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Disney Dish - How Flower & Garden really got started at Epcot ‘94

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the 26.3 acres of land that Disney just bought to the west of WDW’s Magic Kingdom. They then go on to discuss how the construction of Innoventions impacted Future World

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

Why was the staff at Disney World Tree Farm & Nursery so upset when they learned that Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival was coming back for the Spring of 1995

How far in advance did WDW horticulturists begin collecting all of the trees & shrubs that were needed for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Which WDW construction projects will most likely be placed on hold once Disney’s Florida parks re-open

Why was the soil that the Imagineers harvested while digging Seven Seas Lagoon so difficult for plants & trees to grow in

What does the Future World of 1994 have in common with the Future World of 2020

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released April 6, 2020
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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