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tspp #256- Fake Theme Park's CEO Murph Gantly (Holiday Special) 12/24/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast celebrates the Holiday Season with one of the originators and leaders of the Theme Park Industry, CEO of Fake Theme Park, Murph Gantly!  Murph discusses the beginnings of his park as well as the origins of the amusement industry itself, plus the amazing festivities the park throws during the Christmas Season!  An emotional, motivation, and charming episode of TSPP.  Enjoy! ;)

Links:

Fake Theme Park - Facebook

Fake Theme Park - Twitter

MiceChat

Touring Plans

Pixie Vacations

Season Pass Holiday Closing Song - Wizards of Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (iTunes Link) 

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© 2013 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_256.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm PDT

Nick's ERT #17- The Merlin Platinum Pass Ponder!

Ncik and Lee discuss (and ponder) the new Platinum Pass Merlin will offer next season.

Direct download: ERT_17_Merlin_Platinum_Pass.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm PDT

tspp #255-Behind Mystic Manor with Stephen Stanton and Jerry Rees! 12/15/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast goes back to the 2013 D23 Expo to discuss Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest hit attraction, Mystic Manor!  Doug Barnes and Brent Young are joined by Stephen Stanton (Voice Actor/Voice of Lord Henry Mystic), Jerry Rees (Director, Writer, Animator, Disney Veteran, etc.), and Zane Jench (Attractions Creator, Director, Theme Park Geek) to discuss the greatness and mysteries behind this original attraction plus the creative stories in producing this amazing machine of joy!  Tons of voices, tons of descriptions, tons of geekery!  Enjoy.

Links:

The Walt Disney Birthplace Website

Stephen Stanton

Jerry Rees

Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland

Pixie Vacations

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

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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

 

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© 2013 Season Pass Podcast


Direct download: The_Season_Pass_255.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52pm PDT

Nick's ERT #16- The Europa Park Review!

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Nick Hutson is joined by Lee and Robert to review Lee's Trip to Europa Park! Tons of coasters, tons of dark rides, tons of classic amusement park rides...PLUS...Disney Park knock-offs? ;)  Enjoy!

Nick is at MusicalTalk.co.uk

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© 2013 Season Pass Podcast 

Direct download: ERT_16_Europa.mp3
Category:Nick's ERT -- posted at: 4:23pm PDT

tspp #254- The Walt Disney Birthplace w/ Steven Clark and Charlie Pipal! 12/4/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast reveals the historic restoration project that is driven by Brent Young and Dina Benadon - The Walt Disney Birthplace Historical Preservation.  The Super 78 team discusses the KickStarter Project to bring this important piece of theme entertainment history back to life and establish it as a Historical Landmark in the city of Chicago.  Joining the conversation is Steven Clark (Disney Author & Historian/Founder of D23) and Charlie Pipal (Chicago Architect/Preservation Architect).  Take a listen and find out how you can take part in Disney History!

When you Donate at KickStarter, make sure you comment “Season Pass Podcast!”  You will be entered in to win a trip for one night at the home ($10,000 donation value), a historical collectors piece of the home ($500), or Christmas Mickey and Minnie Ears ($Priceless as well$ - Thanks to PixieVacations.com). BUT HURRY!!You only have 12/4/13-12/11/13 (3:00pm PST) to enter.

Links:

The Walt Disney Birthplace Website

KickStarter Site

Pixie Vacations

Thrillride.com

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.young@seasonpasspodcast.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.

 

© 2013 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_254.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am PDT

tspp #253- Thea Awards Pt.4! Chick Russell,Canada Sports Hall of Fame & More 12/1/13

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This week is the forth and final part covering the 2013 Thea Awards and TEA Summit.  Here’s a look back on the event and conversations with Chick Russell (Universal Creative) on Transformers: The Ride, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame team-Janice Smith (Director of Exhibits & Programming at CSHF), Tim Manfield (Principal of Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.), and Stephen Plantenberg (Principal of Cortina Productions), and Thea Awards first time attendees Shelly & Noe Valladolid from the Pink Monorail Blog and Jim Hill Media.  All TEA interviews were recorded live at the Disneyland Hotel.  Tons of greatness ahead from the Ultimate Themed Entertainment Event!!  Enjoy!

Links:

TEA Website

Universal Studios Transformers: The Ride

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

InPark Magazine

Cambridge Seven Associates

Cortina Productions

IAAPA Website

Pink Monorail

Jim Hill Media
Theme Park Tourist

Touring Plans - Discount Code “seasonpass” to receive 15% off Subscription.

MiceChat

MicePod

Disneyland Hotel

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.young@seasonpasspodcast.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.


© 2013 Season Pass Podcast 

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_253.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:04pm PDT

tspp #252- The Brian Morrow Interview 11/12/13

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This week Brian Morrow, the Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, is in the Season Pass Discussion Room.  Brian looks back to the beginnings of his career, from food safety as an intern for Six Flags, to working under a contractor for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, into Zoological themed environments, to ultimately ending up in the SeaWorld parks.  A story on not quitting, patience and time, and climbing the chain.  Creative process stories for Busch Gardens Tampa’s Cheetah Hunt, Williamburg’s Verbolten, and more!  Enjoy!

 

PHOTO Used is from TampaBay.com 

 

Links:

SeaWorld Parks

Busch Gardens

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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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.

© 2013 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_252.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT

tspp #251- Haunt 2013 at Knott's Berry Farm Part 2! 10/30/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast continues the 2013 Halloween celebration with a trip to THE OFFICIAL HOME PARK of the Season Pass Podcast - Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, CA for Halloween Haunt!  This is part TWO of TWO!!  Interviews with Brooke Walters (Supervisor of Entertainment Design), Eric Lynxwiler (Graphic Designer for Entertainment/Co-Author of Knott’s Preserved), Jason Soyster (Manager of Communications), Adam Hankinson (Audio Specialist), Tim Barham (Area Manager for Wardrobe), & More!  Plus Experience Audio & Commentary through NEW mazes Forevermore & Gunslinger’s Grave with designer Brooke Walters.  Also, discussion with Jeff Tucker on creating Possessed!!  Have Scary Fun!

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Evil Episodes

Thrillride.com

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.

 

© 2013 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_251.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm PDT

tspp #250- Haunt 2013 at Knott's Scary Farm Part 1! 10/27/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast continues the 2013 Halloween celebration with a trip to THE OFFICIAL HOME PARK of the Season Pass Podcast - Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, CA for Halloween Haunt!  This is part ONE of TWO!!  TONS of INTERVIEWS including Raffi Kaprelyan, Julie Owens, Craig Harold, Rob Perez, Daniel Miller, The Academy of Villains, Ted Dougherty, and more!  Plus Experience Audio & Commentary through the NEW Black Magic haunt maze from the designer Daniel Miller.  So many great stories, a plethora of Haunt sounds, and a load of Jeff Tucker!!  Have Scary Fun!

Links:

Knott’s Berry Farm

Ultimate Haunt - Haunt: A Picture History Book

Evil Episodes

Thrillride.com

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  

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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.

 

© 2013 Season Pass Podcast


Direct download: The_Season_Pass_250.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm PDT

tspp #249- Haunt 2013: California's Great America w/ Clayton Lawrence! 10/18/13

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This week The Season Pass Podcast continues the 2013 Halloween celebration with a trip to California's Great America in Santa Clara, CA for Halloween Haunt!  Experience audio from all eight mazes, PLUS an exclusive interview with the Entertainment Manager, Clayton Lawrence.  Have Scary Fun!

Links:

California’s Great America

InPark Magazine

Evil Episodes

Thrillride.com

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.young@seasonpasspodcast.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.

 

© 2013 Season Pass Podcast

Direct download: The_Season_Pass_249.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT