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Disney Dish Ep 306: Why Disney World really built River Country

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Disneyland Resort’s decision to cancel its annual passholder program. They then look back at when the Imagineers proposed building “Disney by the Sea” in Brevard County back in the early 1970s.

Show notes for this episode are here:


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

Why the Imagineers were very pleased with the overall tone of President Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Why WDW annual passholders can breathe a little easier than Disney fans out on the West Coast

Why would Walt Disney World officials now be trying to keep close tabs on the number of theme park visitors that are staying in the Davenport, Clermont & Four Corners area

Why Uber may need to give the drivers that are servicing Orlando International Airport a bit more info about the passengers they’re about to pick up

Prior to the Walt Disney World Resort opening in October of 1971, what were Florida’s two biggest tourism draws


released January 25, 2021
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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