Episodes

May 15, 2023

The Disney Dish Episodwith Jim Hill Episode 427: Why “Aladdin’s Oasis” was only open for 14 months in the 1990s

Jim tells us about "Aladdin's Oasis," the short-lived restaurant / show that ran at Disneyland from the summer of 1993 through the summer of 1994.
May 8, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 426: Do you remember Disney-MGM’s “Star of the Day” program?

Jim gives us the history of Disney’s “Star of the Day” campaign at MGM Studios.
May 1, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 425: The other times fires broke out at Disney theme parks

Jim reminds us of all the times Disney show elements have gone up in flames
April 24, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 424: The edible landscape at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Iin our main segment, Jim gives us the history of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which had its 22nd birthday last week!
April 17, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 423: What may replace “Poseidon’s Fury” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Jim gives us the history of “Poseidon’s Fury: Escape from the Lost City” at Universal’s Island of Adventure closing on May 9th.
April 10, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 422: Remember when “Let’s Make a Deal” was produced at Disney-MGM

Jim and Len remember when “Let’s Make a Deal” was produced at Disney-MGM
April 3, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 421: Which division at Disney just disappeared during the 1st round of lay-offs

Jim continues talking about the relationship between Disney and TWO famous architects, Michael Graves and Robert A.M. Stern.
March 27, 2023

ThenDisney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 420: What’s the origin story for WDW’s Dolphin & the Swan Hotels

Jim tells us all about the relationship between Disney and TWO famous architects, Michael Graves and Robert A.M. Stern.
March 13, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 418: Looking back at WDW’s Cinderellabration

Jim gives us the history of CinderellaBration!
March 6, 2023

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 417: Why the original “Partners” statue was placed where it was at Disneyland

Jim finishes up the history of Disney using Walt’s image in the parks.
Feb. 27, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 416: Who played Walt Disney in movies & TV shows

In the feature, Jim tells us who played Walt Disney in movies and TV shows
Feb. 20, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 415: Why Universal Orlando is conducting surveys on WDW’s reservation system

Jim talks about how Disney’s tried to use Walt’s likeness in the parks.
Feb. 13, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 414: What’s it like to ride TRON: Lightcycle Run at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Jim tells us about all the times Disney’s tried to use robotic arms as rides in its theme parks.
Feb. 6, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 413: Trails End restaurant to close at WDW’s Fort Wilderness

Jim tells us about the time Disneyland switched to a 7-day-a-week operating schedule.
Jan. 30, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 412: “Mirror, Mirror for Us All” takes up-close look at Disney theme parks

Jim gives us the history … and future … of the Swiss Family Treehouse.
Jan. 23, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 411: Looking back on the early days of DAK’s Wild Africa Trek

Jim and Len talk about the history of Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek, which made its debut on this day back in 2011.
Jan. 16, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 410: What Len learned at that Reedy Creek Improvement District public meeting

Len attends the Reedy Creek Improvement District planning meeting and Ihe hears voices, not necessarily in that order.
Jan. 9, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 409: Why Disneyland’s stagecoach was so short-lived

Video of Disneyland’s first stagecoaches sparks Jim to talk about what Frontierland was like back when the park opened.
Jan. 2, 2023

Disney Dish Episode 408: Looking back at Epcot’s “World of Motion” pavilion

Jim celebrates the classic EPCOT attraction World of Motion, which closed on this day back in 1996.
Dec. 19, 2022

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 406: What would staying at WESTCOT have been like

Jim continues the history of Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel, which is changing yet again.
Dec. 12, 2022

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 405: How the Emerald of Anaheim became a Disneyland Resort hotel

Jim gives us the history of Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel, which is changing yet again.
Dec. 5, 2022

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 404: The Sorcerer’s Hat is still a sore spot with some Disney World fans

It’s the 121st anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth, and Jim tells us about all the ways Disney has celebrated that over the years.