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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 395: How Epcot is getting ready for the holidays

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the entertainment line-up for this year’s International Festival of the Holidays. They also look back at what led up to the ill-fated 1999 update of Future World’s “Journey into Imagination” pavilion.

Show Notes:


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

What’s a little concerning about this year’s holiday offering at World Showcase’s Norway pavilion

How did the rise of the digital camera impact WDI’s plans to update the featured attraction at the “Journey into Imagination” pavilion

Which “E.T.” star was a co-host of CBS’ “EPCOT Center: The Opening Celebration” TV special

What do Disney’s latest set of patents suggest may in the works for its theme parks

How many months after EPCOT Center first opened did the “Journey in Imagination” pavilion finally throw open its doors


released October 10, 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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