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Disney Dish Ep 317: Looking for a great Disney theme park history book

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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how the Anaheim version of the Avengers Campus is supposed to be opening at DCA on June 4th. They then discuss why the Imagineers opted to transform the Papeete Bay Verandah at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort into ‘Ohana.

The Show Notes for this episode are here:


Over the course of the episode, listeners will learn about:

How Mears is stepping up to replace Disney Express (which is discontinuing service to & from the WDW Resort starting on January 1, 2022)

The new name WDW’s retail team came up with for Epcot’s “MouseGear” store

Which Pennsylvania Dutch restaurant / tourist attraction influenced the Hoop Dee Doo Revue & ‘Ohana

The real reason that ‘Ohana removed that Asian BBQ pork loin skewer from this restaurant’s nightly dinner service

How Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort revealed back in March of last year that it would soon begin a “Moana” -inspired makeover of many of its rooms


released April 12, 2021
Hosts: Len Testa and Jimi Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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