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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 377: How Walt Disney made his Imagineers walk in the Guests shoes

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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en Testa & Jim Hill welcome Arthur Levine from About Theme Parks, who then talks about his new Substack project. These three then talk about an intriguing bit of construction that’s now underway at WDW’s Blizzard Beach water park

Show Notes:


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

What it was like to be in Philadelphia in March of 2004 when Roy E. Disney & Stanley Gold were trying to get Michael Eisner removed as Disney’s Chairman and CEO

Which two scenes were added to “it’s a small world” when this 1964 – 1965 New York World’s Fair attraction was transferred from Flushing Meadow to Disneyland Park

How long has it been since the Walt Disney World Railroad last completed a Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdom

When did Disneyland’s Swiss Family Treehouse switch to a Tarzan theme

How did a Tiktok video force Disney to change the way its rider switch policy was utilized at its Florida theme parks


released June 6, 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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