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Disney Dish Ep 340: Cinderella Golden Carousel​’​s costly transformation

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that the Disneyland Resort sent out to Oogie Boogie Bash event attendees. They then look back at September of 1971 and the final frantic days of WDW construction.

Show Notes:


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

How far over budget did the construction of those modular rooms at the Contemporary & Polynesian Village Resorts go

Why WDW managers really want to build a clone of Hong Kong Disneyland’s “Mystic Manor” attraction at one of the Florida theme parks

Where inside of Disney California Adventure Park could that theme park’s special events team sent up a seasonal maze

Why a number of WDW restaurants like “Be Our Guest” & the Crystal Palace have opted to go the Prix Fixe route

How the upcoming rehab of “Expedition Everest” may have influenced Animal Kingdom’s recent decision to overhaul “Finding Nemo: The Musical”


released September 20, 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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