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TSPP is back with Orange County Register Multimedia Reporter, Former Walt Disney Imagineer, and good friend of the podcast, Mark Eades. Mark, who regularly visits the Southern California Theme Park scene, to many, is known as the OC Register guy taking tons of pics and writing up lightning fast reports on the newest attraction, event or announcement; but he has an astounding history on working within the themed entertainment industry. Starting his journey at ground zero in Disneyland food service, to landing in Disney Studios/WED as a film/show producing workhorse: Magic Journeys, Living Seas, Star Tours, Muppet-Vision 3D, Golden Dream, etc., then ultimately reporting on the theme park scene in Orange County. Tons of early Disney Studios and WED talk, and a very revealing look at how Disney creative business worked in the eighties. Recorded at the Disneyland Hotel, March 31st, 2016, during the TEA Summit. Enjoy!

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TSPP is back at the Baxter residence for another epic conversation with Disney Legend, Tony Baxter! We have a huge group in the discussion room this episode, including former Imagineer and Disney tech veteran, Michael Libby.  Talk on Michael’s beginnings in the industry and how Tony led him to the path he took. Discussion on the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland, creating attractions based on IP vs. non-IP, Victoria & Albert’s Alexander McQueen experience, and much more. Joining Doug, Brent, Robert, and Tony for the conversation is Ryan Harmon, Dr. Kate Bethune (Victoria & Albert Museum), and others. Enjoy!

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tspp #340- The Larry Tuch Interview: Story World! 2/9/17

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TSPP sits with one of the great minds and veterans of the themed entertainment industry, Larry Tuch. Larry discusses his start, writing for TV, then ultimately, for attractions in theme parks all around the world; but he also digs deep into “Story World.” Story World is the main basis for completing an advanced, highly immersive experience attraction for the audience. The gang uses Star Tours as an example in this conversation. If you are a writer in the industry, or becoming one, get your notebook out, and take a listen. Enjoy a KEY LESSON!

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tspp #339- The Ira West Interview 1/24/17

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TSPP presents to you our interview with, theme park legend, Ira West (President of Ira West, Inc.). Recorded at Visioneering Studios in Irvine, CA, with Mel McGowan (Co-Founder and Chief Creative Principal of Plain Joe Studios) this is the ultimate conversation on the birth of the theme park and the science of park development. If a park was created, there’s a good chance Ira designed it. Disney, Six Flags, Marriott's, Opryland, Kings Island, Dollywood, Magic Mountain, Holiday World, Puy du Fou…we uncover it all. Get your note book, this is "Theme Park Planning 101!" One of the most important industry history podcasts you’ll hear. Enjoy!

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tspp #338- The Mel McGowan Interview 1/16/16

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Finally back for the New Year, TSPP digs into the treasure trove of interviews of 2016. This interview is with Mel McGowan, the Founder or of Visioneering and Co-Founder and Chief Creative Principal of Plain Joe Studios. Conversation on how he started in the industry, his years in Walt Disney Imagineering, changing the culture of Anaheim, CA to a vacation resort destination, creating Disney California Adventure, starting Plain Joe Studios, evolving with Visioneering, and so much more. Enjoy!

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My Refuge House

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tspp #337- TEA Summit Day 2 pt. 2- McQueen, Coca-Cola, Puy du Fou, & More! 12/21/16

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TSPP IS BACK!! We bring you the TEA Summit: DAY 2 with the Thea Award Recipients of 2016! This is part 2 of 2 episodes covering the event, based on the “Afternoon Sessions.” Contains conversations on Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty: Victoria & Albert Museum w/ Dr. Kate Bethune (Senior Researcher for Victoria & Albert Museum); Moments of Happiness: World of Coca-Cola w/ Craig Lovin (Creative Director for World of Coca-Cola) &  Christian Lachel (Executive Creative Director/VP of BRC Imagination Arts); Inspector Training Course: Discovery Cube LA w/ Janet Yamaguchi (VP Education for Discovery Science Foundation) & David Beaudry (Principal of Beaudry Interactive, LLC); Les Amoureux de Verdun: Puy du Fou w/  Phillippe de Villiers (Creator of Puy du Fou), Thierry Retif (Scenic Designer for Puy du Fou) & Stephan Villet (Co-Founder of Smart Monkeys Inc.—Interpreter); Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden w/ Mary Brinegar (President & CEO of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc.) & Andrea A. Rolleri (Founding Principal of Van Sickle & Rolleri, LLC); and Fountain of Dreams: Wuyishan w/ Jean-Christophe Canizares (Chairman & CEO - Show Producer at ECA2). InPark Magazine’s Martin Palicki and Joe Kleiman join in as well. Enjoy!

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Victoria & Albert Museum

World of Coca-Cola

BRC Imagination Arts

Discovery Cube LA

Beaudry Interactive

Puy du Fou

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

ECA2

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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tspp #336- TEA Summit Day 2 pt. 1- One World, Henry Ford, Spongebob, LAX & More! 12/14/16

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! TSPP IS BACK!! We finally bring to you, the TEA Summit: DAY 2 with the Thea Award Recipients of 2016! This is part 1 of 2 episodes covering the event, based on the “Morning Sessions.” Contains conversations on One World Observatory: New York w/ John Urban (VP/General Manager of Legends Attractions/One World Observatory) & Phil Hettema (President/CEO of The Hettema Group); Manufacturing Innovation: The Ford Rouge Factory Tour-The Henry Ford w/ Cynthia Jones (General Manager of Ford Rouge Factory Tour), Christian Overland (VP of The Henry Ford) & Christian Lachel (Executive Creative Director/VP of BRC Imagination Arts); Foresta Lumina: Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, Quebec w/ Caroline Sage (General Manager of Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook) & Marie Belzil (Multimedia Director of Moment Factory); Spongebob SubPants Adventure: Moody Gardens w/  John A. Zendt (President and CEO of Moody Gardens), Zane Jensch (Director - Attractions & Exhibits at Nickelodeon) & Mark Cornell (Senior VP of Attractions Development for SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment); Geppetto Animation Control System w/ Brent Young (President/Creative Director of Super 78), John Kokum (Senior Producer of Super 78) & Michael “Oz” Smith (Technical Director of Super 78); Gantom Torch Technology w/ Quan Gan (President of Gantom Lighting & Controls); Integrated Environmental Media System: LAX, Tom Bradley Terminal w/ Michael Doucette (Deputy Executive Director at Los Angeles World Airports) & Stephan Villet (Co-Founder of Smart Monkeys Inc.). Joe Kleiman of InPark Magazine also crashes the podcast! Enjoy!!

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TEA Website

One World Observatory

Legends Attractions

The Hettema Group 

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

BRC Imagination Arts

Foresta Lumina

Moody Gardens

Nickelodeon Attractions

SimEx-Iwerks

Super 78

Gantom Lighting & Controls

LAX-Tom Bradley International Terminal

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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tsp #335- California's Great America's Clayton Lawrence on Haunt & Winterfest! 11/11/16

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We are at California’s Great America to discuss creative stories and the future events of this amazing park, with Clayton Lawerence (Entertainment Manager of California’s Great America). Talk on the park, Haunt, and WinterFest! So much amazing info. Enjoy!

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tspp #334- Knott's Scary Farm 2016 w/ Jeff Tucker,Daniel Miller,Gus Krueger,Jon Cooke & John Asperin! 10/30/16

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Happy Halloween! TSPP is back to the official home park of the podcast, Knott’s Scary Farm for Haunt 2016. Knott’s own Jeff Tucker returns with the Season Pass crew (Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, and Nick Hutson) to discuss the newest season of Haunt, plus an interview with Gus Krueger. Plus, walk trough interviews in Shadowlands & Infected: Special Ops with Jon Cooke & John Asperin, as well as, Red Barn & Dead of Winter with Daniel Miller. Binaural Audio through Shadowlands, Red Barn, and Dead of Winter, follow the podcast, recorded by WindowToTheMagic.com’s Paul Barrie. Tons of horrifying and terrific audio ahead. Enjoy!

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tspp #333- Interviews & Reviews: Midsummer Scream + Winchester Mystery House! 9/26/16

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The Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival is the newest Haunt Celebration to frighten the Southern California convention community! TSPP was there to sit with the people who created it, as well, to cover the whole event. A full recorded walk through of the infamous “Hall of Shadows,” plus an interview with Walter Magnuson and Tim O’Day of the Winchester Mystery House, and so much more! Tons of interviews and reviews…a packed and HUGE HUGE episode of TSPP ahead! Enjoy!

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Midsummer Scream

Theme Park Adventure

Creepy LA

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Winchester Mystery House

Gorlesque

Dead Zone 805

West Coaster

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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