Episodes

May 13, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 479: What became of that “Typhoon Lagoon” movie Disney was going to make

Jim and I look back at the development of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, including the never-made Typhoon Lagoon movie.
May 6, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 478: What went wrong with “Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration”

Jim and I look back at Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration, one of the shortest-lived attractions in Disney theme park history..
April 29, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 477 : Why WDW’s “Fire Mountain” project flamed out

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by congratulating Israel Perez & the team at WDW’s Victoria & Albert’s for the Michelin star they were just awarded. They then welcome back veteran Imagineer Jim Shull for a di…
April 22, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 476: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” gets ready for its grand opening

Jim gives us part 3 of the story of how Disney World’s Tomorrowland came to be.
April 15, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 475: Re-opened 1900 Park Fare serves up a superior character meal

im gives us part 2 of the story of how Disney World’s Tomorrowland came to be.
April 8, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 474: Why Disney World’s Asian Resort never got built

Jim tells us how Disney World’s Tomorrowland came to be.
April 1, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 473: Do you remember WDW’s Treasure Island

Jim tells us how Disney World’s Treasure Island became Discovery Island.
March 25, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 472: Why the “Disney Fairies” franchise faded out

Jim continues the story of the last huge Magic Kingdom transformation project when Disney proposed Pixie Hollow for Fantasyland and we ended up with Storybook Circus.
March 18, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep. 471: When may “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” open at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Imagineer Jim Shull comes on the show with a story titled “I Really Shouldn’t Be Up Here.”
March 11, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 470: How WDW fans plan on gaming that “free water park” perk

Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by Christina Harrison, who talks up the very best eats to be found at the 2024 edition of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. Len & Jim then take a closer look at Fantasy Springs a…
March 4, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 469: Will Jollywood Nights return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2024

Jim continues the story of how Tomorrowland got added to Disneyland’s opening-day lineup about this time back in 1955.
Feb. 26, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 468: Who just got offered free dining at Walt Disney World

Jim tells us how Tomorrowland got added to Disneyland’s opening-day lineup about this time back in 1955.
Feb. 19, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 467: When will WDW’s version of “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” open

Disney Imagineer Jim Shull joins us to explain how to refurbish an attraction that’s in the middle of an operating theme park.
Feb. 12, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 466: Where might Disney World expand out to next

Jim finishes up the story of how we got IllumiNations.
Jan. 29, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 464: What was Epcot’s very first nighttime show like?

Jim tells us about the opening of IllumiNations back on this day in 1988. That thing was reinvented more times than Madonna.
Jan. 22, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 463: Looking back at Disneyland’s House of the Future

Jim and special guest Dave Bossert recount how Disney and Monsanto built Disneyland’s House of the Future. One word for you kids: plastics.
Jan. 15, 2024

Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 462: How Casey Jr. plowed the road to Ghost Galaxy

Jim and special guest Jim Shull tell us how Disneyland’s Space Mountain got its themed overlays.
Jan. 8, 2024

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 461: The Disney Villains coaster that DCA almost got

Jim tells us how Disney has developed the California Screamin’ roller coaster over the years..
Jan. 1, 2024

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 460 : Looking back at “Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats” game

im gives us the history of Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats in Adventureland.
Dec. 25, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 459: The “Christmas Carol” ride that EPCOT’s UK pavilion almost got

Jim tells us about the time Disney wanted to design a ride based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Dec. 11, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 457: How many happy haunts now officially reside in WDW’s Haunted Mansion

Jim talks about how EPCOT’s Listen to the Land became EPCOT’s Living with the Land.
Dec. 4, 2023

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 456: Is Jollywood Nights now worth spending your Christmas cash on

Jim brings us up to date on what’s happened, and what might happen next, in the Chester & Hester’s section of Dinoland USA.