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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Disney History

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 2: Frontierland & Liberty Square

When first-time Walt Disney World visitor Chris Bales took these photos in March 1996, he had no idea Yesterland would match his photos almost exactly 20 years later. This is part 2 of a...

Mousetalgia Podcast 386: Disney cruises, Haunted Mansion origins

Come sail away with Mousetalgia! This week we welcome Beci Mahnken, CEO of Mouse Fan Travel, to the show to discuss everything you need to know about the latest offerings from the Disney Cruise...

Yesterland: Magic Kingdom 1996 & 2016 Part 1: Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

Yesterland photographer Chris Bales took his first trip to Walt Disney World in March 1996. He recently shared his photos from that trip with Werner Weiss, who went back to the same spots almost...

Fab News: Of Journeys, Homes and Castles

This week marks 100 days until the opening of Shanghai Disneyland, plus there's all sorts of fun and fascinating things going on as groundbreaking draws closer for Star Wars Land, Brad Pitt signs on...

Mousetalgia Podcast 385: Disneyland seasonal pricing, Zootopia

Team Mousetalgia reviews Walt Disney Animation Studios' latest feature Zootopia on this week's episode, and we talk about the latest in a line of critically acclaimed hits from Pixar's sister studio. We'll tell you...

Yesterland: Flowers & Food

Werner Weiss reports from the opening day of the 2016 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival. With all the food and beverage kiosks around World Showcase Lagoon, it has become like a “Spring Edition of...

Yesterland: Flying Saucers

If you’ve never looked at this ride closely, you might think it’s just a colossal air hockey table with a fleet of ride vehicles that can scoot above it. But it’s much more complicated—and...

Mousetalgia Podcast 383: Disneyland AP Days and dining reviews

Team Mousetalgia brings you dueling trip reports on today's episode of the show as we discuss the current Annual Passholder Days happening this month at Disneyland Park. Kristen gets adventurous while Jeff trips the...

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...