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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 431: Is Disney World readying a redo of its Animal Kingdom theme park

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about a survey that the Universal Orlando Resort just sent out to recent Guests. Jim Hill also concludes his look back at the development of the Disneyland Hotel

Show Notes:


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

How those new cabins for Fort Wilderness (which are being built off-site) are being delivered to Diney World

What tripped up Walt Disney Productions’ initial attempt to acquire the Disneyland Hotel back in 1973

Which attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has potentially been tapped for a “Zootopia” -based retheming

Which specific tourist market segment was taken into consideration during the initial construction of the Emerald Hotel of Anaheim (now Pixar Place Hotel)

How much additional acreage in Anaheim did the Mouse acquire with its 1988 deal to take complete ownership of the Disneyland Hotel


released June 12, 2023
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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