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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Stroll Through Disneyland – Check Your Disbelief At The Door

  If this column warms your heart, please support Stroll Through Disneyland on Patreon!  I used to believe that it was best to wait until your kids are about 8 or 10 years old before taking them...

Yesterland: The Original Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party is still a popular attraction at Disneyland, but the original version is in Yesterland. This opening day 1955 attraction was inspired by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare’s unbirthday party...

Mousetalgia Podcast 414: Mickey’s Halloween Party retrospective, Kevin and Jody sale

Join Team Mousetalgia for an Emporium of spooktacular stories! First, special guest Katelynn Burmark joins us this week to talk all about Disneyland's Halloween Parties, sharing tips, tricks and tales from her experiences having...

Yesterland: California Zephyr

California Adventure has a train too. It’s the California Zephyr. This sleek, streamlined beauty represents a different era than the steam trains nearby at Disneyland. All aboard at Yesterland! Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: California...

Stroll Through Disneyland – The Importance Of Disneyland

Editor's Note: Please give a warm MiceChat welcome to our newest columnist, Fox Hill, of Eating Tourists. Fox is a long time Disney fanatic and launches his new column with a look at his...

Fab News: Sketchy Concepts and Naughty Names

Hello to all my Fabanistas and MiceChatters! I hope you're doing swell! Chili mochas are in so I'm happy when a friend brings me one; I'm nesting for the next few weeks, but hope...

Foreword to MORE Secret Stories of Walt Disney World

Disney historian Jim Korkis invited Werner Weiss to write the foreword for his newest volume, a follow-up to Jim's well-received 2015 book, Secret Stories of Walt Disney World. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Foreword...

Fab News: Help Preserve Disney Tradition, Rebels, Arkham, Rogue One, Halloween Time and More!

Hello Fabanistas! Did you have a fabulous long weekend? I hope so! Things are swinging right into fall, and unlike last year, the temperatures here in sunny California seem to be more cooperative. It's...

Mousetalgia Podcast 411: Listener questions and tips

Team Mousetalgia answers your questions and shares your tips this week, with topics including: Paying forward unused FastPasses; "Disneymoon" tips; tipping at Disneyland Resort; enjoying Halloween Time at the resort and weighing the pros...

Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Don’t confuse this attraction with the original two-hour Backstage Studio Tour, even though this tour evolved from that one. The tour is now a shadow of what it once was. The residential street is...

Mousetalgia Podcast 410: Dragons and Muppets

This week, Team Mousetalgia talks about some famous Disney dragons, both old and new, in an Emporium show. But first, Jeff visits the Walt Disney Family Museum to hear Muppeteer Dave Goelz speak about...

Yesterland: Aladdin’s Royal Caravan

Think of Main Street, U.S.A. as the main street of Agrabah. The cymbals crash! Aladdin’s Royal Caravan approaches. To the tune of “Prince Ali,” you’re treated to a very clever spectacle as the disguised...

Yesterland: Mission Tortilla Factory

Yesterland takes another look at the Mission Tortilla Factory attraction at Disney California Adventure. It’s not a ride or a theater. It’s an authentic, working tortilla factory. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mission Tortilla Factory   When...

Mousetalgia Podcast 407: Disneyland Railroad Conductor David Wilcox

Mousetalgia welcomes Retlaw employee and Disneyland train conductor David Wilcox to this week's show to talk about working for the railroad back in the days of the Disneyland D coupons. David shares the secrets...

Yesterland: Pirates Arcade Museum

Yesterland takes you back to the early years of New Orleans Square. There are three well-known attractions in the young land: Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad. There's also...

Fab News: ‘Belas, Beauties, Beasts, Rogues and Monsters

MiceChat Runners’ Deal at The Anabella Hotel! Okay, you all know that I am very #PRFriendly, but I am seriously happy to promote this special at Anabella for the upcoming runDisney events on Labor Day...

Mousetalgia Podcast 405: Conversations with Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar

Listen to our exclusive interviews with WED Imagineers Bob Gurr and Marty Sklar in this episode of Mousetalgia, in our continuing coverage of the 2016 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Gurr and Sklar both worked...

Yesterland: Toy Story Pizza Planet

Welcome to Pizza Planet at Yester Studios Theme Park. Okay, to tell the truth, it doesn’t look much like Pizza Planet in the movie—outside or inside. It looks like the Metropolitan Department of Water...

Kingswell Disney House in Peril

There's a little Craftsman bungalow at 4406 Kingswell Avenue that looks like a reasonably well-kept, but otherwise unremarkable home. That it might be destroyed and replaced by a McMansion by flippers would be tragic...

Mousetalgia Podcast 404: Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet 2016

This week, Team Mousetalgia reports from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet 2016 near Seattle, WA. Topics include the D23 mixer the night before the meet, the show floor, and personal highlights from Mousetalgia listeners...