Episodes

June 26, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 433: “Secret Invasion” is off to a strong start on Disney+

Jim gives us the surprising history of the Walt Disney World Speedway, which started construction this week in 1995.
June 19, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 432: Remembering Disneyland’s “Flights of Fancy” parade

Jim tells us about the first time Disney used inflatable costumes for its parade performers.
June 12, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 431: Is Disney World readying a redo of its Animal Kingdom theme park

Jim finishes up the story of Disneyland hotel renovations, including how it relates to the Enchanted Tiki Room.
June 5, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 430: Does “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” really need to be that authentic?

Jim continues his discussion of the Disneyland Hotel expansion in the 1960s and 1970s.
May 29, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 429: Where the mermaids in Tomorrowland Lagoon came from

Jim talks about how changes to the pool area of the Disneyland Hotel reflects design trends in Disney resorts all over.
May 22, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 428: Lake Nona Town Center project canceled, “Galactic Starcruiser” to close

Jim talks about the "Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries" promotion at Disneyland Park in 2008.
May 15, 2023

The Disney Dish Episodwith Jim Hill Episode 427: Why “Aladdin’s Oasis” was only open for 14 months in the 1990s

Jim tells us about "Aladdin's Oasis," the short-lived restaurant / show that ran at Disneyland from the summer of 1993 through the summer of 1994.
May 8, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 426: Do you remember Disney-MGM’s “Star of the Day” program?

Jim gives us the history of Disney’s “Star of the Day” campaign at MGM Studios.
May 1, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 425: The other times fires broke out at Disney theme parks

Jim reminds us of all the times Disney show elements have gone up in flames
April 24, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 424: The edible landscape at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Iin our main segment, Jim gives us the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which had its 22nd birthday last week!
April 17, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 423: What may replace “Poseidon’s Fury” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Jim gives us the history of “Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost City” at Universal’s Island of Adventure closing on May 9th.
April 10, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 422: Remember when “Let’s Make a Deal” was produced at Disney-MGM

Jim and Len remember when “Let’s Make a Deal” was produced at Disney-MGM
April 3, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 421: Which division at Disney just disappeared during the 1st round of lay-offs

Jim continues talking about the relationship between Disney and TWO famous architects, Michael Graves and Robert A.M. Stern.
March 27, 2023

ThenDisney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 420: What’s the origin story for WDW’s Dolphin & the Swan Hotels

Jim tells us all about the relationship between Disney and TWO famous architects, Michael Graves and Robert A.M. Stern.
March 13, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 418: Looking back at WDW’s Cinderellabration

Jim gives us the history of CinderellaBration!
March 6, 2023

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 417: Why the original “Partners” statue was placed where it was at Disneyland

Jim finishes up the history of Disney using Walt’s image in the parks.
Feb. 27, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 416: Who played Walt Disney in movies & TV shows

In the feature, Jim tells us who played Walt Disney in movies and TV shows
Feb. 20, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 415: Why Universal Orlando is conducting surveys on WDW’s reservation system

Jim talks about how Disney’s tried to use Walt’s likeness in the parks.
Feb. 13, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 414: What’s it like to ride TRON: Lightcycle Run at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Jim tells us about all the times Disney’s tried to use robotic arms as rides in its theme parks.
Feb. 6, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 413: Trails End restaurant to close at WDW’s Fort Wilderness

Jim tells us about the time Disneyland switched to a 7-day-a-week operating schedule.
Jan. 30, 2023

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

Jim gives us the history … and future … of the Swiss Family Treehouse.
Jan. 23, 2023

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

Jim and Len talk about the history of Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek, which made its debut on this day back in 2011.
Jan. 16, 2023

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

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