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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Disney History

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...

Yesterland: Twelve New Books for Disney Park Fans

Today, Yesterland highlights twelve new books for Disney park fans with publication dates since the beginning of July 2015—with some comments about each of them. Have you read any of these books? Are there others...

Fab News: Walt Disney Offices Return Home

 It's been a busy week, and we're only a day or two in! So far, it's finals week, packing to send the kiddo back East for two and a half months, getting ready to...

Mousetalgia Podcast 372: Don Hahn, Disneyland Ambassadors, Good Dinosaur

Don Hahn joins Mousetalgia this week to talk about a special PBS SoCal show airing on December 17: "Richard M. Sherman: Songs of a Lifetime." Listen in as we talk about Richard Sherman and...

Yesterland: Minnie’s Christmas Party

It’s 2001. Chip ’n’ Dale, Goofy, and Pluto all think that it’s their turn to play Santa. They all show up at the party wearing Santa garb. (This is an expanded version of an...

Yesterland: “it’s a small world” Holiday

It’s the 1997 holiday season at Yesterland. As you approach the familiar building, you hear a familiar tune—but not the tune you expect to hear. It’s “Jingle Bells!” So where is the maddeningly catchy...

Mousetalgia Podcast 370: MouseCon; Disneyland Paris’ crisis response

This week, Mousetalgia takes you behind the scenes at MouseCon, the first annual Northern California Disney fan convention. We share some exclusive conversations with the special guests - Tommy Kirk on Walt Disney, Floyd...

Yesterland: Sunshine Plaza – Sun Icon and Wave Fountain

Please don’t call it the Hubcap. Sure, it’s at the hub of this theme park, and it’s a bulging, round, decorative object, much like the bowl-like disks that hide the lug nuts on old...

Fab News: Got To Get Small To Get Big

Oh the places I'm am willing to go, or in this case not go, to bring you the latest Disney news. . . Marvel's Ant-Man is Big on Entertainment We got an advance copy of the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 369: Prep and Landing Director Kevin Deters; Super Hero HQ

Mousetalgia ushers in the Disney holiday season this week with a conversation with Emmy Award-winning writer and director Kevin Deters, who joins us to talk about his Prep and Landing television shows. Deters talks...

Yesterland: Paper FASTPASS Distribution at Walt Disney World

Paper FASTPASS Distribution. Born at Walt Disney World, July 1999. Died at Walt Disney World, January 2014. Beloved by park guests as a way to limit time waiting in lines. Survived by its offspring…   Read...

Mousetalgia Podcast 367: Disneyland auction; Tour Guide memories

Mike Van Eaton from Van Eaton Galleries joins Mousetalgia to talk about "Collecting Disneyland," their upcoming Disneyana auction, to preview some of the most outstanding pieces and to discuss the state of collecting memorabilia...

Yesterland: Haunted Mansion Holiday, First Season

It’s 2001 in Yesterland. For the first time ever, the Haunted Mansion has been transformed. It’s not just decorated on the outside. It’s practically a new attraction on the inside.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE:...

Mousetalgia Podcast 366: Disney Halloween tricks and treats

Double double, toil and trouble, broilers burn and cheese will bubble.. but this is no time to be ordering In-N-Out, because Mousetalgia's Trick-or-Treat Smorgasbord is waiting to be sampled! This week's show includes recipes...

Yesterland: Bringing Back the Missions at Knott’s Berry Farm

If you visited Knott’s Berry Farm between the 1950s and mid-1990s, you might remember that the park once had a collection of large models of the 21 California missions on display between Calico Square...

Mousetalgia Podcast 365: Disney’s mid-century modern design; Disneyland trip planning

Mousetalgia reports on "Disney's Mid-Century Modern - to the World's Fair and Beyond," a panel discussion held at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Garner Holt's Bill Butler, historian Alan Hess, and historian Bill...

Yesterland: Hollywood Land Needs Help

The land that is now Hollywood Land has changed over the years—but it still needs many large and small improvements to bring it up to the standards that Disney California Adventure guests now expect....

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 2

Throughout its 60 years, the Disneyland Hotel has gained and lost many features. The improvements of 2009 though 2012 arguably make the hotel the best it’s been this century. The Disneyland Hotel is a...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #14: The Hat Box Ghost, The Ghost Host, and the Queen...

Bridget Marquardt, the "Queen of Halloween," joins this jam-packed holiday edition of the DoomBuggies Spook Show to share some tips for celebrating Halloween as we dive into the fall season. Imagineer Daniel Joseph joins...