Without a doubt, Jim and Len deliver a top quality podcast filled with rich history, current information, educated hypotheses, and plenty of wit to entertain. Great job!
Len and Jim genuinely have the inside info on all things Disney and that makes this podcast so great. They love Disney but they’re honest about Disney too. And yeah there’s a lot of dad jokes which I appreciate as a fan of dumb humor. I actually pay for the ad free version and it’s worth it.
Yep! Already 79 reviews so I'll keep it brief. Len is a Disney nerd, by the numbers, hardcore nerd. Jim is a Disney geek, a fount of insight, history, and lore. Together, they dish. They are the Disney Dish. It's shmursday people. Listen!
Granted I’m a new listener but a lifelong Disney fan and this podcast is everything...it takes a love and turns it to an informed passion. The beast that is Disney, and specifically the parks themselves, is without a question one of the most interesting topics in modern recorded history, and this podcast only reinforces that. Don’t believe me? I dare you to listen to Jim and Len and come up with another subject that combines imagination, business and history all into one entity...it’s what makes the subject of Disney so unique and in large part what makes this podcast so awesome. The nature of Disney itself, allows Jim and Len to discuss even the seemingly most mundane topics like an earnings call, in a story-like manor that draws listeners in. To put it simply, Jim and Len’s ability to execute excellent informative story telling every Shmursday, combined with the unique nature of Disney itself, is a podcasting match made in heaven!
The best Disney Parks Podcast period. I have no idea how Jim can tell so many amazing Disney stories. And how Len can come up with so many witty responses.
I had a magic lamp, I would ask Genie fir a wish to be trapped in a skyliner with these two (in a totally non creepy way of course)! I would ask for all the amazing stories and hilarious tidbits! So much insider info that you don’t get anywhere else! Absolutely my favorite Disney podcast!
I love the stories that Jim and Len tell and their take on current Disney news. They are the only Disney podcast I come back to weekly.
I love listening to the show while out on walks and runs. All the shows help make the week go by faster and always enjoy all the great information!
All of my 4 siblings and I were kids at WDW in 1976. To this date our collective memory of what we loved and hated. These now 45 year old memories are consistent - loved and played on Tom Sawyer island for hours. Those of us returning cannot figure out why we loved it. Surprised at ourselves - hated line and wait for an show we thought was for babies. But, to be fair, my parents had us growing up on universal monsters and 1930s comedies
If I can’t go to the WDW Parks and Resorts, the next best thing is Len and Jim’s podcast. Entertaining, informative and downright hilarious! Len’s Disney news segments and Jim’s storytelling have saved my sanity during quarantine. I don’t even fast forward through the commercials just so I can hear Jim soothingly talk about virtual counseling. Who needs counseling when we have Jim and Len! BTW, I’m in NH too, Jim. Let’s start a support group for grounded Granite Staters!!
Jim Hill and Len Testa make up such a perfect pair. I enjoy the news updates and bits of history that are shared every week with a realistic, lighthearted view that takes into account where we’ve been as well as where we are now as a society and Disney-loving community. Jim, I hope you never retire because I would truly miss these weekly talks. If you like this one, also check out the others Jim Hill offers, about Universal, Marvel, Star Wars, and animation.
As a fan of the Disney parks, but also of the history of the Disney company as a whole, I look forward every week to a new installment of this podcast! (In fact, it’s one of the few things I look forward to Mondays for. It is what gets me out to run at lunch time, just so I can listen to the latest episode.) Keep up the great work!
I love the backstories to Disney history. Great information for any Disney fan.
I missed the original WDW today cast when they stopped making that podcast. I followed Len Testa here when he joined Jim Hill in reporting out on the latest disney news. I love their banter. The scoop. The times when Len gets into the math behind everything. I especially love when he gets into the math. This one is in my must listen to podcasts
My Monday morning commute has become so much more enjoyable since I discovered Len and Jim on the Disney Dish. I listen close to a dozen Disney podcast. And while I enjoy all of them for different reason. Disney Dish is hands down by far the best. Len’s humor and current knowledge of what’s going on around DW gets me excited for upcoming trips. (Fingers crossed for Ratatouille opening before my end of January trip). And Jim’s history and inside scoop on all things Disney is amazing and informative. Keep up the amazing work guys! I wake up morning mornings excited with anticipation of a new episode.
I love Len Testa's knowledge of the parks and surveys. He is able to explain what Disney is thinking and what Disney is trying to learn from their survey questions. Jim Hill has inside knowledge from his sources at Imagineering and a great history of the parks. His stories are always fun to listen to!
This is an awesome awesome AWESOME podcast that is so much fun to listen to, and the disney knowledge you get is incredible! Listening to Jim and Len has helped me stay sane throughout the pandemic. Great work!!
I’m a new listener and so far I am really digging this podcast! I’d heard Len as a guest before on other podcasts so when I found this I thought I’d give it a listen, and I’m so glad I did. Both hosts are very knowledgeable about current events at the Disney parks as well as Disney history. Their conversations are casual while still remaining on-topic, which I really appreciate.
This is one of the best Disney podcasts. Great timely information and really entertaining. Thanks Len and Jim!
You guys are so knowledgeable and provide so much information about all Disney properties. A fun listen that helps me get through my work day! Thank you!
I listen to the Disney Dish to get the latest on what is happening in the Disney parks. Also, Jim always has a great story to tell - usually the history of some attraction or something else within the parks. So enjoyable!
I'm really impressed by how the volume and quality of episodes that Len and Jim put out every month. They have a great chemistry on The Disney Dish while talking about both the latest news and Disney history. The show moves quickly and remains engaging on a wide range of topics. If you're a fan of theme parks, you should be listening to the this podcast!
The infamous Sunday Scaries (or is it now Shmursday Scaries?!) are much easier to manage knowing I’ll be able to escape reality with a new episode of The Disney Dish. Len and Jim are incomparable, and every episode is highly entertaining. Bravo!
Len and Jim, you both do a fabulous job. I have binge listening to your podcast on my staycation. It's so informative and interesting and fun. Your personalities shine through. Story ideas: I am dying to know the history about the giant ride buildings hiding in plain view at the parks. Which ride buildings are massively and sneaking disguised into the landscape? Any good stories about ride buildings that particularly challening to build or problematic? Just an idea. Keep up the great job! - Gabrielle Russon
This is the Disney Podcast I never knew I needed! How awesome to find podcasters who are as geeked out by Disney magic as I am. Going back to listen to the saved episodes and enjoying each one! Thank you!
Great podcast! Not only is it very entertaining, but it is full of the best information. Touring Plans is also a must use website. Must listen for any Disney fan or first-time Disney visitors.
Could literally listen to these guys read the phone book. If there were phone books anymore. Really nice to fans they meet in the parks.
These guys know their stuff and they seem to have a lot of fun sharing it. I look forward to every episode and always walk away with new knowledge and a couple of laughs.
This is my best source of Disney news and history. I love Jim and Len both and they are so easy to listen to. This podcast keeps me up to date and well informed on all the important news from Disney. I have learned so much about the history from Jim and the park info from Len! I look forward to the weekly episode and listen each week. Very well done!
Great Podcast! Always look forward to the next episode! The Monster Sound attraction (which I got to do as a kid) history got me jonesing for more MGM attraction history...so lets have a History of Superstar Television! Another attraction I got to do, my sister and I were Gilligan and the Skipper and my 80+ y/o grandma got on playing the gun-toting jealous wife on General Hospital (playing opposite a loose-English speaking bald Israeli gentleman...was hilarious). You guys rock!
Your most recent show about the history of the Mr Toad ride was your best ever. I truly hope Jim follows through with talking about Disneyland Paris Toad Hall. Would love to hear a show on Disneyland ride vehicle collectibles and auction results, like you did with the Toad Devils props.
I listen to a lot of podcasts— no judgment— but this is the best. A balance of humor, history and serious insight into what Disney is looking to do. Very enjoyable and just well done.
Len and Jim. Thank you both for the conversation. The information on possible safety precautions the Orlando theme parks might implement as they work towards opening is interesting and beneficial to my family.
Every word spoken on this show is a like golden drop of honey. Jim and Len dish out plenty of savory and sweet nibbles about Disney history, resorts, parks, attractions and more. Entertaining, educational, and beyond enjoyable.
Two of the greats in Disney knowledge. You can’t not learn something every time!
I always enjoy each episode of this podcast! I love the inside scoop and the news and discussions of all things Disney. Len and Jim have a great style to tell stories and news and the insider information. I’m always happy when there is a new episode!
Enjoy hearing the info on Disney. I would like to hear more specifically about Disneyland and not Disneyworld, but still enjoy most episodes.
Look forward to Len and Jim each week-great insider info, honest opinions, excellent topics. Keep it up fellas
Both hosts are so knowledgeable and give great and accurate information consistently and in an entertaining way!
As a fan of the Disney parks, but also of the history of the Disney company as a whole, I look forward every week to a new installment of this podcast! (In fact, it’s one of the few things I look forward to Mondays for.) Keep up the great work!
If you are a Disney fan (especially a Disney World fan) this is one of the best podcasts out there. Both Len and Jim know are tremendous amount of information (current and historical, and future!). On top of that they work really well together. Even though their interplay is seamless and fantastic, each one is comfortable enough to let the other lead for a bit. I find their jokes hilarious; they always brighten my day. I was lucky enough to meet Jim in person and he is just as engaging in person as on the podcast. And from what I have heard Len is the same. This is THE podcast I listen to the most!
If you are a Disney fan and want to stay in the loop, Jim and Len are a must-listen every Monday. I love their report and all the insider knowledge they have on events both current and historic. I hope they keep releasing episodes for years to come!
Love this show. I’m a DisNerd and the behind the scenes stuff and predictions keep me going between visits. Thanks fellas!
Enjoyable and entertaining Disney news and bits of history plus their personal experiences.
I’ve listened to many podcasts and this is the best. I used to like WDW Today when Len was part of that cast, but they all transitions off that show (don’t bother with that new crew of that podcast). If you liked WDW today, you’ll love this show. I’m partial to Len and love his data driven thinking along with his passion that is at times 100% emotional! They are honest with their reviews and don’t pander to Disney, which I love. And Jim Hill must be Mensa too, to keep up with Len’s very quick tongue. Simply the best!!
I love this podcast so much. Both hosts are really informed on the subject and their passion brings so much joy to the topics.
Gossiping with Disney insiders and digging into hard numbers, this podcast is amazing. Jim and Len are fun to listen to, entertaining, and trustworthy. A must listen for any Disney fan.
The most important part of any podcast for me is the voices of the hosts. And your Podcasts passes with flying colors. The second item of importance is obviously content. And again, Disney Dish will not disappoint.
Love Jim and Len. Informative, fun, and entertaining. Keeps the Disney magic going.
I enjoy many Disney podcasts, but Len and Jim's was the first and still the best authority out there. Definitely recommend.
There are a few podcasts that I can’t wait for the next episode to be released. This is one of them. Jim and Len are full of great information. If you’re a Disney nerd like me and want to be in the know than this is the podcast for you!
Lots of great detailed info and reviews, with lots of humor. So...here's my genius idea for Disney. A way to double ride capacity! Have a walk thru line for thrill attractions for people who want to see the theming and the inside of a ride, but don't want to actually have to go on the ride. Or when building a new ride, make something like a people mover that goes thru the ride building for us chickens. What do u think? Thanks.
Without a doubt my favorite Disney podcast. Jim and Len are a pleasure to listen to each week. Each episode feels like getting a visit from old friends...who are also huge Disney nerds like my wife and me.
Not only current things happening but a rich and carefully verified sharing of Disney history. I’m so loving this show! Thank you both for your work! And as a data geek, Also loving to hear from Len!
Hi Jim and Len, Living on the west coast and being a Disneyland Resort annual pass holder I have always been curious why Disneyland’s Tomorrowland never is slotted to receive the long overdue redo or at least some type of update it so desperately is in need of? With Galaxies Edge opening this summer isn’t the park in need of other areas to become release valves to help balance the masses that will descend on the west-side of the park beginning in June? Why hasn’t Tomorrowland been included in the Project Stardust we’ve heard the Disney Brass touting about so much in recent weeks? Anyway, great podcast, loving listening! Keep up the great work! Robert Spence
I love how informative this podcast is on both Disney history, and Disney parks. Jim brings the history knowledge, and Len is an expert on vacationing to the parks (Touring Plans). I’ve been listening to them for several years, and hope they continue to bring us this quality podcast.
Been listening for a couple of years. Jim and Len are national treasures. Excellent insight, quick wit and humor, make it a top tier WDW podcast
I have, over the years, developed an almost unhealthy obsession with the disney parks and movies. The house of mouse now consists of every single thing I have loved as a child and now as an adult. Star Wars...check! Marvel...check! Classic movies...check! I discoverd Jim Hill and Len Testa while preparing for a disney vacation about two years ago. I have listened to just about every other podcast related to disney in an attempt to find something that meets my sense of humor as well as the more important need for insight. Jim and Len are far from Disney loyalists and provided an unbiased look into the parks. They have great knowledge, advice, and listenability. I don't find myself irritated by unsubstantiated or irrational hatred or love for anything they discuss. This is my moment of zen on the way into work each day. Give it a listen. I promise that you will not be disappointed. If you are, you're just not that Disney.
These are some of the best, most knowledgeable guys around when it comes to discussing the parks. But Len and Jim, a 9 minute episode does not “a new edition of the Disney Dish podcast” make. There’s Youtube ads longer than your episode. Why not save all your around the parks discussion into one episode?
Len and Jim are so entertaining and always have the inside scoop on what’s happening at Disney, which is a good complement to other Disney podcasts that tend to be more about trip planning and tips. For an upcoming episode, I would love to know what is happening with paid fast passes now that the club level FP has been rolled out for awhile. Have people been buying these and is there any hope Disney will make them available to more guests (not just club level?). Any speculation from Jim and Len about whether Disney will move to the Universal model? Thanks!
There’s an old saying along the lines of “As goes Rome, so goes the world”. These days, in entertainment, that should be updated to “As goes Disney, so goes the rest of the industry.” They are the absolute top dog across movies, theme parks, and merchandising, and Jim Hill and Len Testa are the absolute top dogs on reporting on them! Insightful, filled with scoops and decades of first-hand knowledge, this is the podcast to beat for all things Disney.
This is absolutely the BEST podcast for those that are DEEP into the Disney fan community! The knowledge of Len and Jim combine for great entertainment, and education about all things Disney theme parks (and some other stuff too)!
Jim Hill and Len Testa have some great chemistry and some incrediblely deep knowledge about the Walt Disney Company and the theme park industry in general. Two great minds coming together like this is really a pleasure to listen to. This podcast is a must listen in my opinion for fans of Disney theme parks. I can almost guarantee you'll learn something new!
I just love listening to this podcast! The Disney history is so interesting, love the news and rumors, just a great podcast! Thanks Len and Jim!!
I have listened to several Disney podcasts for years and this one ranks up there at the top. Len and Jim are very informative and entertaining. I look forward to each new show. Highly recommend!
The only problem with this podcast is that Jim & Len don't record it MORE often! Not only do we get the latest and most up-to-date Disney news but we also get in-depth analysis of the whys and hows. Jim & Len pull back the layers to not only explain the changes happening at Disney but also why these changes happen. They explore the Disney Corporation rationale as well as the Disney fan community response. I look forward to every episode.
My absolute favorite podcast! Both Jim and Len’s theme park knowledge plays fabulously with each other. They have a great chemistry that makes the show both funny and interesting. I also learn something new every show that I can tell my friends! Lol! Thanks for the wonderful podcast!
Pros: fantastic content - Disney history, current events and analysis, and what is (or may be) coming to the parks in the future. Jim is - obviously - a wealth of Disney information. He has stories and anecdotes that most of us would love to have experienced first-hand. And he seems like a really nice guy. Adding Len Testa to anything always makes it better. His sense of humor is great, and he manages to mesh it very well with his more science-y analysis of the parks, crowds, pricing, logistics, etc. Cons: Jim sometimes tries *way* too hard to be funny/witty, and instead gives off this weird “aggressive geek” vibe, which is off-putting. He also often takes a didactic tone when he speaks, as if he wants to emphasize how much he knows compared to the audience. “What you have to understand is....,” “what people always forget...”, “you gotta remember....”, as if he’s talking to schoolchildren. It gets grating after a while.
Hands down the BEST Disney insider info out there. I could listen to Jim & Len all day. They bring you Disney history as welll as nuggets of future Disney happenings. If I had 1 negative....I wish the podcasts were longer !! A++