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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 443: The Mansion expansions that almost happened

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing whether Disney’s Animal Kingdom may be reviving its nighttime offerings. They then share some surveys coming out of Florida which suggest that the Resort is rethinking how it showcases its Food & Beverage opportunities online

Show Notes:


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

Why Disney World is still surveying Guests about “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser”

When its likely that “The Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana” will finally open to the public

What prompted DCL to push back its “Disney Treasure” preview event

Which came first: the “Ratatouille” ride at Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris or the Imagineers' decision to develop an attraction for Epcot featuring trackless vehicles that was supposed to be based on WDAS’ never-completed “Gigantic” film

What proposed change to the Haunted Mansion got derailed when the Eddie Murphy movie based on this Disney theme park attraction under-performed at the box office back in 2003


released September 4, 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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