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Disney Dish - Remembering WDW​’​s “Glory and Pageantry of Christmas” show

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by revealing how TouringPlans actually cracked Priceline’s code when it came to unnamed WDW resorts. Then Jim Hill talks about the living nativity that used to be a holiday highpoint at the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village


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

How Santa Claus played a huge part in the initial roll-out of character dining at the Walt Disney World Resort

What role moving the Magic Kingdom’s candlelight processional over to Epcot in 1994 played in the “Glory and Pageantry of Christmas” show getting its plug pulled at Downtown Disney

How did the Disney name itself eventually prove to be the key to cracking Priceline’s code

Why would Jimmy Buffet probably have enjoyed the seasonal entertainment offering that WDW officials created to serve as a replacement for “The Glory and Pageantry of Christmas”

Why should the publishers of Kurt Vonnegut’s books perhaps consider updating that author’s long-running send-up of corporate America (i.e., “ … which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RAMJAC Corporation”) The key to cracking the code that Priceline


released December 30, 2019
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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