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Disney Dish Episode 204: Why the Seven Dwarfs drove Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty out of Fantasyland Forest

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some of Touring Plans’ more recent discoveries about Disney World’s transportation system. Jim Hill then talks about how the Disney Princess & Disney Fairies franchises originally heavily influenced both the design of & the attraction line-up at New Fantasyland at WDW’s Magic Kingdom.


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

How the success of Avatar: The World of Pandora’s adopt-a-banshee program has impacted what will be on sale in the bazaar at Black Spire Outpost

How Touring Plans goes about determining how long exactly your trip-by-bus will take from your WDW hotel to a specific destination around the Resort

Why making use of Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering app will really cut down on your wait time while dining at the Disney theme parks

Why “The Princess & the Frog,” “Tangled,” & “Frozen” weren’t factored into WDI’s plans to expand the most popular land at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Why Tom Staggs’ three sons resulted in the Tremaine Chateau & the Woodcutter Cottage being cut from the Fantasyland Forest project


released February 10, 2019
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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