Episodes

Oct. 25, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 345: Is it really necessary to purchase a brand-new Magic Band?

Jim gives us the history of Walt Disney World’s Electrical Water Pageant.
Oct. 21, 2021

Wondery for Kids Preview: Melon's House Party

Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear.
Oct. 18, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 344: How far back was Disney planning an Animal Kingdom for Florida

Jim gives us part 3 of our inside look at how Walt Disney World was developed more than 50 years ago.
Oct. 11, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 343: How the Walt Disney Waterbridge got built

Jim Hill and guest host Christina Harrison discuss which foods & activities WDW visitors should seek out during that Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration
Oct. 6, 2021

Wondery Preview: Who, When Wow! with Rebecca Sheir

Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!"
Oct. 4, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 342: What it was like at WDW on October 1st

Len Testa recalls what it was like to be inside the Magic Kingdom on 10/1/2021 and Jim Hill talks “HarmonioUS”
Sept. 27, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 341: Epcot’s new Space 220 restaurant is out-of-this-world

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome Christina Harrison, who reports on what “Rise of the Resistance” was like on its very first day as a virtue-queue-less attraction. They then ponder what could happen if another division of Disney…
Sept. 20, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 340: Cinderella Golden Carousel’s costly transformation

In our main segment, Jim tells us what Walt Disney World was like two weeks before its opening in 1971.
Sept. 13, 2021

Disney Dish Dish Episode 339: Which Disney annual pass should you be buying

in our main segment, Jim finishes up the history of Disney’s Haunted Mansion.
Sept. 6, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 338: What not to miss on the menu for La Crêperie de Paris

Len Testa rides Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and eats crepes, then special guest Christina Harrison is back with reviews of EPCOT’s new food offerings. And in our main segment, Jim explains why the first version of Disney’s …
Aug. 30, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 337: Remembering Holidayland at Disneyland

News! Listener Questions, where we play a game called “Would You Rather?”!
Aug. 23, 2021

Disney Dish Dish Episode 336: Disney World’s difficult dealings with the NBA

Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their new series on the decade-long development of The Haunted Mansion
Aug. 16, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 335: The ghastly tale of Captain Gore & his wife, Priscilla

Len Testa & Jim Hill share listener mail & Jim then continues his history of The Haunted Mansion
Aug. 9, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 334: The Spook House at Mickey Mouse Park

Len Testa & Jim Hill begin a new series on the development of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction.
Aug. 2, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 333: Is it getting too costly to stay on WDW property?

Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about Disney World’s new policies regarding mask use at the Parks & look back at why the Imagineers spent 18 months & $25 million to dredge a channel at Castaway Cay
July 26, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 332: What not to miss at this year’s Food & Wine

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome special guest Christina Harrison, who talks up where to find the very best eats -- and the strongest air conditioning -- at the 2021 edition of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival
July 19, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 331: Why Disneyland steered clear of a Halloween celebration for decades

Len Testa & Jim Hill look back at October 31, 1994 and KIIS 102.7 FM’s infamous promotional event at Disneyland Park
July 12, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 330: How the Floral Mickey came to be

Len Testa & Jim Hill look back at the horticultural challenges that Disneyland Park faced less than 10 days from its grand opening back in July of 1955
July 5, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 329: runDisney events return to the WDW Resort this November

Len Testa & Jim Hill conclude their look at the history of “Toy Story Midway Mania!”
June 28, 2021

Disney Dish Dish Episode 328: What happens when Mickey enters the public domain

Len Testa & Jim Hill look back at many of the concepts for Mickey Mouse-based rides, shows & attractions that never quite made it off of WDI’s drawing board
June 21, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 327: When is DCA’s Quinjet attraction likely to take flight

Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about how the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park almost encircled a Mickey & Minnie Mouse-themed island, rather than Tom Sawyer Island
June 14, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 326: How DisneyQuest led to Toy Story Midway Mania

Len Testa & Jim Hill reveal when they each believe Disney World’s golden age occurred
June 7, 2021

Disney Dish Dish Episode 325: Which early Disneyland rides had the highest hourly capacity

Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about how Disneyland’s “Rocket to the Moon” ride became a “Mission to Mars”
May 31, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 324: Splash Mountain’s role in the creation of on-ride photography

Len Testa & Jim Hill share stories about how miserable service on Disney’s Magic Express has reportedly gotten