Episodes

Disney Dish Episode 412: “Mirror, Mirror for Us All” takes up-close look at Disney theme parks

Jan. 30, 2023

Jim gives us the history … and future … of the Swiss Family Treehouse.

Disney Dish Episode 411: Looking back on the early days of DAK’s Wild Africa Trek

Jan. 23, 2023

Jim and Len talk about the history of Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek, which made its debut on this day back in 2011.

Disney Dish Episode 410: What Len learned at that Reedy Creek Improvement District public meeting

Jan. 16, 2023

Len attends the Reedy Creek Improvement District planning meeting and Ihe hears voices, not necessarily in that order.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 409: Why Disneyland’s stagecoach was so short-lived

Jan. 9, 2023

Video of Disneyland’s first stagecoaches sparks Jim to talk about what Frontierland was like back when the park opened.

Disney Dish Episode 408: Looking back at Epcot’s “World of Motion” pavilion

Jan. 2, 2023

Jim celebrates the classic EPCOT attraction World of Motion, which closed on this day back in 1996.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 406: What would staying at WESTCOT have been like

Dec. 19, 2022

Jim continues the history of Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel, which is changing yet again.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 405: How the Emerald of Anaheim became a Disneyland Resort hotel

Dec. 12, 2022

Jim gives us the history of Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel, which is changing yet again.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 404: The Sorcerer’s Hat is still a sore spot with some Disney World fans

Dec. 5, 2022

It’s the 121st anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth, and Jim tells us about all the ways Disney has celebrated that over the years.

Disney Dish Episode 403: How WDW’s McDonald’s continue to innovate

Nov. 28, 2022

Jim finishes up the history of when McDonalds proposed a new attraction for Disneyland.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 402: How Bob Chapek learned he wasn’t Disney’s CEO anymore

Nov. 23, 2022

How Bob Chapek learned he wasn’t Disney’s CEO anymore

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 401: Looking back at Mickey’s Kitchen

Nov. 21, 2022

Jim continues the story of when the McDonald’s restaurant chain proposed a new attraction for Disneyland.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 400: When Disneyland almost got its first McDonalds

Nov. 14, 2022

Jim starts a series about the time that the McDonald’s restaurant chain proposed a new attraction for Disneyland.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 399: Why “Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge” didn’t go forward

Nov. 7, 2022

Jim gives us the history of Disney’s Bay Lake Tower, which Disney filed the initial construction paperwork for on this day back in 2006.

Disney Dish Episode 398: How Epcot is getting ready for the holidays

Oct. 31, 2022

Jim tells us the history of Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which has a birthday coming up to celebrate its opening back in 2003.

Disney Dish Episode 397: How Figment found his way back into Epcot’s “Journey into Imagination”

Oct. 24, 2022

Jim finishes up the history of the 1999 re-do of EPCOT’s Journey Into Imagination”

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 396: How to make “Galaxy Edge” appeal to ALL Star Wars fans

Oct. 17, 2022

Jim continues the history of the 1999 re-do of EPCOT’s Journey Into Imagination, which I’m forever referring to as “The Curse of Tony Baxter.”

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 395: How Epcot is getting ready for the holidays

Oct. 10, 2022

In our main segment, Jim tells us about the 1999 re-do of EPCOT’s Journey Into Imagination.

Disney Dish Episode 394: After Hours Events return to WDW in early 2023

Oct. 3, 2022

Jim tells us about the history of Walt Disney World’s Peter Pan’s Flight, which opened on this day back in 1971.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 393: What happens when a hurricane heads towards Walt Disney World

Sept. 26, 2022

With hurricane Ian bearing down on Florida, Jim and Len talk about what actually happens a hurricane heads torwards WDW.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 392: How the pandemic tripped up “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana”

Sept. 19, 2022

D23 news, obviously, and surveys, and listener questions! Then in our main segment, Jim talks about what he learned behind the scenes at Disney’s D23 expo last weekend.

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 391: Captain EO’s 60 hour-long opening event at Disneyland Park

Sept. 12, 2022

Captain EO’s 60 hour-long opening event at Disneyland Park

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 390: Why WDW’s “20,000 Leagues” supposedly closed temporarily & then never re-opened

Sept. 5, 2022

Jim tells us how Disney cast members sabotaged Disney’s then-President Michael Ovitz’s attempt to save the ride

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 389: How Skull Rock came to be at Disneyland Park

Aug. 29, 2022

In our main segment, Jim gives us the history of Disneyland’s pirate-ship restaurant.