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Disney Dish - Will WDW​’​s 50th feature pin trading 2​.​0?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about his visit to the newly opened Surfside Inn & Suites, which is Phase One of Universal Orlando’s Endless Summer Resort. Jim Hill then looks back at Skyleidscope, Epcot’s initial attempt at staging a daytime extravaganza out on World Showcase Lagoon.


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

Michael Iceberg and the Amazing Iceberg Machine, which used to entertain Disney park patrons on both coasts with comical music concerts that were held on Tomorrowland Terrace

How the interior of the “O Canada” CircleVision 360 theater will fill in as a festival marketplace while the old Wonders of Life show building is transformed in Epcot’s new Play Pavilion

How a patent that the Walt Disney Company recently filed suggests that a hi-tech variation of pin trading could be a key component of WDW’s 50th-anniversary celebration

How “Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescuers Rangers” was initially supposed to be an animated series which starred Bernard & Bianca from Disney’s 1977 animated feature, “The Rescuers”

How WDW officials hoped that WorldFest would persuade Central Floridians to return to Epcot and then give this science & discovery park a second chance


released June 30, 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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