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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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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,...

When You Wish – The Musical Story of Walt Disney

We'd like to thank Luis Terrazas for sending us this review of "When you Wish - The Story of Walt Disney." The show was workshoped at UCLA in 2013 and has finally opened to...

Yesterland: Pizza Oom Mow Mow

“At this wacky, beachcomber restaurant next to Reboundo Beach, they serve up great pizza—like the Big Kahuna Hawaiian, Awesome Pepperoni and Wipe Out Cheese—pasta, salad, beverages, and more…and good vibrations at no extra charge....

Mousetalgia Podcast 397: The Art of Pinocchio, Walt Disney on WWII

Mousetalgia reports on "Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio," the latest special exhibition at the Walt Disney Family Museum. First, Jeff reports on a talk by animation historian John Canemaker in a...

Yesterland: American Idol Experience

Yester Hollywood Studios has an attraction for you. It’s a chance to perform under the bright lights in front of a live audience—and it could be your first step toward worldwide stardom. Read the YESTERLAND...

Yesterland: Skyway to Tomorrowland

Walk up the stairs to a traditional chalet in the Alps of Fantasyland. After waiting in line and handing over a “D” coupon, a Cast Member opens the door of a round metal bucket...

Mousetalgia Episode 395: Van Eaton “Collecting Disney” auction; Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Dave and Becky report on their recent experience at the Disneyland Tinker Bell Half Marathon and discuss the state of runDisney, the Tink race experience and routes, the switch to PhotoPass for Disney's half...

Yesterland: Golden Gate Bridge at DCA

Perhaps the most famous and iconic bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. But you don’t have to go to San Francisco to see it. At Yester California Adventure, the Golden Gate...

Mousetalgia Podcast 394: A career as an Imagineer; Disneyland with toddlers

A team of Imagineers recently spoke about the ins and outs of starting a career as an Imagineer, and Jeff reports on the panel discussion. Hosted at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Imagineers Marty...

Yesterland: Autopia, presented by Chevron

Yesterland now has the first 21st century version of Autopia—the one that opened at Disneyland on June 29, 2000. This Autopia is better than ever, thanks to Chevron, the California-based energy company known for...

Interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway – Disney Avenue Podcast

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Disney Avenue Podcast. On today's show, host Keith Mahne is joined by MiceChat CEO Dusty Sage for an amazing interview with Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway. Before...

Yesterland: Submarine Voyage

You’ve just climbed down the spiral ladder and taken a seat in front of your own personal porthole. A stream of cool air blows from beneath the porthole to keep you from feeling queasy. Read...

Yesterland: PeopleMover, LEGO Edition

According to the LEGO Group (the company that makes LEGO), “On average, every person on the earth owns 86 LEGO bricks!” Some people own far more LEGO bricks—and have far more skill in using...