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Disney Dish - The long road to Mickey & Minnie​’​s Runaway Railway

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how Disney & Las Vegas’ never-ending battle for your tourism dollars would up impacting Epcot’s “Space 220” restaurant.
Then Jim walks listeners through WDI’s 66-year-old long struggle to get a Mickey Mouse-themed ride built at a Disney theme park


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

Why it gets tougher & tougher each year for Steve Barrett to keep track of all the Hidden Mickeys that the Imagineers deliberately design for the Disney Parks & Resorts

How Disney Parks, Experiences & Products settled on the price points for its Backstage Collection, Bedtime Adventure, and Princess Enchanted Collection subscription boxes

What the theme / overall storyline for Disneyland’s Tom Sawyer Island was originally supposed to be

Why the “Mickey Mouse Revue” & “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” aren’t actually Mickey Mouse attractions

What was it about Paul Rudish’s new animated shorts that finally made it possible for the Imagineers to get a Mickey Mouse-themed ride built at the Disney Parks


released November 11, 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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