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TSPP is back at the 2014 Thea Awards and TEA Summit for more conversation on the award recipients. This episode is all about the SPECTACULAR!  Discussion on the creative process behind Universal Studios Japan’s The Song of an Angel with Mike Davis (Executive Producer of Universal Studios Japan), The Fire Test at the Dutch Railway Museum (De Vuurproef, Het Spoorwegmuseum) with Paul Van Vlijmen (Director of Het Spoorwegmuseum) & Evelien Pieterse (Exhibition Coordinator), Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE with Welby Altidor (Director of Creation-Images, Events and Lifestyle division of Cirque du Soleil), conversation on theme park “baby boomer" market research with Jill Bensley (President of JB Research Company) & NormaLynn Cutler (Principle of Cutler Enterprises), and the deep purposes behind Audio-Animatronics with Thea Lifetime Achievement recipients Garner Holt (Founder of Garner Holt Productions) and Bob Gurr (Disney Legend/Former Imagineer).  Remembering the amazing Thea Award recipients of 2014 and preparing you for the 2015 announcements at IAAPA (TEA Booth, 2pm ET, November 19, 2014).  Enjoy!

 

Links:

TEA Website

Universal Studios Japan

Cirque Du Soleil: Michael Jackson ONE

Dutch Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum)

Garner Holt Productions

JB Research

Cutler Enterprises

Walt Disney Birthplace 

 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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TSPP closes out its biggest Halloween coverage year ever with a MASSIVE Hauntastic Special at the official home park of the Season Pass Podcast, Knott’s Scary Farm for Halloween Haunt 2014! Discussion on the bold new direction of Knott’s Haunt, creative process behind the new scares, dissecting new mazes Voodoo & Tooth Fairy, plus conversations with the brilliant people behind this year’s event…

 

Interviews with:

The Mistress of the Dark, Elvira

Voodoo Maze Designer, Brooke Walters

Creator of Special Ops: Infected, John Cooke

Gunslinger’s Grave Designer, Gus Krueger

Digital Media Marketing, Brad Jashinsky

Possessed’s Maggie Reynolds, herself, Josie Tucker

 

Join Jeff Tucker (Entertainment Supervisor at Knott’s Berry Farm), Doug Barnes (Owner/Producer of The Season Pass Podcast), Robert Coker (Owner of thrillride.com), and Mike Maryman (Owner of Evil Episodes) for the biggest Halloween podcast TSPP has ever produced.  PLUS, Halloween event reviews from TSPP listeners Shawn Marshall & Tom Zeliff at the end of the podcast.  Scary fun and unbelievably informative; everything you want from an explosive Haunt podcast.

 

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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This week, TSPP goes back to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, CA) for Fright Fest 2014!  Discussion on creating the annual event with Terry Overstreet (Director of Entertainment), updates at SFDK with Nancy Chan (Communications Manager), and dissecting SFDK’s newest scare maze Boathouse at Blood Lake with Charles Laureano (Rides Supervisor/Scare Master).  Also, stereo narratives of five scare mazes.  Tons of scary thrills, enjoy!

 

Links:

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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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Contact us:

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This week, TSPP goes back to California’s Great America for Halloween Haunt 2014!  We dissect the creative process and development of Haunt and the HUGE leap forward CGA took this year to create a scarier, more intense, unbelievably enjoyable event.  Great conversations with Clayton Lawrence (Entertainment Manager/Haunt Master) and Roger Ross (Public Relations Manager) about the consistent upgrading to the park, creating new experinces (the Great America Pavillion) with the new Levi's Stadium and 49ers, and creating themed experiences rather than just extreme (teen) attractions.  Tons of ghoulish fun happening at CGA and it’s open through November 1st!  So go to HAUNT if you’re in the Bay Area!  Seriously…you’ll thank us. ;)  Enjoy the bloody podcast!

 

Links:

California’s Great America

Great America Pavillion

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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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This week, TSPP goes back to Universal Studios Hollywood for Halloween Horror Nights 2014!  We dissect the creative process and development of HHN and its new mazes with the Creative Director of Entertainment Production, John Murdy.  A great conversation on the origins of this year’s amazing attractions, plus a small selection of live walk through clips of the environments from the Horror Nights event (recorded Oct. 4, 2014).  Enjoy and sleep peacefully. ;)

 

Links:

Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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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Nick joins Season Pass Holder Matthew Summers to guide him through his first scare maze event - at Thorpe Park's Fright Nights. They also spend the easier part of the day doing Legoland (for the first time) and Chessington World of Adventures. We also feature an interview with Sean Coogan, who's Thorpe Park's live entertainments manager. Closing out the episode is a discussion with Lee Conway, Nick and Matt. Along with many other fun surprises down the dark path of the Thorpe Park movie studios. Enjoy!’

 

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This week Window to the Magic takes over the Season Pass Podcast for a binaural haunted adventure thourgh all the mazes of Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt 2014.  Surround yourself with the Macabre.  Spoiler alert: This audio contains all five Skeleton Key Rooms.

 

Links:

Window To The Magic Podcast

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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Season Pass Podcast Halloween Coverage is back for 2014 and the team visits a new haunt experience for TSPP—Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA!  Doug Barnes, Dusty Sage (MiceChat.com), Robert Coker (thrillride.com) and Norm Gidney (MiceChat.com) sit with Dark Harbor's Creative Director & Production Designer, JJ Wickham, and Co-Talent Director, David Wally, to discuss the event, their journeys into the industry, and the challenges that come with creating such an immersive attraction in the competitive Southern California haunt market.  Amazing scary stuff, enjoy!

 

Links:

Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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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From Scare LA 2014, it’s the event review show recorded on location, August 9 & 10.  Audio from the show floor, plus interviews with Scare LA’s Head of the Education Department, Ben Dickow, and the Art Director of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Chris Williams.  Also, interviews from the 2013 Haunted Hollywood Sports Media Event.  Scary Fun!! Enjoy!

 

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Links:

Scare LA

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights

Haunted Hollywood Sports

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Theme Park Adventure

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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Contact us:

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From Scare LA 2014, it’s the Garner Holt: I Was A Teenage Haunter panel.  Recorded on August 10, Garner Holt discusses how he started his business as an ambitious young teen wanting to create haunted houses and theme park rides in his backyard, malls, and anywhere else he could legally (for the most part) build his palaces of entertainment.  This is the live feed in-front of an “Undead Audience!”  Moderated by Doug Barnes of the Season Pass Podcast.  Enjoy!

 

EPISODE SPONSORS:

MAGIC BAND BUDGET

SERPENTINE FIRE by Jon Binkowski & Stephen DeWoody

 

 

Upcoming Events:

MiceChat Queen Mary Dark Harbor VIP Event

Friday, October 03 2014, 6pm-12am

 

Links:

Scare LA

The Themed Entertainment Association

Disneyland Haunted Mansion

Disneyland Tokyo Haunted Mansion

Hong Kong Disneyland Mystic Manor

Knott’s Berry Farm

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Theme Park Adventure

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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Contact us:

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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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