Episodes

February 01, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 307: How Disneyland may replace its annual pass program

News, listener questions, and in our main segment, we have a special guest: Seth Kubersky, author of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando is here to talk about what we can expect with Universal this year, how to make the most of your visit, and what it’s like to write a travel guide in a pandemic.

January 25, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 306: Why Disney World really built River Country

In our main segment, Jim talks about the history of Disney’s Vero Beach resort.

January 18, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 305: Are you ready for “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure”?

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about WDW’s decision to shut down the Magical Express as well as “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom.” Jim then reveals Disney’s long-range plans for Epcot’s “Person of the Century” poll

Leisure Places & Travel Society & Culture

January 11, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 304: The Muppety “Mermaid” you missed

In our main segment, Jim talks about the history of the Voyage of the Little Mermaid attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

January 04, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 303: Looking ahead to 2021 at the Disney Parks

Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss the Company’s post-pandemic plans

December 27, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 302: Which Beatle really enjoyed driving the Monorail

Jim and I look back at what happened when a key member of the Fab Four stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort back in late December of 1974.

December 20, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 301: Why Disney supposedly passed on the chance to make “E.T.”

In our main segment, Jim talks about the history of the Country Bear Jamboree Christmas Show.

December 13, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 300: The secret behind Disney’s perfect looking Christmas trees

Len talks Spice Road Table and Jim talks about the history of Disneyland’s Christmas tree.

December 06, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 299: Disneyland’s first real Christmas Parade

Len Testa & Jim Hill describe WDW’s new character caravan, and they look back at how Disneyland Entertainment director Tommy Walker made holiday celebrations look bigger & grander than

December 06, 2020

Wondery Little Stories Everywhere

Wondery presents Little Stories Everywhere

November 29, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 298: Park hopping returns at WDW starting on January 1st

Len Testa & Jim Hill look back on the career of Joe Rohde Jim then concluded his series on the renaming / rebranding of Disney’s Dixie Landings Resort

November 22, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 297: WDW adjusts its 50th anniversary plans again

Len Testa shares the Cube Rule of Food. Jim Hill continues his series about the development of the Port Orleans & Dixie Landings Resort for the WDW Resort

November 15, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 296: What to expect from a post-COVID Disney World

“Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure” at Epcot won't open ‘til the first quarter of 2021 and a recent survey throws a spotlight on what the WDW Resort is considering offering to lure Guests back down to Central Florida once a coronavirus vaccine is readily available

November 08, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 295: Is WDW considering a socially-distant New Year’s Celebration?

News! And Is Disney World preparing for a New Year’s Eve event? And in our main segment, Jim tells us about the history of Disney’s Dixie Landings resort, and how re-making that might give us clues as to how Splash Mountain will be re-themed.

Places & Travel Leisure

November 01, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 294: How soon might we see HarmoniUs up & running at Epcot?

News! Listener questions! And in our main segment, Jim tells us how Disney is supposed to tie River Country into the Reflections DVC Resort.

October 25, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 293: Is Disney getting ready to close Fantasia Gardens?

News! Listener questions! And I go on a rant about California! And in our main segment, Jim tells us about the history of the Wonders of Life pavilion.

Places & Travel

October 18, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 292: Which Presidents visited what Disney Parks?

Which Presidents visited what Disney Parks?

Places & Travel

October 11, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 291: Why doesn’t Shanghai Disneyland have any indoor roller coasters?

News! And in our main segment, we talk to Smithsonian museum specialist Bethanee Bemis about Disney theme parks and the American Experience.

Places & Travel

October 04, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 290: What would WDW’s Pixie Hollow mini-land have been like

What would WDW’s Pixie Hollow mini-land have been like

September 27, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 289: The latest on WDW’s “Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser” hotel

The latest on WDW’s “Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser” hotel

September 20, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 288: What was Disneyland like 6 weeks prior to its opening?

What was Disneyland like 6 weeks prior to its opening?

August 30, 2020

Disney Dish Episode 285: How Eisner’s cost containment efforts changed Kali River Rapids

How Eisner’s cost containment efforts changed Kali River Rapids