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It’s a Season Pass Renewal episode! We’re taking a look back at our interviews with the busiest Walt Disney Imagineer in May 2017, Joe Rohde. With Pandora, the World of Avatar, and Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! opening this month, we celebrate the Imagineer who lead the teams behind Animal Kingdom, Adventurers Club, Expedition Everest, Aulani, & much more! Recorded during the TEA Summits of 2012, 2013, and 2014 with Brent Young & Robert Coker, and completely remastered. Enjoy!

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TSPP is back with an amazing interview with the VP of Entertainment for Knott’s Berry Farm, Ken Parks. Recorded at Knott’s Scary Farm during Halloween Haunt 2016. Ken dives into his career with Knott’s, moving over to Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal, and going back to Knott’s. He is the mastermind behind many cult classics & favorites in Disney Parks, Universal Studios, and Knott’s, including the infamous Haunt presentation, The Hanging. He discusses the creative process of theme park interactive role play entertainment (Legends of Frontier Land at Disneyland and Ghost Town Alive at Knott’s), as well as engaging street atmosphere (the Muppets at Walt Disney World and the live actors, in the New York windows, of Universal Studios). Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment Supervisor/91 Reasons Podcast) returns for another great podcast. Enjoy!

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Join Nick with Robert and other friends as they discuss Nick’s first real trip to Disneyland Paris - and hear an audio diary from the park, also hear from Dominic McChesney as he, with Nick, discusses Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon!  Finally hear from Ryan - who’s a big fan of The Season Pass - as he shares his thoughts on Madame Tussauds in London.  It’s a whirlwind of an episode!

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TSPP is back with one last recording from the TEA Summit of 2016. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker sit down with the 2016 Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements “Buzz Price” Thea Award recipient, Keith James (CEO/Owner of Jack Rouse Associates). Discussion on his beginnings in the industry, from Kings Productions, to Universal Studios Florida, and taking control of Jack Rouse Associates. Recorded at the Disneyland Hotel, March 31st, 2016, during the TEA Summit. Enjoy!

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TSPP is back with Orange County Register Multimedia Reporter, Former Walt Disney Imagineer, and good friend of the podcast, Mark Eades. Mark, who regularly visits the Southern California Theme Park scene, to many, is known as the OC Register guy taking tons of pics and writing up lightning fast reports on the newest attraction, event or announcement; but he has an astounding history on working within the themed entertainment industry. Starting his journey at ground zero in Disneyland food service, to landing in Disney Studios/WED as a film/show producing workhorse: Magic Journeys, Living Seas, Star Tours, Muppet-Vision 3D, Golden Dream, etc., then ultimately reporting on the theme park scene in Orange County. Tons of early Disney Studios and WED talk, and a very revealing look at how Disney creative business worked in the eighties. Recorded at the Disneyland Hotel, March 31st, 2016, during the TEA Summit. Enjoy!

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TSPP is back at the Baxter residence for another epic conversation with Disney Legend, Tony Baxter! We have a huge group in the discussion room this episode, including former Imagineer and Disney tech veteran, Michael Libby.  Talk on Michael’s beginnings in the industry and how Tony led him to the path he took. Discussion on the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland, creating attractions based on IP vs. non-IP, Victoria & Albert’s Alexander McQueen experience, and much more. Joining Doug, Brent, Robert, and Tony for the conversation is Ryan Harmon, Dr. Kate Bethune (Victoria & Albert Museum), and others. Enjoy!

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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!

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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!

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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…

 

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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!

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