Sunday, April 22, 2018

Disney History

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...

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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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,”...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...