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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 354: When Baby New Year flew over Sleeping Beauty Castle

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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In their last podcast for 2021, Len Testa & Jim Hill revealed which WDW water park will be opening on January 2nd. They also look back at the colorful career of Paul Castle, who was Disneyland’s “Main Mouse” from 1961 - 1986

Show notes:


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

Which legendary comedian did Alice Cooper befriend when this rocker moved to Hollywood back in the late 1970s

How did Tiny Kline -- Disneyland’s original Tinker Bell -- make her way to that theme park each night she had to leap off the Matterform

Which video promoting “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” has Disney Parks, Experiences & Products since pulled down off of the Web

When did Walt first cut a deal with the Ice Follies to have his Studio’s characters prominently featured in this traveling show

How many people were on WDI’s payroll in the early 1980s when EPCOT Center & Tokyo Disneyland were both in production


released December 27, 2021
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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