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TSPP 2015 is taking a look back at the biggest story of 2014—Universal Studios Florida’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley! It’s a full review of this amazing, immersive, new WANDerland in the original Orlando Universal Studios park with The Season Pass’s Doug Barnes & Brent Young, plus special guests: Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for about.com), Len Testa (Co-Author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World/Creator of Touring Plans), and Josh Young (Owner/Editor of ThemeParkUniversity.com).  Discussion on Diagon Alley, interactivity, Gringotts ride, Hogwarts Express, food, merchandise, marketing, and more!  Also, the gang continues on beyond Diagon Alley, to the Cabana Bay Resort, Sapphire Falls, Universal’s City Walk vs. Downtown Disney, Star Wars in WDW, Avatar Land, SeaWorld Orlando’s future, Legoland Florida, WDW Resort, and Orlando Florida’s future! A huge collection of Orlando excitement…enjoy!

 

Links:

about.com- Theme Parks

Theme Park University

Touring Plans
Universal Studios Florida Harry Potter

Walt Disney Birthplace 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

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This week the Season Pass Podcast returns to the Baxter residence for the fourth TSPP with Disney Legend and WDI Advisor, Tony Baxter! Doug Barnes (Owner/Producer of the Season Pass Podcast), Brent Young (Creative Director/President of Super 78), Robert Coker (Owner/Editor of thrillride.com), Ryan Harmon (President of Zeitgeist), and Tony, discuss the creative process and design behind Disneyland Paris, redeveloping Disneyland's Tomorrowland for the 1998 update, and much more on WDI, Disney, and Leadership.  This is a classic, Enjoy!

 

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Links:

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

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

 

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TSPP is back for the 2014 Thea Awards and TEA Summit podcast finale.  The BIG word for the TEA Summit Finale is GLOBAL!  Discussions on the Thea Awards with recipients: Titanic Belfast’s Tim Husbands (CEO), Conal Harvey (Director of Harcourt Developments), & John Doherty (Creative Director); Carrousel des Mondes Marins (Marine Worlds Carousel)’s Pierre Orefice (Director of the Machines de L’ile) & Francois Delaroziere (Artistic Director of Machines de L’ile); Polynesian Cultural Center’s P. Alfred Grace (President/CEO), Michale Lee (President of Michael Lee Design), & Pat Scanlon (Producer/Project Director of Michael Lee Design); The Mind Museum’s Maria Isabel Garcia (Curator); Gardens by the Bay’s Dr. Kiat W. Tan (CEO).  And to close this celebration of Global Themed Entertainment, another amazing conversation with Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive and globe traveler, Joe Rohde.  A discussion on his recent trip to Mongolia and the creative process behind Disney Animal Kingdom.  Tons of information and GLOBAL fun, Enjoy!

 

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Links:

TEA Website

Marine Worlds Carousel

The Mind Museum

Polynesian Cultural Center

Gardens By The Bay

Titanic Belfast

Walt Disney Birthplace 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Touring Plans

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

 

Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

 

 

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TSPP is back at the 2014 Thea Awards and TEA Summit to talk with the Thea Award winners for the Revolution Tru-Trackless Ride Systems, Oceaneering Entertainment Systems. Doug, Brent and Robert sit with Bill Bunting (Manager of Business Development for OES) and Dave Mauck (Vice President & General Manager of OES) to discuss their journey into the themed entertainment industry, the purpose behind Oceaneering, and their remarkable new ride system, the Revolution.  OES’s Matt Kent also returns to TSPP for the conversation as well.  Enjoy

 

Links:

TEA Website

Oceaneering Entertainment Systems

Walt Disney Birthplace 

O-Zell Soda

MiceChat

Touring Plans

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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brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

 

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Nick’s ERT: Nick and The Universal Trackers.  

 
Join Nick as he sits with Tim and Jenn Tracker (from Youtube.com/thetimtracker) to discuss his trip to Universal (with a bit of Disney thrown in for good measure!).  
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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

 

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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brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

 

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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

 

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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robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

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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:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

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Contact us:

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robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

 

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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:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

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Contact us:

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robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

© 2014 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_286.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59 PM

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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:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

 

Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

Like the TSPP Facebook page! - www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

 

Contact us:

doug@seasonpasspodcast.com

brent@super78.com

robert@robertcoker.com

 

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.

 

 

© 2014 Season Pass Podcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:47 AM