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Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace

January 07, 2014 at 12:17 am | 4 Comments

The Walt Disney Birthplace Preservation Project just completed an ambitious Kickstarter campaign. How did they do? What’s next?   Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: Kickstarter Results for Walt Disney’s Birthplace.   When you are done reading,…


New Year’s Eve and Three Kings Day wrap up Disneyland’s busy holiday season

January 06, 2014 at 6:22 am | 46 Comments

Disneyland‘s busy holiday season officially comes to an end today after a huge New Year’s Eve celebration in both parks followed by a festive Three Kings Day celebration and the final holiday crowds visiting the…


Mousetalgia 272: ILM’s Lorne Peterson, and an Emporium

January 06, 2014 at 12:01 am | No Comments

It’s a Mousetalgia Emporium this week! Jeff reports from a presentation by Lorne Peterson who spoke at The Tech Museum of Innovation about his history as a model maker for Industrial Light and Magic, working…

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My Special Mary Blair Connection

January 05, 2014 at 3:00 am | 5 Comments

Today, Scarlett Stahl shares a very special visit she had with Maggie Richardson, legendary Imagineer Mary Blair’s niece.  ~~Rick My Special Mary Blair Connection By Scarlett Stahl At Disney Legend Alice Davis’ 80th Birthday Party,…


Free Cake in My Purse – Cast Member Stories from Walt Disney World

January 05, 2014 at 2:00 am | 7 Comments

Welcome to 2014! We have a couple of new stories for you today in a post we like to call “Free Cake in My Purse.” People like free stuff and will do just about anything…


Catching Up With The Haunted Mansion Show

January 05, 2014 at 1:01 am | 3 Comments

We have a bit of catching up to do with MiceChat’s Haunted Mansion show today. There are two videos that we lost track of over the holidays and we want to get them out to…


Dateline Disney World: Crowds and Cold at Magic Kingdom

January 04, 2014 at 3:00 am | 18 Comments

Hello, and welcome to a Saturday edition of Dateline Disney World! This week, it was cold and crowded at the Magic Kingdom. Let’s take a look at the tail end of Christmastime at Disney World.…


Disneyland Paris Update

January 04, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

I apologize that we’re a little late with our Weekend Update articles. I decided to do a close-up (really, really close-up) inspection of the sidewalks in downtown Oceanside on the day after Christmas – in…


So Long Subs – A Farewell Update from the Disneyland Resort

January 03, 2014 at 3:00 am | 106 Comments

All good things must come to an end.  It was a wildly successful season that saw insane crowd levels in both parks.  While Holidays at the Disneyland Resort ends Monday night, this weekend will be…


DCA Then & Now, Part 6: Hollywood Land

January 02, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 7 Comments

This is part 6 of Yesterland’s DCA “then and now” series comparing the same spots in 2002 and 2013. Originally, it was the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney’s California Adventure. Now it’s Hollywood Land at…


Disney Resolutions for 2014

January 02, 2014 at 3:00 am | 12 Comments

Happy New Year, MiceChatters!!  2013 was fantastic for yours truly, and I have nothing but high hopes for the gift of another year.  If you read last week’s column, you know I had some great…


There is Still Time to have a SeaWorld San Diego Style Christmas

January 02, 2014 at 2:00 am | 36 Comments

We’re back with an all-new update from SeaWorld San Diego! Today we’ll be taking a look at the extravagant SeaWorld Christmas Celebration event that runs through January 4th. This event is by far the one I…


2013 Disney HALF Ear in Review – Part 2

January 02, 2014 at 12:01 am | 1 Comment

Paul Barrie and Ricky Brigante (from Inside the Magic) talk your ear off with the second half of their annual discussion of everything that happened throughout the wonderful world of Disney during 2013. Here’s the…


Season Pass Podcast: Murph Gantly Created the Theme Park!

January 01, 2014 at 12:02 am | 3 Comments

TSPP is proud to have the originator of the Theme Park Industry, CEO of Fake Theme Park, Murph Gantly!  Murph proudly discusses the beginnings of his park as well as the origins of the amusement…


The Crush of Disney Crowds Masks Park Flaws

December 31, 2013 at 3:00 am | 27 Comments

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is magical. You get the free Christmas parade in the Magic Kingdom. You get the awesome Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special in Disney Hollywood Studios. You get the deafening…


Universal Orlando Resort 2013 A Year in Review

December 31, 2013 at 1:30 am | 6 Comments

2013 was an incredible year for the Universal Orlando Resort, and while 2013 is coming to a close, we have our eyes set on 2014 and beyond. New and exciting attractions, hotels, restaurants and themed…


Changes big and small: Disneyland Year in Review 2013

December 30, 2013 at 6:42 am | 13 Comments

Welcome to Dateline Disneyland’s final edition of 2013! This week we take a break from our regular format for our annual year in review. Today we’ll look back at the new additions and changes that…


Mousetalgia 271: The best of 2013 – a brief review

December 30, 2013 at 12:01 am | 2 Comments

Team Mousetalgia takes our annual personal look back at the year in Disney, listing off our faves from the “Limited Time Magic” promotion, the various Disney movies, and more. Does the team rank Frozen above…


Cast Blast 2013 Year in Review

December 29, 2013 at 1:32 am | 6 Comments

It was a short but great year for Disney Cast Blast! Let’s take a quick look at some of the best stories submitted to us in 2013.  A huge thanks to all of the cast…


Wakefield Report Year in Review: 9 News Nuggets You Need to Know

December 29, 2013 at 1:14 am | 2 Comments

2013 has been an amazing year for theme parks fans all over the world. This year we saw one major theme park company rededicate themselves to providing top of the line attractions and experiences to…