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What’s New at Yesterland?
(2010-2012)

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The following “What’s New?” entries are from 2010 thrugh 2012.

For the newest additions to Yesterland, see What’s New at Yesterland?

For 2007 through 2009, see What’s New at Yesterland? (2007-2009).

For the oldest entries, see What’s New at Yesterland? (1995-2006)


December 28, 2012
Added Mickey’s Toontown Fair Train Station at Magic Kingdom Park.
December 21, 2012
Updated LuminAria at California Adventure.
December 14, 2012
Added Original Test Track, Presented by GM at Epcot.
December 7, 2012
Updated Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant at Disneyland.
December 4, 2012
Added Test Track, Presented by Chevrolet, a photo album about the new attraction.
November 30, 2012
Added Leave a Legacy at Epcot.
November 23, 2012
Added Original Ariel’s Grotto at Magic Kingdom Park.
November 16, 2012
Added Culinary Demos at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, 2012.
November 16, 2012
Added Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, 2012.
November 9, 2012
Added Sounds Dangerous with Drew Carey at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
November 2, 2012
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 6.
October 26, 2012
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 5.
October 19, 2012
Added EPCOT Under Glass? to “Myths & Legends about Disney.”
October 12, 2012
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 4.
October 5, 2012
Added River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba? (Part 2 of 2).
October 1, 2012
Added World Showcase at Night in 1983.
September 28, 2012
Added Yesterland on Field Trip.
September 21, 2012
Added River Country Closed by Brain-Eating Amoeba? (Part 1 of 2).
September 14, 2012
Added Disney’s Doorway to Dreams.
September 7, 2012
Added Never Land Pool at the Disneyland Hotel.
August 31, 2012
Added Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now - Toon Lagoon.
August 24, 2012
Added Universal’s Islands of Adventure Then and Now - Marvel Super Hero Island.
August 17, 2012
Added S.S. rustworthy at California Adventure.
August 10, 2012
Added Five Suggestions for Your Visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum.
August 3, 2012
Added X Games Xperience at California Adventure.
July 27, 2012
Added Compass Books & Café at Downtown Disney, Disneyland Resort.
July 26, 2012
Updated Virgin Megastore at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World.
July 20, 2012
Added Pocahontas and her Forest Friends at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
July 18, 2012
Updated “Disneyland One Year Old”, a press release from July 18, 1956.
July 13, 2012
Added Wall Street, U.S.A. at California Adventure.
July 6, 2012
Added Book Review: The Disneyland Encyclopedia, Updated Second Edition.
June 29, 2012
Added Florida Citrus Tower near Walt Disney World.
June 22, 2012
Added the Mickey Head on California Screamin’ at California Adventure.
June 15, 2012
Added book review of Design: Just for Fun by Bob Gurr.
June 8, 2012
Added Why Did the Disneyland Hotel Have Erector Set Architecture?
June 1, 2012
Added C A L I F O R N I A at California Adventure.
May 25, 2012
Added Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Play It! at California Adventure.
May 18, 2012
Added America the Beautiful in Circarama.
May 11, 2012
Added Baker’s Field Bakery at California Adventure.
May 4, 2012
Added One City, Two Moonliners.
April 27, 2012
Added Tomorrowland Railroad Station.
April 20, 2012
Updated Country Bear Jamboree.
April 13, 2012
Added Mickey & Minnie in the Parking Lot.
April 7, 2012
Yesterand on Facebook now has more than 5,000 “Likes.”
April 6, 2012
Added Saving Walt Disney’s Laugh-O-gram Studio Building in Kansas City.
April 2, 2012
Updated Walt Disney World Renamed! to label it as an April Fools Day article (not just at the end of the article).
April 1, 2012
Added Walt Disney World Renamed!
March 23, 2012
Added The Carthay Circle Theatres (plural) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
March 16, 2012
Added My Visit to 2012 Annual Meeting of The Walt Disney Company.
March 9, 2012
Added Engine-Ears Toys at California Adventure.
March 2, 2012
Added Myths and Legends about Disney: Hydrolator Lawsuit?.
February 24, 2012
Added A Rare Opportunity: Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality.
February 17, 2012
Added Body Wars at Wonders of Life at Epcot.
February 10, 2012
Added Burger Invasion at California Adventure.
February 3, 2012
Added My Visit to The Walt Disney Family Museum.
January 27, 2012
Added Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream at California Adventure.
January 20, 2012
Updated Yesterland Hotel Tram (Disneyland Hotel Tram).
January 13, 2012
Added Mission Tortilla Factory at California Adventure.
January 13, 2012
Updated Disney Vacation Club Balcony Views.
January 6, 2012
Added Safari Adventure at the Disneyland Hotel.
December 30, 2011
Added The Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm.
December 23, 2011
Added Universal Studios Florida Then and Now.
December 16, 2011
Added Walt Disney’s Mineral King.
December 9, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - World Showcase at Epcot - Part 3.
December 2, 2011
Added The Walt Disney Stamp of 1968 by Edward Bergen.
Novembeer 26, 2011
Added Disney Drops National Harbor.
Novembeer 25, 2011
Added A Visit to Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 21).
November 18, 2011
Added Four Ways to Enjoy Golf at the Yesterland Hotel (Disneyland Hotel).
November 11, 2011
Updated Erasing Wonders of Life at Epcot.
November 9, 2011
Updated Looking Glass Elevator at the Disneyland Hotel.
November 4, 2011
Added Myths and Legends about Disney: Was Sid Cahuenga a Real Person?
October 28, 2011
Updated Superstar Limo at California Adventure.
October 24, 2010
Added Culinary Demos at the 16th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
October 21, 2011
Added/updated Cypress Gardens before and after LEGOLAND Florida.
October 14, 2011
Added The Foreword to Walt and the Promise of Progress City.
October 10, 2011
Added Epcot Food & Wine & Rain Festival, 2011.
October 7, 2011
Added Sunshine Plaza at California Adventure.
October 4, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Celebrates 40 Years.
September 30, 2011
Added Epcot Food & Wine Festival, 2011.
September 23, 2011
Added Disney’s AVATAR Kingdom.
September 16, 2011
Added the Uptown Theatre in Marceline.
September 9, 2011
Added the California Zephyr at California Adventure.
August 30, 2011
Added Aulani Opens! (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 20).
August 26, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - World Showcase at Epcot - Part 2.
August 22, 2011
Updated The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management.
August 19, 2011
There’s no Friday Yesterland article today. Be sure to follow the D23 Expo coverage at MiceChat.com today and through the weekend.
August 12, 2011
Added One Day, Two Magic Kingdoms.
August 5, 2011
Added Golden Gate Bridge at California Adventure.
July 29, 2011
Added Aulani and O‘ahu (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 19).
July 22, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - World Showcase at Epcot - Part 1.
July 15, 2011
Added Wizarding World with Werner Weiss.
July 13, 2011
Updated Captain EO.
July 13, 2011
Updated Yesterland’s Disney Park History Links with links to new blogs.
July 8, 2011
Added Aulani’s Neighborhood (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 18).
July 1, 2011
Updated America on Parade.
June 29, 2011
Updated Souvenir 66 at California Adventure.
June 28, 2011
Added Two Resorts Opening in Two Months (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 17).
June 24, 2011
Updated Jack and Bonita Wrather: Legendary, And Now Disney Legends (formerly Jack Wrather: Legendary, And Now a Disney Legend).
June 17, 2011
Added A Video Trip Back to 2001.
June 17, 2011
Updated Jack Wrather: Legendary, And Now a Disney Legend (formerly Jack Wrather: Legendary, but Not a Legend).
June 10, 2011
Added Aulani and Pearl Harbor (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 16).
June 7, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin on WDW Radio Podcast.
June 3, 2011
Added 20 Special Anniversary Surprises! at Walt Disney World.
May 31, 2011
Added Three Months to Go for Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 15).
May 20, 2011
Added Reboundo Beach at California Adventure.
May 13, 2011
Added World Showcase Buses at Epcot.
May 6, 2011
Added Pizza Oom Mow Mow at California Adventure.
April 29, 2011
Added book review of Four Decades Of Magic: Celebrating the First Forty Years of Walt Disney World.
April 22, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - Future World at Epcot - Part 2.
April 15, 2011
Updated Bear Country.
April 8, 2011
Added The Enchanted Tiki Room - Under New Management.
March 29, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - Future World at Epcot - Part 1.
March 25, 2011
Updated Yester Lion Country Safari.
March 22, 2011
Updated The Character Shop.
March 18, 2011
Added Places Not to Drink at the Magic Kingdom.
March 11, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - Magic Kingdom - Part 2: Main Street, U.S.A. and Fantasyland.
March 4, 2011
Added Epcot Flower & Garden, 2011.
March 1, 2011
Added Expedition Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 14).
February 25, 2011
Added Walt Disney World Then and Now - Magic Kingdom - Part 1: Liberty Square, Frontierland, and Adventureland.
February 18, 2011
Added The Fastest Ride at Walt Disney World.
February 11, 2011
Updated Eureka! - The California Adventure Parade at California Adventure.
February 4, 2011
Added California Adventure Preview Center.
January 28, 2011
Added Mulholland Madness at California Adventure.
January 21, 2011
Added The Model Villa at Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 13).
January 14, 2011
Added 2011, The Year of Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 12).
January 8, 2011
Added Bud Hurlbut (1918-2011) by Chris Jepsen.
January 7, 2011
Updated Is Disney Building a New Theme Park in Texas?
December 31, 2010
Added 2010: The Year that Yesterland Turned 15.
December 24, 2010
Added Is that Really Walt’s Airplane at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?
December 17, 2010
Added The First Christmas at California Adventure.
December 14, 2010
Added Book Review: Knott’s Berry Farm: The Early Years.
December 10, 2010
Added The Casablanca Plane Myth: Not a Myth After All?
December 10, 2010
Added Food & Wine Again in 2010, photos from the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
December 7, 2010
Added DVD Review: The Secret Tour of Disneyland, 2nd Edition.
December 3, 2010
Added The Largest Ceramic Mural in the World at California Adventure.
November 30, 2010
Added Book Review: The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation, 2011.
November 26, 2010
Added Santa’s Beach Blast at California Adventure.
November 19, 2010
Added Culinary Demos at the 15th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.
November 16, 2010
Added Chalk Arts, Chicken Parts, and Christmas Starts.
November 12, 2010
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Universal Studios Florida.
November 5, 2010
Added Ronald’s Fun House McDonald’s at Downtown Disney.
October 29, 2010
Added Maliboomer at California Adventure.
October 22, 2010
Added Marceline, California.
October 15, 2010
Added Bountiful Valley Farm at California Adventure.
October 8, 2010
Added Original Games of the Boardwalk at California Adventure.
October 5, 2010
Added More about The Vault of Walt.
October 1, 2010
Added Knott’s Then & Now, a PDF book review and photo gallery.
September 24, 2010
Added Book Review: The Vault of Walt, including an interview with Jim Korkis.
September 17, 2010
Added Pacific Coast Photos at California Adventure.
September 10, 2010
Updated PeopleMover.
September 3, 2010
Updated Rocket Rods.
August 29, 2010
Updated News About Disney with additional links to Disney news sites and blogs.
August 27, 2010
Added a Disneyland myth: Frightened to Death?
August 20, 2010
Added Sun Wheel: Gone, But Not Gone.
August 20, 2010
Updated Sun Wheel at California Adventure.
August 13, 2010
Added Aulani One Year From Opening (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 11).
August 6, 2010
Added Jack Wrather - Legendary, But Not a Legend.
July 30, 2010
Added Goofy About Health at Wonders of Life at Epcot.
July 27, 2010
Added The Katella Avenue Myth.
July 23, 2010
Added Book Review: The Unofficial Guide - The Color Companion to Walt Disney World.
July 16, 2010
Added Disneyland in 1960.
July 13, 2010
Updated Orange Stinger at California Adventure.
July 9, 2010
Added Aulani Is Moving Along (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 10).
July 6, 2010
Updated Captain EO.
July 2, 2010
Updated Disney Vacation Club Balcony Views.
June 29, 2010
Added Two Aérophile Balloons.
June 25, 2010
Added McDonald’s in Disneyland.
June 17, 2010
Added Monsanto Hall of Chemistry.
June 15, 2010
Added ESPN Zone.
June 11, 2010
Added Two Myths about World Showcase at Epcot.
June 4, 2010
Added Disney’s Pop Century Resort, The Legendary Years at Walt Disney World.
June 1, 2010
Updated L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at Epcot.
May 28, 2010
Updated Mike Fink Keel Boats.
May 21, 2010
Added Midget Autopia 3.0? Plans for the Return of a Classic Ride.
May 14, 2010
Added Knott’s Berry Farm, Then and Now.
May 11, 2010
Added Back from California (Adventure), with Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, Darts, and World of Color.
May 7, 2010
Added Disney’s Aulani Is Topped Out (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 9).
April 30, 2010
Added Walt Disney Elementary School in Marceline, Missouri.
April 23, 2010
Added An Urban Legend about Disney’s Contemporary.
April 16, 2010
Added The Marceline Walt Disney Knew.
April 9, 2010
Updated Main Street Flower Mart.
April 2, 2010
Added The Whimsical Design of Knott’s Bear-y Tales: An interview with Rolly Crump, by guest contributor Chris Merritt
April 2, 2010
Added Knott’s Bear-y Tales “Fun Map” by Chris Merritt.
March 28, 2010
Werner Weiss is on WDW Today Podcast episode 700, “Yesterland Fantasyland.”
March 26, 2010
Added An Urban Legend: Swan and Dolphin Reversed?
March 19, 2010
Added Book Review: Knott’s Preserved.
March 11, 2010
Added “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day.”
March 5, 2010
Added Gatorland.
February 27, 2010
Werner Weiss is on WDW Today Podcast episode 687, “Yesterland Tomorrowland.”
February 26, 2010
Added The News from Disney’s Aulani (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 8).
February 19, 2010
Added Book Review: Wally Boag, Clown Prince of Disneyland.
February 12, 2010
Added Lincolnland, Part 2.
February 5, 2010
Added Looking Glass Elevator at the Disneyland Hotel.
January 31, 2010
Updated Yesterland’s Disney Park History Links.
January 29, 2010
Added Disneyland from the Air in 1962: Zoom In and Explore.
January 29, 2010
Updated Flying Saucers.
January 22, 2010
Added Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.
January 15, 2010
Added World Clock.
January 15, 2010
Updated Astro-Jets.
January 8, 2010
Added “The Future Won’t Wait,” a 1960 article about the Monsanto House of the Future.
January 8, 2010
Updated Monsanto House of the Future.
January 8, 2010
Updated Homage to the House of the Future.
January 1, 2010
Updated Yesterland’s Disney Park History Links.
January 1, 2010
Added Year 2009 in Review.

For “What’s New?” entries from 2007 through 2009, see What’s New at Yesterland? (2007-2009).

For the oldest “What’s New?” entries, beginning with the grand opening of Yesterland on May 20, 1995, see What’s New at Yesterland? (1995-2006).


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