It’s been quite a busy time for Walt Disney World news, particularly during the past few weeks. Rivers of Light opened on February 17th at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Pandora: The World of Avatar will arrive there on May 27th. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is in the middle of two major expansions for Star Wars and Toy Story. We also know the year (2019) for the Star Wars Experience. Rumors are flying about a new gondola transportation system, and the Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs resorts will also expand. There’s so much to cover right now, which makes it the perfect moment in time to bring Len Testa back onto The Tomorrow Society Podcast.
Testa is the president of Touring Plans.com and a co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, so he knows his stuff. I brought him seven questions about Disney World to discuss, and we cover a lot more in this episode. Along with the latest news, we dive into the challenges at Epcot and what Disney should do to fix them. Testa is also the co-host of The Unofficial Guide Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill, and their “Unbuilt Disney” series is a real treat for Disney fans. We talk about some interesting finds that Testa discovered in his research for those shows. They include plans for a Disney theme park in Australia and on a super tanker.