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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 449: Why “Fantasmic Hollywood” never happened at Disney​-​MGM

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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; Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that reveals what the Universal Orlando Resort has in the works to keep Guests coming in 2024 out ahead of Epic Universe opening in 2025. They then look back at what WDW Entertainment originally wanted to present as a nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Show Notes:


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

On what day in January of 2024 will all-day park hopping return to the theme parks at the WDW Resort

What’s the noticeable difference between the recent price increases for annual passes sold at Walt Disney World versus the recent price increases for the annual passes sold at the Disneyland Resort

Which live-action Disney film from the 1950s was supposed to have been prominently featured in “Fantasmic Hollywood”

What’s the connection between “Mickey’s Birthdayland” opening at the Magic Kingdom in Florida in 1988 and DreamWorks Land opening at Universal Studios Florida next year

What’s behind the decision to allow Guests who are watching “Fantasmic” in Florida to be seated versus having Guests who watch this same show out in California stand


released October 16, 2023
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


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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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