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Disney Dish Episode 188: Mapping out WDI​’​s plans to redo Adventureland at WDW​’​s Magic Kingdom

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill kick off this week's show by talking about Walt Disney Studios’ decision to push back the release of “The Jungle Cruise” movie from October 2019 to July 2020 is new impacting the Imagineers’ long-in-development plans to overhaul Adventureland. They then discuss how the Jungle Skipper Cantina Restaurant has been a real challenge for WDW’s Food & Beverage team. Len & Jim close things out by pointing out how “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” is similar to the Magic Kingdom’s “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” spinner ride.


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

Which new show scenes are likely to be added to Adventureland’s “Jungle Cruise” attraction once that Dwayne Johnson / Emily Blunt movie finally arrives in theaters during the Summer of 2020

What roles were Tom Hanks & Tim Allen supposed to have played in that version of “The Jungle Cruise” movie which Walt Disney Pictures initially announced back in 2010

How were the Imagineers planning on piratizing “The Enchanted Tiki Room”

Why the Plaza Swan Boats used to give visitors to WDW’s Magic Kingdom an up-close view of the Swiss Family Treehouse


released November 26, 2018
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
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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