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Disney Dish Episode 304: The Muppety “Mermaid” you missed

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why WDW may be suggesting that Resort Guests use their own cars to get over to the theme parks. Then they look back on the origins of the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” show

Show notes are available here =>


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

Why work in the “Fantasmic!” arena suggests that this nighttime show may be returning to DHS’ entertainment schedule this Spring

The two very different paths that Lucasfilm is exploring as it looks to move its Star Wars franchise beyond the Skywalker Saga

Why was Michael Eisner particularly excited about the idea of The Walt Disney Company having an exclusive on Jim Henson’s creative output for 15 years

How close Disneyland Park came to getting its Motor Boat Cruise attraction rethemed around “The Little Mermaid” in 1988

Which Disney theme park was originally supposed to get a “Peter Pan Flight” -like “Little Mermaid” ride in 1994


released January 11, 2021
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously 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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