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Learn more about the latest doings at Disney with TouringPlan's Len Testa & Jim Hill of JimHillMedia.com as they talk about upcoming projects as well as look back at Mouse House history.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 684 Ratings

Learn more about the latest doings at Disney with TouringPlan's Len Testa & Jim Hill of JimHillMedia.com as they talk about upcoming projects as well as look back at Mouse House history.

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How many trolls is too many trolls?

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How many trolls is too many trolls?

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Bob Chapek’s contract being extended by Disney’s Board of Directors. They talk about where the Brightline Train Service may be stopping in the Orlando area now that a station at Disney Springs is no longer in the cards
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    • 47 min
    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How the Disney Institute transformed into Saratoga Springs

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How the Disney Institute transformed into Saratoga Springs

     Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some surveys that Guests who stayed at WDW’s monorail resorts recently received. They also talk about Michael Eisner’s 1985 trip to the Chautauqua Institute inspired him to start offering education-based vacation experiences to WDW visitors
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    • 43 min
    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: Aulani delivers the Disney Resort experience you used to get stateside

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: Aulani delivers the Disney Resort experience you used to get stateside

    Christina Harrison reports on her recent stay at Disney’s resort & spa on Oahu. Then Jim Hill looks back at the history of the House of the Future at Disneyland Park
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Looking back on Fort Wilderness’ abandoned expansion plans from the mid-1970s

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Looking back on Fort Wilderness’ abandoned expansion plans from the mid-1970s

     Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing a fairly blunt survey that the WDW Resort recently sent out about Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Then Jim Hill talks about how – once upon a time – Pioneer Hall was supposed to have been the very first part of Florida’s Frontier Town project
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    • 51 min
    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How Walt Disney made his Imagineers walk in the Guests shoes

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How Walt Disney made his Imagineers walk in the Guests shoes

    en Testa & Jim Hill welcome Arthur Levine from About Theme Parks, who then talks about his new Substack project. These three then talk about an intriguing bit of construction that’s now underway at WDW’s Blizzard Beach water park
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    • 55 min
    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How Walter Cronkite wound up narrating “Spaceship Earth”

    The Disney Dish with Jim Hill: How Walter Cronkite wound up narrating “Spaceship Earth”

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some tips about how to score an ILL for “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.” They also answer some listeners' mail related to DVC members still being unable to purchase annual passes to the Disney Parks

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
684 Ratings

684 Ratings

jdr2000 ,

Ugh Disney, sorry guys, unfollowed, less Disney

This is a 5-star podcast. But today I’m unfollowing.
The thought of going to Disney parks, or supporting Disney content in any deep or enthusiastic way, is becoming too much to bare. Who would have though the Walt Disney Company would become one of the most family-unfriendly corporate media enterprises. It’s all happened really in the last 6-8 years, it’s amazing. Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, ESPN, it’s all an “unsafe” space for children, people with traditional values, conservatives, free-people, and just folks who love the things they grew-up with. Len and Jim say all the time that Disney parks is now only focusing on the whales: rich international families, childless adults, frequent-visitor-super-fans. Their values are (1) corporate power and money, and (2) far-off-the-scale leftism. Not a very happy combination. Disney Corp runs its own city, here in America, outside of democratic systems…let that sink in. No hard-feelings to other Dish fans, you’re all free to spend your money as you wish, and pretend Disney is still top-notch entertainment. Len and Jim are great, but I think even they have become fatigued with being so close to the Disney orbit.

Palmacho ,

It took a while, but I get it now.

I enjoy this podcast every week. I usually start listening on a schmursday and by next Schmursday I’m so ready for a new episode. The legal info on the whole Reedy creek thing was so good. I enjoy the history parts- sometimes Len’s enthusiasm is just crazy but having watched a review of his time on the galactic star cruiser, yeah that’s just Len. Lol. Love it when his sister comes on (Christine?) to do the food reviews- she sounds awesome.

taylismom ,

wont download

I have subscribed to this podcast for a coupld of years now and all of a sudden, I cant download the episodes anymore. The past four are just sitting there with exclamation points next to them with no reasons! If you want me to pay for listening, then say it... please dont do this underhanded just cant download thing! Thanks

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