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Disney Dish - Mickey rides that were never built

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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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


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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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