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Disney Dish - When Godzilla (almost) came to Tokyo Disney

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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While Len’s getting ready for the opening of Anaheim’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” Jim Hill shares an interview that he did with former Imagineer Terri Hardin. She then reveals the role that she played in the creation of a proposed attraction for Disney-MGM Studios Japan


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

Michael Eisner’s desire to turn the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in a franchise attraction that the Company could take ‘round the globe

What part of the tram tour at Universal Studios Hollywood Oriental Land Company executives really, really enjoyed during their visit to that Southern California attraction

What role did the Dragon’s Lair underneath Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris play in Terri Hardin landing her sculpting Godzilla gig

What’s changed over the past 30 years about the way the Imagineers design rides, shows & attractions for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

What was the proposed theme of Tokyo DisneySea’s long-in-the-planning-but-never-built 8th port


released May 27, 2019
Host: Jim Hill
Rookie Editor: Nancy Stadler


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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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