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Looking at Lucasfilm - The pod race version of “Star Tours” we almost got

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to Andrew Jack, the “Star Wars” film performer who sadly passed away from the coronavirus earlier this week. They then look back at when the Imagineers worked with George Lucas on a simulator attraction that was originally called (if you can believe it) “Star Bus.”


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

How much WDI spent to actually gold-plate the C3PO animatronic that you see in the queue of the Disneyland Park version of “Star Tours”

Why you should really seek out a recording of the “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular” that was presented during the “Last Tour to Endor” party back in August of 2010

How the production of Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” ended at just the right time

Which Disney theme park veteran did the Imagineers originally bring in to record Captain Rex’s voice

Why you may have to wait another month or so before you get your hands on that The Child / Baby Yoda toy you ordered back in December / January


released April 2, 2020
Hosts: Dan Zehr and Jim Hill
Editor: Dan Zehr


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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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