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Disney Dish Ep 310: Looking back at WDW​’​s “Legend of the Lion King” show

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the new mobile checkout feature at Epcot’s Mouse Gear store. They then talk about how the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” puppet-based show led to the Magic Kingdom’s “Legend of the Lion King.”

This episode's show notes are here:

docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRJsl8aoZPIyuzEv5f-Ap3s_v1uvrDPLWk-nXciXGLrT4bn_CSzShIdYiygiB02I_asgUwsMLjPSFaF/pub

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

Why did the WDW’s version of “Mickey Mouse Revue” never play to a full house

How the new Star Wars Trading Post at Downtown Disney in Anaheim offers a clue as what the Disneyland Resort will wind up doing with the now-empty ESPN Zone & AMC Downtown Disney 12

Why the Walt Disney World Resort has begun sending e-mails to Guests who’ve previously stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

What aspect of “Splash Mountain” will the Imagineers be looking to address during that flume ride’s change-over to Disney’s “Princess & the Frog” theme

Why -- back in the 1970s -- were Disneyland Cast Members discouraged from submitting ideas for new rides, shows & attractions based on the Studio’s most recent movies

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released February 22, 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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