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Disney Dish EP 324: Splash Mountain​’​s role in the creation of on​-​ride photography

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Universal’s decision to raise the starting wage for new Team Members to $15-an-hour says about the tightening Orlando labor market. They then share stories about how miserable service on Disney’s Magic Express has reportedly gotten

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

How far over-budget did the original version of “Splash Mountain” (which opened 9 months behind schedule at Disneyland Park) reportedly go

What Disney CEO Bob Chapek had to say about the percentage of WDW Cast Members who have reportedly returned to their roles in the Parks

Why Disney Parks, Experiences & Products is approaching annual passes for the WDW Resort very differently from the way this form of admission media is being reimagined for West Coast theme park fans

What were Cast Members who dressed as the Disney characters & then interacted with Guests called back in the 1960s

How did the kids who grew up going to Disneyland Park in the 1950s & 1960s start changing rides, shows & attractions when they became Imagineers in the 1970s & 1980s


released May 31, 2021
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hil
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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