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In this episode we track the life of WINGS OVER WASHINGTON - one of the best new independent attractions in the world, from concept through opening.
We speak to the industry leaders that made up the All-Star team that delivered this one-of-a-kind experience; Kyle Griffith, Bill Butler and Garner Holt, Cindy Emerick, Brian Yessian, Jeff Dittenber, plus Brent Young and Robert Coker. Discussion on all aspects of this massive production in this epic podcast. Hold on to you seats and get ready to fly.

Wings Over Washington, This state-of-the-art ride takes guests on a thrilling aerial tour of some of Washington State’s most stunning natural environments: Olympic National Forest, the San Juan Islands, Snoqualmie Falls, the Cascade Mountains, and more. The entire 20-minute-long guest experience includes a special-effects-filled pre-show and a fully themed theater, including custom animatronics by Garner Holt Productions. The main show theater is designed to look like a stargazing observation platform in the forest above Elliott Bay.

“We wanted to create more than just a beautiful travelogue of this amazing state,” said Brent
Young, Super 78’s President and Creative Director. “So we developed a complete story that takes
guests on a magical adventure. 
 
Inside the theater, the ride film is displayed with a system designed by Electrosonic state-of-the art Christie digital laser projectors.Binaural sound is delivered to each guest through the ride vehicle, from Dynamic Structures,complimenting the theater’s own complex surround sound system.
Wings Over Washington also boasts a custom musical score supervised by Yessian Music, with a main theme composed by Antonio Di lorio and performed by the Northwest Sinfonia, conducted by David Sabee. Morethan 30 members of the Sacred Water Canoe Family, a Native American vocal and percussion
group, also performed for the attraction’s score.
About Miners Landing
Miners Landing is located on Pier 57 on Seattle’s historic waterfront. On August 17, 1896,
the SS Portland docked near the site of what is now the pier. On board was a ton of gold,
brought back from the Yukon by 68 lucky prospectors. The landing of the Portland made
headlines across the world, triggering the Klondike gold rush and turning Seattle into a
boomtown. Over the next century, Pier 57 was a shipping terminal and then used for fish
processing before being acquired by the Port of Seattle. The Griffith family officially
acquired Pier 57 during the early 1980s, which they still own and operate to this date. The
pier has become the site of multiple beloved Seattle attractions, including great eateries such
as The Crab Pot and the FishermanÅs Restaurant, as well as The Seattle Great Wheel. Wings
Over Washington is its most recent addition.

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The Season Pass Podcast is back at The TEA Summit 2017! Taking place at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim CA, April 20th & 21st, the TEA Summit is the greatest gathering of Themed Entertainment minds, together in the same area, in the year. This episode features David Willrich (President of the TEA International Board), Jennie Nevin (TEA COO), Greg Louganis (Olympic Gold Medalist), AECOM, Jon Binkowski (Renaissance & Hard Rock Park), Bruce Vaughn (DreamScape/Former Walt Disney Imagineer), Jonathan Casson (Former Business Director of Live Entertainment for FOX), and More. Includes introductions by Robert Coker and Doug Barnes at Podcast Ground Zero (Doug’s backyard). Enjoy!

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The Season Pass Podcast is back at Midsummer Scream! Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, July 29th & 30th, Midsummer Scream is the biggest and best Halloween Festival in Southern California. This episode features the Winchester Mystery House panel with Walter Magnuson, Tim O’Day, Scott Shooman (CBS Films), Sam Carter, and Moderated by The Season Pass’s own Doug Barnes.  Includes an introduction before the panel with Winchester Mystery House General Manager, Walter Magnuson. Enjoy!

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The Season Pass Podcast is back at Midsummer Scream! Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, July 29th & 30th, Midsummer Scream is the biggest and best Halloween Festival in Southern California. This episode features the Into the Black panel with Larry Bones, Aubree Garman, Ted Dougherty, Claire Dunlap, and Moderated by Parks and Con’s Shawn Marshall.  Shawn and Carmelle Marshall also join Doug Barnes to discuss the origin of focus of Parks and Cons. Enjoy!

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The Season Pass Podcast is bringing you an awesome round table discussion from the offices of Rethink Leisure & Entertainment, in Burbank, California. Joining Doug Barnes for the discussion is Don Roberts (Former Senior Art Director-Rethink/Former Walt Disney Imagineer), Stefan Lawrence (Creative Director-Rethink), Kevin Kalbfeld (Show Designer-Rethink), and Rick West (Project Story Writer-Rethink/Founder of Theme Park Adventure/Creative Director-Midsummer Scream). Conversations on the beginning of Rethink Leisure & Entertainment, career choices that lead to the themed entertainment industry, creative process, and plenty of Imagineering talk (Indiana Jones, Haunted Mansion, & More!).

Also, a preview discussion on this year’s Midsummer Scream, at the Long Beach Convention Center, CA - July 29th & 30th!  Enjoy!

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The Season Pass Podcast is BACK! We start our coverage of the Thea Awards/TEA Summit 2017 with a bang! Doug and Robert sit with the Co-Founder/Chairman of Modal VR, Nolan Bushnell. If Nolan’s name is recognizable to you, it could be because he’s the founder and creator of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese as well. Nolan discusses his career through Themed Entertainment and his newest and most exciting project, Modal VR. Recorded during the TEA Summit-Day One, at the Disneyland Hotel, April 20, 2017. Enjoy!

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Nick sits down with Robert to share his thoughts on a wide variety of topics including the new dark rides Ninjago (at Legoland) and Gruffalo (at Chessington).   Nick also chats to YouTuber The Carpetbagger (AKA Jacob) about the weirder side of the US’ Roadside attractions!  Finally Nick and Robert share their thoughts on Trader Vic’s and other Tiki bars! 

 

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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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