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Disney Dish Ep 319: The day 'Soarin' ' first took flight over Future World

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Disney’s decision to update its guidance when it comes to Cast Member grooming & appearance will impact the rest of the hospitality industry. They then look back at how the Farmers Market at EPCOT Center’s The Land paved the way for food courts at WDW Resorts.

This episode's show notes are here:


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

What’s behind would-be Disney Springs employees being offered $300 - $500 sign-on bonuses

How many people per hour were supposed to be served at EPCOT Center during peak dining hours (i.e., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 - 8 p.m.) back in the early 1980s

Which lumber company was originally supposed to the sponsor of The Land pavilion in Future World

What three words did the food critic for the Washington Post have to say in order to get a chef at Disney World to dump an entire cauldron full of Mongolian Beef soup

The challenge that Disney’s Character Department faces when it does meet-n-greets with the Maui & Wreck-It Ralph costumes that it’s created for the Parks


released April 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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