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    Let's take a stroll around Discovery Bay

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    In response to a JHM reader's question, Jim Hill unearths a 1970s era memo from WED which gives a detailed description of what this proposed Disneyland addition would have been like....
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    A work-in-progress version of Why For finally finished!

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    Jim Hill answers even more of your Disney-related questions. This time around, he talks about George Lucas' original idea for "Alien Encounter," the "Young Indiana Jones and the Adventure Spectacular" stunt show, offers up some interesting behind-the-scenes info on "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" and well as revealing what Andreas Deja was going to do with Yzma....
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    How "Star Tours" became a reality

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    In honor of the six and final installment of the "Star Wars" series rolling in theaters today, Jim Hill digs out an old Disneyland press release and shares the story of how "Star Tours" actually came to be....
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    Is FastPass going to become a "Pay for Play" perk?

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    WDW visitors may soon be able to book a day's worth of FastPasses before they head out for the theme parks. The only catch is ... In order to do this, you'll have to stay on property in a Disney-owned hotel. Jim Hill explains the particulars....
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    Were Disney's lawyers at odds with "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz"?

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    The early word on this new TV movie isn't all that hot. But Jim Hill wonders: Would "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" have been that much better if Disney's attorneys hadn't insisted on its script being rewritten just days before the start of filming? Plus a story of how the "Oz" scene in Disney-MGM's "Great Movie Ride" also got loused up by lawyers....
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    UPDATE: "Pay for Play" is ALREADY here!

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    Never mind about how the Walt Disney Company may possibly phase in a new version of its virtual queue over the next few years. A sharp-eyed JHM reader reveals how a test of this new "Pay for Play" system is already up for bid over on eBay....
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    Hidden (loco)motive

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    How can one early morning event at Disneyland service two very different agendas? Jim Hill reveals how the Mouse recently honored a Disney Legend as well as pleased a major power player at Pixar....
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    Ticket to Ride

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    Ever wonder who Disneyland's first paying customer was? Jim Hill introduces you to Dave MacPherson, the 22-year-old college student who got on line at 2 a.m. just so he could be the first person to buy a ticket to the Anaheim theme park....
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    Why For?

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    At the risk of offending even more JHM readers, Jim Hill now answers your questions about the "Ward Kimball" steam engine & Disneyland's "Alice in Wonderland" dark ride, talks about which attractions were actually open at that theme park on July 17, 1955, reveals WDI's capacity concerns about "Expedition Everest" as well as looking back at the "Country Bear Jamboree" 's beginnings. ...
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    ... or were they?

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    Jim Hill has a real problem with Warner Brothers' decision to retool "Loonatics" before this KidsWB show actually got on the air....
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    McDonalds wants to continue its promotional deal with Disney, BUT ...

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    Jim Hill explains why the fast food giant is now looking for some flexibility, should it chose to renew its multi-year cross-promotional arrangement with the Mouse. ...
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    Boo Hoo Silly Dreamer.

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    Looks like not everyone in the animation industry is feeling sorry for the subjects of Dan Lund and Tony West's "Dream on Silly Dreamer"...
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    It's "Hail Mary" time for "Save Disney"

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    Roy Disney & Stanley Gold file a lawsuit as part of their last ditch effort to return to power at the Walt Disney Company. Jim Hill explains how that this legal manuever might wind up costing Walt's nephew big time....
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    Could we all be wrong about Hong Kong?

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    Disneyana fans dearly love to bash this soon-to-be-opening theme park. Insisting that it's too small & under-funded. But Jim Hill takes a hard look at what Disneyland originally had to offer back on July 17, 1955, then wonders: Are we all being somewhat hypocritical when it comes to HKDL? ...
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    Remembering Joe Grant (1908-2005)

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    Jim Hill looks back on the life of a true Disney pioneer, who passed away this past Friday afternoon with a charcoal pencil in his hand. ...
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    Disney to mount actual expedition to Everest

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    Mickey's headed for the Himalayas! Jim Hill reveals that -- as part of the promotion for next year's opening of DAK's "Expedition Everest" attraction -- the Walt Disney Company is planning on sending a team of scientists & explorers to Mount Everest so that they can then search for ... Well ... you-know-what....
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    Why For?

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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, Jim talks about Disneyland's guest list for July 17th, why "If I Never Knew You" got cut out of "Pocahontas," when Epcot might get a new nighttime fireworks show, as well as your very last chance to get on the official notification list for that JHM Disneyland history CD. ...
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    "Disneyland: Then, Now And Forever" & "Around the World with Disney" are must-haves for any serious Disney theme park fan

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    Jim Hill talks about two new volumes from Disney Editions which are almost as much fun as visiting a Disney theme park is. Almost....
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    DCA backlot to be beautified, Crush to soon set up shop inside "Magic of Disney Animation" (UPDATED. WITH PICS.)

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    As Jim Hill gets ready to head out to Anaheim to cover this week's press event, he shares a few quick stories about what's coming next at California Adventure....
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    Why For

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    Jim Hill returns with even more answers to your Disney-related questions. This time around, he sets the record straight on "Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow," reveals where else in the world the Imagineers wanted to build some new theme parks, talks up what else is in the works for Disneyland's Tomorrowland ...in addition to answering other queries....
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    "Nemo" attraction to cleverly mix old & new

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    Jim Hill gives us the lowdown on the upcoming redo of Disneyland's Submarine ride....
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    How do you follow up Hong Kong Disneyland? Would you believe building a new Disneyland in New Delhi?

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    Looking for one last hurrah before he exits the Walt Disney Company in September, out-going CEO Michael Eisner is meeting with Indian officials to discuss building a new theme park in Asia....
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    Traditional Reanimation

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    Could traditional animation be poised for a comeback at Walt Disney Studios? Jim Hill shares the scuttlebutt that he's been hearing coming out of the Team Disney Burbank building lately. Which suggests that Disney studio execs are now very concerned about how the last three computer animated features that Hollywood has released have performed at the domestic box office....
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    Why For ... all the angry words & name calling?

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    In addition to answering your Disney-related questions, Jim Hill also shares his thoughts about some of the more colorful things that have been said about him at other websites over the past few weeks. ...
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    Sure, "Star Tours" is great ... But would a "20,000 Leagues" simulator have been even better?

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    Jim Hill looks back at the proposed Discovery Bay attraction that could have been Disneyland's first simulator ride: The "Captain Nemo Adventure." ...
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