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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 355: When Disneyland was closed two days a week

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Jim Hill tells us what it took to finally seal the deal to get the construction of the original Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park greenlit back in February of 1977.

Show Notes:


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

How EPCOT has changed the meet-n-greet set-up at that theme park’s Norway pavilion to allow Guests to have a COVID-safe interaction with Anna & Elsa

Which West Coast coaster is now credited with launching the thrill ride arms race that then swept through Southern California’s theme parks in the late 1970s

Which Disney Legend went from playing an apprentice witch to portraying a murderous meat pie maker on Broadway to then voicing a maternal teapot

How long after Walt Disney World’s version of Space Mountain opened did the Disneyland version of this Tomorrowland attraction then come online

Which Swift-sponsored restaurant did Walt have torn down in 1962 to make room for New Orleans Square


released January 3, 2022
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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