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tspp #340- The Larry Tuch Interview: Story World! 2/9/17

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TSPP sits with one of the great minds and veterans of the themed entertainment industry, Larry Tuch. Larry discusses his start, writing for TV, then ultimately, for attractions in theme parks all around the world; but he also digs deep into “Story World.” Story World is the main basis for completing an advanced, highly immersive experience attraction for the audience. The gang uses Star Tours as an example in this conversation. If you are a writer in the industry, or becoming one, get your notebook out, and take a listen. Enjoy a KEY LESSON!

Links:

TEA Website

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_340.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

tspp #339- The Ira West Interview 1/24/17

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TSPP presents to you our interview with, theme park legend, Ira West (President of Ira West, Inc.). Recorded at Visioneering Studios in Irvine, CA, with Mel McGowan (Co-Founder and Chief Creative Principal of Plain Joe Studios) this is the ultimate conversation on the birth of the theme park and the science of park development. If a park was created, there’s a good chance Ira designed it. Disney, Six Flags, Marriott's, Opryland, Kings Island, Dollywood, Magic Mountain, Holiday World, Puy du Fou…we uncover it all. Get your note book, this is "Theme Park Planning 101!" One of the most important industry history podcasts you’ll hear. Enjoy!

Links:

Plain Joe Studios

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_339.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm PST

Nick's ERT #39: Nick and Tim's Tracking of Orlando's 2017 and beyond...

Nick and Tim’s Tracking of 2017:  Tim Tracker joins Nick to look into 2017… expect discussions on Volcano Bay, MagicBand 2, Mario, Avatar and Jimmy Fallon!  Plus they re-visit Knotts-Scary Farm as well as discuss Legoland Florida and a possible European trip…

 

Direct download: ERT_39-_Tim_Tracker_Returns.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 4:37pm PST

tspp #338- The Mel McGowan Interview 1/16/16

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Finally back for the New Year, TSPP digs into the treasure trove of interviews of 2016. This interview is with Mel McGowan, the Founder or of Visioneering and Co-Founder and Chief Creative Principal of Plain Joe Studios. Conversation on how he started in the industry, his years in Walt Disney Imagineering, changing the culture of Anaheim, CA to a vacation resort destination, creating Disney California Adventure, starting Plain Joe Studios, evolving with Visioneering, and so much more. Enjoy!

Links:

Plain Joe Studios

My Refuge House

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_338.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

tspp #337- TEA Summit Day 2 pt. 2- McQueen, Coca-Cola, Puy du Fou, & More! 12/21/16

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TSPP IS BACK!! We bring you the TEA Summit: DAY 2 with the Thea Award Recipients of 2016! This is part 2 of 2 episodes covering the event, based on the “Afternoon Sessions.” Contains conversations on Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty: Victoria & Albert Museum w/ Dr. Kate Bethune (Senior Researcher for Victoria & Albert Museum); Moments of Happiness: World of Coca-Cola w/ Craig Lovin (Creative Director for World of Coca-Cola) &  Christian Lachel (Executive Creative Director/VP of BRC Imagination Arts); Inspector Training Course: Discovery Cube LA w/ Janet Yamaguchi (VP Education for Discovery Science Foundation) & David Beaudry (Principal of Beaudry Interactive, LLC); Les Amoureux de Verdun: Puy du Fou w/  Phillippe de Villiers (Creator of Puy du Fou), Thierry Retif (Scenic Designer for Puy du Fou) & Stephan Villet (Co-Founder of Smart Monkeys Inc.—Interpreter); Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden w/ Mary Brinegar (President & CEO of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.) & Andrea A. Rolleri (Founding Principal of Van Sickle & Rolleri, LLC); and Fountain of Dreams: Wuyishan w/ Jean-Christophe Canizares (Chairman & CEO - Show Producer at ECA2). InPark Magazine’s Martin Palicki and Joe Kleiman join in as well. Enjoy!

Links:

TEA Website

Victoria & Albert Museum

World of Coca-Cola

BRC Imagination Arts

Discovery Cube LA

Beaudry Interactive

Puy du Fou

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

ECA2

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_337.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

Nick's ERT #38- Time Run London: The Celestial Chain

Join Nick and a few friends as they head to experience the biggest escape room in the UK - Time Run: The Celestial Chain.  Will they survive this multimedia filled, effects ridden, puzzle based, time travelling, mild-terror promising escape room? Of course they will! But is it actually an escape room? Listen to find out more!

Direct download: TimeRun--ERT.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 9:08pm PST

tspp #336- TEA Summit Day 2 pt. 1- One World, Henry Ford, Spongebob, LAX & More! 12/14/16

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TSPP IS BACK!! We finally bring to you, the TEA Summit: DAY 2 with the Thea Award Recipients of 2016! This is part 1 of 2 episodes covering the event, based on the “Morning Sessions.” Contains conversations on One World Observatory: New York w/ John Urban (VP/General Manager of Legends Attractions/One World Observatory) & Phil Hettema (President/CEO of The Hettema Group); Manufacturing Innovation: The Ford Rouge Factory Tour-The Henry Ford w/ Cynthia Jones (General Manager of Ford Rouge Factory Tour), Christian Overland (VP of The Henry Ford) & Christian Lachel (Executive Creative Director/VP of BRC Imagination Arts); Foresta Lumina: Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, Quebec w/ Caroline Sage (General Manager of Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook) & Marie Belzil (Multimedia Director of Moment Factory); Spongebob SubPants Adventure: Moody Gardens w/  John A. Zendt (President and CEO of Moody Gardens), Zane Jensch (Director - Attractions & Exhibits at Nickelodeon) & Mark Cornell (Senior VP of Attractions Development for SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment); Geppetto Animation Control System w/ Brent Young (President/Creative Director of Super 78), John Kokum (Senior Producer of Super 78) & Michael “Oz” Smith (Technical Director of Super 78); Gantom Torch Technology w/ Quan Gan (President of Gantom Lighting & Controls); Integrated Environmental Media System: LAX, Tom Bradley Terminal w/ Michael Doucette (Deputy Executive Director at Los Angeles World Airports) & Stephan Villet (Co-Founder of Smart Monkeys Inc.). Joe Kleiman of InPark Magazine also crashes the podcast! Enjoy!!

Links:

TEA Website

One World Observatory

Legends Attractions

The Hettema Group 

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

BRC Imagination Arts

Foresta Lumina

Moody Gardens

Nickelodeon Attractions

SimEx-Iwerks

Super 78

Gantom Lighting & Controls

LAX-Tom Bradley International Terminal

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

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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.

© 2016 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_336.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm PST

Nick's ERT 37- Creating Planet Coaster!

Nick chats with Bo and Zac from Frontier - the developers behind the hugely successful (and downright gorgeous) - Planet Coaster.  Hear how the game has broken new ground, stories from behind the scenes and how Planet Coaster is now a recognisable brand with its own food, music and characters! This game has been shaking up the theme park game design genre… and it’s easy to see why from any game footage you see! And it’s only been released for a week! 

Links:

Planet Coaster Website

 

Direct download: Nick_ERT_37-PlanetCoaster.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

tsp #335- California's Great America's Clayton Lawrence on Haunt & Winterfest! 11/11/16

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We are at California’s Great America to discuss creative stories and the future events of this amazing park, with Clayton Lawerence (Entertainment Manager of California’s Great America). Talk on the park, Haunt, and WinterFest! So much amazing info. Enjoy!

Links:

California’s Great America

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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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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.

© 2016 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_335.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm PST

Nick's ERT #36- 139 Copeland Road Interview

The scare-season continues apace here in London as we talk to the cast and crew behind 139 Copeland Road - an immersive horror attraction that’s now playing at… 139 Copeland Road in London until the end of November.  Hear a bit about it in this fun interview that Nick did!

Direct download: ERT_36-_Copeland_Road_Interview.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 5:40pm PST