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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 458: Remembering Disney Legend Dick Nunis (1932 – 2023)

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how WDW’s Entertainment team turned Jollywood Nights around. They then look at the 44 year-long career of the man who started as an hourly employee at Disneyland and eventually became the Chairman of Disney Parks

Show Notes:


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

How long did Phil Holmes work for the Mouse before he retired in August of 2020

Which two athletic facilities did Dick Nunis help get build at UCF in the early 2000s

Why is Epcot surveying Guests when it comes to that theme park’s sit-down restaurants

Which WDW theme parks no longer has any reservations available on Christmas Day

Why don’t the Disney Parks stage present elaborate movie tie-in shows like “The Spirit of Pocahontas” anymore


released December 18, 2023
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Edited by Eric Hersey


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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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