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I Want That Episode 12: Which Disney books from 2020 should you be adding to your library?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Jim Hill starts off this week’s episode by paying tribute to his late father. Then he & Michelle Valladolid look back at how The Walt Disney Company’s decision to shut down its theme parks in March of 2020 impacted McDonald’s’ Happy Meal schedule.


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

How COVID-19 effected Disneyland Park’s construction schedule for a West Coast version of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

What visual elements did the Imagineers use to re-enforce the idea that “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” might be too intense an experience for younger theme park goers

Which blink-and-you’ll-miss-‘em character did Disney Consumer Products build their “Olaf’s Holiday Adventure” program around

Why were Disney theme park fans mistakenly calling for WDI vet Kim Irvine to be fired back in late 2008 / early 2009

Which Disney Editions release from September 2019 is still the book every Disney theme park fan needs to purchase (especially now that Amazon is offering this two-volume set at half-price)


released December 29, 2020
Hosts: Michelle Valladolid and Jim Hill
Editor: Noe Valladolid


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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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