrus Wong

Disney Legend Tyrus Wong recently passed away at the age of 106, and Mousetalgia pauses to share our own personal memories and thoughts of Tyrus and his work. We also welcome Academy Award-winning filmmaker...

Yesterland: Disney Sneaks into Knott’s Berry Farm

A little bit of Disney has snuck into Knott’s Berry Farm. It has nothing to do with Disney character collectables at Virginia’s Gift Shop. The skull and crossbones on Mission San Luis Rey, one of...

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...