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Disney Dish Ep 315: Remember when Mel Brooks worked for the Mouse

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the Disneyland Resort is actively getting ready to re-open its theme parks. They also talk about how facial recognition technology may play a role in the next generation of rides, shows & attractions that WDI is developing for Disney Parks.

Show notes:


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

Why Mel Brooks discouraged the Imagineers for developing an attraction for Disney-MGM Studios theme park based on “Young Frankenstein”

How the global pandemic has forced WDI to explore the idea of creating “new experiences” that Guests can possibly have outside of the Disney theme parks

What are the odds that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party & Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will be held at WDW’s Magic Kingdom this year

Whether Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and/or the TRON Lightcycle Power Run will be up & running by the late Spring / early Summer of 2022

Which Touchstone Pictures release provided most of the theming & set pieces for the Soundstage Restaurant when Disney-MGM first opened back in May of 1989


released March 29, 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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