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Disney Dish - Why Hyperion Wharf Didn​’​t Happen

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Leslie Iwerks' “Imagineering” documentary series on Disney+ is a must-see for theme park fans. They then discuss why the construction of Hyperion Wharf (i.e., the Downtown Disney renewal project that was originally supposed to replace Pleasure Island) never went forward.


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

What “Wally’s Wonderland” (i.e., Nicolas Cage’s forthcoming film) has in common with Jon Favreau’s long-delayed “Magic Kingdom” movie

How Disney+’s “Forky Asks a Question” differs from the old Jiminy Cricket “I’m No Fool” series on the original Mickey Mouse Club

Why Disney’s Hollywood Studios is hoping that the upcoming opening of “Rise of the Resistance” will then translate into a rise in sales at PizzeRizzo

How WDW officials are hoping the April 2020 opening of that resort’s new Cirque du Soleil will improve foot traffic on Disney Springs’ West Side

Why the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village rebranded itself just two years after it originally opened in March of 1975


released November 18, 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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