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Disney Dish - Disneyland​’​s Batuu battle plan

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off Episode 217 discussing why WDW management opted to push off the opening of “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ‘til the Spring of 2020. Jim then continues his Chronological Disneyland series by pointing out how Bob Iger’s approach to that Anaheim Resort differed from Michael Eisner’s.


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

Why the Imagineers held off on opening “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin” until January of 1994

How the delay in the opening of Anaheim’s version of “Rise of the Resistance” may actually turn out to be a lucky break for all those Disneyland Resort Guests who have to queue up before entering “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”

Why the sudden closure of Space Mountain in April 2003 genuinely concerned many veteran Disneyland Cast Members

The way that the Imagineers almost shoehorned a “Little Mermaid” – themed ride into Disneyland Park’s Tomorrowland section

Why Disney Parks & Resorts saw a sudden influx of “Pirates of the Caribbean” & “Finding Nemo” – themed rides, shows & attraction in 2006 & 2007


released April 29, 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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