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Disney Dish EP 295 - Is WDW considering a socially​-​distant New Year​’​s Celebration?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa shares news about how the Disney Cruise Line must first go through simulated cruises where the boats remain tied up to the dock before the CDC will then clear them for sailings. Then Jim Hill talks about how Dick Nunis once wanted to use the Empress Lilly as the jumping-off point for a Southern-themed expansion of the Walt Disney World Village at Lake Buena Vista


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

How the “HarmonioUS” team is pushing back against WDW management’s request to quickly deliver some sort of holiday version of Epcot’s yet-to-debut new nighttime extravaganza

What about Dick Nunis’ work experience at Disneyland Park in the 1950s & 1960s influenced his decisions regarding a themed revamp of WDW’s lakeside commercial center

How the testing has been going so far for “Rise of the Resistance” ‘s new you-don’t-actually-need-to-be-in-DHS-to-book-your-boarding-group program

Why did Walt Disney Productions launch the Buena Vista Land Company

What part of DCL’s at-anchor-in-Castaway-Cay tests of onboard safety equipment would Len Testa most like to take part in


released November 9, 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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