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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 442: The real cost of transforming Disney​’​s Hollywood Studios

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Jim Shull returns to discuss how WDI justifies tearing down entire parts of parks (EX: The Streets of America at DHS) to then build brand-new lands like “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” He also shares with Len & Jim how WDW’s drainage canal system was altered to make way for the Feature Animation – Florida building.

Show Notes:


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

When is Epcot’s “Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana” expected to open to the public

Which future projects for the Parks are supposed to be unveiled at this year’s Destination D23

How far in advance is the WDW Resort making would-be visitors aware that Stormalong Bay will be down for maintenance / rehab at the Yacht & Beach Club in the first quarter of 2025

Has Hank Lonely officially become part of Star Wars canon (at least as far as the crew of the Halcyon is concerned)

When is “Tiana’s Palace” officially slated to open at Disneyland Park


released August 28, 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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