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America Sings

Every year, on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate the anniversary of the country’s founding. At Yesterland, America Sings is a nostalgic and patriotic salute to American music.  Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: America Sings   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, A Complete Living Environment

It was rewarding to see so many comments regarding my look at an early proposal to turn Universal City into the Tivoli Gardens of Los Angeles by 1970. Instead, the studio tour would become the focus. However, the legendary entertainment mogul Lew Wasserman had the vision to believe that Universal City could become the cultural and commercial hub of...

How to Beat the Heat in the Disney Parks

It's officially summer, and the crowds are headed to the Disney Parks to enjoy their well-earned vacations.  Although summer vacation and Disney Parks go hand in hand, the heat can get the best of those who aren't prepared.  While a cool treat is always a great go-to, here are a few other tips on beating the heat at the...

Star Wars Stars of the Saga: Ray Park & Billy Dee Williams

This week, Jeremiah takes you to Walt Disney World for STAR WARS Weekends, and the Stars of the Saga conversation with Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian).  The conversation is lead by James Arnold Taylor. Enjoy! Direct Link | iTunes Link ********************************* THE WTTM PODCAST APPLICATIONS for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch & now for Android & Kindle Fire Mobile access...

My Love Hate Relationship with Angela Jolie’s Maleficent

Just last Saturday I had a birthday. I love birthdays. Mentally, I have to say I’m always excited like a 5-year-old child. I still love getting up early and seeing the sunrise as I run my 4 miles per day. Then, coming home after my run and making tea and breakfast for the love of my life, as our...

Garner Holt Sends Feathered Gift To Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum has received a fantastic gift from the master of mechanical movement. Founded by Dianne Disney Miller, the Museum opened in San Francisco's Presido district in 2009. The museum is beloved by Disney fans. One such fan is the founder of one of the most prolific and successful animatronic factories in the themed entertainment industry. Motivated...

Disney News Round Up: Marvel Mania, Disneyland Gossip, and POP

Marvel fandom, feisty feminism, and outspoken Mousketeers are just some of the subjects highlighted this week in the MiceChat Round Up of Disney and Theme Park news and information. Have you heard that a small Marvel land may be coming to Disney California Adventure? What was Anaheim and Orange County like before Walt Disney set his eyes on a...

Chris Merrit on the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

Theme Park Designer and Co-Author of Knott's Preserved, Chris Merritt, returns to The Season Pass Podcast to disuss Pacific Ocean Park...it's one of the greatest theme parks in California’s history that you may have never heard about!  Chris discusses his new book on this infamous park titled Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier.  The book is...

MiceAge Update: Marvel-ous Plans for DCA, Diamonds Ahead for Disneyland

Disneyland Resort heads into its 59th full summer season, and the pace of planning and preparation for the 60th anniversary and beyond has become noticeably more intense in the last month. In this update we’ll fill you in on why the Burbank executives have repeatedly been spotted wandering the parks in recent weeks, what that means for the 60th...

Feminism and Disney Princesses

As such a significant cultural force, Disney and their Princesses franchise serve as a touchstone for gender issues that more often than not reach far beyond the actual content of the films upon which the franchise rests. Perhaps you have seen images like the one above before, or read certain feminist analyses of the Disney Princess films that arrive...

Power Surge – Never a Dull Moment at the Disneyland Resort

Summer is officially underway at the Disneyland Resort. The SoCal annual passes are now blocked out until the end of August. 4th of July festivities are about to ignite park attendance. And a power surge shuts down much of Disneyland and California Adventure. Today, we will highlight the nearly complete exterior of Alice In Wonderland and the refurbishments happening...

Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with New Exhibit

On a dark soundstage deep inside the Warner Bros. Studio lot a lone Bat signal sat waiting in the dark.  It would soon shine its beacon to signal the caped crusader to the to open a major new exhibit.  To celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary, the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour has teamed with DC Entertainment to create 'The Batman Exhibit'.  All...

Tim Grassey: DAS Good – Another Look at the New Disney Disability Card

Back in April of 2013 I wrote an article defending Disney's now defunct Guest Assistant Card program. The program was met with significant (and justifiable) criticism because of abuse. Disney saw the writing on the wall and made changes, replacing the old system with the new Disability Access Service in October of 2013. When Disney developed the new system, they...

Summer Nights Heats Up Without Falcon’s Fury At Busch Gardens Tampa

Time to check in on what’s happening at Busch Gardens Tampa. The popular Summer Nights event returns to the park and we'll take a look at the still in progress Falcon's Fury. Falcon’s Fury Closer to Opening Walls are finally down around the queue of Falcon’s Fury, but the ride tower itself is still behind a small set of walls as...

The Sweep Spot # 132 America Sings

In this episode Ken and Lynn look at the history of the beloved former attraction, America Sings. The show was housed in the current Innoventions (Carousel of Progress) building at Disneyland. It was a musical show with Audio Animatronics and told the history of American music from 1776 to the 1970's. The show took place on 6 different stages...

Europa Park Challenges Ratatouille Ride with New E-Ticket Attraction

After the flurry of coverage of the opening of Disneyland Paris' Ratatouille attraction, we turn our attention this week to Disneyland Paris' biggest competitor: Europa Park. Not coincidentally, the German park has just opened its newest attraction, Arthur in the Minimoys Kingdom. Alain Littaye of the Disney and more blog thinks that this new ride could give Ratatouille a...

Season Pass Podcast: Remembering The Season Pass, A New Era?

The Season Pass has been pushing the envelope on theme park creative coverage for over six years with over 300 Creators, Directors, Leaders, Writers, Designers, Analyst, Imagineers, Content Providers, Cast Members, and Theme Park Fans.  The wind of change is now blowing through the sails of the podcast.  This episode is the most important Season Pass Podcast we have ever produced. ...

Universal Studios Hollywood Construction Update: Harry Potter, Springfield, Horror Nights

It's a big update from Universal Studios Hollywood where we find thrills, chills, and the promise of greater things to come. There has been quite a bit of progress at the three major construction projects happening throughout the park: Fast and Furious: Supercharged, Springfield, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We also have the first bits of news coming to us...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 19 – Shoot the Valet

Today's guest was scheduled to be Chef BigFatPanda, but due to unforeseen circumstances he couldn’t make it. We'll have him on soon. But no worries, Nick is back with a Soapdish’s Soabbox. And without a guest this week, Paul D sets a pretty good score. Anyway, all neat and pretty, then on with the show. Direct Link  We would really appreciate it if you...

Mike Fink Keel Boats

Davy Crockett and Mike Fink raced their keel boats down the river to New Orleans. Davy Crockett may have won the race, but Mike Fink has the honor of having his name on this Yesterland attraction.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mike Fink Keel Boats   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.