Disney History Institute Podcast (general)

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 Fourteen - The Difficult Days of Mineral King and EPCOT.

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The story of September 11 at Disney, as recalled by guests and cast members.

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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 Thirteen - The Summer of 1966.

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Overview and analysis of the Genie Plus service coming to Disney World and Disneyland.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm PDT

DHI Travel Guide for Disneyland, Fall 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:41am PDT

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 Twelve - Researching EPCOT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

A lost interview with Disney Legend and genius animator, Ward Kimball, from 1977.

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News, updates, and analysis for Disney Parks and Films for August 2021.

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The story of the Jungle Cruise, from its creation to new changes made in 2021.  Part Three.

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In this episode, we explore how the Disney parks are likely to change in the months ahead.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

The story of the Jungle Cruise, from its creation to new changes made in 2021.  Part Two.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

The story of the Jungle Cruise, from its creation to new changes made in 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

The story of two films--one made and one never-made--that explore Walt's park in the early 1960s. Part Two.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm PDT

The story of two films--one made and one never-made--that explore Walt's park in the early 1960s. Part One.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

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 Eleven - Planning EPCOT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am PDT

How are the Disney parks changing this summer? News, analysis, and other updates for the week of June 21, 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

Show Notes for Avengers Campus - Part Three

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT

How will Avengers Campus change the Disney Parks?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT

How will Avengers Campus change the Disney Parks?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm PDT

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 Ten - The Road to EPCOT.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

The story of how the pandemic continues to change Disney films and the future of cinema.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm PDT

The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.  Part Three

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm PDT

The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.  Part Two.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

The story of how the pandemic closed the Disneyland resort for over thirteen months and a full report of its reopening day.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT

The story of Ruth Shellhorn, the first female designer of Disneyland, and Jack and Bill Evans, exotic plant specialists, who, through conflict and frustration, struggled to finish Disneyland before its grand opening.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT

Universal Hollywood reopens after a thirteen-month closure. And other large changes to theme parks in California and Florida.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm PDT

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 Nine - WED at Sonora.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

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 Eight - The Turning Point.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm PDT

As the California parks remain closed, we're dialing back to happier times. If you've ever wondered what the first Easter was like at Disneyland--and what could go wrong--you'll find out on today's episode.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am PDT

The nuances of the recently announced Disneyland Expansion and how this may re-shape the Disneyland Resort in years to come.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT

What will Disneyland be like when it re-opens next month? And how will the Disney parks in California operate under different guidelines than those in Florida?

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

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 Seven - Disney Goes to the Fair.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm PDT

Walt Disney and Art Linkletter. They worked together. They traveled together. They lived in the same neighborhood. They shared each other's dreams. As told by Art Linkletter.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05am PDT

The update for the week of March 1, 2021. A discussion as to how the evolving problems stemming from the pandemic continue to change Disney films, parks, and other experiences.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami. Part Three.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT

The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami. Part Two.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm PDT

The story of how Disney's relationship with ABC exploded in the late 1950s, nearly creating a new Disney park just north of Miami.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm PDT

The update for the week of February 1, 2021.  How the pandemic continues to change Disney films, parks, and other experiences.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:35pm PDT

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 Six - Disneyland in the 1950s.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

The update for the week of January 17, 2021.  An exploration of how changes to the American theme parks will drastically remake a Disney vacations once the California and Florida resorts fully reopen.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am PDT

The story of a never-built second park at the Disneyland resort, designed during Walt's lifetime.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm PDT

In the longest and most detailed update yet, this episode explores models for where the pandemic will likely take us in the first half of 2021, in terms of Disney films and theme parks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PDT

An exploration of the current trouble in California and Florida.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am PDT

The holidays will be different this year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm PDT

Another wave of changes comes to the Florida resort.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm PDT

Changes come to California and the Disneyland Resort.

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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am PDT

Disney had its earnings call this past week. What the numbers tell us about the future.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am PDT

A preview of things to come.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

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 PDT

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

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

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 PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm PDT

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 PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm PDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm PDT

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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website and contact: www.toddjamespierce.com

 

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm PDT

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.

Link to the official Galaxy’s Edge page at Disney World: disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

Link to POV Rise of the Resistance Ride-Through Video (posted by The Dis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP2yuH57kNo

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35am PDT

The story of how Walt Disney’s Skyway gave rise to the new Skyliner at Walt Disney World.

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Special thanks go out to Robbie Von Roll for research help with this episode.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

In the late 1950s, Walt Disney decided to move into live action comedies, a decision that would forever change Disney films and even Disneyland.  On this episode, the story of The Shaggy Dog and the start of the Disney comedies.

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On this episode we conclude the story of Don Dorsey, Gavin Greenaway, Ron Logan, Eric Tucker and others who created “Reflections of Earth.”

If you are interested in watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, you can find the official Disney Parks multi-camera video of it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bw4j1r7iaI

You can also see a video of the temporary replacement show, Epcot Forever, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=37YQSN_Z4IE

You can find (episode guest) John King’s podcast, The Drunken Odyssey on contemporary literature at thedrunkenodyssey.com

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DHI 079 – EPCOT: Reflections to Forever – Part Two

On this episode we explore the career of Don Dorsey and the EPCOT Lagoon shows, as they develop toward “Reflections of Earth.”

If you are interested in watching Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, you can find the official Disney Parks multi-camera video of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bw4j1r7iaI

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm PDT

DHI 078 – EPCOT: Reflections to Forever – Part One

On this episode we explore the career of Don Dorsey and the early EPCOT Lagoon shows, as they develop toward “Reflections of Earth.”

 IF you are interested in watching Laserphonic Fantasy, you can find a 1986 home video of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKRO-juPqf8

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

This episode tells the story of how fireworks first came to the Disneyland resort in 1957, including interview audio with Mickey Aronson, one of two men who launched the show in its early years.  The photo graphic for this show comes from 1958, the second year of the park’s summer fireworks.

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Direct download: DHI_077_-_A_Brief_History_of_Disneyland_Fireworks_iTUNES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm PDT

After a summer of troubles at Disneyland, Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney World.  On the podcast, the story of this unique land’s journey from California to Florida, as well as a full review of the newly-opened land.  Link to the official Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/

 

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The process of creativity takes many paths.  In this episode, I explore the particular approach to creative development that Walt often used when exploring large projects and how Walt’s particular approach framed the later culture of Imagineering.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm PDT

AGD 6 – Backstage Tours – Part One

In this episode, I explore the history of backstage tours at Disneyland and Disney World, with stories going back to the year Disneyland opened.

This AGD episode focuses on the Backstage Magic tour at Disney World.  You can find more information and current pricing for Backstage Magic at: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/backstage-magic/

If you are attending the D23 Expo, on Sunday, August 25, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, I will be presenting at the D23 Expo with Joe Campana on Disneyland ’59.  https://d23.com/d23-event/d23-expo-2019/

If you have a book I wrote and would like it signed at the D23 Expo or just want to stop by and chat, come by the Ryman Arts / HHA Table on Saturday, August 24 from 11:30PM to 12:30PM or Sunday, August 25 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM.  

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