Episodes

January 31, 2017

Episode 120 - Epcot's Festival of the (mostly culinary) Arts, Caribbean Beach DVC, and other news

Len visits Epcot's newest seasonal fling, the Festival of the Arts. Jim explains how Caribbean Beach's new DVC buildings might look, and we talk rumors of Evening Extra Magic Hours' demise at the Studios.

January 14, 2017

Episode 119 - Rockettes and Restaurants

In our main two segments, Jim talks about the time Michael Eisner picked a fight with Radio City's Rockettes, and lost. Len talks about the best restaurants in Walt Disney World as voted on by you.

December 31, 2016

Episode 118 - Jim Wraps Up the History of O Canada!

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December 24, 2016

Bonus Episode #2 - Discovery Bay, Hawaii

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December 15, 2016

Bonus Episode - Jim and Len review Rogue One **with spoilers**

Jim and Len review Rogue One **with spoilers**

December 14, 2016

Episode 117 - Len gets to see Rivers of Light and the Disney Springs drone show!

Hear Len's review of Rivers of Light's Castmember Preview performances, and the new drone show over at Disney Springs. Spoiler alert: Jim was right months ago when he said that creative issues were just as much a part of Rivers of Light's delays as were technical problems.

November 30, 2016

Episode 116 - The Muppets Restaurant That Never Was

This is part of our Unbuilt Disney series, with additional shows at DisneyDish.bandcamp.com

November 22, 2016

Episode 115 - Why For? The Headless Horseman, Part 2

Listen to Part 1 of the story here: https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/why-for-the-headless-horseman

November 04, 2016

Disney Dish Episode 114 - Jim talks about Disney's 1980's plans to develop Long Beach Harbor next to Disneyland

Jim talks about Disney's 1980's plans to develop Long Beach Harbor next to Disneyland

October 30, 2016

Episode 113 - Previewing our upcoming Unbuilt Disney talk

There'll be more, including a long-lost Jimmy Hoffa memo, at the event.

October 14, 2016

Disney Dish Episode 112 - Disney Hurricane Aftermath, Len's Recent Restaurant Reviews (Condensed version)

Len makes an unusual request at Victoria and Albert's, which causes the manager to stop by the table.

September 30, 2016

Episode 111 - History of the O Canada! film, part 2 (Condensed version)

Jim finishes the history of the O Canada! film at Canada's pavilion at Epcot. Also a bit about the potential DVC at Caribbean Beach Resort.

September 14, 2016

Episode 110 - History of the O Canada! film, part 1 (Condensed version)

Jim gives the history of the O Canada! film at Canada's pavilion at Epcot. This part of the story starts with Walt himself trying to find his father's family home in Canada, and we end this show at the fabulous Expo '67 fair in Montreal.

August 31, 2016

Episode 109 - History of the Disneyland Hotel, part 2 (Condensed version)

We pick up the story after Disney has just sold out the Rather Corporation to corporate raiders, in exchange for the rights to the property around Los Angeles, including the Disneyland Hotel. But what is Disney going to do wi...

August 14, 2016

Episode 108: Disney News: Earnings, Park Attendance, and Goodbye to Stitch? (Condensed version)

We'll release the first August show soon. Time is an illusion.

July 19, 2016

Episode 107: The Lost Episode of Chronological Disneyland

It's interesting to go back and see how Disney was thinking the same thing, for Coronado Springs.

July 17, 2016

Episode 106b: Disney's Summer 2016 Media Preview (Full version with side stories)

Here's the building in Trondheim, Norway, from which the Royal Sommerhus design was created: tinyurl.com/zdq7sk3

July 17, 2016

Episode 106a: Disney's Summer 2016 Media Preview (Condensed version without side stories)

Here's the building in Trondheim, Norway, from which the Royal Sommerhus design was created: tinyurl.com/zdq7sk3

June 30, 2016

Episode 105: The history of Fort Wilderness

We also talk about the opening of Skull Island at IOA, and Frozen at Epcot

May 31, 2016

Episode 104: Live from the Animal Kingdom with Tiffins, Nighttime Safari, and more

Special guest star: Laurel Stewart. We loved the meal at Tiffins. Kilimanjaro Safaris is interesting at night, not sure we'd make it our only visit to that attraction. Loved The Awakening.

May 14, 2016

Episode 103: Jim's Why For?

Here's a Why For that Disney fans are sure to go ape over... the history of "Scruffy", one of the rock apes of Gibraltar. Jim reveals how this started as a live-action project only to almost end up as the follow-up to Disney's animated "Robin Hood".

April 30, 2016

Episode 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.

April 14, 2016

Episode 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.

March 31, 2016

Episode 100: The guy that invented FastPass

Jim talks to Bruce Laval, the guy who invented the original FastPass system while working for Disney in the 1990's.