Disney History Institute Podcast

The story of the Osborne Family Festival of Lights at Disney World.

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part Six.

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On this episode, the story of Disney World's First Christmas in 1971.

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part Five.

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The origins of the Candlelight Processional and evolution of the Disneyland Christmas Parade, among other stories.

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part Four.

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The surprising story of Disneyland's first Christmas.

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part Three.

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The story of how Bob Chapek was fired and how Bog Iger returned.

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>> We'll be back on Sunday to discuss the whole Iger/Chapek affair.  But as tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I'm moving our Thanksgiving episode up to the top of the feed for a few days.  Until Sunday enjoy this episode <<

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part Two.

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The story of Herb Ryman, designer of Disney parks and films. Part One.

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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks.

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The story of the most infamous day at Disneyland - the Yippie Invasion of 1970. Part Four.

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The story of the most infamous day at Disneyland - the Yippie Invasion of 1970. Part Three.

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The story of the most infamous day at Disneyland - the Yippie Invasion of 1970. Part Two

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The story of the most infamous day at Disneyland - the Yippie Invasion of 1970.

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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks

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Direct download: DHI_News_October_2022_itunes_mixdown.mp3
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The story of how Disney World prepared for and experienced Hurricane Ian.

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The story of Walt Disney, Art Babbitt, and the Disney animator's strike of 1941, with Jake. S. Friedman.

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The stories that are told beneath your feet.

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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks.

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In the final installment of this series, Dick Nunis changes his business outlook, particularly how he relates to WED, as the company revises its plans for Florida after the death of Walt Disney.

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A discussion of likely new attractions for the Disney resorts in California and Florida that the company may develop in 2023, 2024, and beyond.

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Dick Nunis helps Disneyland expand while Walt, facing a dire health diagnosis, struggles to finish his final projects. Part Seven.

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Dick Nunis and Disneyland managers explore Walt's early plans to develop a resort in Florida.  Part Six.

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Dick Nunis's experience with the 1964 World's Fair and how these events changed the culture of Disneyland.  Part Five.

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On Bandcamp, you'll find multiple series and episodes with topics related to today's episode that deeply expand this period of history inside the Disney Company.  These include:

* Walt Disney and Riverfront Square (an album with seven episodes about the proposed indoor park in St. Louis)

* The Water, the Wavemaker, and the Secret Hotel (an album with three episodes that includes the full story of Bob Foster's work to obtain land in Florida for Disney World)

* Television, Technology, and a Disney Park in Palm Beach (three individual episodes about the proposed Disney park in South Florida)

* Project Satellite (one episode about the miniature Disneylands considered in the early 1960s)

* Project Spring (one episode about the proposed Disney venture in Monterey, California)

Direct download: DHI_The_Ballad_of_Dick_Nunis_Part_Five_iTunes_mixdown.mp3
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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks.

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Dick Nunis's experience during the early years of Disneyland and his growing relationship with Walt Disney.  Part Four.

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Dick Nunis's experience during the early years of Disneyland and creation of the Matterhorn.

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The Ballad of Dick Nunis - Part Two

Dick Nunis's experience opening Disneyland in July 1955 and the difficult weeks that followed.

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The story of how Dick Nunis changed operations at Disney Parks in the 1950s and 1960s.  Part One.

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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks.

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Direct download: DHI_July_2022_News_Episode_iTunes__mixdown.mp3
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The story of Walt Disney's attempt to create It's a Small World set against the cultural unrest of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.  Part Two

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The story of Walt Disney's attempt to create It's a Small World set against the cultural unrest of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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In the 1940s, Walt Disney wanted to make new segments for a revised Fantasia: an exploration of those lost segments and how one of them, coincidently, aligns with Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.

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Our monthly news and analysis episode in which we explore recent changes to the Disney Company, Disney films, and the Disney Parks.  

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An omnibus of stories--a collection of lost shoes, the battle over cafes, and a review of the new coaster, Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT.

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How global politics played a role in which international pavilions were--and were not--built at EPCOT.

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A few opportunities to visit backstage areas at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom Lodge.

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What's the future for Disney World now that the State of Florida has dissolved the special Disney Improvement district?

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Direct download: DHI_Updates_for_May_2022_iTunes_mixdown.mp3
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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Twelve.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Eleven.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Ten.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Nine.

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A detailed story of the current troubles inside the Disney Company.

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Direct download: DHI_Updates_for_April_2022_-_Chapek_iTunes_April_mixdown.mp3
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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Eight.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Seven.

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Contact: www.toddjamespierce.com 

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and The Tiki Room. Part Six.

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What's changed, what's coming, and what it means for the future of the Disney Company. Parks, films, and other experiences. News and analysis for March 2022.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, the Jungle Book, and the Tiki Room. Part Five.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, the Jungle Book, and the Tiki Room. Part Four.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, the Jungle Book, and the Tiki Room. Part Three.

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What's changed, what's coming, and what it means for the future of the Disney Company.  Parks, films, and other experiences.  News and analysis for February 2022.

Show note links:

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Aladdin two-for-one tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/ivydbg
Lion King two-for-one tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/6mdobs
 
Halcyon Legacy (Galactic Starcruiser) comic book: https://amzn.to/3LcHPD6

Direct download: DHI_Updates_for_Februrary_2022_iTunes_mixdown.mp3
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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, the Jungle Book, and the Tiki Room.  Part Two.

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The story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote music for dozens of Disney projects, including Mary Poppins, It's a Small World, The Jungle Book, and the Tiki Room.

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How park designers relied on a deep knowledge of art history to create the Magic Kingdom.

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A comprehensive guide to Genie+ at Disney World and Disneyland.

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News and analysis of the Disney Company for January 2022. A discussion of how the Disney Company is evolving, in terms of films, parks, and other experiences, and where these changes will take us in the months ahead.

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Direct download: DHI_The_Big_Update_-_Jan_2022_mixdown.mp3
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