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Did Disneyland Open July 17 or July 18?

Disney fans know that Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. That’s when Disneyland celebrates the anniversary of its opening. However, back in 1955, the official opening date was July 18.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Did Disneyland Open July 17 or July 18?   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

A 59 Photo Salute to Disneyland’s 59th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEYLAND! Disneyland hits a milestone today as it turns 59 years old. Disneyland is a pure original. The park Walt Disney had designed and built out of personal passion has gone on to spawn four additional Magic Kingdoms around the world, with a fifth currently on its way in Shanghai. Today, in no particular order, we reflect and...

10 Tips from (Former) Walt Disney World Newbies

Sometimes it’s hard to step out of park vet brain.  Although we’ve discussed tips for newbies on Park Wise, I thought it might be interesting to hear from former newbies who’ve traveled to Walt Disney World for the first time recently.  Here are ten of the top tips I received from the geeks-in-training. 1. Plan Ahead “Don’t just show up and...

Classic WTTM: Disneyus NonSequiturium

On this weeks show... Paul takes you deep into his Disney audio collection and plays for you some of his most beloved tracks. From the movies, theme parks and anywhere else, this is one to just sit back and enjoy. No theme, no reason, no rules... Just Disney music. Enjoy. Direct Link | iTunes Link  CONTACT US TODAY! Email: [email protected] Voicemail: 1-307-438-9886 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wttm Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jeremiahgood Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/magicjoe1 Facebook:...

Dateline Disney World – Magic in the Mornings

You've all been there . . . sticky hot day in a park filled with fellow tourists. The old adage is get to the park at opening to stay a step ahead of the crowds. Want to see what that really looks like? Let’s take a trip to the Magic Kingdom! Early in the morning there was no monorail service...

Terri Hardin, Everyone Is An Artist, So Why Do So Many Say They Aren’t?

UPDATE:  First of all ALERT, ALERT. Tomorrow July 17th. Is Disneyland’s 59th Birthday . . . Whoo Hoo!  I will be at the Park from 9am – 4pm to celebrate.  I’ll be hanging around coke corner.  How do I celebrate? By seeing all of YOU of course. So if you’re in the area, celebrating Disneyland’s Birthday too, then please, please...

Disney News Round Up: New Orleans Outrage, Missing Fingers and Monorail Drama

The MiceChat Round Up of Disney and theme park news and information is here to serve up the week in news, gossip, rumors, and fun.  Big changes are coming to Disneyland's exclusive Club 33 and the alterations are hard to miss from this once secretive club.  There are also games afoot as "Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush" completes its...

Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Tour 50 Years Old Today

Today, July 15th, we offer our congratulations to Universal Studios Hollywood on 50 years of their world famous Studio Tram Tour and the genesis of their theme park operations. You provided the masses with a chance to peek backstage at a real movie studio and there is still nothing quite like it. What is even more remarkable is how...

The Disney Avenue Podcast Joins the MiceChat Family

The Disney Avenue Podcast is honored and thrilled to join the MiceChat family. The podcast is brand new and will feature intriguing insights, interviews and opinions with top Imagineers and other popular figures in the Disney stratosphere on a monthly basis. We couldn't think of a better guest to kick off the show than former Imagineer and just all around great guy, Tim Delaney....

Club 33 brings major change to Disneyland’s New Orleans Square as Frontierland gets its game on

Disneyland's newly renovated and expanded Club 33 began testing for special guests over the weekend as more scaffolding and walls began to come down from the New Orleans Square buildings that were affected during club's expansion. The changes that were revealed are dramatic, making the private club more noticeable than ever thanks to major changes throughout New Orleans Square....

Mousetalgia Podcast Episode 299: Producer Don Hahn, Imagineer Glenn Barker

This week, Team Mousetalgia speaks with legendary producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. Hahn shares some thoughts on producing, creating documentaries and working on Disneynature films, and we also discuss the nature of creativity within Disney productions. Mousetalgia also welcomes Imagineer Glenn Barker to the...

Disneyland History Through Post Cards: Anaheim Motels Part 3

Here's part three of our "Disneyland History Through Post Cards" series. This time we're taking a look at the motels of West Katella Avenue. ~~Rick Islander Motel 424 West Katella Avenue Too bad the awesome tiki-style sign was lost to the "Anaheim Resort" improvements. The buildings still retain the quasi-Asian style architecture. The motel is no longer "close to Movieland Wax Museum"....

The Sweep Spot Episode 133 – Interview with Former Disneyland Cast Member Who Was Hired in 1969

In this Episode we welcome former Disneyland cast member Vern Hoiland. Vern was hired into Disneyland in 1969 and retired in 2006. Vern saw a lot fo changes over the years from managment, park changes, his own changes in roles, and much more. This is a great interview if you want to learn about how it was working in...

The Haunted Mansion Show: Magic Resurrected

In this week’s installment of this ghostly gallery of episodes, The Hatbox Ghost has come back from his cavernous hatbox with another magic trick to mystify your senses. He then details more on his trip from a peculiar place called “Phantom Manor.” Unlike last time, though, he recalls having an encounter with a strange man. One might argue that...

Frontierland Games and Summertime Fun at Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort survived the 4th of July with ease as low crowd levels made the holiday weekend an absolute dream for those with access to the park. Meanwhile, a brand new type of interactive park experience launched this week with mixed reviews. Legends of Frontierland, a new interactive game, began on Wednesday in the saloon and pathways of...

Pier Review: Pacific Ocean Park

For the price of this book, you can now go back in time. You can visit the park that tried to bring together the best aspects of a traditional seaside amusement pier and the kind of art direction introduced by Disneyland, 35 miles to its southeast.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Pacific Ocean Park   When you are done reading, please...

Disneyland Legends of Frontierland – A First Look

As you may have seen from our In The Parks updates - a new type of interactive experience has been brewing at Disneyland. Called Legends of Fronterland, the goal of this experience is to allow the guest to create and engage in some of the story that drives a narrative based on the land. Let's look at the official...

PhotoPass+ vs Disney Memory Maker

Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World's MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013 when MyMagic+ was rolling out in bits and pieces, but Legacy FastPass and PhotoPass+ were still in place.  Being a PhotoPass nerd, I was slightly...

Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy: The Wilderness Lodges of Glacier National Park – Part II

In this two-part article, we continue our exploration of those far-flung wilderness regions of the United States whose rustic lodges have inspired some of Disney's grandest hotels, from the Wilderness Lodge in Florida to the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim to the Sequoia Lodge in Paris. If you are catching us in the middle, you can find Part One HERE. Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Fantasy is an...

The Disney EAR in Review – A Look Back at the First HALF of 2014

This week, Ricky Brigante (Inside the Magic) joins Paul Barrie (WindowtotheMagic) for our twice yearly discussion of EVERYTHING (literally) that has happened in the world of Disney.  This 3-HOUR LONG yap-a-thon shows just how much Paul and Ricky love to talk... Grab a chair. Enjoy! Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for...