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Disney Dish - What became of the Disney Institute?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by reviewing some of the patents that The Walt Disney Company has recently filed (Including one or two that soon may be in use as part of the Avenger Campus). Then Jim talks about Michael Eisner’s decade-long effort to get a Chautauqua-inspired resort built at Walt Disney World.


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

How – thanks to what’s been going on lately inside of “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” at WDW’s Magic Kingdom -- the term “hands-free” now has a whole new meaning

Why Disney execs really want next month’s opening of “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to be trouble-free

How the Imagineers plan on convincing theme park visitors that they’re actually just a few feet away from where the Avengers are doing battle

Where did Michael Eisner originally want to build the Disney Institute

Which was the very first piece of the Disney Springs redo to come online in (and why are there Imagineers that wish WDW had built this 20 years earlier)


released February 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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