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Disney Dish Episode 183: Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge to be WDW's next DVC. How Starbucks came to be part of Disney Parks & Resorts

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week's podcast by talking about the name that Disney Vacation Club is considering for the new resort they're planning on building on top of River Country's old location. Len & Jim then speculate on what Disney Parks & Resorts will charge for early morning access to "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." Finally, Jim reveals how the placement of the banks & camera stores at WDW's Magic Kingdom & Disneyland Park influenced where Walt Disney Imagineering placed the in-park Starbucks.


* Why Jack Wagner's vocal performance as Mickey Mouse led to The Walt Disney Company creating its Character Voice Department in the 1980s
* How Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge plans on turning those holiday decorations that campers at Fort Wilderness put up into a Guest activity
* How the rise of the iPhone has forced the Imagineers to change the story of communications that Spaceship Earth tells
* Why Disney Parks & Resorts is now backing away from the idea of calling Epcot's "Illuminations" replacement "Windows on the World"
* How "Dick Tracy" 's under-performance at the box office allowed Burger King to snipe Disney right out from under the McDonald's Corporation
* The role that survey takers working at the turnstiles at Disney's theme parks played in the Company's decision to approach Starbucks


released October 14, 2018
Hosts: Jim Hill and Len Testa
Editor: 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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