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Disney Dish - Why isn​’​t there more Muppet stuff in the Disney theme parks

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing what they’ve learned about COVID-19’s impact on the themed entertainment industry. Then Jim talks about how Kermit & Co. continue to be crowded out by other Disney-owned properties like Pixar, Marvel & Lucasfilm.


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

What did the Walt Disney Company consider the real prize when it finally acquired the Muppets back in February of 2004?

Why Josh Gad’s daughter found the talking Olaf doll that Disney sent her Dad very confusing

What very unexpected thing do Magic Kingdom Cast Members do in the Frontierland section of that theme park just prior to its COVID-19 forced closure

Why Disney Parks & Resorts now want to know if you consider your onsite hotel room to be “Uniquely Disney”?

What was Disneyland Park planning on doing to commemorate the arrival at the Muppets at that theme park during the Summer of 1991?


released March 23, 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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