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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 380: How the Disney Institute transformed into Saratoga Springs

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some surveys that Guests who stayed at WDW’s monorail resorts recently received. They also talk about Michael Eisner’s 1985 trip to the Chautauqua Institute inspired him to start offering education-based vacation experiences to WDW visitors


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

How well are tickets reportedly selling to “Drawn to Life,” Cirque du Soleil’s new Disney-themed production

What’s significant about the first pool to be built at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Why would WDW officials be attempting to gauge the interest of Guests who are staying at Bay Lake Tower when it comes to a “voyage” aboard the Halcyon AKA “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser”

Which acclaimed adult animated series did Tornante (i.e., Michael Eisner’s production company) produce after he left Disney

Which tale from the Bible was supposed to have served as the inspiration for a new nighttime show Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was writing for the WDW Resort


released June 27, 2022
Hosts: Len Testa and Jin Hil
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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