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tspp #188- Chris Dearman's Santa's Village Gone Wild!! 12/25/11

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Merry Christmas!  We have a SPECIAL for you! ;)  Author Christopher Dearman joins Doug Barnes, Brent Young & Robert Coker to discuss his new book Santa’s Village Gone Wild!  They discuss Chris’ past & inspiration, the book, Santa’s Village, teenage debauchery, & New Kids Posters!  This episode has some mature content, so kids... ... ... Tell Your PARENTS and Enjoy Friends. 

***ALSO!!!!!  If you email Chris at www.santasvillagegonewild.com and tell him “I Heard The Season Pass Podcast!!”  He’ll give you a 20% of discount on his book when bought from the website mentioned.  Do It!***

Links:

Santa’s Village Gone Wild! Website

Chris Dearman’s Contact Info

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_188.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

Nick's ERT #9- 2011 Wrap-Up Xmas Special.

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Arthur Levine (The Theme Parks Guide for About.com), Mike Collins (Host of CoasterRadio.com) & Doug Barnes (Season Pass Podcast) Join Nick to discuss favorite moments of 2011. ;) 

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Direct download: Nick_Hutson_ERT_Christmas_Special_2011.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 1:45pm PST

tspp #187- Dollywood 101 w/ Pete Owens 12/18/11

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This week - It’s all Dollywood in the Season Pass Discussion Room!  Pete Owens (Media/Public Relations Manager for The Dollywood Company) joins Doug Barnes and Brent Young to discuss the history, purpose, insight, and significance of Dollywood and why it’s become one of the most celebrated theme parks in the United States.  Enjoy. ;) 

Links:

Dollywood Resort

Herschend Family Entertainment

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_187.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

tspp #186- Lee Cockerell Interview -Emerson's Disney Files #2 12/6/11

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This week - It’s another episode of EMERSON’S DISNEY FILES!  Join Chad Emerson (AyeFour Publishing) and Doug Barnes (Season Pass Podcast) for an amazing and inspirational talk with the former  Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort Lee Cockerell.  Lee discusses his beginnings in the hotel business then moving to the amusement industry.  Learning the “Disney Way” of service in Disneyland Paris to operating the entire Walt Disney World Resort.  If you’re a WDW, this is a must!  Enjoy. ;) 

Links:

Lee Cockerell’s Website

AyeFour Publishing

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_186.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm PST

tspp #185- Bill Vollbrecht & Building LEGOLAND Florida! 11/22/11

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The Season Pass goes back in time... to the week before the opening of LEGOLAND Florida for a discussion with the park’s Senior Project Designer Bill Vollbrecht.  Bill talks with Doug Barnes and Brent Young about starting as a mailman loving Legos to becoming the Master Model Designer of LEGOLAND California and ultimately taking the lead designer seat for Florida’s newest Family Theme Park Destination LEGOLAND Florida.  We’re stacking some blocks of fun here in the Season Pass Discussion Room!   Enjoy! 

Links:

Legoland Florida

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_185.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm PST

tspp #184- The Chip Cleary Interview - IAAPA 2011! 11/14/11

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The Season Pass is all about IAAPA this week.  Chip Cleary  (President and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, aka: IAAPA) joins Doug Barnes and Brent Young in the Season Pass Discussion Room for a discussion on his beginnings in the amusement industry, becoming Vice President of Palace Entertainment, to Senior Vice President of Parques Reunidos Waterparks, to now his new position for IAAPA.  Learn the reasons behind this amazing association and its importance to everything Amusement & Themed Entertainment.  Also, plenty of discussion on the Big Expo in Orlando, Fl for 2011.  Enjoy! 

Links:

IAAPA Homepage 

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_184.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm PST

tspp #183- Seasoned Pros List Show 1: Steel Coasters 11/8/11

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The Season Pass Discussion Room is out of order this week.  For 183 we go to the inaugural meet of the Seasoned Pros List Show!  Doug Barnes (Season Pass Podcast), Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic) & Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for About.com) discuss their “TOP 10’s!”  This episode is all about Steel Coasters!  To add flare to the discussion, Robb Alvey (Theme Park Review) joins the group and throws his experience in the mix.  Hope you enjoy this new sub-series straight from the enthusiasts mouths!  Danger Ahead - Enjoy. 


Links:

Theme Park Geekly

About.com - Theme Parks

The Coaster Critic

Theme Park Review

Theme Park Syndicate 

Theme Park Hype

Arthurs “Top 10” Recap 

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_183.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am PST

tspp #182- Halloween Madness Review! 11/1/11

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The Halloween Season Is At Its Peak In The Season Pass Discussion Room.  This week Doug Barnes (Owner/Producer of the Season Pass Podcast), Robert Coker (Thrillride.com), Rick West (ThemeParkAdventure.com) & Martin Palicki (InPark Magazine) review the Theme Park Halloween Season!  With discussion on Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood & Orlando, Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Scary Farm, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa, Firight Fest in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and many many more locations.  It’s a conversation of the best, the weak, the disappointing and the super surprising.  It’s all packed into this super-extended-hallow-madness episode!  Much ahead!  Enjoy. 

Links:

InPark Magazine

Theme Park Adventure

Thrillride.com

Cementarium

Evil Episodes Podcast (#6 - Cementarium Interview)

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_182.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43pm PST

tspp #181- John Murdy & Horror Nights! 10/24/11

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The Halloween Season Is Only Growing Stronger In The Season Pass Discussion Room.  This week the Creative Director of Entertainment Production and the King of Horror Nights for Universal Studios Hollywood John Murdy, joins Doug Barnes, Brent Young & Robert Coker for a discussion on his career in Themed Entertainment and most of all, Halloween Horror Nights in USH!  Hear John’s beginnings from creating Haunted Houses as a child to thriving as “Trambo” during his Tram Tour days - Hear John’s journey up the horror creation chain.  This episode also contains Brent Strong’s & Chad Emerson’s contributions to CNN Radio’s 40 Years of Walt Disney World report, as well as stereo walk throughs of ALL SIX HHN Mazes!  We’re here to scare!... Enjoy. 

ALSO - Because of all of YOU!!!  We have been nominated for the Best Travel Podcast for the THIRD YEAR in a row!  Thanks for all your help.  Now you can vote for the Season Pass, Once a Day - Everyday, starting on 10/12!  Let’s see if we can get the win for 2011!  Thanks again.  www.podcastawards.com

Links:

Universal Studios Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood

John Murdy’s Twitter

Super 78

AyeFour Publishing

People’s Choice Podcast Awards

Thrillride.com

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

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

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Like the Season Pass Facebook Page and you can win a Season Pass to the Six Flags/Cedar Fair park of your choice. www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

Every 1200 Likes - Someone wins a Summer of FUN!

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Contact us: 

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© 2011 Season Pass Podcast 


Direct download: The_Season_Pass_181.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:33pm PST

tspp #180- Knott's Haunt 2011 w/ Faux, Miller & Tucker! 10/17/11

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The Season Pass is back in Knott’s Scary Farm for the Haunt Event held by MiceChat.com / ThemeParkReview.com.  Jeff Tucker & Daniel Miller once again join the Season Pass Team for Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2011 talk along with Todd Faux, the Manager of Entertainment Design for Knott’s Berry Farm. Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review also returns for discussion of Scares, Design, Tradition, Trading Cards, Delirium & more!  Tons of Shows, Mazes, and HallowGreatness ahead - Enjoy!! 

ALSO - Because of all of YOU!!!  We have been nominated for the Best Travel Podcast for the THIRD YEAR in a row!  Thanks for all your help.  Now you can vote for the Season Pass, Once a Day - Everyday, starting on 10/12!  Let’s see if we can get the win for 2011!  Thanks again.  www.podcastawards.com

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm - Haunt

Knott’s Twitter

Daniel’s Book - The Short Death of Phineas Bean

Theme Park Review

MiceChat

People’s Choice Podcast Awards

Thrillride.com

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

Check Out The Season Pass Podcast Website at:

www.seasonpasspodcast.com

Like the Season Pass Facebook Page and you can win a Season Pass to the Six Flags/Cedar Fair park of your choice. www.facebook.com/theseasonpass

Every 1200 Likes - Someone wins a Summer of FUN!

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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.

 

© 2011 Season Pass Podcast 


Direct download: The_Season_Pass_180.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm PST