Hello Jim/ Len. I have been reading on line so much negativity towards starwars land. Than the lower than expected earnings the rant is that galaxy edge is a “failure” “ will never live up to the hype”. Now these sites are probably the same ones that indicated Pandora was going to be a bomb. My question how do you see the short term and long term of galaxy edge? Should Disney be concerned, or this is much too early to speculate? I appreciate your input
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about some of the new holiday-themed offerings that will be debuting at Disney World this November. Jim then shares some excerpts from “Magic Journey,” longtime Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s soon-to-be-published memoir
Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:
Why WDW’s version of the Haunted Mansion still steers clear of the seasonal “Nightmare Before Christmas” -inspired makeover that the Disneyland Park & Tokyo Disneyland versions of Mansion have been receiving for years now
How the Disney Vacation Club seems to be circling back around to some of the off-site resort ideas that it originally explored back in the early 1990s
Why the overseas Disney Parks feel freer to explore off-brand idea (EX: The Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights-like mazes that Hong Kong Disneyland has built out behind that theme park’s Main Street, U.S.A.)
How “Splash Mountain” stymied Disneyland’s 1988 plan to turn that theme park’s Carousel of Progress theater-go-round show building into a celebration of Mickey Mouse’s career
What does it sound like when Michael Eisner drops his wallet?
released August 5, 2019
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams