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Disney Dish Ep 313: The hidden grotto that Disneyland Paris almost got

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the challenges the Disneyland Resort faces as it readies for re-opening. They then talk about why the Imagineers couldn’t decide where to build a Freefall-inspired attraction at Euro Disneyland.

Show notes are available here:


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

What the start of The Walt Disney Company’s fiscal year may have to do with Epcot’s version of “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” opening on October 1st

How many different versions of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad did the late, great Pat Burke help design/build

Why the continued disruption of supply chains here in the United States means that visitors to the Disney theme parks may have to deal with limited meal menus for a while

How did Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park look after it re-opened following its annual rehab on March 7th

What happened to WDI’s original plans for expanding Euro Disneyland after that Resort failed to meet its initial financial & attendance projections


released March 15, 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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