New York Disney Walk-and-Talk Events with Jim Hill Announced

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You live somewhere up north. You listen to our Unofficial Guide Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill during your daily commute. And sometimes while you’re listening, on the subway, the bus, or all alone in your car, you find yourself talking back to Jim, as if he were there, while everyone around slowly inches away from you. Who hasn’t done that?

Now’s your chance to talk back in person, because our friend Jim Hill is doing two small-group, walk-and-talk events in and around New York City starting next month.

On Saturday, April 26, Jim will be talking about Disney at the 1964 World’s Fair. You’ll head out to Flushing Meadows the site of the fair, and hear Jim recount how Disney conceived, built, and delivered 4 attractions to the fair, including prototypes of “it’s a small world,” Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, and the PeopleMover, among other topics. Start time is 11:30 AM, and the rain date is Sunday, April 27.

On Saturday, May 17, Jim takes to Manhattan to recount the history of Disney on Broadway and Disney in Times Square. The event starts in Times Square and ends at the Disney Store for some shopping, where Jim will also be talking about the store’s creation and design. Start time is still TBD, but will most likely be around 11:30 AM. Rain date is May 18.

The folks at ETC Custom Events are running these programs. Cost is around $50 per person for one, $95 for both. That covers subway transportation, specially-designed snacks, a small souvenir, and all-out access to Jim. So everyone has enough time to talk to Jim, tour space is extremely limited. Email ETC Custom Events for more information.

 

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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 len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

8 thoughts on “New York Disney Walk-and-Talk Events with Jim Hill Announced

  • March 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm
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    Len, are you coming to this? As it happens, we will be in New York that weekend. (Meeting Newell would be great, but please keep Hochberg away!)

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    • March 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm
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      I’m not sure of my schedule yet. Hoping to make it, since the talk sounds like fun.

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  • March 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm
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    Awesome topics! Hopefully these will be recorded and released on the Podcast as well?

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  • March 27, 2014 at 10:28 pm
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    Oh, that’s the same day as DVC event in Newark, NJ. I wish it was on Sunday then. I would have loved to go!

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  • March 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm
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    Oh, I really love the topic of the 1st one, but can’t do that weekend. A day-trip to NYC may be in store for the 2nd one.

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  • March 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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    …and is the NYSP people approving the tour? I don’t want to do the trespass thing….

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    • March 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm
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      Perhaps the event should be moved to late evening, after dark. Also, wear black. 😛

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  • March 28, 2014 at 2:37 am
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    I see he found a way to talk Disney for cash without getting escorted from the parks.

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