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Episode 16: Get ready for Star Wars Celebration

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr reports in on his recent trip to Chicago, where he scoped out McCormick Place (i.e., the massive convention center where Star Wars Celebration is being held this year). Jim Hill then shares some behind-the-scene stories about George Lucas’ involvement in the production of “Captain Eo”


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

Whether it makes sense to drive into Chicago & then attempt to park around McCormick Place or take just public transportation to Star Wars Celebration

Some common sense strategies to employ for making the most of your time at a multi-day fan event

Who Michael Jackson originally wanted to have direct “Captain EO”

The role that Paramount’s “Flashdance” played in the creation of Videopolis, Disneyland Park’s $3 million teen dance club

Why Francis Ford Coppola really only directed most of “Captain EO”


released April 6, 2019
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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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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