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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 383: Len Testa to speak at this year​’​s IAAPA convention

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing which three WDW restaurants will begin offering character dining again. They then talk about why Epcot’s “SeaVenture” attraction got its name changed to “Maelstrom”

Show Notes:


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

How long did the RocketRodds run at Disneyland Park back in the late 1990s / early 2000s

Why would The Walt Disney Company be posting surveys asking if WDW is still a brand that people trust

How much of the square footage at Epcot’s Norway pavilion was deliberately set aside for retail & dining

What happened back in January of 2005 that changed Akershus (and all of Epcot) forever

Why was the off-load area for “Maelstrom” deliberately designed to look like a modern Norwegian fishing village


released July 18, 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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