The International Authority on Everything Theme Park Related. Join a Cast of Experts and Fans Every Week On an Informative Immersive Experience into the World of Rides, Attractions and Parks. We cover Disney, Universal, Merlin, Worlds of Discovery, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, and More!!! Part of the MiceChat Podcast Network - MicePod.com.

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Season Pass Podcast is at the Kennedy Space Center to check out how the themed entertainment industry gets infused with NASA, thanks to the newest exhibit Atlantis!  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker join the Project Manager of Atlantis, Emily Howard (Vice President of PGAV Destinations), to experience and discuss the Kennedy Space Center and the amazing new project.  Fans of Theme Parks, Themed Entertainment, NASA and Museums should all listen.  Enjoy!

 

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IAAPA

Kennedy Space Center

PGAV Destinations

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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Season Pass Podcast brings you its coverage of the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition from Orlando, Florida.  Straight from the floor of the IAAPA Expo Doug Barnes and Robert Coker sit down with the Creative Designers behind the amazing Sally Corporation Drew Hunter (V.P. of Creative Design) and Rich Hill (Senior Designer).  Discussion on their beginnings in the themed entertainment world, the purpose of Sally Corp., and why they are leaders in the Dark Ride development industry.  Tons of dark ride goodness ahead.  Enjoy!

 

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IAAPA

Sally Corporation

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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Another ERT for all you.  Get ready for 2014.

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Season Pass Podcast brings you its coverage of the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition from Orlando, Florida.  Part 2 of 2 from the floor of the IAAPA Expo (4 of 8 for the entire trip)—Interviews with Andrew Strang (CEO of Soaring Attractions),  Stephen Geddes (President of Soaring Attractions), Matt Kent (Head of Creative Services for Oceaneering), Adam House (Engineer for Great Coasters International), Evan Souliere (Engineer for Great Coasters Internationl), Fred Grubb (Owner of Rocky Mountain Construction), Alan Schilke (Design Engineer of Rocky Mountain Construction), Kevin Rohwer (Vice President of S&S-Sansei), and Gary Goddard (Founder & Chairman/CEO of the Goddard Group).  Find out what’s happening in the themed entertainment and amusement industry.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

IAAPA

Soaring Attractions Inc

Oceaneering

Great Coasters International

Rocky Mountain Construction

S&S-Sansei

The Goddard Group

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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Nick Hutson is joined by Actress and London Dungeon host, Amy Larcombe.  Amy discusses her love for Disney, a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland (mainly concerning Mystic Manor), and the experience of a London Dungeon cast member, plus moving to a new location.  Enjoy!

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This week the Season Pass Podcast travels to the new and improved Fun Spot America Amusement Park/Family Entertainment Center in Orlando, Florida.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker discuss this amazing family park, its attractions, and the origin story with John Arie Sr. (Owner of Fun Spot Attractions), John Arie Jr. (COO of Fun Spot Attractions) and Patrick Tuten (Creative Director of Fun Spot Attractions).  Treating employees well and serving guests right, Fun Spot is the perfect example of success in the amusement industry.  OH!…And White Lightning ROCKS!!  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Fun Spot Attractions Website

IAAPA

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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This week the Season Pass Podcast goes to Kissimmee, Florida to check out the amazing vacation village Give Kids The World.   Doug Barnes and Robert Coker are joined by Jeff Kober (Disney At Work) and Lon Smart (Disney) to discuss the special free resort get-away for families with terminally ill children.  Also, Doug and Lon join the Director of Risk Management for Give Kids the World, Neal McCord, on location to discuss the creation and story behind GKTW as well as his journey through the themed entertainment industry and what brought him to GKTW.  Hear what makes GKTW the most profound, most humbling, and greatest initiative in the industry.  Give Kids the World is a story of heart, love, sharing, volunteering, community, and unity for the greatest cause ever…to create those beautiful, everlasting memories for a family with their child.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Give Kids The World

Disney At Work

IAAPA

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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FINALLY! Season Pass Podcast brings you its coverage of the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition from Orlando, Florida.  Part 1 of 2 from the floor of the IAAPA Expo (1 of 8 for the entire trip)—Interviews with Tom Burnet (CEO of Accesso), Lee Cockerell (Former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World), Marty Sklar (Former Ambassador of Walt Disney Imagineer), Paul Noland (President and CEO of IAAPA) and Mario Mamon (Chairman of the IAAPA Board/Chairman and President of Enchanted Kingdom Park).  Find out what’s happening in the themed entertainment and amusement industry.  Enjoy!

Links:

IAAPA

Accesso

Lee Cockerell’s Website

Marty Sklar’s “Dream It! Do It!”

Enchanted Kingdom

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

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Now that it’s 2014 we can safely say that the Halloween season is over and the Season Pass Podcast would love to finally reveal Knott’s Scary Farm’s VIP experiences of 2013 to all of you!  This episode is the discussion and dissection of the 5 new Skeleton Key Rooms and the return of the hit exclusive haunt maze Trapped, this version simply known as The New Experiment.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker (Season Pass Podcast) are joined by the Knott’s creative crew behind these experiences including Jeff Tucker (Entertainment Supervisor), Daniel Miller (Maze Designer/Mad Genius), Brooke Walters (Supervisor of Entertainment Design), Lara Hanneman (Director of Entertainment, Technical, and Production), and more!  Audio of each Skeleton Key Room and all of Trapped: The New Experiment! This episode is also co-hosted with Mike Maryman of EvilEpisodes.comAll audio in this episode IS CENSORED, however, still intense…you’ve been warned.  Enjoy!

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Thrillride

Evil Episodes

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

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It’s another Seasoned Pros List Show with Doug Barnes (Season  Pass Podcast), Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for About.com) and Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic).  For the fourth SPLS episode, the guys count down the Top Ten BEST WOODEN ROLLER COASTERS in North America.  Coaster specialist Robert Coker (co-host of Season Pass Podcast/Author of Roller Coasters: A Thrill Seeker’s Guide to the Ultimate Scream Machines joins as the Expert Guest of the conversation.  Where Where does El Toro and Phoenix fall?  Is there a place for classics like the Coney Island Cyclone??  Take a listen to find out. Enjoy!

Links:

Theme Park Geekly

About.com: Theme Parks

The Coaster Critic

Thrillride

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

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