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Disney Dish - How was Disneyland Park different in the 1960s?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the significance of WDW’s decision to shutter the Polynesian Village Resort until the Spring of 2021. They then check out a selection of 50-year-old slides that a Disney Dish listener was kind enough to share with the show

If you'd like to see those images of 1960s Disneyland that Len & Jim are discussing on this week's Disney Dish, please follow this link:

(Change the 1 to 2, 2 to 3, etc, to see the whole set.)


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

 Why The Walt Disney Company has had a tougher time with the Lucasfilm acquisition than it did with the Marvel & Pixar purchases

 How does the survey team at the Universal Orlando Resort describe Disney’s Haunted Mansion

 Which quick service location at Disneyland Park predated WDW’s Be Our Guest’s restaurant-as- attraction concept by more than 50 years

 What did Disney Legend Marc Davis insist was the key flaw in the design of DL’s “Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland”

 Why was Walt a fan of construction fences that only came up to the Guests’ waists


released September 7, 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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