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Fab News: In a Chinese Theater Far Far Away

It's been quite a week: movie premieres, DCA News, a new wizard, oh . . . and I'm in the middle of a big move and managed to come down with pneumonia. But fear...

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...

Peyton Manning celebrates Super Bowl win at Disneyland as off-season projects continue

Disneyland celebrated the Denver Bronco's Super Bowl victory last week with a special parade featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, work continues to get underway on Disneyland's massive new Star Wars-themed expansion, as...

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: Disney CreativiTREE

Creativity is the spice of life. Imagine Disneyland without all the innovative ideas and theme. Today's Fab News starts off with a project very near and dear to my heart - a project designed...

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...

Disneyland Resort celebrates Lunar New Year and Annual Passholders

Disney California Adventure turns 15 today and Disney will commemorate the occasion with a special ceremony at the opening of the park this morning. Meanwhile, the park celebrated the Lunar New Year over...

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...

Disneyland honors its history as Star Wars construction gets underway

Disneyland has decorated construction walls along the Rivers of America with posters honoring the park's history as construction gets underway on the major 14-acre Star Wars project. With Star Wars popularity at an...

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...

Fab News: Star Wars Cruise, AP Days and Restored Trains Coming to Disneyland

Star Wars Days at Sea or "Aye Aye, Cap'n Phasma!" The first images of the Star Wars events on the Disney Cruise line are up, and man, do they look fun. Wait, is that Captain...

Step into Disneyland Railroad history as Star Wars Land construction gets underway

Walls have gone up in Critter Country and Frontierland as Disneyland gets started in earnest on its new 14-acre Star Wars-themed expansion. The first major step, besides reshuffling and moving backstage facilities, is...

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...

Star Wars Boards Disney Cruise Line with Full Force

As a cruise travel journalist, I've had the recent pleasure of covering Disney Cruise Line's latest Star Wars offerings onboard both the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. The Dream now sports the wonderfully...

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...

Fab News: Good News for Walt Disney Imagineering

This is the week, for a decade or so, that me and my family would pack up and make the long, long flight from Honolulu to (usually) Chicago and then to Florida for ten...

Disneyland gets ready for Star Wars construction as the off season arrives

Disneyland's winter off-season is now in full swing but despite numerous attractions being closed for refurbishment or construction, crowds continue to hit the parks to see Disneyland's ongoing 60th Anniversary celebration. Among the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 378: Back to the mailbag

Team Mousetalgia goes back to the mailbag to answer your pressing questions this week, with hot topics including the edible plants of Tomorrowland; touring Disneyland with 80-year-olds; storing and displaying blu-ray discs; discussing the...