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, Herschend, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, and More!!! Part of the MiceChat Podcast Network - MicePod.com.

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The Seasoned Pros List Show finally RETURNS, from a year and a half hiatus! This top 10 list…sorry…TOP 7 LIST is all about the best water rides in amusement and theme parks. Brady MacDonald, writer for the LA Times Theme Parks/Funland Blog, joins the group to discuss why we love (or loathe) water rides in parks all around the USA. See if your favorite water rides make the Pros lists. Enjoy!

 

Links:

LA Times: Theme Parks

About.com: Theme Parks

Coaster Critic

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Pixie Vacations

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Nick Hutson sits down with CEO of Sudden Impact Entertainment Lynton Harris, and Worldwide Attraction Director Dominic McChesney to discuss the new Ghostbusters attraction they’ve created that’s now in Six Flags Mexico.  Nick’s personal involvement with the attraction is that of the composer - so the three of them get to share their thoughts on the creative process involved with the attraction.

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_27-_Lynton_V_Harris_GHOSTBUSTERS.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 6:50 PM

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The Season Pass Podcast is back for another episode from the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Summit and Thea Awards of 2015 (recorded in March 2015, at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA). This episode is all about the STUDIES that generate themed entertainment destinations. Researching and analyzing the economy, market, feasibility, competition, demand, culture, and all the BIG numbers that support the logistics of a new park, attraction, resort, or complex. This is the Industry by the Numbers & the Big Picture for theme park development. Interviews with AECOM (John Robinett, Chris Yoshii, Linda Cheu, & Brian Sands), Pro Forma Advisors (Mark Dvorchak), Entertainment + Culture Advisors (Matt Earnest), Strategic Leisure (Michael McCall), and Integrated Insight (Joni Newkirk). 

 

Mixed in with all the business and numbers talk is a discussion on the new interactive immersive theater attraction in Orlando, Florida, called THE REPUBLIC! Learn more about this mysterious, multi-sensory experience, with the Creator, “Dungeon Master” Sara Elger, and Technical Director, “Rogue” Ricky Brigante

 

Brent and Doug also discuss the 2014 TEA/AECOM Theme Park Index. Enjoy!

 

Links:

TEA Website

TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Park/Museum Index 

The Republic Website

AECOM

Pro Forma Advisors

Entertainment + Culture Advisors

Strategic Leisure

Integrated Insight

Inside the Magic

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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

 

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The Press Pass of 2015 for the TSPP audience. Access into Six Flags Magic Mountain for Twisted Colossus, Universal Studios Hollywood for the Simpsons Springfield land, Knott’s Berry Farm for Voyage to the Iron Reef, & Madame Tussauds for Star Wars in London. A huge number of guests jump on the show including Nick Hutson (Season Pass Podcast-ERT), Dusty Sage (MiceChat), Norm Gidney (MiceChat), Duane Marde (RCDB-Roller Coaster Database), Kurt Dahlin (the Coaster Guy blog), Tom Zeliff (No Limits Coaster Builder), Chris the Southern California American Coaster Enthusiasts representative (ACE SoCal), Jon Corfino (Universal Studios Hollywood Springfield, Project Director), Joe Kleiman (InPark Magazine), Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Berry Farm), Raffi Kaprelyan (Knott’s Berry Farm), Christian Martin (Triotech), and much more!! This Show Is PACKED!!! Enjoy!

 

Links:

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Universal Studios Hollywood

Knott’s Berry Farm

Madame Tussauds London

Roller Coaster Database (RCDB)

The Coaster Guy Blog

No Limits

Triotech

Rocky Mountain Construction

InPark Magazine

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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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The Season Pass Podcast is back for another episode from the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Summit and Thea Awards of 2015! This episode includes interviews with Thea Award recipients Bistrot Chez Remy restaurant at Walt Disney Studios Park (Chrissie Allen of WDI & Amy Young of Amy Young Design), The Time Machine at Futuroscope (Futuroscope’s Jean-Pierre Joyaux & Olivier Heral), and The Grand Hall experience at the St. Louis Union Station (Shawn McCoy of Jack Rouse Associates & Drew Atienza of Technomedia). Also a conversation with Walt Disney Imagineer, Joe Lanzisero and Chris Conte of Electrosonic. We have French Rats, French Rabbits, and Living Halls that aren’t French…Sounds like a heck of a time! Enjoy!

 

EPISODE SPONSORS:

Bill Lohr’s Amusement Park Videos

https://www.facebook.com/AmusementParkShows

O-Zell Soda

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Walt Disney Birthplace Indie GoGo

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-walt-disney-birthplace#/story

Links:

TEA Website

Walt Disney Studios Park Paris

The Grand Hall - Union Station St. Louis

Futuroscope

Electrosonic

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

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Tim and Jenn Tracker are back for antoher chat with Nick Hutson!

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTimTracker

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_26.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 3:27 AM

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The 300th Episode of the Season Pass Podcast!  TSPP Celebrates Disneyland, the birthplace of the Theme Park Industry and the reason why The Season Pass exists today!  Walt Disney created Disneyland 60 years ago, and the park continues to operate with an adventurous spirit and inspires with the deepest of immersive storytelling.  In this podcast, the greatest of minds from Walt Disney Imagineering, Creators of Themed Entertainment, Journalists, Cast Members, and more, tell us “Why Disneyland is Special!” 

 

Audio from:

Marty Sklar - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Tony Baxter - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Bob Gurr - Disney Legend/Former Imagineer

Chris Merritt - Walt Disney Imagineer

Josh Shipley - Walt Disney Imagineer

Rick Rothschild - FarOut Creative Direction/Former Imagineer

Bob Rogers - BRC Imagination Arts/Former Imagineer

Ryan Harmon - Zeitgeist/Former Imagineer

Garner Holt - Garner Holt Productions

Bill Butler - Garner Holt Productions

Jim Hill - Jim Hill Media

Brady MacDonald - LA Times Funland Blog

Arthur Levine - Theme Parks Guide: About.com

Todd Regan - Walt Disney Birthplace

Paul Barrie - Window to the Magic

Erin Glover - Disneyland Social Media

Michelle Harker - Disneyland Merchandise

Rick West - Theme Park Adventure/Former Cast Member

Martin Palicki - InPark Magazine

Chad Emerson - Author of Project Future

Jeff Tucker - 91 Reasons Podcast/Knott’s Berry Farm

Urso Chappell - Expo Museum

and Nick Hutson - TSPP’s ERT/Musical Talk

 

Enjoy!

 

Links:

Disneyland

Disney Parks Blog

BRC Imagination Arts

Expo Museum

Garner Holt Productions

Theme Park Adventure

Window to the Magic

LA Times Theme Parks

Theme Parks: about.com

Jim Hill Media

InPark Magazine

91 Reasons Podcast

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

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Jordan explains her roller coaster mission with Nick Hutson. Also, discussion on wooden coaster rumors in the UK, the dark ride coming to Thorpe Park, and more. Coaster-Boys...Meet your Match! 

Direct download: Nicks_ERT_25.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 4:21 AM

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The Season Pass Podcast is back for another year at the TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) Summit and Thea Awards!  This year, along with the 2015 Thea Award recipients, we’re chatting with the LEADERS of the Themed Entertainment Association.  This episode focuses on interviews with the Founder of the TEA, Monty Lunde (Technifex), the President of the TEA, Steve Birket (Birket Engineering), and Buzz Price Award Recipient, Ron Miziker (Miziker Entertainment).  The TEA is rocking for 2015!!!  Enjoy!

 

Want to order a copy of Ron Miziker’s “Bible for Event Planning”—Miziker’s Complete Event Planner’s Handbook? Click Below:

Ron’s Event Planning Book on Amazon

 

Links:

TEA Website

Technifex

Birket Engineering

Miziker Entertainment

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_299.mp3
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We celebrate 60 years of the park that started it all…Fake Theme Park!  Murph Gantly (Founder of Fake Theme Park) returns to TSPP to discuss the 60th celebration, as well as his opinions on the newly announced Dream Vision parks.  To help navigate this conversation of adventure is Lance Hart of ScreamScape.com.  Some risqué content is scattered throughout this episode.  Enjoy!

 

Links:

Screamscape

Fake Theme Park Facebook

Fake Theme Park Twitter

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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.

 

© 2015 Season Pass Podcast

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