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tspp #330- The Tim O'Brien Interview 7/15/16

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Doug Barnes and Arthur Levine of ThemeParks.About.com interview the original journalist (the O.J.) of the amusement industry—Author and Historian, Tim O’Brien. Discussion on how Tim got involved with the industry of amusement and theme parks, writing for the amazing Amusement Business publication, writing biographies on some of the most important figures in parks, marketing for Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and ultimately being a giant fan of all parks and rides.  Enjoy.

Links:

Tim O’Brien’s Casa Flamingo

about.com’s Theme Parks w/ Arthur Levine

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_330.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

It's the very first Season Pass Bonus episode...the Bonus Pass...I guess...uh, Murph Gantly joins Doug Barnes and Robert Coker to discuss Fake Theme Park's new video "I'm a Theme Park Pricness!" Enjoy this "special" episode of TSPP.

Links:

I'm a Theme Park Princess video by Fake Theme Park

Fake Theme Park Facebook Page

Direct download: The_Bonus_Pass_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT

tspp #329- Knott's Ghost Town 75th! w/ Kaprelyan, Gahagan, Knibbs, Disney, & More. 6/27/16

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Coverage of the Knott’s Berry Farm Ghost Town 75th Anniversary media event, on June 9th, 2016: Hosted by Doug Barnes and ThemeParkReview.com’s Rick West. Reviews of Ghost Town Alive, the freshly renovated Ghostrider wooden coaster, and the restored, renewed, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. This show also includes interviews with Raffi Kaprelyan (Former GM, Knott’s/Area Director, Cedar Fair), Russ Knibbs (VP of Food and Beverage, Knott’s), Jeff Gahagan (VP of Maintenance, Knott’s), Jim Disney (WestCoaster.net), and more! Enjoy.

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Theme Park Adventure

WestCoaster Ghost Town 75 Coverage

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_329.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:58pm PDT

tspp #328- TEA Summit Day 1: San Diego Zoo, AECOM + Ethics & Ethos! 6/8/16

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It’s Day 1 of the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Summit and Thea Awards - Focus on TEA Growth, Industry by the Numbers, the TEA AECOM Index, Thea Classic Award, and Ethics, Ethos…and the Elephant in the Room. 

Interviews with:

Jennie Nevin (COO, TEA)

Steve Birket (VP, Birket Engineering/International Board President, TEA)

Judy Rubin (InPark Magazine Editor/PR & Publications, TEA)

John Robinett (Senior VP, AECOM Economics)

Linda Cheu (Principal/VP, AECOM)

Brian Sands, AICP (AECOM VP - Economics)

Margreet Papamichael (AECOM Director - Economics)

David E. Rice, FAIA (Director of Architecture & Planning, San Diego Zoo Global)

Debra Erickson (Director, Communications & Interpretation Marketing, San Diego Zoo Global)

Madeline Di Nonno (CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media)

Anthony Esparza (CCO, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)

Kile Ozier (Itinerant Creative Guy)

Clay Rivers (Author, Artist, Actor)

Jeremy Schoolfield (IAAPA/Editor-in-Chief, Funworld Magazine)

Enjoy.

Links:

TEA Connect Website

San Diego Zoo

AECOM

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

SeaWorld Cares

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_328.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07am PDT

tspp #327- PressPass'16:Shanghai Disneyland + Live Reports from SFDK The Joker & CGA Mass Effect:New Earth 6/2/16

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TSPP is BACK, after a long hiatus! It’s Press Pass 2016 - Brent and Robert review their first hand peek at the biggest attraction of the year, Shanghai Disneyland: TRON and Pirates galore! Plus, Doug has Live Coverage from the Mass Effect: New Earth media event at California’s Great America; includes interviews w/ Christian Diekmann (VP of Strategic Growth at Cedar Fair), Nathan Huber (CEO of 3D Live), Clayton Lawrence (Director of Entertainment for CGA), and Matt Sweeney (Project Manager from Electrosonic) — as well as The Joker media event at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; interview with Captain Lee Munroe (Spokesperson for SFDK), Charles Laureano (Ride Supervisor at SFDK), and good ol’ Tom Zeliff (No Limits 3D Modeler). A Huge Huge Huge episode…check it out, and Enjoy.

Links:

California’s Great America

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_327.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:51pm PDT

tspp #326- Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood! 4/27/16

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It’s all about the premier of the NEW Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. Full audio of the opening event, plus the entire opening ceremony (with John Williams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), plus a review of the new immersive land with Seth Kubersky (Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando/Touring Plans), Tom Felton (Actor/ Harry Potter Films), Alan Gilmore (Art Director at Universal Studios), Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Expert for about.com), Brady MacDonald (LA Times Funland Blog), Rick West (Theme Park Adventure), Shawn & Carmelle Marshall (Parks & Cons), and more!  Witness one of the greatest opening ceremonies ever. Enjoy.

Links:

Seth Kubersky’s YouTube Page

Theme Park Adventure

Parks & Cons

Universal Studios Hollywood

about.com Theme Parks

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

 

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_326.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm PDT

tspp #325- Seasoned Pros List Show 5--Theme Park Food! 4/16/16

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The Seasoned Pros return with a new theme park list, this time, it’s all about EATS!  We look at the best theme parks and resorts for food and eateries.  Along with Arthur Levine of themeparks.about.com and Joel Bullock of coastercritic.com, special guest, Seth Kubersky of touringplans.com and the author The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, joins the group to narrow down the five best parks (or resorts, depending on the evaluator) to dine at; as well as assess the best dishes, snacks, and desserts available in the industry. Enjoy.

Links:

 

about.com’s Theme Parks

Coaster Critic

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_325.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT

Nick's ERT #32 - The Return of Shawn Sanbrooke

Join nick and Shawn as they discuss the year's theme park progress, with everything from Derren Brown's ghost train hype, Pandamonium at Chessington (which Nick scored the music for - because Nick does theme park audio) as well as talk of future trips for Nick and Shawn. 

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_32.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

tspp #324- Yessian Music w/ Brian Yessian, Jeff Dittenber, & Scotty Gatteno 3/28/16

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One of the most important pieces to creating a living immersive environment in the themed entertainment world is music. Music is the universal language that can engage emotion, promote excitement, evoke fear, and generate lasting memories.  Yessian  Music’s whole purpose is to transform an experience into a magical, multi-dimensional venture.  This episode, Doug and Brent sit with Brian Yessian (Partner/CCO), Jeff Dittenber (Sr. Sound Designer/Audio Mixer), and Scotty Gatteno (Sr. Audio Mixer/Sound Editor) of Yessian, to discuss their journeys, as well as the components of creating music for themed and amusement experiences.  Enjoy.

Links:

Yessian Music

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_324.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

tspp #323- Jack Lindquist Tribute: 2013 IAAPA Disney Legends Panel 3/10/16

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Jack Lindquist was not only the first President of Disneyland, but one of the most important innovators of theme park marketing. This podcast is a tribute to the amazing spokesperson that the themed entertainment industry lost on February 28, 2016. Here’s a recording of the 2013 IAAPA Disney Legends Panel, from Orlando, Florida. The presentation is based on the “Year of the Author.” It’s moderated by Bob Rogers (BRC Imagination Arts), and sitting on the panel is Jack Lindquist (former President of Disneyland, Author of In Service to the Mouse), Marty Sklar (former Ambassador of Walt Disney Imagineering, Author of Dream It! Do It!), and Lee Cockerell (former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World Resort, Author of Creating Magic and The Customer Rules). Not the best recording (since this audio was never meant to be published), but a wonderful and educational piece on the industry, the importance of leadership, and includes the quick wit of the late, great, Jack Lindquist. Enjoy.

Image Above is from www.iaapa.org

Links:

Jack Lindquist’s In Service to the Mouse

Marty Sklar’s Dream It! Do It!

Lee Cockerell’s Creating Magic

Lee Cockerell’s The Customer Rules

BRC Imagination Arts

IAAPA Website

Touring Plans

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

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_323.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT