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Take a walk through Walt Disney World with TouringPlans's Len Testa and Jim Hill from JimHillMedia.com as they talk about upcoming projects and rumored happenings from all around the "World".

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 457 Ratings

Take a walk through Walt Disney World with TouringPlans's Len Testa and Jim Hill from JimHillMedia.com as they talk about upcoming projects and rumored happenings from all around the "World".

    Which Presidents visited what Disney Parks?

    Which Presidents visited what Disney Parks?

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin’s decision to switch over from WDW’s bus system to Mears. Then they welcome their special guest, Smithsonian museum specialist Bethanee Bemis, who talks about Disney theme parks and the American Experience.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Why doesn’t Shanghai Disneyland have any indoor roller coasters?

    Why doesn’t Shanghai Disneyland have any indoor roller coasters?

     Len Testa starts out this week’s show with an enthusiastic review of Foxx Nolte’s “Boundless Realm” book, which takes its readers behind-the-scenes at the Haunted Mansion. Then Jim Hill concludes his Disney Princesses in the Parks series by talking about how WDW’s New Fantasyland project changed course in mid-construction
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    • 43 min
    What would WDW’s Pixie Hollow mini-land have been like

    What would WDW’s Pixie Hollow mini-land have been like

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the recent round of layoffs at Disney Parks & Resorts. Jim then explains how Tom Staggs swapping jobs with Jay Rasulo impacted WDI’s original expansion plans for Fantasyland at WDW’s Magic Kingdom
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    • 40 min
    The latest on WDW’s “Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser” hotel

    The latest on WDW’s “Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser” hotel

    Len Testa starts off this week’s show with an update on the walkway being constructed between Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and WDW’s Magic Kingdom. Jim Hill then talks about why the Imagineer were initially reluctant to embrace the Disney Princess brand 
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    • 50 min
    What was Disneyland like 6 weeks prior to its opening?

    What was Disneyland like 6 weeks prior to its opening?

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering a listener question about those “Oseola Class” sidewheelers that used to cruise around Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. They then discuss the role draining the Rivers of America back in the Fall of 1972 played in the construction of WDW’s version of Tom Sawyer Island.
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    • 45 min
    Why it took Ariel 7 years to find a home in Anaheim

    Why it took Ariel 7 years to find a home in Anaheim

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how COVID-19 is forcing The Walt Disney World Resort to deck its halls a little differently in 2020. They then discuss why it took WDAS 30 years after “Sleeping Beauty” was first released to theaters to make another Disney Princess movie
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
457 Ratings

457 Ratings

Dan Heaton ,

The Top Disney Podcast

I'm really impressed by how the volume and quality of episodes that Len and Jim put out every month. They have a great chemistry on The Disney Dish while talking about both the latest news and Disney history. The show moves quickly and remains engaging on a wide range of topics. If you're a fan of theme parks, you should be listening to the this podcast!

LongLiveDisneyQuest ,

My favorite podcast!

The infamous Sunday Scaries (or is it now Shmursday Scaries?!) are much easier to manage knowing I’ll be able to escape reality with a new episode of The Disney Dish. Len and Jim are incomparable, and every episode is highly entertaining. Bravo!

bluecheeseismyfavorite ,

Love love love your podcast

Len and Jim, you both do a fabulous job. I have binge listening to your podcast on my staycation. It's so informative and interesting and fun. Your personalities shine through. Story ideas: I am dying to know the history about the giant ride buildings hiding in plain view at the parks. Which ride buildings are massively and sneaking disguised into the landscape? Any good stories about ride buildings that particularly challening to build or problematic? Just an idea. Keep up the great job! - Gabrielle Russon

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