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House of the Future, LEGO Edition

Today’s unusual Yesterland article is about a plastic house inspired by a plastic house. Yesterland reader Andy Baird shares his LEGO model of the iconic Mid-century landmark.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: House of the Future, LEGO Edition   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Fab News: Giants, Color and Huge Habitats

A bunch of you folks are at San Diego Comic-Con, and a bunch more are not. I took off this year, but my daughter's down there with her dad, Jim Hill. If you see them, say hi! Great Big Giant Good News! The Iron Giant, not only one of the best animated films of all time, but one of the best...

BLAINE GIBSON – Disney Imagineer, Mentor, Friend, Missed

This week we mourn the loss of yet another Disney great.  Mr. Blaine Gibson was one of the most amazing sculptors of our time. He was also an animator.  Blaine is responsible for a lot of the figures we enjoy every day at Disneyland. That’s the work that got my heart pumping. He passed away peacefully on July 5th. However, even...

Best Non-Disney Hotels at Walt Disney World

In addition to the Disney owned and operated resorts, there are several resorts on property available for booking which Disney doesn't own.  These hotels don't share all the same benefits as a Disney owned and operated resort would (such as Disney's Magical Express, Extra Magic Hours or the Disney Dining Plans).  However, there's still something to be said for...

MiceChat Podcast – Countdown to Summer Fun

Doug and Dusty return at long last with the biggest theme park hits of summer 2015. Disneyland may be getting all the attention with its 60th anniversary, but the biggest attractions are to be found outside the borders of the Happiest Place On Earth. We take you with us to the parks as we explore an Iron Reef, a...

Fab News: Happy Nights, Potter Dates (?), Being FAriel and Looking Back at Tomorrowland

Hello my MiceChateers! I hope that your fourth was as glorious as mine, minus a baking mishap or seven. Happy Nights, Potter Dates? It looks like Universal Hollywood's Night Time Studio Tour is a solid hit, with great word-of-mouth and lengthy waits for the attraction. Friends of ours came back last week raving about it. It's only on select nights, so...

Keep Moving Forward Documentary

The Disney community is unlike any other. It's filled with amazing people who love to help each other out and enjoy reveling in the magic together. Although we are all different, we all share and have experienced that feeling you get when you walk into a Disney Park. We all know that feeling of safety and escape it provides us. Someone...

Peter Pan takes flight with new magic as Disneyland celebrates Independence Day

Disneyland celebrated the Independence Day holiday over the weekend with special performances from visiting U.S. military groups and, of course, fireworks. The holiday festivities came along with the reopening of the classic Peter Pan's Flight attraction earlier in the week, which has reopened with some dazzling new special effects. Elsewhere in the parks, work continues on the...

Mousetalgia Podcast 350: Planning for the D23 Expo

Everything D23 Expo: This week, Mousetalgia talks to Kristin Rodack, a director with D23, to learn more about the upcoming D23 Expo to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 14-16. Get tips and hints straight from the source as we learn about some of the magic in store for Expo attendees. StagePass, StorePass, the massive Hall D23,...

Remembering Disney Legend Blaine Gibson

It is often said that life is a game. If so, what defines winning that game? How about living practically an entire century, spending your life doing what you love and sharing that passion with others, and leaving a worldwide legacy of happiness and wonder for countless generations to come? If so, Disney Legend Blaine Gibson went out a...

Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris

Summer Arrives at Disneyland Paris by Max Fan, DLPWelcome Hello everyone! Welcome back to beautiful Disneyland Paris. Let's take a tour and see what the status of the park is. The renovation of the Fantasia Garden grounds continues. Main Street station has 20 year old decorations and does not even mention the new "Frozen Summer Fun"! Flora’s Unique Boutique now features Star Wars...

The Sweep Spot 157 History of Tomorrowland at Disneyland part 3

In this episode we continue our series on the history of Tomorrowland. In part 3 of this series we talk about the years 1986 to 1998. We see many loved and missed attractions leave during these years, and a new Tomorrowland arise. This would be the 2nd biggest Tomorrowland remodel in its history. Also current events of the Disneyland...

A Musical Magic Kingdom Fourth of July

A Special July 4th Edition of Disney Notes - a look at the music and sounds of Disney. Not too many years ago, my wife and I decided to do something that we had always labeled as “stupid.” It was July 4th and we decided to find ourselves a great seat on the porch at the Magic Kingdom’s railroad station...

DisAfterDark Podcast Season 3 Episode 19 – Happy 4th July

Happy Independence Day.  Please enjoy this bonus episode of DisAfterDark.  In this Lock in Episode we are joined by 2 American Legends.  James H Carter II host of the Awesome Creepy Kingdom Podcast & the 1 & only Logan Sekulow, please check out Logans latest venture Laugh o Gram KickStarter.  Todays show is brought to you by the letter "B" We would really appreciate it if...

Knotts Berry Farm Fireworks and Fun for 4th of July

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!  This week we deliver a small pictorial from Knotts Berry Farm and share what they have planned for Independence Day weekend.  The park is bustling with summer crowds.  While the lines continue to surge at the park's new attraction, Voyage to the Iron Reef, there are lots of  classics which continue to please...

Navigate the Night – Surviving Disneyland’s 60th After Dark

Hi, I'm Hastin - and I admit it, I love to visit Disneyland after a long day at work. Especially this summer, when the park is open late every night. But, all those dazzling new parade and fireworks, have really put me in a jam - I've known the crowd flows at Disneyland for years, but now - they...

Yesterland: America on Parade

Happy Birthday to the United States of America! At Yesterland, it’s been 200 years since the nation’s founding in 1776. Happy 4th of July from Yesterland. Enjoy this updated article.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: America on Parade   When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

Samland: Tomorrowland is Another Day

I am awestruck by the Disney fan’s loyalty to the brand. This is virtually unparalleled. Why does this media company hold such power? I would offer that part of the reason is a legacy promoting that everyone is creative. How can one not be flattered and feel special with such a pitch? To that end, the Disney Company tries to...

Change Continues to Roar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

So much is changing at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This week, we're taking at look at the new Starbucks, as well as many more news items from around the park. Let's go! That's it for this week! Do you all like the new Starbucks? What are your thoughts on poop shaped snacks? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate what...