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Episode 133 - The History of Fantasmic! Part 2

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Would you believe that Maleficent's flames involve non-dairy coffee creamer?

In this episode, Jim and Len continue the history of Fantasmic, talking about how Disney Imagineers came up with some of the show's iconic effects and scenes. Jim also explains the pressure that Disney was under as the show's debut got closer and closer.

Also in this show: news updates on the closure of Dragon Challenge over at Universal, the opening of a new lounge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and we share new details about our November live event in Walt Disney World.

Get more information about that live event at


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released August 1, 2017
Produced fabulously by Aaron 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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