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Disney Dish Episode 199: Why the original version of Disney California Adventure Park missed the mark

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss what new shows & attractions the Imagineers hope to have up & running at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by May 2019 (just in time for this theme park’s 30th anniversary celebration). They also talk about how the tests that are currently going on in Epcot’s parking lot in regards to Uber & Lyft could impact the layout of parking lots at Disney’s other theme parks. Len & Jim then continued their Chronological Disneyland series with the initial construction of DCA.


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

The role that Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke played in the launching of Andy Kaufman’s career

How people’s decisions to delay their next trip to the WDW Resort ‘til the Florida version of “Star Wars: Galaxy” opens this Fall compelled Disney to offer a Free Dining package from July 5th – September 30th

Whether WDW’s new Skyliner system will factor into Disney Parks & Resorts’ decision to raise the rates to stay at a particular on-property hotel

How the shuttering of the Richfield service station by the Disneyland Hotel back in 1970 is now complicated The Walt Disney Company’s plans to revamp / expand its Anaheim Resort

How master architect Peter Dominick’s career kept circling back to Disneyland’s parking lot


released January 14, 2019


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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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