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June 1, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing Disney World’s recently-announced plans to re-open its theme parks in July. Jim then goes on to reveal the hidden history of Epcot’s Millennium Icon Tower AKA the Mickey arm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
In a special Disney Dish mini-sode Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss WDW's decision to cancel all FastPasses dining reservations & dining plans out ahead of the Resort's mid-June re-opening Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
In a special Disney Dish mini-sode Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss WDW's decision to cancel all FastPasses dining reservations & dining plans out ahead of the Resort's mid-June re-opening Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about “Jedi Temple Challenge,” the new game show that will be debuting on StarWarsKids.com & the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel on June 3rd. They then talked about why Lucasfilm Animation most likely isn’t pursuing a revival of “Star Wars Rebels” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by congratulating Disney Channel & Disney Junior for scoring 44 Daytime Emmy nominations for their animated programming. These two then talk up how much they enjoyed Disney+’s new “Zenimation” series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some listener suggestions when it comes to keeping costs down when vacationing at the WDW Resort. Then Jim Hill looks back as some of the seasonal events that Disneyland staged back in the mid-to-late 1980s to get Southern Californians to visit that theme park during the slower times of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by debunking the rumor that Chloe Bennett’s Quake character from “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will soon be showcased in a “Secret Warriors” series for Disney+. They also ask for listeners help when it comes to identifying all of the Marvel characters that are on display in Universal’s Islands of Adventure’s Super Hero Island section Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by paying tribute to Nancy Kanter, who’s stepping away from the Disney Channel in January. They then interview Tony Cervone, the director of Warner Animation Group’s latest feature, about how “Scoob!” pays tribute to the world of Hanna-Barbera Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by sharing some patents that are sure to impact Guests’ experiences at WDW’s still-under-construction “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” resort. Then Jim Hill looks back at all of the shows that have been presented at the “Monster Sound Show” theater over the past 30+ years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this episode by talking about how they’ve been enjoying the “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” docu-series. Dan & Jim then look back at the many challenges George Lucas faced while he was trying to mount a sequel to the original “Star Wars” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how much they’ve been enjoying Dan Lanigan’s “Prop Culture” on Disney+. They then talk about “Monkeys of Mumbai,” the ambitious animated musical that got canceled when NBCUniversal bought DreamWorks back in April of 2016 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how the phased re-opening of Shanghai Disneyland might impact the Company’s stateside parks. Jim then reveals how Mr. Toad -- a character that Walt didn’t much like -- got his own ride at Disneyland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2020
Shelly Valladolid & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the challenge of chasing down merchandise associated with Epcot’s Land pavilion. They also discuss why those Joe Rohde-designed Mickey Ears wound up on eBay selling for upwards of $350 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 9, 2020
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about what exhibitors are now threatening to do with Universal Pictures’ upcoming releases. They then talk about a survey that Universal Orlando recently sent out to annual passholders seeking their input on a new Halloween Horror Night-like event that this resort might now have in the works Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 8, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the very best way to get started watching the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in chronological order. They then discuss what Disney’s most recent earnings call revealed about the future of this film franchise.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 4, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill answer listener questions about the challenges that the WDW Resort faces as execs there search for ways to safely reopen those theme parks. They then look back at how “The Wind in the Willows” (a book that Walt himself said was “… awful corny”) wound up being animated by Disney Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 1, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how moving up “The Rise of Skywalker” ‘s Disney+ premiere by two months helps that subscription streaming service. They then discuss how the Imagineers originally wanted to expand the Star Wars-themed portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 30, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by saying “So long” to “Doc McStuffins,” which ended its 5-season run on Disney Junior back on April 18th. They then look back at why “Loonatics Unleashed” crashed & burned on the WB back in 2005 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 27, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by reviewing some of the safety policies & procedures that Disney & Universal may employ as they begin to re-open their theme parks. They then look back at the Summer of 2002. Which is when EPCOT’s Norway pavilion received a royal makeover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 24, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about when Season Seven of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will begin airing on ABC. They look back at what the director of what-will-soon-be the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy recently revealed about these films via social media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 22, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how Comic-Con’s cancellation doesn’t bode well for other big fan events that were supposed to be staged in Southern California this Summer. They then share a phone interview that Drew & Jim recently did with the writer & director of Netflix’s latest animation feature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 20, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week by talking about which of the Bobs is really in charge of the Mouse House these days. Then they discuss how DCA’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror got transformed into “Guardians of the Galaxy -- Mission: BREAKOUT !” in just 5 months Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the pandemic has impacted Disney’s plans for “Indiana Jones V.” They then look back at October of 1977, which is when a certain Sith Lord drew record crowds to the Walt Disney World Village Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 15, 2020
Jim Hill starts off this episode by talking about how there’s far more going on with DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” franchise than this week’s world-premiere-at-home of “Trolls World Tour.” Then Drew Taylor shares all sorts of behind-the-scene stories about Disney’s “A Goofy Movie” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 13, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by sharing a survey that was recently sent out to Disney Vacation Club members. Then Jim Hill looks back at the Fall of 1997 and the role that the “Jurassic Park” franchise played in Disney’s decision to change out three attractions at WDW’s Magic Kingdom Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 11, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill share the latest news when it comes to the revised release dates for Marvel Studios’ slate of films & limited series. They then talk about the role that a street stunt show may have played in that master licensing agreement that the Universal Parks signed with Marvel Entertainment back in 1994. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about whether shifting the release date of “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” will impact the launch of Nickelodeon’s new animated series, “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.” They then look back at how poor tickets for “The Secret of NIMH” back in the Summer of 1982 led to Don Bluth getting in the arcade game business in 1983. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 6, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the 26.3 acres of land that Disney just bought to the west of WDW’s Magic Kingdom. They then go on to discuss how the construction of Innoventions impacted Future World Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 2, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to Andrew Jack, the “Star Wars” film performer who sadly passed away from the Coronavirus earlier this week. They then look back at when the Imagineers worked with George Lucas on a simulator attraction that was originally called (if you can believe it) “Star Bus.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about NATO’s veiled threat when it comes to “Trolls World Tour” being available on demand April 10th. They also look back at the career of Stuart Gordon, the late filmmaker who helped develop Disney’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” back in the late 1980s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 30, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by offering an update on the impact COVID-19 has had on Disney Parks & Resorts. Jim then shares a story about the “Carousel of Progress / Horizons” hybrid that the Imagineers once pitched to General Electric Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 28, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how COVID-19 is impacting “Black Widow” & “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Not to mention the first three limited series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 25, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by wondering how many animated features will wind up being pushed off of their original release dates this year thanks to COVID-19. They also look back at when John Lasseter took home a Special Achievement Oscar in March of 1996 for the creation of the original “Toy Story” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 23, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing what they’ve learned about COVID-19’s impact on the themed entertainment industry. Then Jim talks about how Kermit & Co. continue to be crowded out by other Disney-owned properties like Pixar, Marvel & Lucasfilm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 19, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up “The Star Wars Book: Expand your knowledge of a galaxy far, far away” (which a certain podcaster co-wrote for DK with Pablo Hidalgo & Cole Horton). Then Jim talks about the role that the “Special Editions” of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” & “Return of the Jedi” played in the creation of one of the more popular seasonal events ever to be staged at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 18, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill first talk about the “Song of the South” news that just came out Disney’s annual shareholders meeting. Then Drew & Jim discuss some of the characters & storylines that Dan Scanlon & his team at Pixar Animation Studios explored for “Onward” but ultimately abandoned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 17, 2020
Michelle Valladolid & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the impact that COVID19 has been having on Disney’s international theme parks (EDITOR’S NOTE: This podcast was recorded back in early March before the rest of Disney’s theme parks were closed). Then Jim talks about “The Black Hole,” and how this 1979 Walt Disney Productions release was originally supposed to be Disney’s response to “The Poseidon Adventure” & “The Towering Inferno” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 16, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about the impact that COVID19 has been having on the Disney Parks (Editor’s note: This was before Disney Parks announced on the evening of March 12th that they’d be closing all of their theme parks in the United States & France). Then Jim takes a look at how WDW’s Typhoon Lagoon wound up with a water coaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 13, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how excited they were to learn that Sam Raimi may get the chance to direct “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” They then discuss why Disney doesn’t really have the option of doing what Sony & Universal did with “No Time to Die” (i.e., push Bond 25’s release date back to November) with “Black Widow” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 13, 2020
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how Universal Studios Singapore may hold a clue as to how stateside theme parks will deal operationally with the corona virus. They then take a look at “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash,” which will be opening at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 27th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 10, 2020
Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by talking about the difference between Pixar films that are well reviewed and Pixar films that produce strong revenue streams. Then Drew Taylor reveals what he learned at the long lead day for Warner Animation Group’s next big release, “Scoob!” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 9, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by reviewing some of the food offerings found at this year’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. Then Jim Hill talks about how Disney’s earlier trackless attractions influenced the design of “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 5, 2020
Dan Zehr starts off this week’s episode by talking about how much he’s been enjoying watching Season Seven of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on Disney+. Then Jim Hill talks about the many factors that contributed to Steven Spielberg’s decision to not direct “Indiana Jones V.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 4, 2020
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by reminiscing about what it was like to write “The Art of Pixar’s Onward” for Chronicle Books. Then Jim Hill tells the story of the role that the original “Ice Age” played in the downsizing of Disney’s hand-drawn animation operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 2, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by reviewing many of the menu offerings at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, which recently opened at Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion. Then Jim Hill looks back at the career of Disney CEO Bob Iger. More importantly, how Iger has been trying to exit the Mouse House since 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 27, 2020
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by talking about what it was like to attend the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios’ latest at the El Capitan Theater. Then Jim Hill takes a look at one of the weirder promotional events ever staged at a Disney theme park, “Pooh for President.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 24, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about how all of the construction that’s been going on towards the front of Future World has been negatively impacting Epcot’s “The Seas with Nemo & Friends” pavilion. Then Jim Hill does a deep dive on the development of “Ratatouille: L’Adventure” for Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 20, 2020
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by offering an update on the Universal Studios Beijing project. They then talk about how Kenan Thompson is the perfect choice to serve as a spokesperson for Universal Parks & Resorts’ new “Let Yourself Woah” promotional campaign Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 17, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by talking about the very best way to plan out your FastPasses while visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Jim Hill then talks about why Epcot’s Liberty Inn was recently transformed into the Regal Eagle Smokehouse  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 14, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episodes with a quick recap of the 92 nd Academy Awards. They then talk about how Winnie-the-Pooh went from a literary property that Walt pursued for decades to Disney’s most profitable IP next to Mickey Mouse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 10, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by reviewing some of the patents that The Walt Disney Company has recently filed (Including one or two that soon may be in use as part of the Avenger Campus). Then Jim talks about Michael Eisner’s decade-long effort to get a Chautauqua-inspired resort built at Walt Disney World. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 7, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the two Marvel Studios-related commercials that aired during this year’s Superbowl broadcast. They then reveal what Disney+ has to do with Scott Derrickson’s decision to step down as the director of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the success of “The Mandalorian” is supposedly impacted Lucasfilm’s plans for that “Obi-Wan” limited series it’s producing for Disney+. They also talk about how Indiana Jones fans will be wanting to pay close attention to what Harrison Ford has to say about his next project as he’s out doing publicity later this month for “Call of the Wild” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 5, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off by discussing how Emma Watts’ decision to step down as head of 20th Century could potentially impact Blue Sky Studios. They also talk about how the series finale of “Bojack Horseman” sort of syncs up perfectly with everything that’s going on in & Around LA right at this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 3, 2020
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the Imagineers are using survey results to help them determine how scary Epcot’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” ride should be. They then review some of the more short-lived rides, shows & attraction at the Disney theme parks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 1, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Skydance Animation’s decision to hire Peggy Holmes to replace Alessandro Carloni as the director of “Luck” could actually be a lucky break for that animated feature. They then rate all 14 films from the first round of Disney Short Circuit productions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 29, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about this year’s Star Wars Celebration (which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center August 27th – 30th). They then look back at Lucasfilm’s efforts in the late Summer of 1977 to keep “A New Hope” front-of-mind by arranging for the Star Wars characters to appear on NBC’s “Richard Pryor Show” and ABC’s “Donny & Marie” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 27, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about the FastPass-related changes that will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios starting on February 19th. Then Jim Hill looks back at the history of what was once considered the gateway to Future World, Epcot’s Communicore / Innoventions area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 22, 2020
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this episode by talking about what that music video Universal Studios Japan released last week does – and, more importantly, does not – reveal about Super Nintendo World. Then Jim does a deep dive on the history of the Doctor Dolittle film franchise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 20, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing his thoughts about “Awesome Planet,” “Canada: Far and Wide” as well as the “Beauty & the Beast Sing-along.” Jim Hill then talks about the carousel theater show that was originally supposed to be the centerpiece attraction at World Showcase’s Japan pavilion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 19, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how 2020 may finally be the year that Laika gets to take home an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. They then do an in-depth look at animated features that Walt Disney Pictures released theatrically that drew their inspiration from animated TV series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 15, 2020
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Disneyland Park is prepping for the January 17th opening of “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.” They then discuss in depth the final installment of the Skywalker saga. WARNING ! There will be spoilers ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 13, 2020
Len Testa starts out this week’s show by revealing how Disney World is using an upcoming Free Dining promotion to deliberately steer people away from visiting that Resort over the long Fourth of July Weekend. Then Jim Hill talks about the Imagineers kept circling back on a certain set of ideas when it came to Epcot’s long-in-development Space pavilion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 11, 2020
Michelle Valladolid & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking up some of the great artists who will be showcasing their work at this year’s edition of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. They then talk about why Jon Favreau deliberately prevented Disney Consumer Products from okaying production of The Child toys out ahead of the November 12th debut of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 10, 2020
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the name the Imagineers chose for those Marvel-themed lands that are being built at California Adventure, Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. They then discuss how Marvel Studios may be rearranging the release schedule that it previously announced for the Marvel Cinematic Universe & Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about “Coyote vs Acme,” “Space Jam 2” and some of the other projects that Warner Bros. Feature Animation has in production. Then Jim wraps up the convoluted history of Disney’s “The Aristocats.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2020
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some surveys that Disney Dish listeners have recently received. Then Jim Hill looks ahead to the coming year and talks about what 2020 will bring to the Disney Parks & Resorts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 1, 2020
Dan Zehr recounts his recent trip to Hollywood where he walked down the blue carpet at the premiere of “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.” Then Jim Hill talks about the Imagineers got those 20,000-pound passenger cabins for “Star Tours” from WDI Headquarters in Glendale, CA to Disneyland Park in Anaheim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 30, 2019
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by revealing how TouringPlans actually cracked Priceline’s code when it came to unnamed WDW resorts. Then Jim Hill talks about the living nativity that used to be a holiday highpoint at the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 24, 2019
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by talking up “Harley Quinn,” that adult animated series that recently debuted on DC Universe. Then Jim Hill talks about how “Sleeping Beauty” seriously under-performing at the box office in 1959 severely impacted Walt Disney Animation Studios in the 1960s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 23, 2019
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing his impressions of the latest Disney Vacation Club property to open at Walt Disney World. Then Jim Hill shares the history of the hotel that shares this space with WDW’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 20, 2019
Given that there are only a few shopping days left ‘til Christmas, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill serve up an abbreviated “Marvel Us Disney” episode. During which they share some of their favorite suggestions when it comes to seasonal gift giving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2019
Len Testa starts off this show by talking about the challenges that WDW Guests still face if they want to experience DHS’ “Star Wars: The Rise of the Resistance” attraction in the coming weeks. Then Jim Hill does a deep dive on the history of CircleVision 360 at the Disney theme parks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 13, 2019
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event. They then pivot to talking about how “Joker” blowing through the billion-dollar box office barrier has been impacting DC’s plan to build its own version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by starting a story about how two New Hampshire communities came together to make a Star Wars fan’s dying wish come through. Then Dan Zehr talks about his favorite aspects of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ ambitious new attraction, “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 11, 2019
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start things off this week by discussing how Disney’s “Frozen” sequel did over its third weekend in domestic release. They then talk about which scenes were changed in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” out ahead of this holiday special’s second airing on NBC back in December of 1965. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 9, 2019
Len Testa shares his experiences from both the press event for “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” as well as opening day for this new Disney’s Hollywood Studios attraction. He then offers his advice on how to increase your chances of actually getting to experience this ambitious ride while the Imagineers work out its kinks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 7, 2019
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill talk about how Dr. Seuss fans will really enjoy this holiday season at the Universal Orlando Resort & Universal Studios Hollywood. They then discuss why many of the restaurants that were first realized for the East Coast version of CityWalk are now making their way west Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 6, 2019
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill discuss what surprised them about this year’s Annie Award nominations. They also look back at the complicated history of the holiday specials produced by Rankin-Bass  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 2, 2019
First Len Testa previews some of the cutting-edge tech that will possibly power Guest interactions at WDW’s “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” resort. Then Jim Hill talks about how the Imagineers have tweaked the “Snow White and her Adventures” attraction since this dark ride first opened at Disneyland Park back in July of 1955. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 30, 2019
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by comparing what “Frozen 2” made over its opening weekend to how Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” redo did when it debuted domestically back in July. Then Drew & Jim talk about why Pixar & Walt Disney Animation Studios kept trading off the long-Thanksgiving-Weekend release window as the 1990s gave way to the 2000s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 29, 2019
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill starts off this week’s episode by discussing the most recent episodes of HBO’s “Watchmen” series. They then share why “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” (i.e., that limited series Marvel Studios is currently making for Disney+) will most likely not link up with the storyline of “The Eternals” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 26, 2019
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about Paul Hirsch’s terrific new memoir, which recounts the eight months that Hirsch worked with George & Marcia Lucas putting together the final cut of the very first “Star Wars” movie. They also discuss Kathleen Kennedy’s current situation and how the rules really do seem to be different when it comes to powerful women working in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 25, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how a patent Disney Parks & Resorts recently filed may eventually impact classic attractions like Space Mountain. Then Jim talks about some of the newer holiday offerings he enjoyed during a recent visit to the Walt Disney World Resort  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 21, 2019
From the lovely St. Croix room at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, it’s Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill. In front of a live audience, these two recap what happened over the course of Storybook Destinations’ three day-long event, “It’s a Universal Christmas with Jim.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 19, 2019
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how much they enjoyed the first episode of Jon Favreau’s live-action series for Disney+. They then dig into the history of “Star Wars” breakfast cereal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 18, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Leslie Iwerks' “Imagineering” documentary series on Disney+ is a must-see for theme park fans. They then discuss why the construction of Hyperion Wharf (i.e., the Downtown Disney renewal project that was originally supposed to replace Pleasure Island) never went forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 15, 2019
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about HBO’s “Watchmen” reboot, which seems to be its own animal (rather than being a slavish copy of Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ ground-breaking graphic novel from 1987 or a direct continuation of Zack Snyder’s feature film from 2009). They then talk about how Marvel’s attitude toward secret identities made the movies that were based on those comic different from DC-inspired films. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s podcast by discussing – less than 24 hours after Halloween Horror Nights 29 ends its 41-night run – the Universal Orlando Resort began promoting 2020’s “30 Years of Fear.” They then talk about how the Epic Universe development team is working with the local community to ensure that Universal Orlando’s four theme park is seen as a good neighbor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 12, 2019
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s podcast by discussing which shows on Disney’s new streaming service are worth seeking out. Drew also talks about “Frozen 2” (which he’s already managed to see twice). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 11, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how Disney & Las Vegas’ never-ending battle for your tourism dollars would up impacting Epcot’s “Space 220” restaurant. Then Jim walks listeners through WDI’s 66-year-old long struggle to get a Mickey Mouse-themed ride built at a Disney theme park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 5, 2019
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by comparing & contrasting the trailers for “Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” and “The Mandalorian.” They then look back at Lucasfilm’s attempt to build Hollywood’s first-ever full-length big budget film around a Marvel Comic Book character Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 4, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing why Disney Parks & Resorts is exploring the idea of a subscription-based service and/or a loyalty program out ahead of WDW’s 50th anniversary celebration. Then Len & Jim look back at that WDW holiday favorite, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 1, 2019
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revisiting Martin Scorsese & Francis Ford Coppola’s remarks on the “theme park movies” that Marvel Studios supposedly produces. Then Aaron takes an in-depth look at all of the competition Disney+ will soon be dealing with when it comes to subscription streaming services. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 31, 2019
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the lackluster sales of toys related to “Solo: A Star Wars Story” may have made some big box stories think twice about opening early on Triple Force Friday. They also talk about which veteran cast member from the Marvel Cinematic Universe might wind up in Kevin Feige’s Star Wars movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 30, 2019
Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this week’s episode with a lengthy excerpt from Sir Elton John’s official autobiography where the singer / songwriter looks back on his role in the creation of Disney’s “The Lion King.” Then Drew & Jim share what they know about Ron Clements & John Musker’s aborted animated feature which was to have been an affectionate send-up of Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 28, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Disney’s recent test of easier-to-understand names for the menu items served at “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” Then Len reunites with his old “WDW Today” co-host Mike Scopa as these two discuss this year’s offering at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 25, 2019
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Tom Hanks & Robert Zemeckis may soon reunite to work on Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio” reboot. They then look back at Guillermo del Toro’s dream of collaborating with Walt Disney Animation Studios to create a series of family-friendly horror films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 25, 2019
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the “Bourne Stuntacular,” which will be opening at Universal Studios Florida in the Spring of 2020. They then discuss how Universal Creative settled on the seven themed zones that will be featured at Universal Studios Beijing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 21, 2019
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the changes that have been made to the menus found inside of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” Then Len shares an interview that he recently did with Robert & Alyssa Simmons, a couple who are spending a solid year only staying in hotel rooms at various Walt Disney World resorts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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