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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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TEA Website

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm PST

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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Plain Joe Studios

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm PST

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!

Links:

Plain Joe Studios

My Refuge House

InPark Magazine

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

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!

Links:

TEA Website

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 

MiceChat

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

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07pm PST

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!!

Links:

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 

MiceChat

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

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_336.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10pm PST

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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California’s Great America

Walt Disney Birthplace 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm PST

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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Knott’s Berry Farm

Window to the Magic

The Tim Tracker

91 Reasons

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52pm PST

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!

Links:

Midsummer Scream

Theme Park Adventure

Creepy LA

TEA Website

Winchester Mystery House

Gorlesque

Dead Zone 805

West Coaster

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57pm PST

tspp #332.7- Midsummer Scream Presentation #7: Haunted Theme Parks Moderated by Doug Barnes 9/1/16

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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 capture the panels and presentations of the event (all direct audio feeds). Final Presentation for this special TSPP/Midsummer Scream Podcast Series: Haunted Theme Parks, the paranormal activity that happens in the theme parks we all visit and love. The panel is moderated by TSPP’s Doug Barnes and stars Joe Mendoza (3am Paranormal), Jak Castro (Former Universal Studios Hollywood employee), Kryis Lindseth-Reed (Haunted Honeymoon), and Richard Carradine (GHOULA: Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles). Enjoy.

Links:

Midsummer Scream

Theme Park Adventure

Creepy LA

GHOULA

Haunted Honeymoon

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_332.7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:26pm PST

tspp #332.6- Midsummer Scream Presentation #6: Frightful Attraction Design for Theme Park Audiences 8/28/16

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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 capture the panels and presentations of the event (all direct audio feeds). Next up for this special TSPP/Midsummer Scream Podcast Series: Frightful Attraction Design for Theme Park Audiences; a conversation on creating scary, but fun and exciting attractions for the top theme parks in the world. The panel includes Tony Baxter, Gary Goddard, Phil Hettema & Susan Bonds, and moderated by Rick West. Talk on the Haunted Mansion, Ghostbusters, Alien Encounter, Jurassic Park, T2-3D, Men in Black, and many more. Enjoy.

Links:

Midsummer Scream

Theme Park Adventure

Creepy LA

Touring Plans

Walt Disney Birthplace 

MiceChat

Season Pass/Midsummer Scream Closing Song - Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo

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Direct download: The_Season_Pass_332.6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm PST