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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 393: What happens when a hurricane heads towards Walt Disney World

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In a show that suddenly became far more newsworthy than they’d initially intended, Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about how the WDW Cast readies that Resort when a tropical storm is bearing down on Central Florida.

Show Notes:


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

Why is Disney’s Animal Kingdom typically the first theme park to close as a hurricane approaches and the last to open after a storm passes

What do the Disney Parks do with all of those trash cans prior to the start of a hurricane

Who gets to be a member of WDW’s hurricane ride out team

Why was the 2004 Hurricane Season the one that Disney World executives just can’t forget

What happens to people who are staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground when there’s a mandatory evacuation of all low lying areas at the Resort


released September 26, 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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