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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 369: The Origin of the Reedy Creek Improvement District

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing WDW’s latest set of surveys (which -- this time -- touch on annual passholders). They then talk about Walt’s first meeting with Florida officials & local business leaders back in November of 1965

Show notes:


Listeners will also learn:

Why Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale so enjoyed working with Kevin Kline whenever he’d come by Walt Disney Animation Studios to record additional dialogue for Phoebus, the character Kline voiced in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

How much money Walt Disney Productions spent in 1965 dollars to acquire those 27,443 acres that now make up the WDW Resort

Why should you perhaps skip a meal -- or three -- before calling Room Service at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and then requesting that a Twilight Feast be sent to your room

How likely is it that we’ll actually see prices start to go down at Disney World anytime soon

What did Universal Orlando just do which will then make it difficult for WDW to properly staff all of the kitchens at that resort’s restaurants


released April 11, 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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