Ask Jim Hill Episode 8: SpectroMagic and del Toro’s Haunted Mansion Film

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On this episode, Jim Hill and Len Testa answer a viewer question about SpectroMagic at Magic Kingdom. Is it gone forever? Also, what is the current status of Guillermo del Toro’s Haunted Mansion film? Find out in this week’s episode.

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Guy Selga Jr.

Disneyland writer for and co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Disneyland. Also a Disneyland local and appreciator of Disney theme park history. Twitter and Instagram: @guyselga

7 thoughts on “Ask Jim Hill Episode 8: SpectroMagic and del Toro’s Haunted Mansion Film

  • October 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the latest update. For those of us who came late to the party, what’s Jim Hill’s background. I’m guessing he is:
    A) An insider
    B) An ex-insider with lots of insider friends
    C) A mad scientist with a secret formula that literally turns him
    into a “fly on the wall”

    Keep the stuff coming, guys. It’s sad to hear the SpectroMagic floats are gone forever. I can’t believe they couldn’t pave another half acre and keep them. Some exec must have been given nightmares by those (admittedly) creepy expressionless face-color-changing dudes.

    • October 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Haha I like your third guess! Jim has sources in the company and has been writing about Disney for over 20 years now.

  • October 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    This is now my favorite weekly post. Thanks guys!

    • October 2, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you!

  • October 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    I enjoy the chats with Jim Hill, but please PLEASE when you film the next set of these, work on the audio. It’s terrible in these (not my device, it’s terrible on 4 different devices).

    Still and all, an enjoyable series of vids.


    • October 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      When we recorded the first block of episodes we had a audio malfunction that I didn’t discover until I sat down the edit the videos. Sorry about the quality, I know it’s awful but there’s not much I can do. Next time we’ll get it right.


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