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Disney Dish - Bob Chapek didn​’​t invent relying too heavily on Disney​’​s IPs

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by sharing a survey that was recently sent out to Disney Vacation Club members. Then Jim Hill looks back at the Fall of 1997 and the role that the “Jurassic Park” franchise played in Disney’s decision to change out three attractions at WDW’s Magic Kingdom


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

What concerns The Walt Disney World Resort about how DVC members will use their points later this year & in 2021

Why Disney+ may be holding back on airing certain episodes of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color” TV show

What role did the huge success of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” in 2010 play in Disney’s decision to acquire the theme park rights to James Cameron’s “Avatar” in 2011, not to mention acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012

Which attractions-of-size were the Imagineers getting ready to build if Universal’s Islands of Adventure had proven to be a huge success when that theme park first opened back in May of 1999

What was the key lesson that WDI learned from the failure of “The Enchanted Tiki Room -- Under New Management”


released April 13, 2020
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by 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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