Episodes

April 20, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 318: How the 50s Prime Time Café paved the road for the Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater Restaurant

So what happens when Len Testa & Jim Hill each record their contributions to a Disney Dish episode separately? You’re about to find. Special thanks to editor extraordinaire Aaron Adams who stitched this show together.
April 12, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 317: Looking for a great Disney theme park history book

Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss why the Imagineers opted to transform the Papeete Bay Verandah at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort into ‘Ohana
April 5, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 316: Do you remember “Mickey’s Audition”?

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about how the “HarmonioUS” barges haven’t exactly improved the view WDW visitors have as they look out on World Showcase Lagoon. Jim Hill then completes his five-part history …
March 29, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 315: Remember when Mel Brooks worked for the Mouse

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the Disneyland Resort is actively getting ready to re-open its theme parks. They also talk about how facial recognition technology may play a role in th…
March 22, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 314: When Sunset Boulevard got downsized

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about Disneyland’s announced April 30th re-opening. Jim then continues his series on the development of the Tower of Terror attraction. Show notes for this episod…
March 17, 2021

Disney Dish: Epcot’s “American Adventure ‘78” now available to ALL Disney Dish listeners

As of today, this formerly-Bandcamp-Exclusive show can now be heard by everyone. Check out what the Imagineers were originally thinking of as they tried to create an Audio Animatronic extravaganza that could then be presente…
March 15, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 313: The hidden grotto that Disneyland Paris almost got

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the challenges the Disneyland Resort faces as it readies for re-opening. They then talk about why the Imagineers couldn’t decide where to build a Freefall-insp…
March 8, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 312: How Geyser Mountain almost got built at Disneyland Paris

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing a survey that shows that the WDW Resort may be rethinking how it handles attraction photos. They then discuss how a thrill ride at Magic Mountain inspired the Ima…
March 1, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 311: Turning the Disney Dream & Fantasy into realities

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about when the Walt Disney College Program should resume operations. They also look back at when the Disney Cruise Line first began to expand its fleet. This episode…
Feb. 22, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 310: Looking back at WDW’s “Legend of the Lion King” show

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the new mobile checkout feature at Epcot’s Mouse Gear store. They then talk about how the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” puppet-based show led to the Magic Kin…
Feb. 15, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 309: WDW’s Best Outdoor dining

Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about Epcot’s revamped & repositioned “Leave a Legacy” display and then complete their look at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
Feb. 8, 2021

Disney Dish Episode 308: Survey sez … WDW’s still concerned about COVID-19

Jim continues his history of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort by talking about Fantasy Island, Frontier Village and the Magic Kingdom Suites hotel.
Feb. 1, 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 th…
Jan. 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.
Jan. 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 …
Jan. 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.
Jan. 4, 2021

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

Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss the Company’s post-pandemic plans
Dec. 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.
Dec. 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.
Dec. 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.
Dec. 6, 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
Dec. 6, 2020

Wondery Little Stories Everywhere

Wondery presents Little Stories Everywhere
Nov. 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
Nov. 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