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Disney Legend Charles Ridgway looks at the opening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Listener Email and more!

With the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios coming up on May 1, I am planning a number of segments looking back on its history, trivia, changes and hidden treasures, and this week, we’re going to start at the very beginning. I am pleased to be joined at the Studios by Disney Legend and former Walt Disney World press agent Charlie Ridgway, who recounts what it was like planning for the opening of a park whose original concept changed dramatically, and showcased the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood that was both real and imaged. He tells us about planning for the opening ceremonies, the many celebrities that visited and worked at the park and so much more.

I’ll answer many of your listener emails and questions this week, including vacation planning and Walt Disney World history and trivia questions. Some topics include Disney honeymoons, Disney dining, World Showcase music, DVC versus a Deluxe Resort, the Empress Lilly and so much more.

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1 thought on “WDW Radio Show #116 – Disney Legend Charles Ridgway and the opening of Disney’s Hollywood Studios”

  1. Chuck Zitta says:

    My favorite Disney collectible item would have to be the Disneyland cup I got back in 1973 on my first visit ever to a Disney theme park. I was 8. It’s a simple white glass cup with the Disneyland logo and my name underneath. All in gold lettering. Very simple, but very, very special to me. Proudly displayed on the bookshelf in my man cave.