more from
Jim Hill Media
We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Disney Dish EP 331: Why Disneyland steered clear of a Halloween celebration for decades

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $2 USD  or more

    You own this



Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Disney Very Merry After Hours Special Event” at WDW’s Magic Kingdom. They also look back at October 31, 1994, and KIIS 102.7 FM’s infamous promotional event at Disneyland Park

Show Notes:


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

How short-lived was Disney’s “book-a-VIP-tour-and-you-can-get-on-‘Rise-of-the-Resistance’-without-having-a-boarding-group” offer

What do recent surveys suggest about ways the Walt Disney World Resort may soon be changing about character meet-n-greets at the Company’s Florida theme par

Why did WDI deliberately avoid developing attractions based on “The Great Mouse Detective” & “Oliver and Company” in the late 1980s

What Touchstone Pictures release did then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner insist that the Imagineers find a way to hype / celebrate in the Company’s theme parks

Is the ongoing drought in Southern California forcing the horticultural department at the Disneyland Resort to rethink the types of flowers & trees it plants in Anaheim


released July 19, 2021
Hosts Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


all rights reserved



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.
... more

contact / help

Contact The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account