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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 451: What does the future hold for the Animation Courtyard at Disney​’​s Hollywood Studios

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 the Universal Orlando Resort recently sent out about the use of QR codes at the restaurants in their theme parks. They then look back at when Walt Disney Productions celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1973

Show Notes:


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

How much of the staff at Walt Disney Animation Studios was cut in the wake of “Sleeping Beauty” performing poorly at the box office in the late Winter / early Spring of 1959

What height do the floats that appear in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade have to fold down to in order to pass through the Lincoln Tunnel

Which part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration will be returning to the Magic Kingdom for after-hours events at that theme park in 2024

When is the Pixar Place Hotel supposed to officially open at the Disneyland Resort next year

How many characters from “The Aristocats” began appearing in the two stateside Disney Parks after that animated feature first opened in theaters back in December of 1970


released October 30, 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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