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Disney Dish - Backstage at Disneyland in July of 1955

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about WDW’s plans to link the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the Magic Kingdom via the walk-around-the-world (and what this potentially means for the Electrical Water Pageant). Jim then looks back at what it was like to be at Disneyland’s “Invitational Press Preview” as well as on the very first day that this family fun park was open to the public.


On this episode, listeners will learn about:

How WDW’s decision to replace “HalloWishes” with “Disney’s Not-So-Scary Spectacular” is part of Entertainment’s deliberate decision to shift away from pyro-only nighttime shows to more eco-friendly/cost-effective projection & pyro-based nighttime shows

How Reedy Creek Fire and Rescue Department has been getting its personnel to get ready for the September 29th launch of WDW’s Skyliner system

How Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood & the Dahlia Lounge stack up in comparison to WDW’s other restaurants and lounges

Why there was a disgruntled teamster with a hatchet wandering around the backstage portion of Disneyland Park on the afternoon of July 17th

What did the “Happiest Place on Earth” smell like on July 18th


released July 22, 2019
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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