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Disney Dish Episode 195: Live From the Studios - Tinsel Town really piles on the tinsel for DHS’ holiday celebration

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off their November 2018 tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios by checking out all of the holiday decorations along Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards. They also discuss WDW Entertainment’s plan to replace “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage!” with a new “Tangled” -themed show out ahead of the Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2021.


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:
How the Imagineers used structures like Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind Antiques & Curios and Oscar’s Super Service to give Disney’s Hollywood Studios a grounding in late 1930s / early 1940s Southern Californian reality

How the 1940s-style holiday decorations used in the front part of DHS reinforce the Guests perception of which precise time period the Hollywood Boulevard & Echo Lake portions of this theme park are supposedly set in

How Hollywood Boulevard – in spite of its golden-age-of-Hollywood period specific design & stylings – is still a loose enough construction that it easily accommodates an appearance by Captain Phasma & a squad of stormtroopers

How WDI is debating about whether they should remove Aerosmith from Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and go instead with either a “Monsters, Inc.” or an “Incredibles” -themed redo of this thrill ride

What other changes the Company is considering making to DHS in order to improve over-all Guest flow at this theme park


released December 31, 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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