Ask Jim Hill Episode 8: SpectroMagic and del Toro’s Haunted Mansion Film

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On this episode, Jim Hill and Len Testa answer a viewer question about SpectroMagic at Magic Kingdom. Is it gone forever? Also, what is the current status of Guillermo del Toro’s Haunted Mansion film? Find out in this week’s episode.

New episodes are posted every Tuesday, so be sure to subscribe on YouTube!

If you have a question about Disney or Universal history, you can submit it to AskJimHill@TouringPlans.com, and Jim may answer it on the air!

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Posted on October 1, 2013

7 Responses to “Ask Jim Hill Episode 8: SpectroMagic and del Toro’s Haunted Mansion Film”

  • Thanks for the latest update. For those of us who came late to the party, what’s Jim Hill’s background. I’m guessing he is:
    A) An insider
    B) An ex-insider with lots of insider friends
    C) A mad scientist with a secret formula that literally turns him
    into a “fly on the wall”

    Keep the stuff coming, guys. It’s sad to hear the SpectroMagic floats are gone forever. I can’t believe they couldn’t pave another half acre and keep them. Some exec must have been given nightmares by those (admittedly) creepy expressionless face-color-changing dudes.

    • by Guy Selga Jr. on October 2, 2013, at 2:52 pm EST

      Haha I like your third guess! Jim has sources in the company and has been writing about Disney for over 20 years now.

  • This is now my favorite weekly post. Thanks guys!

  • I enjoy the chats with Jim Hill, but please PLEASE when you film the next set of these, work on the audio. It’s terrible in these (not my device, it’s terrible on 4 different devices).

    Still and all, an enjoyable series of vids.

    –Lee

    • by Guy Selga Jr. on October 2, 2013, at 2:55 pm EST

      When we recorded the first block of episodes we had a audio malfunction that I didn’t discover until I sat down the edit the videos. Sorry about the quality, I know it’s awful but there’s not much I can do. Next time we’ll get it right.