Questions and Answers

Please feel free to send your comments and questions to me.

Werner Weiss, Curator of Yesterland

Why did you create the “Yesterland” Web pages?
It began as my tribute to the 40th anniversary of Disneyland park in 1995. I’ve visited Disneyland regularly since 1957—two years after it opened—so I’ve seen many changes. Disneyland is better now than it ever was, but I fondly remember many elements of Disneyland that are no longer around.
Why are the “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” walk-through and the Tomorrowland Flight Circle missing from Yesterland?
Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of those attractions. When I took pictures at Disneyland in 1966 and 1974, I didn’t know I would be doing the Yesterland project in 1995 and beyond. People have been kind enough to send me some pictures that have allowed me to expand Yesterland.
I have some Disneyland books with pictures that would be great for Yesterland. Would you like me to scan them and e-mail them to you?
Thanks for the offer, but I have to decline. Those are copyrighted pictures that I can’t use without the permission of the copyright holder.
I found some old Disneyland photos that I took in the late sixties. Do you want them?
Possibly. There are plenty of features that I’d like to add to Yesterland, but that I can’t because I don’t have photos. For example, I’d like to add the Flights of Fantasy parade, the Hall of Minerals, Videopolis when it was a dancing spot, the guy with the rocket-pack on his back, and mermaids in the Submarine Lagoon. Let me know what you have. Be aware that I don’t pay for images.
How do you get your old photos into JPEG files?
It depends. I took my 35mm color slides to the camera store and had the images transferred to Kodak Photo-CDs. Some images are scanned from prints. Many of the newer images are from digital cameras. I then use software on my Mac to resize, edit, and convert the images as needed.
Are there any other discontinued Disneyland attractions?
Many. Among others, Disneyland once had the Phantom Boats, the Viewliner, Space Station X-1, the Hall of Aluminum Fame, and—believe it or not—the Bathroom of Tomorrow.
Are you going to include the Swan Boats, the Mickey Mouse Revue, and the Kitchen Kabaret?
Those attractions were at Walt Disney World. I’m slowly adding some “Yester World” content. Maybe, some day, I’ll add some Yester’s Berry Farm or Six Flags Over Yesterday content.
Did you ever work for Disneyland?
No. I never worked for Disneyland or any other part of The Walt Disney Company.
I found an invalid link on Yesterland’s Disney Park History Links page.
Thanks. Please let me know whenever you find an invalid link. It’s amazing how fast URLs change, sites close, and new sites pop up.
May I add a link from my Web page to Yesterland?
No problem. Also, feel to link to Disney Park History Links. If you want to use graphics or banners as part of the link, please see Link to Yesterland.


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Updated February 1, 2008.