This Week’s Disney Dish with Jim Hill Podcast: The Epcot Resorts

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Join Jim and me as we wander through the Epcot Resort area, discussing everything from the resorts’ restaurants to rooms, to the fascinating story of the corporate scheming that got them built.  Check it out on iTunes or directly here.


Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

5 thoughts on “This Week’s Disney Dish with Jim Hill Podcast: The Epcot Resorts

  • March 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Two great stories: Jim’s explanation of how the Swan and Dolphin got built; and how Jim and his first wife showed Disney how to do “intimate weddings” at the Beach Club.

    • March 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Len, after listening to the podcast, I found it funny you discussed family reunions! As a REAL true life first cousin, I would love to reconnect with you! Next time your mom or sisters come to Ohio, join them! I’ll be in Disney World May 11-20…will you be there?

      • March 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

        Ah, we’re missing you by a couple of days; there May 3-6. I’ll tell them you’re coming. 🙂

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Outstanding set of podcasts! Please keep them coming. Mr Testa… you are simply “Da Man”.

    I was really disappointed on 2 Hollywood Studio items from the podcast:

    1.) Disney abandoned bringing the Indiana Jones Ride from Disneyland to Hollywood Studios where the Indiana Jone Stunt Spectacular currently is.

    2.) No Monsters Inc roller coaster, although they have the markers laid down for the support beams.

    Those 2 attractions alone would make the Studios so much better.

    Sad to see Disney is spending so much on Avatar land at Animal Kingdom while the Studios is basically being ignored (except for the awesome Star Tours Version 2).

  • May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    After listening to most of these podcasts, I’m not sure the intent was realized. Ninety percent of the conversation is negative, listing the problems, disappointments, and great things that were proposed but never happened. Coupled with the not-so-eloquent presentation, these left a lot to be desired.
    …And again, but again, ironically, literally, iterations, …


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