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Universal Joint - How does Disney​’​s acquisition of Fox effect Universal​’​s “Simpsons Ride” ?

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off Episode 17 by talking about the operational & safety challenges that Universal Studios Hollywood is now facing, thanks to all of those show drones this theme park is using to create that patronus effect in its new “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” projection show. Jim also reveals the “Treehouse of Horror” -inspired storyline that “The Simpsons Ride” almost had


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

How – once BigFire opens at CityWalk later this Summer – visitors to the Universal Orlando Resort will be able to dine inside of a recreation of a grand lakeside lodge

The unusual mix of elements that Universal Creative plans on folding into USH’s new-ride-for-the-Summer-of-2020, “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash”

How the layout that Universal Orlando is considering for its “Fantastic Worlds” theme park is somewhat similar to what WDI almost did with the Main Street, U.S.A. area at Hong Kong Disneyland

How “Fantastic Worlds” proximity to the Orange County Convention Center is really driving a lot of the design decisions that Universal Creative is making on this project

Why the Simpsons’ lack-of-penetration in Japanese television led USJ to replace its “Back to the Future: The Ride” with “Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem”


released April 17, 2019
Hosts: Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill
Editor: 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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