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What’s New at Yesterland?
(2007-2009)

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The following “What’s New?” entries are from 2007 thrugh 2009.

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

For 2010 through 2012, see What’s New at Yesterland? (2010-2012).

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


December 31, 2009
Updated The Walt Disney Story.
December 28, 2009
Updated Adventure Thru Inner Space.
December 24, 2009
Added Minnie’s Christmas Party.
December 23, 2009
Updated Park and Fair History Links with additional links.
December 19, 2009
Updated Captain EO.
December 18, 2009
Added WESTCOT Center and the Original Disneyland Resort, Part 2 by guest contributor Sam Gennawey.
December 11, 2009
Added WESTCOT Center and the Original Disneyland Resort, Part 1 by guest contributor Sam Gennawey.
December 4, 2009
Added DVD Review: The Secret Tour of Disneyland.
November 30, 2009
Added Disney Ko Olina Update (Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 7).
November 27, 2009
Added LuminAria at California Adventure.
November 20, 2009
Added Chance to Shine at California Adventure.
November 18, 2009
Updated News About Disney with additional links to Disney news sites and blogs.
November 13, 2009
Added Disneyland Then and Now: Adventureland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland.
November 10, 2009
Added Culinary Demos, 2009, at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
November 5, 2009
Added McDonald’s Food at Walt Disney World.
November 5, 2009
Added McDonald’s presents Dinoland U.S.A.
November 4, 2007
Updated Burning Settler’s Cabin.
October 30, 2009
Added Jungle Cruise at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom, a comparison.
October 22, 2009
Added Disneyland Then and Now: Frontierland.
October 15, 2009
Added Sum of all Thrills, presented by Raytheon at Epcot (a new attraction, not a retired “Yester” attraction).
October 15, 2009
Added “Born For Geekdom” Interview, republished from Audrey M. Brown’s “Born For Geekdom” blog.
October 9, 2009
Added Epcot Food & Wine Festival, 2009.
October 1, 2009
Added Erasing Wonders of Life at Epcot.
September 24, 2009
Added Disneyland Then and Now: Main Street and the Castle.
September 22, 2009
Updated Alweg Monorail.
September 17, 2009
Added Four Full Days of Disney, The First D23 Expo, Anaheim Convention Center, September 10-13, 2009.
September 10, 2009
Added Golden Dreams at California Adventure.
September 9, 2009
Updated Corn Dog Castle at California Adventure.
September 9, 2009
Updated Seasons of the Vine at California Adventure.
September 7, 2009
Updated Park and Fair History Links with additional links.
September 4, 2009
Added a Yesterland Page on Facebook. Please become a fan.
September 3, 2009
Added 45 Years of Magic Parade.
August 27, 2009
Added Cranium Command at Yestercot (Epcot).
August 20, 2009
Updated The All-New Woody’s Roundup.
August 13, 2009
Added Rockin’ the Bay at California Adventure.
August 6, 2009
Added Souvenir 66 at California Adventure.
August 1, 2009
Updated Midget Autopia.
August 1, 2009
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 6: Construction Photos, Disney’s Grand Hawaiian Resort & Spa.
July 23, 2009
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 5: The News from Ko Olina.
July 14, 2009
Added Orange Stinger at California Adventure.
July 9, 2009
Added The Birth of the “E” Ticket at Disneyland.
July 2, 2009
Added The Hall of Presidents Welcomes a New President: George W. Bush at the Yester Kingdom.
June 26, 2009
Updated Captain EO.
June 19, 2009
Added Strips, Dips ’n’ Chips at California Adventure.
June 11, 2009
Added Corn Dog Castle at California Adventure.
June 4, 2009
Added Dinosaur Jack’s Sunglass Shack at California Adventure.
May 28, 2009
Added Virgin Megastore at Yester Downtown Disney in Florida.
May 22, 2009
Added Disney at National Harbor.
May 15, 2009
Added Yellow Ponchos at Yester World.
May 8, 2009
Added Malibu-Ritos at California Adventure.
May 1, 2009
Added Backstage Studio Tour at Yester Studios.
April 24, 2009
Updated the Skyway to Fantasyland (1956-1994).
April 17, 2009
Updated The Walt Disney Story.
April 10, 2009
Updated the Skyway to Tomorrowland (1956-1994).
March 26, 2009
Added The Mysteries of the Bonnet Creek Resort.
March 20, 2009
Updated the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship and Restaurant (1955-1982).
March 12, 2009
Added Magic Kingdom Club, by guest contributor Bob Baldwin.
March 6, 2009
Added When Worlds Collide: How will Walt Disney World compete with “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” in 2010?
February 27, 2009
Added Views from DVC Villas.
February 19, 2009
Added Reminders of Defunct Magic Kingdom Attractions.
February 12, 2009
Added Lincolnland.
February 6, 2009
Added Triton’s Garden.
January 30, 2009
Added Vacationing in Orlando.
January 27, 2009
Added Los Angeles Landmarks on the Exterior of Superstar Limo.
January 16, 2009
Added The Original Dumbo Flying Elephants.
January 9, 2009
Added the Sun Wheel at Disney’s California Adventure.
January 2, 2009
Added “Year of a Million Dreams” promotion.
December 26, 2008
Added Future World in the Recent Past, Part 2.
December 19, 2008
Added Hollywood Holly-Day Parade.
December 19, 2008
Updated Christmas in Yesterland.
December 12, 2008
Updated The 1977 Version of the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-Through.
December 5, 2008
Added Walt Disney in Chicago.
December 3, 2008
Added Yesterland Hotels, Powered by OrlandoVacation.com to let you book selected Orlando hotels and vacation homes at great special rates.
December 3, 2008
Added Yesterland Emporium for Yesterland logo products.
November 30, 2008
Updated Disney Park History Links with three new links.
November 28, 2008
Added Future World in the Recent Past, Part 1.
November 20, 2008
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 4: Groundbreaking and Blessing.
November 13, 2008
Added The Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World, November 7-9, 2008.
November 7, 2008
Added Cutbacks in Wonderland, Part 2, about the 2008 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
October 31, 2008
Added Cutbacks in Wonderland, Part 1, about the 2008 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
October 24, 2008
Added Disney Afternoon Characters.
October 21, 2008
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 3: A Closer Look.
October 17, 2008
Major update to Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland.
October 13, 2008
Updated Disney Afternoon Avenue.
October 11, 2008
Updated Disney’s Newport Coast Villas, the Disney Vacation Club that Never Happened.
October 10, 2008
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 2: What not to Expect from Disney at Ko Olina.
October 3, 2008
Added Disney Goes Hawaiian, Part 1: What to Expect from Disney at Ko Olina.
October 2, 2008
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September 26, 2008
Added Walt Disney World Tickets in 1973.
September 18, 2008
Added Hong Kong Disneyland and the Original, Part 2.
September 12, 2008
Added Hong Kong Disneyland and the Original, Part 1.
September 5, 2008
Added “This Week at Walt Disney World” in 1972.
September 4, 2008
Updated the Passenger Train of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad.
August 28, 2008
Added Newport Harbor Buffalo Ranch.
August 19, 2008
Added Book Review: Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park.
August 15, 2008
Updated Motor Boat Cruise.
August 8, 2008
Added Wine Country Market at California Adventure.
July 31, 2008
Added Lilo & Stitch’s Ohana Luau at California Adventure.
July 24, 2008
Added Book Review: Early Amusement Parks of Orange County.
July 18, 2008
Added “35 Years of Magic,” Disneyland in 1990.
July 18, 2008
Updated Party Gras Parade.
July 11, 2008
Added The Magic Kingdom in 1973.
July 3, 2008
Updated Light Magic.
June 26, 2008
Added Hollywood & Dine at California Adventure.
June 12, 2008
Added Book Review: Disneyland Encyclopedia.
June 6, 2008
Added Angels Disneyland Double Header.
May 29, 2008
Added The Wizard of Bras at Hollywood-Maxwell’s Intimate Apparel Shop on Main Street.
May 22, 2008
Added Please Remove Your Hat.
May 15, 2008
Updated Rocket to the Moon.
May 9, 2008
Added Fantasyland Depot.
May 2, 2008
Added Original Mad Tea Party.
April 25, 2008
Added Stagecoach Ride.
April 18, 2008
Added Disney-MGM: The End of MGM Name.
April 11, 2008
Added Disney-MGM Studios: The Beginning.
April 4, 2008
Added Seasons of the Vine.
March 28, 2008
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 3.
March 21, 2008
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios, Part 2.
March 14, 2008
Added Three Disney Vacations Clubs That Might Have Been.
March 7, 2008
Added Disney Stars & Motor Cars.
February 29, 2008
Added The Dymaxion House - A vintage “House of the Future” that you can visit today.
February 22, 2008
Added Disneyland Paris, February 2001.
February 15, 2008
Updated Monsanto House of the Future.
February 8, 2008
Updated America Sings.
February 1, 2008
Added Two Urban Legends about Disney Theme Parks.
February 1, 2008
Added Monorail News, with news links about monorails at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and elsewhere.
January 25, 2008
Added Three Urban Legends about the Walt Disney World Monorail.
January 18, 2008
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney’s California Adventure, Part 2.
January 17, 2008
Updated Skull Rock.
January 11, 2008
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney’s California Adventure, Part 1.
January 4, 2008
Updated Ken-L Land Pet Motel, Hosted by Ken-L Ration.
December 28, 2007
Updated Yesterland-Alweg Monorail (minor update) in honor of the arrival of the first new Mark VII Monorail cars at Disneyland.
December 21, 2007
Added the original Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
December 21, 2007
Updated Seeing Triple: The Darkroom and the Derby with a 2007 photo of Brown Derby now.
December 21, 2007
Added What’s New at Yesterland? (1995-2006), with “What’s New?” entries from the grand opening of Yesterland on May 20, 1995, through the end of 2006.
December 17, 2007
Added an Interview with Richard Kraft, originally published by MiceAge on August 6, 2007.
December 14, 2007
Added a DVD review of Walt Disney Treasures - Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic.
December 7, 2007
Added Tobacco Shop.
November 30, 2007
Added Seeing Triple: The Darkroom and the Derby.
November 23, 2007
Added “Disneyland One Year Old” - A press release from July 1956 (with photos from 1956).
November 16, 2007
Added Real Buildings that Inspired Disney-MGM Studios.
November 9, 2007
Added Disney Gas Stations At Which You Haven’t Bought Gas.
November 2, 2007
Added Richfield Oil at Disneyland, 1955.
November 2, 2007
Updated Old Fantasyland, 1974.
October 26, 2007
Added Oklahoma at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, 2007.
October 19, 2007
Updated The Spirit of Pocahontas.
October 12, 2007
Added It Keeps Getting Better — The 2007 Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
October 2, 2007
Added Disney Celebrates Epcot’s 25th Anniversary — One Big Day.
September 28, 2007
Updated Rocket Jets.
September 20, 2007
Added Book Review: The Disney Mountains: Imagineering at Its Peak.
September 14, 2007
Added Dressing for Disneyland in the 1950s.
September 7, 2007
Added L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at “Yestercot” (Epcot).
August 31, 2007
Updated Rocket Rods.
August 24, 2007
Added Epcot’s Icon Tower at Spaceship Earth at “Yestercot” (Epcot).
August 17, 2007
Added the Dixieland Band Stand.
August 10, 2007
Added Disneyland from Above in 1955 and 1960, with two aerial photos from the Orange County Archives.
August 10, 2007
Added Disneyland from Above, July 15, 1955 (1200 x 1600 image).
August 10, 2007
Added Disneyland from Above in June 1960 (1200 x 1600 image).
August 9, 2007
Updated the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant with new photos.
August 3, 2007
Added the The Power of BLAST! at Yester California Adventure.
July 24, 2007
Added the Passenger Train of the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad.
July 24, 2007
Added Yesterland Book Store, with nine categories of books, magazines, DVDs, and cards. (Removed April 2011)
July 20, 2007
Added Disney Hotels at which You Haven’t Stayed.
July 13, 2007
Added the Sleeping Beauty Walk-Through.
July 11, 2007
Updated Burning Settler’s Cabin.
July 6, 2007
Updated Disney’s Newport Coast Villas, the Disney Vacation Club that Never Happened.
July 2, 2007
Updated America on Parade.
June 30, 2007
Updated Skull Rock.
June 28, 2007
Added the Animazement - The Musical.
June 22, 2007
Updated the Parking Lot with more images, larger images, and a vintage parking ticket.
June 15, 2007
Added Soap Opera Bistro.
June 8, 2007
Added Submarine Voyage Construction.
June 1, 2007
Added Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, 2007.
May 24, 2007
Added Pirates and More Pirates.
May 18, 2007
Added Fort Wilderness on Tom Sawyer Island.
May 18, 2007
Updated Burning Settler’s Cabin, Indian Village, and Ceremonial Dance Circle.
May 16, 2007
Updated Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue Restaurant.
May 14, 2007
Added Ratatouille: Big Cheese Tour.
May 11, 2007
Updated Food, Lodging, & Theaters around Yesterland.
May 4, 2007
Added Rizzo’s Prop & Pawn Shop.
April 27, 2007
Updated Other Lands.
April 20, 2007
Added Subtle Changes.
April 16, 2007
Added Disneyland ’66 Brochure.
April 9, 2007
Added Avalon Cove by Wolfgang Puck.
April 2, 2007
Updated Coca-Cola Tomorrowland Terrace Stage.
March 26, 2007
Added The Yacht Bar.
March 21, 2007
Added A Message from Werner Weiss about Give Kids The World Village.
March 19, 2007
Updated The American Space Experience with two additional pictures.
March 16, 2007
Added The American Space Experience.
March 9, 2007
Added Inside the Old Matterhorn.
March 4, 2007
Relaunched News about Disney with regularly updated news about The Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World.
March 2, 2007
Added General Electric Publicity Photos of the Carousel of Progress at Disneyland.
March 1, 2007
Updated General Electric Carousel of Progress with larger pictures and some additional text.
February 22, 2007
Updated The Old Matterhorn with new pictures and text.
February 16, 2007
Added Nods to the Past.
February 9, 2007
Added Disneyland Paris Villas.
February 6, 2007
Updated Homage to the House of the Future with an additional homage sighting.
February 5, 2007
Added Eureka! - The California Adventure Parade.
January 26, 2007
Added Homage to the House of the Future.
January 26, 2007
Updated Monsanto House of the Future.
January 19, 2007
Added Conestoga Wagons.
January 18, 2007
Updated Park and Fair History Links with three new links.
January 12, 2007
Added Lion Country Safari in Irvine, California, and Safari Camp Map (1200x1400 GIF).
January 10, 2007
Updated How Yesterland Memories Fueled Disneyland Realities with several additional photographs.
January 8, 2007
Added 1998 Tomorrowland Mural, with interactive images by Karen Weiss.

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