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Jim Hill Media Vault

Jim Hill Media Vault

By Nancy Stadler
Disney Dish Episodes from 2011-2016
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Disney Dish Episode 88: Other designs for Main Street in Shanghai Disneyland
Jim reviews the concepts that *didn't* get built for Shanghai's Main Street, including "Enchanted Forest" made entirely of trees; one with literal architecture (a giant hat for the hat store, coffee shop in the shape of a coffee cup, etc.), and Hollywood-meets-China.
34:32
June 9, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 89: The Fantasyland that Never Was
In the late '70s/early '80s, Disneyland considered a couple of different designs for a Fantasyland update. We all know what got built, but Jim brings concept art and background to show two other designs that might have been.
25:43
June 3, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 90: New Club Villain and Construction Plans at Hollywood Studios
Jim's got some news on the new Club Villain event at DHS for 2016, plus some speculation on the latest DHS plans Disney has filed with the state of Florida.
35:33
June 2, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 91: The History of Disneyland: 1983 and 1984
The years 1983-1984 were big turning points in the history of the Disney company. They were the target of several takeover attempts, resulting in a complete change of management and the hiring of Michael Eisner. How did it start? Would you believe it was Roy?
52:01
June 2, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 92: The Save Mr. Toad Protests
The rise of the Internet in the mid-1990s led to the first notable fan protest of a WDW ride closure, for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Hear the history of how it all went down.
37:01
June 1, 2020
Disney Dish Ep 93 - Chronological Disneyland: Early 1980's: Call George Lucas
Jim and Len go back to Disneyland in the early 1980s.
33:57
May 26, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 1 - A Live Walk Through the Magic Kingdom
Back in 2011, Jim and Len walked through every land in Disney's Magic Kingdom. During this almost 2-hour adventure, they discussed what was then happening behind the scenes at attractions, restaurants, and shopping, and what guests were likely to see in 2012 and beyond. Besides that, Jim talks a little about how the Magic Kingdom's design has evolved over the years. This is the first episode in the Disney Dish series. It's the best place to get started with the show
01:51:19
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 102 - Splash Mountain's History Finale
Did you know that Walt and Ray Kroc (the guy who popularized the McDonald's restaurants) were in the same ambulance unit in World War I? There's a Disneyland tie-in there, and you can hear about it when Jim concludes the history of Splash Mountain.
32:08
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 101 - Kali River Rapids' History
' Jim goes through the history of Animal Kingdom's Kali River Rapids ride. The combination of animals and raft rides dates back to Walt's days, and the evolution of whitewater-style rides in the 1980's brought the idea back to Disney.
33:41
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 100 - The history of FastPass
April 2016 - Jim Hill and Len Testa discuss the history of FastPass in the Disney theme parks.
38:52
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 99 - Seaworld
March 2016 - Len and Jim discuss the state of Seaworld after the release of the film "Blackfish".
38:53
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep.98 - Chronological Disneyland : The history of Splash Mountain Part 2
March 2016 - Jim Hill and Len Testa continue their Chronological Disneyland: The history of Splash Mountain.
33:04
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 97 - Special Episode - Harry Potter in Universal Hollywood
February 2016: Jim gets a walk-through pre-opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Hollywood.
34:10
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 96 - Chronological Disneyland: The history of Splash Mountain Part 1
Disney Dish hosts Jim Hill and Len Testa continue their "Chronological Disneyland" discussion this time focusing on the history of Splash Mountain,
26:08
May 24, 2020
Disney Dish Ep. 95 - History of Disneyland continued
Jim and Len talk about BB-Q, horses, reindeer, and recycling in Disneyland
32:11
May 24, 2020
Jim and Len Live in Epcot 12/19/2011
In this episode, Jim and Len walk through Epcot's World Showcase in 2011.  Along the way, they discuss what's happening behind the scenes at attractions, restaurants, and shopping, and what guests are likely to see in 2012 and beyond.  It's interesting from a historical point of view.
02:16:08
April 1, 2020
Disney Dish Episode 2 - Magic Kingdom Resorts Tour
n the second episode of this series, Jim and Len walk through the Magic Kingdom Resorts and discuss the past, present, and future of each resort. Visits include Disney's Contemporary Resort, Bay Lake Tower, Polynesian, and Grand Floridian.
01:27:37
October 11, 2011