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Disney Dish - What was Disneyland like 6 weeks prior to its opening?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering a listener question about those “Osceola Class” sidewheelers that used to cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. They then discuss the role draining the Rivers of America back in the Fall of 1972 played in the construction of WDW’s version of Tom Sawyer Island

The pictures that Jim and Len discuss can be found here:


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

• What WDI is thinking about when it comes to how the Disney Parks may wind up handling character meet-n-greets in the future should COVID-19 persist

• Where exactly on property did WDW managers toy with the idea of building an international shopping mall

• How much is the lack of shows, parades, and meet & greets effecting wait times at Walt Disney World’s four theme parks

• Why should Disneyland management found a different spot for that theme park’s lost children’s playground

• How did Walt’s idea for a moving sidewalk in 1955’s version of Tomorrowland wind up being recycled for 1967’s New Tomorrowland


released September 21, 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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