This week, we take a look at Disneyland through the years from two different perspectives. First, we welcome Mike Van Eaton back to Mousetalgia to talk about the next in his series of Disneyland memorabilia auctions. "Disneyland: The First 65 Years" will be held on August 15 and 16, and Mike describes some of the highlights from this upcoming auction - including an actual tombstone from the Haunted Mansion! Then, we welcome Disney historian and author Dave Bossert to the show to discuss his latest book "3D Disneyland: Like You've Never Seen It Before," a photography book that showcases Disneyland through the lenses of a vintage 3D camera. The book shows rarely seen details of Disneyland from both the 1950s and the 1980s, providing a unique perspective on the park's past. Plus - our favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland - and more!

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Kristen Carr joins Mousetalgia to discuss the re-opening of the Walt Disney World Resort, and gives us a trip report about her visit to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. She talks about the experience booking the trip and making reservations, what to expect regarding masks and social distancing, the dining experience, and her own reactions to re-experiencing the resort, which she hasn't visited for years. Plus - we review Osmo, a hands-on learning product that transforms kids' tech time into a beneficial experience - with a Disney twist, of course. Plus... an Osmo giveaway! 

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Happy 65th birthday, Disneyland! This week, Mousetalgia has the privilege of speaking with former Disneyland Ambassador Connie Lane, the last Disneyland Ambassador who was personally selected by Walt Disney to represent Disneyland to the world. Connie shares with us her memories of being at Disneyland during many pivotal moments, including the opening of iconic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, Small World and Haunted Mansion, and her recollections of working with Walt Disney himself. Then, correspondent Kristen Carr reports from the grand re-opening of Downtown Disney, and gives you some idea of what to expect from a visit to the resort in the era of COVID-19.

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This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Doug Lipp and Pam Lipp to the show to talk about their individual extensive careers with the Disney Company. First, we talk to Doug Lipp, the author of "Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World's Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees." Doug discusses Disney University, learning from Van France and Jim Cora, opening Tokyo Disneyland, the cast member philosophy in Disney's international parks, and the experience of working for the Walt Disney Studios in the tumultuous 1980s. Then, we speak with Pam Lipp, who tells us about her time working at Disneyland on Main Street in the 1960s, making candy canes in the Candy Palace and selling jewelry at Rings and Things - and then becoming a tour guide at the park, and then moving to the Mickey Mouse Activity Center at the Walt Disney Studios for Disney University. Plus - Disneyland APs - keep 'em or get a refund? We discuss.

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