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Monday, July 24, 2017

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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...

Yesterland: “Disneyland One Year Old”

It’s almost the 60th anniversary of the first anniversary of Disneyland. Okay, that’s just another way to say the 61st anniversary, but this article is an updated “rerun” of a 2007 Yesterland article featuring...

Yesterland: I Like Van Dyke

Walt Disney was born in Illinois, but spent much of his childhood in Missouri. Dick Van Dyke was born in Missouri, but spent much of his childhood in Illinois. Two long-neglected houses in Illinois...

Mousetalgia Podcast 401: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room

Team Mousetalgia celebrates the summer by welcoming Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti back to the show today as we investigate Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. Join us on the lanai as we reminisce...

Yesterland: Maelstrom

With the opening of Frozen Ever After at Epcot on Tuesday, June 21, Yesterland’s Maelstrom article (originally published a year ago) gets an update. After all, “You are not the first to pass this way,...

Yesterland: Cascade Peak

Cascade Peak is not just a show scene on the Mine Train ride. It’s a Frontierland landmark, enjoyed by guests on the Mike Fink Keel Boats, Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Indian War...

The Unknown Engineer of the Disneyland Railroad

Are you the biggest Disneyland Railroad fanatic? You may have all the reference materials and listened to all the historical presentations but you've never heard of the person who saved the Disneyland Railroad. There...

Yesterland: Skyway to Fantasyland

Three weeks ago, Yesterland featured the Skyway to Tomorrowland, with its Swiss chalet station in Fantasyland. The response was huge. In a major update to an article first published in 1995, Yesterland is back...

Mousetalgia Podcast 398: Disney Archivist Dave Smith, Disneyland Park Pack

Team Mousetalgia talks to Disney Legend Dave Smith, the founder of the Disney Archives, about his new book, "Disney Facts Revealed." We talk about Dave's career of answering Disney fans' questions about the studio,...