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Disney Dish EP 299: Disneyland​’​s first real Christmas Parade

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by describing WDW’s new character caravan, which is now making regular stops at several on-property hotels. They then look back at how Disneyland Entertainment director Tommy Walker made that theme park’s earlier holiday celebrations look bigger & grander than they actually were


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

When the WDW Resort will possibly begin seeing annual passes again (More importantly, who the Mouse will sell this admission media to)

When could you have seen Krampus strolling down the street at Disneyland Park

Why was the official launch of Disneyland’s “Fantasy on Parade” holiday celebration pushed back from 1964 to 1965

What’s genuinely intriguing about Universal Orlando’s latest round of visitor surveys

Which 1961 Walt Disney Productions release made Walt think that it finally now time to revamp & upgrade Disneyland’s Christmas parade


released December 7, 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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