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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 3, World Showcase

It was the 1970s. If national governments were willing to build pavilions at temporary world’s fairs, surely they would jump at the chance to promote their culture, commerce, and tourism using Disney showmanship at...

Mousetalgia Podcast 382: Relationships with a Disney twist; Disney Legend Alice Davis

Mousetalgia celebrates Valentine's Day this year with a show all about relationships with a Disney twist, both romantic and platonic. First, we welcome Julia Locus to the show to talk about official Disneyana clubs,...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 2, Future World Pavilions

By the late 1970s, planning for EPCOT, Walt Disney’s grandest vision, was seriously underway—sort of. It would no longer be Walt’s actual city where innovative companies would showcase ways to improve how people live. With... Read...

Fab News: The Fairest Valentine of All, Plus Bears

Hello to all my wonderful MiceChatters and Fab Newsies! I hope you're holding up in this sudden heat. I'm in the middle of moving, and also have a rotten cold. Go figure. Everything will...

Mousetalgia Podcast 381: The Silver Banjo Barbecue; Nelbert Chouinard

Mousetalgia welcomes Ron DeFore to the show to discuss "Don DeFore's Silver Banjo Barbecue," which was located in Disneyland from 1957 through 1961. We learn about Ron's father Don, who, as an innovative live...

Yesterland: Epcot Wish List – Part 1, Innoventions Plaza

Future World was meant to inspire. The magnificent sphere of Spaceship Earth set the stage for the grandeur that carried through to all of Future World. In the center of Future World, the CommuniCore...

Yesterland: McDonald’s at WDW & McDonald’s Dinoland U.S.A.

Two all-beef patties? No. Two Yesterland articles about the Golden Arches years at Walt Disney World. Take a photo tour. Do you remember a whole land presented by McDonald’s? (DOUBLE FEATURE based on articles originally...

Mousetalgia Podcast 379: Arrow Development, Star Wars Half Marathon

Mousetalgia's own Dave Breiland ran the Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort as the park finally started closing much of Frontierland in anticipation of the construction of the new Star Wars galaxy, and...

Yesterland: Sun Wheel

It’s not a Ferris Wheel. It’s the Sun Wheel. The California Sun smiles at you from the center of the 160-foot diameter amusement wheel. (This is an expanded update to an article originally published at...

An Ode to the River and Happier Times at Disneyland

Join us as we welcome a special guest editorial by Jon Nadelberg about the shortening of the Rivers of America and what it says about changes at the Walt Disney Company and how Disneyland...

Yesterland: Future World, Then, and Then and Now, Part 2

Yesterland presents part 2 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Do you like the changes? Read the YESTERLAND...

Fab News: Is Star Wars Land Worthy of Discovery Bay?

A Very Fabulous Tea? Hi! Before we start: I'm sure everyone knows about the Tea coming to Steakhouse 55 starting January 22. What I'd like to know is, who'd like to get all dolled up...

Yesterland: Future World, Then and Then and Now, Part 1

Yesterland presents part 1 of a 2-part article comparing photos of Future World in the early 2000s, 2008, and 2015 (based on a Yesterland article from 2008). Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Future World,...

Yesterland: Off Kilter at Epcot

Welcome to the Yester-Epcot Canada pavilion. Your park guidemap indicates that the attraction here is O’ Canada in Circle-Vision 360, but the real attraction is on your show schedule. It’s Off Kilter—playing high-energy Celtic...

Fab News: Farewell 2015, Hello Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

// Happy New Year's Eve to one and all! If you're staying home, I hope you have a fun and comfy night, if you're out, I hope you have a fun and festive one,...

Christmas in Yesterland: Seven Vintage Disneyland Photos (and Two More Recent Ones)

Welcome to Yesterland park during the holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of the decorations. We’ll start at the Monsanto House of the Future, near the entrance to Yester-Tomorrowland... Read the YESTERLAND article...

Yesterland: Captain EO replaced by Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Unfortunately, Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival was not ready to open its doors on December 18—but guests were told it would open “any day.” The signs were up on the outside. The standing...

Mousetalgia Podcast 374: Star Wars at Disneyland, on the screen, and in history

The Force is wide awake on this week's episode of Mousetalgia as we celebrate everything Star Wars, from past to present. First, we take a look at Disneyland's "Season of the Force," and discuss...

Yesterland: Disappearing Reminders of Defunct Magic Kingdom Attractions

Yesterland has a 2915 update to a photo essay about reminders of defunct attractions at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park—places that used to be attractions, were still visible to guests, but were no...

Mousetalgia Podcast 373: Holidays at Disneyland; Becky Cline on Walt’s office

This week Mousetalgia reports from Disneyland's Candlelight ceremony and brings you a holiday report from both the resort and D23's "Light Up The Season" holiday event on the Walt Disney Studios lot. At the...