The International Authority on Everything Theme Park Related. Join a Cast of Experts and Fans Every Week On an Informative Immersive Experience into the World of Rides, Attractions and Parks. We cover Disney, Universal, Merlin, Herschend, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, and More!!! Part of the MiceChat Podcast Network - MicePod.com.

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The 300th Episode of the Season Pass Podcast!  TSPP Celebrates Disneyland, the birthplace of the Theme Park Industry and the reason why The Season Pass exists today!  Walt Disney created Disneyland 60 years ago, and the park continues to operate with an adventurous spirit and inspires with the deepest of immersive storytelling.  In this podcast, the greatest of minds from Walt Disney Imagineering, Creators of Themed Entertainment, Journalists, Cast Members, and more, tell us “Why Disneyland is Special!” 

 

Audio from:

Marty Sklar - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Tony Baxter - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Bob Gurr - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Chris Merritt - Walt Disney Imagineer

Josh Shipley - Walt Disney Imagineer

Rick Rothschild - FarOut Creative Direction/Former Imagineer

Bob Rogers - BRC Imagination Arts/Former Imagineer

Ryan Harmon - Zeitgeist/Former Imagineer

Garner Holt - Garner Holt Productions

Bill Butler - Garner Holt Productions

Jim Hill - Jim Hill Media

Brady MacDonald - LA Times Funland Blog

Arthur Levine - Theme Parks Guide: About.com

Todd Regan - Walt Disney Birthplace

Paul Barrie - Window to the Magic

Erin Glover - Disneyland Social Media

Michelle Harker - Disneyland Merchandise

Rick West - Theme Park Adventure/Former Cast Member

Martin Palicki - InPark Magazine

Chad Emerson - Author of Project Future

Jeff Tucker - 91 Reasons Podcast/Knott’s Berry Farm

Urso Chappell - Expo Museum

and Nick Hutson - TSPP’s ERT/Musical Talk

 

Enjoy!

 

Links:

Disneyland

Disney Parks Blog

BRC Imagination Arts

Expo Museum

Garner Holt Productions

Theme Park Adventure

Window to the Magic

LA Times Theme Parks

Theme Parks: about.com

Jim Hill Media

InPark Magazine

91 Reasons Podcast

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

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Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

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Jordan explains her roller coaster mission with Nick Hutson. Also, discussion on wooden coaster rumors in the UK, the dark ride coming to Thorpe Park, and more. Coaster-Boys...Meet your Match! 

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_25.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 4:21 AM

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The Season Pass Podcast is back for another year at the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Summit and Thea Awards!  This year, along with the 2015 Thea Award recipients, we’re chatting with the LEADERS of the Themed Entertainment Association.  This episode focuses on interviews with the Founder of the TEA, Monty Lunde (Technifex), the President of the TEA, Steve Birket (Birket Engineering), and Buzz Price Award Recipient, Ron Miziker (Miziker Entertainment).  The TEA is rocking for 2015!!!  Enjoy!

 

Want to order a copy of Ron Miziker’s “Bible for Event Planning”—Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook? Click Below:

Ron’s Event Planning Book on Amazon

 

Links:

TEA Website

Technifex

Birket Engineering

Miziker Entertainment

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_299.mp3
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We celebrate 60 years of the park that started it all…Fake Theme Park!  Murph Gantly (Founder of Fake Theme Park) returns to TSPP to discuss the 60th celebration, as well as his opinions on the newly announced Dream Vision parks.  To help navigate this conversation of adventure is Lance Hart of ScreamScape.com.  Some risqué content is scattered throughout this episode.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Screamscape

Fake Theme Park Facebook

Fake Theme Park Twitter

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_298.mp3
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Nick and Matt review Thorpe Park's new "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here" maze, discuss whatever Thorpe Park have planned for 2016, the drop ride at the London Dungeon and much, much more!’

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_24.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 4:17 AM

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Doug Trumbull is one of the ultimate innovators of media; not just in movie special effects and visuals, but in special venue attractions, like his works in Las Vegas and Universal Studios. Doug joins Doug Barnes (Owner of Season Pass Podcast), Brent Young (Creative Director at Super 78), Robert Coker (Owner of thrillride.com), and Arthur Levine (Theme Parks guide for about.com) to discusses the beginning of his career, creating visual effects for movies like 2001: Space Odyssey, Directing films like Silent Running, and creating immersive experiences like Back To The Future: The Ride.  The podcast also gets deep into Doug’s new creation, simply known as MAGI…However, there’s nothing simple about this new, breakthrough technology. The Future of Themed Entertainment is Within…Enjoy!

 

about.com’s articles on Doug Trumbull:

Who is Doug Trumbull? And Why Is He Important to Theme Parks?

Magi High Frame Rate Films - Coming to Theme Parks

 

Links:

Douglas Trumbull Website

about.com’s Theme Parks page

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_297.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32 AM

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Who said they wanted to hear an IAAPA review in March?! You? Yes…You got it!  Here’s TSPP’s review on IAAPA 2014 from Orlando, FL. Talk on IAAPA, Orlando, Universal Florida, WDW’s Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train, Justice League in Six Flags Over Texas and St. Louis, InPark Magazine’s10 Year Anniversary, and the greatest Fun Spot America experience. Plus, audio of Bob Gurr kicking Doug Barnes off stage during a Walt Disney Birthplace fundraiser.  The whole team is here, plus Martin Palicki of InPark Magazine, Matt Kent of Oceaneering, John Wood & Rich Hill of Sally Corporation, and more!  Too much fun, Enjoy!

 

EPISODE SPONSOR:

Bill’s Amusement Park Shows

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Inclined 2 Loop Shop

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Links:

IAAPA website

Fun Spot America

InPark Magazine

Oceaneering website

Sally Dark Rides

The Theme Park Guy

In The Loop

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_296.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22 AM

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It’s finally here!! Trapped: Lock & Key Reveal from Knott’s Scary Farm’s Haunt event of 2014. Full discussion and dissection of the special VIP maze with Doug Barnes, Robert Coker and Mike Maryman (of EvilEpisodes.com), plus a HUGE creative description of Trapped with creators Jeff Tucker and Gus Krueger. TWO Stereo Real-Life Walk-Throughs of Trapped 2014, plus a special interview with classic Trapped actor and torture-inducing specialist, Jeff Wightman.  Four hours of unbelievably intimidating audio.  Enjoy!

 

EPISODE SPONSOR:

Oneail FX Studios LLC

www.oneailfxstudios.com

 

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_295.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22 AM

Nick Hutrson and Matthew Summers of www.inclined2loop.com discuss Disneyland Paris, Thorpe Park, the upcoming attractions of 2015, and much more!

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_23.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 8:04 AM

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Doug Barnes and Brent Young are at IAAPA 2014 and sit down with the CEO of Dynamic Attractions, Guy Nelson.  Dynamic Attractions develops ride systems, structures, roller coaster track, and technologies for the theme park industry, and if you’ve been to a Disney Park or Universal Studios park, there’s a good chance you’ve been on one of their amazing creations. Guy’s story is quite ambitious, jumping into themed entertainment quite recently and has evolved a determination to improve the industry as well as the progression of energetic theme park machinery.  A perfect example of this is there newest and most astonishing achievement, the SFX Coaster. If you want to hear where the future of high tech attractions and immersive storytelling transportation is going, then you should take a listen. Enjoy!

 

We dedicate this episode to our good friends Paul and James. God Bless.

 

EPISODE SPONSOR:

Bill Lohr’s Amusement Park Videos

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Links:

Dynamic Attractions

IAAPA

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Closing Song - Wheels by Enuff Z’nuff on iTunes

 

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_294.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00 AM