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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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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...

Mousetalgia Podcast 361: Walt Disney on PBS; Force Friday

Team Mousetalgia discusses "American Experience: Walt Disney," and we offer our first impressions and questions - then we welcome Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show for a balanced critical perspective on the...

Yesterland: The Inn At The Park

It’s been a long day. You’re tired, so you decide to spend the night nearby. You use a convenient pay phone at the park exit to call the Disneyland Hotel. But—sorry—there are no vacancies...

Fact or Analysis? 13 Concerns about the Walt Disney Documentary on PBS

Four hours to tell the story of Walt Disney… How do you capture 65 years of accomplishments and achievements and still properly tell the life story of the man behind the magic in such...

Fab News: Hit and Miss-tory

So, how did you feel about the Walt Disney thing on PBS? Don't hold back. Check out the comments from Fab News day before yesterday - people have been having a really great conversation...

Mousetalgia Podcast 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday

Mousetalgia jumps to the Outer Rim this week to talk about Star Wars Land, and we offer our take on the recent news about the planned 14-acre galactic space port. We discuss how guests...

Yesterland: Popnology

Although it’s not an exhibit about Disney, Popnology at LACF has quite a few references to Walt Disney and Disneyland. That’s not surprising, given how Walt Disney was a pop culture visionary who advanced...

Yesterland: DCA Then & Then & Now – Grizzly Peak Airfield

Two years ago, Yesterland ran comparison photos of Condor Flats in its early years and 2013. Condor Flats is now Grizzly Peak Airfield—so Yesterland added a third photo for each subject. It’s a dramatic...