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Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland

Walt Disney personally chose to have Mary Blair’s art bring optimism and joy to the New Tomorrowland of 1967. Yesterland takes another look.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Mary Blair Tile Murals, Tomorrowland.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

What Shoes Should You Wear to Disney World?

Nothing can make or break a long day in the parks faster than your chosen pair of kicks. After all, Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. First, let's take a moment to realize just how much torture our feet are in for during a typical park day. Popular theory suggests that the average...

The Haunted Mansion Show: The Mistress of All Evil

In tonight's episode of "The Haunted Mansion Show," the Ghost Phone has been brought onto the Ghost Host's desk again for a very special occasion. The Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent, has been asked to join the Villain Hotline and share her views on her own upcoming motion picture (called "Maleficent," respectfully). In addition, the Magic Kingdom has several...

Disney News Round Up: Big Thunder Walls are down and more!

The new Festival of Fantasy parade debuted this week at Walt Disney World.  Was it good? Read todays MiceChat Round Up for the latest Disney and theme park news and information from the past week. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is receiving rave reviews during its cast member previews. We've got photos and video for those of you who just...

An Interview with Bindi Irwin, SeaWorld’s New Youth Ambassador

On March 6th, SeaWorld Parks announced that the Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin "Crocodile Hunter" would become SeaWorld's first Youth Ambassador.  Bindy will world with SeaWorld Kids and Generation Nature, two different programs designed to inspire kids of all ages to take action where they live to conserve and preserve the natural world. Shortly after the announcement, there...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #81 – Antojito’s, News and more

It's time for another Unofficial Universal Orlando podcast and on this weeks show we answer a listener question about Universal Studios Hollywood, thanks to our USH correspondent Norm. Everyone loves a good Butterbeer at the parks and soon you will be able to have one, not only at Islands of Adventure, but also at Universal Studios Hollywood AND Universal Studios...

Ten Conversations Disney Cruise Line Executives Have Apparently Never Had

I've just returned from a delightful three-day cruise aboard the Disney Magic (which received new enhancements late in 2013). For the privilege, we paid almost as much for those three days as we do for the entire year of annual passes to Disney World (we are a family of four in both cases). All of us have cruised with...

Universal Orlando Update – Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Resort Update

Here we are back at the Universal Orlando Resort for a check on their progress as they prepare to open massive new projects in time for summer. In this update, we take you to the Cabana Bay Beach Resort project which is set to open at the end of this month. We then look at CityWalk Construction and the...

DoomBuggies Spook Show #7: Fear on film; camera operator Craig Fikse

As the start of an intermittent series on the nature of fear, this episode of the DoomBuggies Spook Show deals with the nature of fear, and how and why we, as human beings, enjoy and/or abhor being scared. We interview camera operator Craig Fikse, who has experience filming series like American Horror Story and films like Van Helsing, The...

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Set for Explosive Return to Disneyland

Today, In the Parks steps in for Dateline Disneyland and boy do we have an update for you.  That big BOOM you hear is the newly refurbished Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which is in cast member testing right now and will be open to regular guests a week from today. A little mouse invited us to tag along on a trip...

Mousetalgia 281: John Canemaker on Mary Blair, WED’s Paul Saunders

Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award-winning animator, author and historian John Canemaker to the show to talk about Disney Legend Mary Blair and the exhibit opening this week at the Walt Disney Family Museum called "Magic, Color, Flair - The World of Mary Blair." The exhibit, which is curated by Canemaker, has been eagerly anticipated for nearly a year, and Canemaker...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

Welcome to a very special update from SeaWorld San Diego as they head towards their fiftieth anniversary kickoff next week! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef About half of the new entrance has been opened up for guests, and it’s quite stunning! A closer look… We’ll have to wait till March 21st to see this part, but from what we do see, it’s going...

Disney Cast Blast: Time Bandits

Time Bandits...you thawing out yet? This week let's take a trip through time. Some of these stories you may have heard similar versions of, but they still seem to keep repeating themselves. Remember if you have a story please share it with us at [email protected]! Let's see what the cast members have to share with us this week . . . Presidential...

Season Pass Podcast: Fun Spot America – “EFC to Amusement Park!”

TSPP is in the new and improved Fun Spot America Amusement Park in Orlando, Florida.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker discuss this amazingly transformed family park that just received the IAAPA "Best Family Entertainment Center (FEC)" in 2012 with John Arie Sr. (Owner of Fun Spot Attractions), John Arie Jr. (COO of Fun Spot Attractions) and Patrick Tuten (Creative Director of...

SeaWorld San Antonio Update – Aquatica’s New Aviary

Recently, Erin (a Co-host on the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast) was able to travel to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and check out the progress on the new Aviary being added to the Aquatica park. We also take a look at additions being made for the 50th anniversary celebration.  Additionally, Erin sat down with Aquaitca San Antonio VP Tim Morrow...

Disafterdark Series 2, Episode 12 – I Kissed JT (And I Liked it)

Welcome back to DisAfterDark and thank you for the download. Joining us in the Mouses Head pub this week is Chris Reid from MiceChat's V24 Radio Paul B is on a beer called Cocker Hoop, Nick is on to Chocolate, Craig is drinking Whisky and Chris made up something and put booze in it. We chat about some news as usual, then...

In the Parks – Alice, Captain America and Big Thunder

Howdy folks, it's time for In the Parks featuring news from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  We have plenty to share with you as we take you through the latest happenings at the resort.  Captain America has landed in Tomorrowland and we let you know if he's worth the superhero wait or if it's all a star-spangled mess.  Next...

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Officially Underway

Spring has sprung at the Walt Disney World Resort! This week is all about the start of the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, and we’ve got about 70 photos of it for you to enjoy. I think you are going to like what you see of the Flower and Garden (and food and wine) event which is the...

A visit to “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives”

“Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” is the headline special exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, from October 16, 2013 to May 4, 2014. Let Yesterland take you there in this photo essay.   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: A visit to “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives”.    When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Walt Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations

I don't know about you, but half the time I barely know what I want for dinner at noon.  However, when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I have to know what I want to eat a whopping six months before I get there or I'll be relegated to bread, water and Mickey Bars.  I don't want that...