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Episode 313 Now Available

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Mike Scopa, Len Testa, Mike Newell & Jim Hill

Show Notes

  • Australia Pavilion
  • Click here to read Jim's article on the Australia Pavilion
  • Jim says other countries may be involved in the deal at some point
  • Jim says the Sydney Opera House is featured in the pavilion, which harkens back to a plan from the 1970's
  • Jim explains the issue with bringing in Australia to Walt Disney World and how it conflicts with Animal Kingdom
  • Jim talks about an original idea for Expedition Everest
  • Jim talks about the odd items he found in the proposal
  • Jim wonders if Disney is looking for more opportunities to "out source" projects
  • Len thought Spain would have been the next pavilion to come to Epcot
  • Jim talks about how close an attraction about Greece was to being a reality
  • Len details the restaurant options in the pavilion
  • Jim explains why the Spain pavilion at Epcot failed


Running Time: 22:40

Episode 313 Now Available | 26 comments | Create New Account
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Yay!
Authored by: captainbarbossa6 on Monday, September 24 2007 @ 05:16 PM CDT
I'm really looking forward to listening to today's show. I love hearing about things that could have been at Disney World. Can't wait to listen!!
This had all the makings of a classic episode
Authored by: lentesta on Monday, September 24 2007 @ 09:10 PM CDT
Like a drinking game based on every time one of us said "Crikey!" or "Now that's a knife!"

Sadly, we didn't get the chance to do it. But we shall continue to come up with new and innovative games
Episode 313 Now Available
Authored by: Photographer on Monday, September 24 2007 @ 10:45 PM CDT
I agree, it makes more sense to have an Australian exhibit in DAK because Americans LOVE koala bears and kangaroos. I'd be thrilled personally to have an Australia pavillion in EPCOT fully staffed with surfers dudes, Olivia Newton-John CDs, and 2 shows daily of The Thunder from Down Under.
Episode 313 Now Available
Authored by: ImOscar.com on Monday, September 24 2007 @ 11:04 PM CDT
2 words for you all - meat pies.
Episode 313 Now Available
Authored by: smedina24 on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 08:56 AM CDT
Hey Len! Isn't AC/DC originally from Australia. Can't believe you forgot them.

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Please keep your arms and legs inside the tram and remain seated until the tram comes to a full and complete stop.
  • AC/DC - Authored by: TiggerRay on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 09:08 AM CDT
  • HEY! - Authored by: tikkipoo on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 09:14 AM CDT
Broker's website a bit scary
Authored by: Mcmillanmom on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 09:15 AM CDT
For a company that is trying to do business with one of the pickiest monoliths in the world, the Lionsgate website was scarily 'first-year-out-of-college.'

Maybe it's because I am in the business, but I noticed the typos and snafus on their website; I can only imagine what their proposal looked like. Matt, sounds like a consultant opportunity for ya! Then we will be all up in the mix!
Who doesn't love Australia?
Authored by: WDWRockJRS on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 12:12 PM CDT
If they would just get rid of Chester & Hester, they could use that area to build Australia, it fits in with the Nemo attraction, AND Flame Tree BBQ is not so far away.

...As long as they don't start serving vegemite.
Episode 313 Now Available
Authored by: smedina24 on Tuesday, September 25 2007 @ 09:38 PM CDT
How bout a Cuba pavilion with a raft ride attraction called "Freedom Flotilla" where the guest have to swim the last 20 feet to shore. If they don't make it, they have to start all over again. Don't take my idea OK.

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Please keep your arms and legs inside the tram and remain seated until the tram comes to a full and complete stop.
Men at Work - those are the words?
Authored by: econruth on Wednesday, September 26 2007 @ 10:38 AM CDT
Ok.. so what's a chunder? And forgive me, but for the longest time I thought the lyrics were "where women blow and men plunder"....

It's only Weds and they have shut down the Lionsgate website for repairs! Between Jim Hill's site and here we probably crashed them.

I wish them luck - someone has to prod Disney into adding new pavilions!

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