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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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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...

Mousetalgia Podcast 358: D23 Expo 2015 – Panels & Presentations

Join Team Mousetalgia on another in-depth look at the 2015 D23 Expo, including a closer look at the Walt Disney Archives exhibition and a few of the panels and presentations. First, we talk about...

Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 2: 1985 to 2015

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, I made a Yesterland list. For each year that Disneyland has been open, I would find something—just one thing—that CLOSED that year. There are 31 entries...

D23 Expo In-Depth: The Walt Disney Archives celebrates 60 years of Disneyland

One of the absolute highlights of this year's D23 Expo was the Walt Disney Archive's exhibit on the show floor. For the first time, the Walt Disney Archives moved to the Expo's main...

Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo

Werner Weiss shares his experience, impressions, and opinions from the 2015 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland Goes to D23 Expo   When you are done reading, please leave your...

D23 Expo In-Depth: George Lucas, Johnny Depp and more named Disney Legends

Disney kicked off is big D23 Expo last weekend with the special Disney Legends Awards ceremony. The biennial award ceremony honors Disney employees that have made a lasting impact on the company in...

Yesterland: 60 Closings in 60 Years — Part 1: 1955 to 1984

But this is Yesterland. So here’s Part 1 of a list of something that CLOSED each year since Disneyland opened. I picked just one for each year. Some years, there were quite a few...

Mousetalgia Podcast 355: Expo preview – Walt Disney Archives; Silly Symphonies

This week, Team Mousetalgia offers some Expo prep as we welcome Kevin Kern from the Walt Disney Archives to the show to discuss the Archives exhibit at this year's D23 Expo, and what you...

Midget Autopia 3.0: Plans for the Return of a Classic Ride

Although a third Midget Autopia sounds good, is there any real chance that it will ever be a reality? Yes! The Walt Disney Hometown Museum has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the return...