The art of the Disneyland "fun map" - this week, Team Mousetalgia talks to attraction designer Chris Merritt about the history and making of the classic Disneyland "fun maps," the poster-sized wall maps that were created and sold as souvenirs at the parks. We also discuss Pirates Lair and Sam McKim's artwork for WED. Then, Jeff reviews a recent event at the Walt Disney Family Museum honoring the art of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong (conceptual artist for Bambi), at which the 100-year-old Wong made a surprise appearance! Plus favorite Disney songs, Aladdin the musical - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 138 - a Team Trip Report

It's time for trip reports - Dave, Kristen and Becky report on a recent team trip to Disneyland, discussing the changes to Pirates of the Caribbean and World of Color, the new Little Mermaid attraction, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, and Star Tours 2. Kristen wonders if Blackbeard's appearance in POTC really works, Becky questions the spoilers in the Blue Sky Cellar, and Dave talks Star Tours fastpasses. The team also recalls the latest Mousetalgia Meet-up at the park and discusses the offerings at Disneyland Hotel's Trader Sam's bar. Plus - Kristen suffers a canoe-related injury, Jeff talks Tron, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 137 - Listener Email, Mary Poppins

You've got questions, and we've got answers! This week, Team Mousetalgia opens the mailbag and talks back to our listeners on topics such as the Haunted Mansion, being a teenage fan, attending the D23 Expo, more Haunted Mansion, other things to do around Disneyland, Stargate (?), and Becky's training for the upcoming Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Also, Jeff and Kristen report on Mary Poppins: Kristen sees the stage musical in Seattle, and Jeff attends a Mary Poppins Singalong Experience in the Bay Area. Plus - Disneyland's submarine lagoon mermaids, visting Fenton's, and yes, more Tron!

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Mousetalgia Episode 136 - Designer Kevin Kidney, Soundsational Parade

Designer Kevin Kidney talks to Team Mousetalgia in today's episode. Kevin, along with co-designer Jody Daily, developed the new Soundsational Parade appearing at Disneyland Park. Kevin describes the creation of the parade, and talks about some of his other work for the parks, including designing phenomenal souvenirs, and being an artistic jack-of-all-trades. Also, the team reminisce about Pirates 4, and Kristen offers a trip report of questionable value to Star Tours fans. Plus - remembering Betty Taylor and Wally Boag, and their brilliant work in the Golden Horseshoe Review show.

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