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Universal Joint - Who did Universal originally want to cast as Dracula

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Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what’s different about the Universal Orlando Resort’s decision to close its Volcano Bay water theme parks for the winter. They then look back at the film (or should we says films) that actually launched the Universal Classic Monsters franchise


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

How does Disney handle the seasonal maintenance & refurbishment of its two Central Florida water parks, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach

When you take a big bite of some stolen teeth, what flavor will you then experience

Why did Disneyland & Universal Hollywood officials allegedly ask Governor Newsom’s office not to finalize California’s plans for reopening that state’s theme parks just yet

When will the VelociCoaster reportedly be opening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park

Which of Lon Chaney’s hit silent films did Universal Pictures want to sequel-ize.


released October 8, 2020


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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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