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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This week The Season Pass Podcast looks deep into the newest convention to hit Los Angeles, Scare LA!  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker sit with the creators of the Scare LA Halloween Convention, Lora Ivanova & David Markland, along with ThemeParkAdventure.com’s Rick West & Johanna Atilano, to discuss their passions for Halloween, the origins of Scare LA, and what to expect for the 2014 convention, happening on August 9th & 10th!  Robert, Rick and Johanna also will take the audience back to the first ever Scare LA convention (August 2013) and share some of the great tricks and treats that are offered during the event.  Includes LIVE COKER-CAST coverage from the floor of the 2013 event. Is that Eddie Munster I just heard?! Better check in this jam packed super-scare-show!  Halloween in the Summer…a can’t miss. OH! Plus a little discussion on the Garner Holt Panel (Moderated by that guy Doug Barnes) aptly named “I Was A Teenage Haunter!”

 

Upcoming Events:

SCARE LA Halloween Convention-August 9 & 10, 2014

Use the code “SCARESEASONPASS” to save 20% on your tickets!

 

Links:

Scare LA

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:

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.

 

 

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This week The Season Pass Podcast is at Knott’s Berry Farm once again...yup...The OFFICIAL Home Park of TSPP!  Here’s the audio recorded on June 12th, 2014, for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy!  Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment Supervisor), and Tom Zeliff (NoLimits and ThrillNetwork.com) share interviews with Raffi Kaprelyan (Knott’s General Manager), John Chiu (Knott’s Director of Food and Beverage), the show team behind Snoopy Unleashed ice skating spectacular, Eric Lynxwiler (Knott’s Graphic Designer/Co-Author of Knott’s Preserved), and many more, plus tons and tons and tons of Calico Mine Ride talk.  Enjoy! 

 

Upcoming Events:

SCARE LA Halloween Convention-August 9 & 10, 2014

Use the code “SCARESEASONPASS” to save 20% on your tickets!

 

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Preserved on Amazon

NoLimits Roller Coaster Simulation

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38 PM

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This week The Season Pass Podcast is in Europa Park, Germany.  Nick Hutson and Lee Conway join Europa Park’s Project Architect, Frederic Pastuszak, to discuss the amazing world famous resort as well as creative process and the newest attraction to the park, the immersive family coaster/dark ride, Arthur!  Tons of Fun — Enjoy this over seas adventure!

 

Upcoming Events:

SCARE LA Halloween Convention-August 9 & 10, 2014

Use the code “SCARESEASONPASS” to save 20% on your tickets!

 

Links:

Europa Park

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

nick@musicaltalk.co.uk

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_274.mp3
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TSPP is back at the Thea Awards!! Part one of our coverage on the 2014 TEA Summit and Theas is all about DISNEY!  Discussion on the creative process behind TEA award recipients: Hong Kong Disneyland’s attraction Mystic Manor with Director of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering Japan (formerly Hong Kong) Mark Schirmer, and Enchanted Tales with Belle with Imagineers Ted Robledo & Chris Kelly.  Discussion on beginning a theme park design career at Disneyland with Michael Libby, plus a look into the Themed Entertainment Association with Judy Rubin (TEA/InPark Magazine) and the new COO of the TEA Jennie Nevin.  Tons of magic, a land full of fantasy, and an explosive start for TSPP’s series on the 2014 Thea Awards at the Disneyland Resort!  Enjoy.

 

EPISODE SPONSORS:

MAGIC BAND BUDGET

SERPENTINE FIRE by Jon Binkowski & Stephen DeWoody

THE ANABELLA HOTEL

 

Upcoming Events:

SCARE LA Halloween Convention-August 9 & 10, 2014

Use the code “SCARESEASONPASS” to save 10% on your tickets!

 

Links:

The Themed Entertainment Association

The Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland

Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_273.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:06 AM

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This TSPP is all about Pacific Ocean Park!  One of the greatest theme parks in California’s history…you never heard of!  Chris Merritt (Co-Author of Knott’s Preserved) returns to the Season Pass with Doug Barnes, Robert Coker and Dusty Sage (MiceChat.com) to discuss his new book on one of the most infamous parks ever, P.O.P.!  The book is called Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles’ Space-Age Nautical Pleasure Pier… … …FANTASTIC!!  Enjoy.

 

Links:

Pacific Ocean Park Book

MiceChat Event on July 13th—Tix!

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_272.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50 AM

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Here is the most important Season Pass Podcast episode we have ever produced.  Please listen to hear how you can help keep TSPP on the air as well as reminisce with Doug, Brent and Robert over the best of TSPP’s past 270 shows!  Matt Ouimet, Anthony Daniels, Knott’s Haunt, Cedar Point, the Amazing late Will Koch, and much more!  Intro music is YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE’s “We Come Running” from their debut album WAKE UP!  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Youngblood Hawke - We Come Running (Amazon) 

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_271.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17 AM

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This week the NoLimits coaster simulator team is back on the Season Pass Podcast.  Tom Zeliff (3-D Modeler) and Kevin “Crayola” Stone (Graphic Designer) discuss the functions and future of NoLimits 2 with NOT JUST Doug Barnes and Robert Coker…but YOU!  This episode was recorded live over BlogTalkRadio on April 27th, 2014.  Tons of Q&A and complete Roller Coaster Geekery ahead.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

NoLimits Coaster Builder

Thrill Network

YouTube Videos Mentioned:

Heretic

Air

Ferrari Land

Mystic Manor

Expedition Everest 1

Expedition Everest 2

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_270.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23 PM

Nick Hutson is joined by Lee Conway and Lee Mallaby (Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast) to discuss Harry Potter at Universal Orlando...They're all British!  Also Disney parks and the "Theme Park War" in Florida.

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_20.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 5:55 AM

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TSPP looks into special documentary projects happening within the Theme Park and Amusement Park Industry.  Discussion on The Lost Park of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills, the new book Storytelling: It Can Change Your Mind with PGAV Destinations’ Vice Presidents Al Cross & Ned Diestelkamp, and the newly written biography on Disneyland, The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream with Author Sam Gennawey.  Also at the end of the show, a special segment with Joe Pardo on his new project that helps bring awareness of the amazing Give Kids The World resort, Adventurtorium.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

PGAV Destinations

The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream by Sam Gennawey

SamLand on MiceChat

Great American Thrills

Northern California ACE

Give Kids the World

Adventurtorium from Joe Pardo

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_269.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00 AM

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The end of the IAAPA trip coverage.  We are at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park Antarctica.  We discuss SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as well as the newest family ride in the park, Antarctica’s Empire of the Penguin.  Tons of fun, tons of penguins, no politics.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

SeaWorld Orlando

IAAPA

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

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_268.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26 AM