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Disney Dish - Introducing the Carousel​-​of​-​Progress detective

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Using his keen deductive skills, Len Testa reveals what year the first scene of “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” is actually set in. Then Jim Hill looks back at the circumstances that forced Walt Disney Productions to go from being a privately owned to a publicly held company.


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

How the family-style dining offered at the Biergarten in Epcot’s Germany pavilion has been impacted by COVID-19

Why one Hollywood insider used to joke about how Max Fleischer must have built his Miami animation studio on top of a stop for Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad

Why did an anti-aircraft unit made up of 500 soldiers take up residence at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank on December 8, 1941

How much did Walt Disney originally think it was going to cost his Studio to produce a full-length animated feature

What’s the one key design flaw in the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


released August 10, 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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