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Universal Joint - Looking back at USF​’​s Fright Nights 1991

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about that Universal Orlando team member who was fired for making the “White Power” symbol while working at a character meet ‘n’ greet. Then Jim shares an interview he recently did with themed entertainment pioneer Ron Schneider, where Schneider reveals how Universal Studios Florida’s very first Halloween hard ticket came together


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

How the Disney Parks – when a Cast Member who was dressed as Tigger was accused of groping a 13-year-old girl & her mother back in 2004 – was then able to prove that this unfortunate incident was all an innocent mistake

The various ways NBCUniversal is keeping the “Jurassic World” franchise front-of-mind out ahead of the June 2021 release of “Jurassic World 3”

How the upcoming “How to Train Your Dragon” holiday special will reportedly set the stage for a new “land” that’s in the works for the Epic Universe theme park

How many months ahead of time did Universal team members begin working on Fright Nights (i.e., USF’s very first seasonal hard ticket, which was held during the last three days of October 1991)

Why should “Stranger Things” fans make a point of visiting Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort over the next few weeks


released October 4, 2019
Hosts: Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill
Editor: 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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