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Werner Weiss is the Curator of Yesterland, the ultimate collection of Disney theme park past attractions. You'll find his handiwork featured on MiceChat every Friday.
You’re at the place where Condor Flats and Grizzly Peak meet. A billboard advertises “Condor Flats Air Tours.” An airplane features the same brand on its tail. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: “Bear Left” for Condor Flats Air Tours When you...
When you want a quick soft drink at Yester Epcot, you have two choices. You can pay theme park prices for familiar Coca-Cola products in plastic bottles or large paper cups at quick service locations throughout the park. Or you...
Walk up the stairs to a traditional chalet in the Alps of Fantasyland. After waiting in line and handing over a “D” coupon, a Cast Member opens the door of a round metal bucket for you. There are two...
It’s the winter of 2015. Disney’s mega-hit Frozen has invaded Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure, and Downtown Disney. Although most of the changes are temporary, it’s as if the Disneyland Resort has become the Frozenland Resort. Read the YESTERLAND article...
This ride comes with operating instructions. To make your tire go, your whole party—carefully positioned on your bench—has to lean together in the same direction. But don’t lean too far, because then you won’t move properly either. Read the YESTERLAND...
It’s a sunny, dry day in the New Tomorrowland of 1998. But you could find yourself soaking wet if you follow the crowd to a place that drenches guests. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Cosmic Waves When you are done reading,...
Flik the inventive ant has teamed up with other bugs to built an amusement park using found objects discarded by humans—food containers, paper clips, stained Popsicle sticks, pencils, flex straws, an umbrella, and whatever else they could find. Read the...
This visit to Yesterland takes you back to the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps you consider the early decades of the park to be its Golden Age, when everything at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Anaheim was perfect. Read the YESTERLAND...
May 21 is the public grand opening of Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair. But this is Yesterland. So let’s look at Voyage to the Iron Reef and two other attractions that came before it. Read the YESTERLAND article...
Don’t confuse this attraction with the original two-hour Backstage Studio Tour, even though this tour evolved from that one. The residential street is just one of many things that’s gone. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Studio Backlot Tour When you are...
You can’t miss the “castle” when you arrive at the Route 66 portion of Paradise Pier. A huge billboard towers over a little trailer with a red and yellow awning. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Yesterland: Original Corn Dog Castle When...
With the opening of WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Disney California Adventure just five weeks away, Yesterland takes a look at the attraction that was previously in the same building — back when that building looked very different. Read...
Have you dreamed of being the next big pop star? Then Yester Hollywood Studios has an attraction for you. It’s a chance to perform under the bright lights in front of a live audience—and it could be your first step...
Gear means a toothed wheel, and gear means equipment and clothing. Same word, two meanings. Both meanings apply to Mouse Gear. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mouse Gear at Epcot When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.
The Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland opened June 18, 1956—which begs the question, why is this second-year attraction part of the “Class of 1955”? Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Storybook Land and the “Class of 1955” When you are done...
You just parked your car in Disneyland’s convenient parking lot, directly in front of the park. After a walk or short tram ride, you arrive at the ticket booths. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Ticket Booths When you are done...
It’s quite a coup for a theme park to have a branch of a restaurant made famous by globetrotting celebrities through much of the twentieth century. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot When you...
You’ve just climbed down the spiral ladder and taken a seat in front of your own personal porthole. A stream of cool air blows from beneath the porthole to keep you from feeling queasy. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Submarine...
Are you a reader, a writer, or both? It doesn’t matter. Stop at this cozy nook if you want to browse through books or relax on a comfortable couch with a cup of coffee and a fresh pastry. Read the YESTERLAND...
Hollywood-Maxwell’s Intimate Apparel Shop on Main Street, U.S.A. is not just about the Victorian past. In fact, half the store is devoted to the latest bras and petticoats of 1955. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: The Wizard of Bras When you...