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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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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...

The Sweep Spot Ep.165 History of the Haunted Mansion Part 1

In this episode we start to look at the history of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. This is not a complete history, but there was quite a bit of research put into this to...

Yesterland: Disneyland Hotel – Then & Now, Part 1

Disneyland Hotel historian Don Ballard has an amazing collection of photos from the decades when the Hotel was owned by Wrather Corporation. Don recently challenged Werner Weiss to use some of them for a...

Fab News: So Much to See and Do and Charles Phoenix Too

Hello Fabanistas! Hasn't it been an exciting week? Well, that's nothing compared to what's coming up! Register This I wrote this year's ocregister.com Knott's Scary Farm guide. Thanks to Mark Eades for suggesting me for the...

Fab News: Reasons to Celebrate

It's been a heck of a week, and it's just beginning. Strap in and hang on tight! Congratulations! Sergio Iriarte and Mike are our winners, according to random.org, of the digital copies of the Diamond Edition...

Mousetalgia Podcast 362: Jungle Cruise breakfast; CHOC Walk; Aladdin

Let's talk CHOC: it's not too late to get involved with the 2015 CHOC Walk in the Park, the time-honored fundraiser coming to Disneyland Resort Oct. 11. Zach Abrams from CHOC joins Mousetalgia to...

Yesterland: Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island

Fort Wilderness is built from actual logs. The materials give the fort an authentic look. Wood requires care to protect it from the elements and from termites. It’s a good thing this park is...

Fab News: Disney Magic in the Air

What a couple of days it's been! And what a couple of days it's going to be! I'm writing this Monday night after a press day for Hotel Transylvania (I can tell you all...