100 episodes

The Disney History Institute Podcast explores the history of animation and early cinematic amusement parks.

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    • 4.7 • 382 Ratings

The Disney History Institute Podcast explores the history of animation and early cinematic amusement parks.

    DHI 133 - Disneyland Re-opens!

    DHI 133 - Disneyland Re-opens!

    The story of how the pandemic closed the Disneyland resort for over thirteen months and a full report of its reopening day.  
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    • 52 min
    DHI 132 - Landscaping a Kingdom: a Story of Disneyland's Construction

    DHI 132 - Landscaping a Kingdom: a Story of Disneyland's Construction

    The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.
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    • 37 min
    DHI 131 - The Road Back - Updates for the Week of Apr 19

    DHI 131 - The Road Back - Updates for the Week of Apr 19

    Universal Hollywood reopens after a thirteen-month closure. And other large changes to theme parks in California and Florida.
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    • 56 min
    The Book of Hench - Part Nine

    The Book of Hench - Part Nine

    The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Nine - WED at Sonora.

    • 39 min
    Book of Hench - Part Eight

    Book of Hench - Part Eight

    The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Eight - The Turning Point.
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    • 35 min
    Disneyland's First Easter

    Disneyland's First Easter

    As the California parks remain closed, we're dialing back to happier times. If you've ever wondered what the first Easter was like at Disneyland--and what could go wrong--you'll find out on today's episode.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
382 Ratings

382 Ratings

childsdream ,

Good show.

This guy has really done his homework; you get the lowdown on Disney history, all aspects. His voice reminds me of cool fm jazz deejay ;).

disneylandfan69 ,

Nice history of Disney

Come across this and like what I found

Albie2012 ,

Great Content!

DHI and Todd James Pierce provide an awesome look into many aspects of Disney History. Published books are also great reads!

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