Disney History Institute Podcast

Thanksgiving stories from the parks, the studio, and the life of Walt Disney.

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In this special update, we explore how the pandemic will change the nature of filmmaking at Disney for years to come.

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We’re at a turning point in the life of John Hench—the invention of Disneyland—where we explore not only what was built but how it creates a new category of art and entertainment.

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Florida, California, and Paris, a little game theory, and ideas as to when this will all end.

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The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Four - Movies, Myths, and Sea Monsters.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

In 1965, reporters in Orlando noticed that an unknown buyer was purchasing tens of thousands of acres south of town, a mystery that would consume the city for nearly a year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm PST

Disneyland battles California: the discussion heats up over when Disneyland will be allowed to re-open.

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In 1965, reporters in Orlando noticed that an unknown buyer was purchasing tens of thousands of acres south of town, a mystery that would consume the city for nearly a year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:03am PST

The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Three - Hench, Walt, and Dali.

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Direct download: Book_of_Hench_Part_Three_iTUNES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PST

An exploration of the current trouble in California and Florida.

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The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world. Part Two - Disney and the War.

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The story of John Hench, who worked for Disney from 1939 until 2004 and adapted the techniques of filmmaking to create theme park wonders around the world.   Part One - Fantasia.

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The holidays will be different this year.

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Another wave of changes comes to the Florida resort.

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Changes come to California and the Disneyland Resort.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm PST

For decades, Disney designers have looked beyond elements of sight and sound to create a richer film-like reality in theme park attractions. In this episode, we explore how Imagineers, starting in the 1950s, sought to incorporate aromas to present a richer experience in attractions such as the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Soarin'.
 
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Disney had its earnings call this past week. What the numbers tell us about the future.

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A preview of things to come.

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Disney World has re-opened, but where will the resort be in three months? In this update we examine possibilities for how the resort might change in the days ahead.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm PST

After our interview with Tom Nabbe on fishing at Disneyland in 1956, we explore how the same experience now exists at Disney World.

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What was it like to work at Disneyland during its first year, when Walt spent a good deal of time in the park? Tom Nabbe remembers the 1950s at Disneyland.

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Disney World has reopened with significant changes. On this update, the "New Normal" and what it means moving forward.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm PST

Disney World prepares to re-open, as the situation in Florida continues to change.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am PST

Naked animators.  Walt working out with an Olympic wrestler.  A social room for women at the studio.  What more could you want from a single episode.  Significantly updated and expanded. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm PST

Disneyland cancels its reopening. Will Disney World cancel as well?

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How do you design a town whose invented history is conveyed solely through its details? The answers on today's podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am PST

In Florida, Disney lays out plans for a reopening as infection rates around the resort rise and as the NBA presents details that reveal how 22 teams and hundreds of players will live on Disney property for months.

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In Florida, Disney worked toward a reopening of its resort. And in California it presented plans for a phased reopening of the Anaheim resort, though the announcement didn't go as smoothly as some in the company had hoped.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm PST

With the theme park industry transforming itself during the pandemic, Disney is reshaping the way guests will experience its Florida resort. Details on some significant changes are at the center of this week's update.

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This week Disney announced wide-ranging changes to its Florida resort when it re-opens, changes that caught even industry experts by surprise. We'll explore what they are and what they mean for guests as the Disney parks in Florida prepare to re-open.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am PST

What has Disney Springs revealed about a plan to reopen the Disney parks? And what will be different at Universal Orlando once it reopens in June? In this episode we explore how the pandemic is reshaping the world of the Florida resorts, everything from the rides to the restaurants to the stores.

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What will Disney Springs look like when it re-opens?  Will the pandemic change how we experience movies forever?  We have answers in this week's update.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am PST

What will the Disney parks look like when they re-open? We have even more answers this time--in an episode that will bring you up-to-date in terms of how Disney is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Each spring, purple martins wing their way back to Disney World, into hundreds of nesting boxes arranged at the resort.

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When might the Disney parks reopen? And what will they look like when they do? We have some (but not all) of the answers this time--in an episode that will bring you up-to-date in terms of how Disney is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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How is the pandemic affecting top management at the Disney Company? This update is focused on recent management changes inside the company and how executives are now focused on moving Disney to the other side of the crisis.

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Before the Enchanted Tiki Room, before the construction of Disneyland, Walt created miniature, mechanical figures designed to dance and sing.  Part Four.

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Update and analysis on how the Disney Company has responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The third update on how the Disney Company has responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Before the Enchanted Tiki Room, before the construction of Disneyland, Walt created miniature, mechanical figures designed to dance and sing.  Part Three.

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Second update on how the Disney Company has reacted to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.

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Before the Enchanted Tiki Room, before the construction of Disneyland, Walt created miniature, mechanical figures designed to dance and sing.  Part Two.

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Updates on how the Disney Company has reacted to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.  

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The story of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway and how Imagineer Kevin Rafferty worked, over decades, to bring the Mouse more fully into the parks.

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With influences in pop music, modern dance, and drag culture, the new Magic Happens parade is a bold departure from previous in-park entertainment.  

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Before the Enchanted Tiki Room, before the construction of Disneyland, Walt created miniature, mechanical figures designed to dance and sing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am PST

The story of how Walt Disney’s interest in international culture shaped his films and his park, with a focus on the CircleVision films produced for EPCOT. Part Three.

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The story of how Walt Disney’s interest in international culture shaped his films and his park.  Part Two.

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The story of how Walt Disney’s interest in international culture shaped his films and his park.

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After a slow start, Galaxy’s Edge premieres its blockbuster attraction, Rise of the Resistance to stellar reviews and overwhelming crowds—an attraction that uses characters from the third trilogy, like Rey and Kylo Ren, to cleverly re-tell the oldest Star Wars story of them all.

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