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This is "YOUR TICKET TO RIDE!"- A diverse audio presentation on the Themed Entertainment & Amusement Industry. Immersive discussions on Theme Parks, Dark Rides, Roller Coasters, Interactive Atrractions, Themed Shows, World's Fair, etc. with the creators behind the industry. Disney Parks, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Busch Entertainment, and much more. The Most In-Depth Theme Park Podcast on the Internet!

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    • Oct 7, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 532 EPISODES

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    Nick's ERT #81: The Random Park Map Generator

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 38:45

    Park maps are fascinating as they illustrate a park's moment in its history - so join Nick and Chris as Nick blindly delves into his park map collection to discuss - in no particular order - Thorpe Park Fright Nights, Cadbury World, Warwick Castle, Universal Orlando, Phantasialand, Chessington World of Adventures, Universal Hollwood, Tulley's ShocktoberFest and Madame Tussauds.   What's new? What's changed? Find out! 

    Nick's ERT#80: The Scare Maze We Miss The Most

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:12

    Nick, Chris and Nikki discuss scare mazes that are no longer with us including The Big Top, SubSpecies, Cabin in the Woods, The Sanctuary and many more!

    Nick's ERT #79- Thorpe Park Oktoberfest

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 31:08

    Join Nick, Chris and Nikki as they share their thoughts on Thorpe Park's OKTOBERFEST including thoughts on the food, the entertainment and the park atmosphere! Was it the WURST event? No - it was wunderbar! 

    Nick's ERT #78- The Rides We Miss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 43:16

    Nick and Chris discuss what rides they miss including Back to the Future and Alien Encounter!  

    Nick's ERT #77: Aboard the Disney Magic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 38:05

    Nick talks to Chris and Nikki about their time on board the Disney Magic Cruise Ship and how much of a theme park experience it truly is!

    Nick's ERT #76- Chessington and Legoland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 33:57

    Join Nick, Chris and Ruby as they discuss a recent trip to Legoland and Chessington to experience their new attractions - Chessington's Croc Drop and Legoland's Flight of the Sky Lion.   Why are these so special? Find out! 

    Nick's ERT #75- The Crystal Maze

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 27:39

    Join Nick, Chris and Nikki as they share their thoughts on The Crystal Maze - an immersive experience based on the wildly popular British TV game show of the same name.  

    tspp #394- A Tribute to The World's Fair Guy: The Late Great Urso Chappell

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 200:18

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* We are celebrating the life of one of our great friends, owner of ExpoMuseum.com and the ultimate World's Fair Fan, Urso Chappell. Long time listeners of TSPP have heard Urso discuss Worlds Fair and Theme Parks with us for years; we are going back to the past to relive moments with our late friend. Also, joining us for the conversation is Themed Experience Creative/Veteran Dave Cobb, plus long time friends of Urso, Regev Nystrom and Morten Nyrup. Please enjoy the memories of an amazing man with us.   Links: Expo Museum Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.com/theseasonpass  Contact us: doug@seasonpasspodcast.com brent@super78.com robert@robertcoker.com Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated. © 2021 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #74- ERT Into 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 31:37

    Nick talks to friends Chris and Nikki about the UK theme park season that kicks off on April 12th and all the wonderful new things happening this year - plus they share their thoughts on a theme park musical that Nick released earlier this year called Them Park Fan: The Musical.  

    Nick's ERT #73: Composing Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway with Chris Willis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 59:01

    Nick talks to British composer Chris Willis about his journey from a Phd student at Cambridge University to writing music for one of the most hotly anticipated rides of 2019.  Hear how the art of writing for TV is different to that of rides via lots of technical jargon, musicianese and other such geekery!  

    tspp #393- Return Of Seth Kubersky & The Unofficial Guide! 2/25/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 67:18

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP Is BACK! 2021 Peeps! This Episode: Seth Kubersky returns to discuss the NEW Unofficial Guide Universal Orlando 2021, Epidemic, Post COVID Florida Theme Parks, Velocicoaster, Star Wars, Epic Universe, and much more. Enjoy! Links: Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.com/theseasonpass  Contact us: doug@seasonpasspodcast.com brent@super78.com robert@robertcoker.com Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated. © 2021 Season Pass Podcast  

    tspp #392- 13 Years of Fun & Chaos w/ Jerry Rees, Chris Gore, Jeff Tucker, Rick West & More! 11/25/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 199:11

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* We are celebrating 13 years of the Season Pass Podcast…Kinda…Thanks again 2020!! Over 13 hours of audio (minus 10 hours)! Chris Gore (Film Threat) & Jeff Tucker (Knott's Berry Farm/91 Reasons) discuss the past, present and future of Theme Park's and Events; Jerry Rees (Director/Writer/Former Imagineer) returns for a virtual talk around the Digital Campfire, discussing…the future of…Virtual Talks…Around the Digital Campfire; and Ryan Harmon (Zeitgeist/Former Imagineer) returns with career updates, health updates, and the uncertainty of themed entertainment for 2020. Also, in the DEAD CENTER of the podcast is the unreleased, unedited, unashamed audio walk-through of the first Trapped at Knott's Scary Farm 2012 (Jenna Busch, Chris Gore, Brent Young, Robert Coker, Doug Barnes, & Jeff Tucker)—There is explicit language during this part…so skip ahead 23 minutes if you choose not to listen (Podcast Window—1:03:30-1:26:05). There are also surprise appearances littered throughout the show. Plus Stranger Things brought to life as a drive thru! Enjoy…or…try to enjoy. ;) SONGS: Blinding Lights by The Weeknd The Man by The Killers Links: Film Threat Jack Plotnick Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #72- Keep The Candle Burning

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 23:05

    Join Nick, Lee, Chris and Nikki as they discuss Keep The Candle Burning - a collaboration between Nick Hutson Music, Faceless Ventures and Incognito Experiences that lets you download 3 ghost stories to listen to from the “safety” of your own home. For more information visit http://www.electricgoldfish.online/keep-the-candle-burning/4595062706

    Nick's ERT #71- Making of Thorpe Park w/ Chris Atkinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 54:50

    Nick talks to author Chris Atkinson about his book on the history of Thorpe Park.  Hear about the park's beginnings, changing attitudes, its radio station, rides and how Warner Brothers were nearly involved…

    tspp #391- The Eddie Sotto Interview Part 2! 08/13/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 91:13

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Recorded on June 30th, 2020. Eddie Sotto returns to TSPP! Conversation on Progress City, Main Street Disneyland Paris, Winnie The Pooh in Disneyland Tokyo, New Car Dealership Experiences, The Encounter at LAX, and Much MORE. Enjoy! Links: Sotto Studios Progress City Walt Disney Birthplace MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #390- 10 Years of Fake Theme Park w/ Jason Ginsburg (& Murph Gantly)! 7/13/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 31:37

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* We are celebrating 10 years of @FakeThemePark with creator, Owner, & Writer, Jason Ginsburg. Murph Gantly also makes another appearance on TSPP. Enjoy. Links: Jason Ginsburg Contently Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #389- The Dana Morgan Interview Part 2! 6/30/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2020 72:49

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Part Two of our Two Part Series talking with the great Dana Morgan. Conversation on growing up in the amusement industry with his father and amusement rides pioneer Ed Morgan (Arrow Development), getting to know Walt Disney, starting in the industry on the floor at Disneyland, engineering for Arrow, managing the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and starting his own company, D.H. Morgan Manufacturing. Tales on the start of the thrill park world and building the tallest fastest roller coasters. Joining Dana is Doug Barnes, Brent Young, Robert Coker, and special guest Nicholas Laschkewitsch (Director of the documentary film The Legacy of Arrow Development, American Coaster Enthusiast representative, & current Themed Entertainment Engineer). Enjoy. Links: The LEGACY of Arrow Development Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #388- The Dana Morgan Interview Part 1! 6/24/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 74:02

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Part One of our Two Part Series talking with the great Dana Morgan. Conversation on growing up in the amusement industry with his father and amusement rides pioneer Ed Morgan (Arrow Development), getting to know Walt Disney, starting in the industry on the floor at Disneyland, engineering for Arrow, managing the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and starting his own company, D.H. Morgan Manufacturing. Tales on the start of the thrill park world and building the tallest fastest roller coasters. Joining Dana is Doug Barnes, Brent Young, Robert Coker, and special guest Nicholas Laschkewitsch (Director of the documentary film The Legacy of Arrow Development, American Coaster Enthusiast representative, & current Themed Entertainment Engineer). Enjoy. Links: The Legacy of Arrow Development Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #387- Christian Sylt on Post Pandemic Theme Parks! 5/28/20

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2020 62:30

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP looks into the true, deep, reality…that is the future of Theme Park Business. Veteran Theme Park Journalist, Christian Sylt, joins Doug, Brent, & Robert for a conversation on the Pandemic's hex on the industry, plus the driving force behind parks in the Middle East. Fun, Sad, Scary, & Exhilarating! Enjoy. Links: Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #386- A Window to the Meh. w/ Rick West & Paul Barrie 5/21/20

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2020 71:23

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP is back to discuss the cancelation of Midsummer Scream with Creative Director, Rick West. Also discussion on Disney Parks opening back up with Window to the Magic's Paul Barrie. More COVID-19 Talk…Bleep!! Enjoy. Links: Midsummer Scream A Window To The Magic Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #70- Andrew Sinclair-Harris Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 83:49

    Nick's ERT 70: Andrew Sinclair Harris Interview: Nick talks to ex-imagineer and all around lovely guy - Andy Harris about his work for Hong Kong Disneyland, fixing parks, immersion, audio, rides and everything in-between

    Nick's ERT #69: Champagne, Chessington and Europa

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 43:23

    Nick's ERT 69: Champagne, Chessington and Europa. Join Nick and Ruby for Nick's birthday celebrations as they talk about working at Europa park, riding coasters at Chessington and the COVID measures the UK parks are undertaking - all whilst sipping on champagne. 

    Nick's ERT #68: Let' Alex Crump it

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 34:38

    Join Nick as he talks to Theme Park World Wide's Alex Crump!  This free-flowing discussion covers everything from hidden coasters at Phantasialand to Paulton's Park future as well as reminiscing about Drayton Manor and the American Adventure - to what parks can do to carry on!

    Nick's ERT #67: Co-Creating the Pandora Network with Faceless Ventures

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 27:20

    Join Nick as he talks to Lee, Rosie and James (from Faceless Ventures) as they discuss their brand new online experience - The Pandora Network.  We talk about the history of the attraction and what you can expect if you take part! Think X Files meets Miss Marple…

    tspp #385- The Eddie Sotto Interview 4/19/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 107:29

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP gets a man we've been wanting for years…Eddie Sotto. Conversation on his start in the industry, from Knott's to Disney; Hello Dolly, Wacky Soap Box Racers, Landmark, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disneyland Paris, Indiana Jones, George Lucas, Mars, and more! Amazing. Enjoy the voice over king of themed entertainment! Links: Sotto Studios Dinosaur Music Video Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #384- Quarantimmersion w/ Zach Briggs & Peter Overstreet! 04/01/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 70:37

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP Returns: Quarantined and Dreaming! Zach Briggs (Actor, Writer, Producer, and Man of too many talents) & Peter Overstreet (Creative Director, Writer, Performer, Haunt Veteran, and man of many more talents), joins Doug, Brent and Robert to discuss, the new future of theme parks & themed entertainment, live interaction, the virtual reality world, post COVID-19, the unfortunate business of AB-5, Harry Potter & Star Wars with sanitation, and more uncharacteristic events we've never dreamt about before the Pandemic. Fun, Fear, Hopes, Scares, Immersion, Recession, and Redemption…We Got It All. Enjoy! Links: Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #66: Liam Findlay of AromaPrime

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 23:55

    Nick's ERT 66: Liam Findlay of AromaPrime   Nick talks to Liam Findlay of AromaPrime - one of the world's leading spell specialist companies.  Hear about the tech used behind smells, what attractions they've worked on how theme park fans can take advantage of some of the greatest UK theme park smells.

    Nick's ERT #65: Brian Yessian Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 37:40

    Nick talks to Brian Yessian of Yessian music about sound design in parks, what tech lets us do with story telling and what the future holds for the parks' use of music. 

    Nick's ERT #64: From Europa to Dubai with Jordan Middleton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 42:36

    Nick's ERT 64: From Europa to Dubai with Jordan Middleton Nick joins blogger Jordan Middleton (from Cupcakes and Coasters) to discuss her views on why Europa park isn't the greatest park in ther world along with memories from her trip to Dubai.  

    Nick's ERT #63: Chris Cox in Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 53:22

    Nick talks to illusion designer, mentalist, broadway performer and theme park geek - Chris Cox!

    Nick's ERT #62: Moving Forward with Arthur Levine

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 42:57

    Nick's ERT 62: Moving Forward with Arthur Levine:   Nick talks to Arthur Levine from TripSavvy.com about how parks can recover from the worldwide situation, what positive actions may come out of it and what we're looking forward to once the parks open again! 

    Nick's ERT #61: Shawn Sanbrooke

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 40:37

    Nick talks to Shawn Sanbrooke, from Theme Park Worldwide, about the season, the situation and many, many other topics!

    Nick's ERT #60: Andy Porter and Michelle Hicks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 59:05

    Nick's ERT: Andy Porter and Michelle Hicks: Join Nick as he talks to ride designer Andrew Porter and engineer/project Manager Michelle Hicks about their work on Chessington's Gruffalo River Adventure, Tiger Rock, Room on the Broom, Gardaland's Oblivion: The Black Hole and how to get into the themed entertainment industry.  

    tspp #383- The Tony Baxter Interview Part 9! 3/10/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 98:04

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP returns to the house of Baxter for 2020. Actually recorded in October 2019, we shoot the $#!+ with our favorite Imagineer and good friend, Tony Baxter! Talk on Harry Potter and the future of Disney (yes…Star Wars). Doug with Brent, Robert and our buddy Bennett Yellin. Enjoy! Links: Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #59: Building Mockery Manor and starting the season

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 73:57

    Nick's ERT: Building Mockery Manor and starting the season.    Nick is joined by Ryan Nixon to discuss the start of the UK season and what goes in Blackpool to celebrate this event!  Nick also talks to Lawrence Owen and Lindsay Sharman - who are the creatives behind the new wonderful podcast/drama serial set in a creepy theme park called Mockery Manor - that you all should listen to!   Nick and Ryan also talk about future trips and hear Nick get confused between Energylandia, Mirabilandia and Legendia… and what's making Poland so appealing for any “theme park fan”!  All will be explained in this mysterious (and very British) episode! 

    Nick's ERT #58- Harry Potter, the Cursed Child and Studio Tour

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2020 34:58

    “Nick's ERT: Harry Potter, the Cursed Child and Studio Tour.   Join Nick, Ruby and Julian as they delve into 2 London Harry Potter “attractions”.  Whilst not strictly theme park based - they share a lot of their presentation with theme parks… we explore why - and why Harry Potter continues to inspire the theme park world with its story telling and magic”

    Nick's ERT #57- The Decade of the Dark Ride

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2020 80:33

    Nick's ERT: The Decade of the Dark Ride.    Nick joins theme park creative Julian Sylva to discuss the top 10 dark rides of the last decade.  Our thanks go to BLOOLoop for the list! 

    tspp #382- The Todd James Pierce Interview! 1/31/20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2020 82:30

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* TSPP returns for 2020 with a huge history lesson on Disneyland's birth and a special character…many don't know about. Our guest is the famous Disney Historian and Cal Poly Professor, Todd James Pierce. Discussion on Disneyland, WDW, Todd's books and podcast (DHI Podcast), and the amazing biography of C.V. Wood, Three Years In Wonderland. Enjoy! Links: Todd James Pierce Website Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2020 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #381- Puppet Up w/ Patrick Bristow! *EXPLICIT LANGUAGE* 12/23/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2019 49:35

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* This UNEDITED episode, we return to Knott's Berry Farm to discuss the Knott's Scary Farm HIT, Puppet Up, with the show's MC, Patrick Bristow. At the table with Patrick is Jeff Tucker, Bennett Yellin, Robert Coker and Doug Barnes. This Episode is EXPLICIT! You've been warned. Enjoy! Links: Knott's Scary Farm Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT #56: Rise of the Californian Road Trip.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2019 97:25

    Nick's ERT: Rise of the Californian Road Trip.   Join Nick and Adam (from ThemePark World Tour) as they share their thoughts on each of their own highlights from their Californian trip inducing Six Flags and Halloween Horror Nights plus Adam's first ever Disney trip as well as BLOOLOOPLive that Nick was invited to!  Nick talks to Robert about Rise of the Resistance and then Ryan (from The Inevitable Theme Park Podcast) about Ghost Stories - now playing in London's West End. 

    tspp #380- Knott's Scary Farm '19 w/ Tucker, Busche, Miller, Kruger, Brubaker, Seymour & More! 10/30/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2019 183:16

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* It's another TSPP Halloween!! This episode, we return to Knott's Scary Farm for HAUNT 2019! Film and Themed Entertainment Writer, Bennett Yellin, joins Doug Barnes & Robert Coker for another massive adventure at Scary Farm. Conversations with Karl Busche (Merchandise), Laura Brubaker & Wilf Seymour (Food & Beverage), Daniel Miller & Gus Krueger (Haunt Maze Designers), Wes Nieblas (Production), Harold Pierce & Taylor Underwood (Marketing), and TSPP fan favorite, Jeff Tucker (Knott's Everything Man). Tons of spooky talk, plus walk-throughs of Knott's Berry Farm's newest Haunt mazes, Wax Works & Origins. Some Slight Mature Content Ahead. Enjoy! Links: Knott's Scary Farm Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #379- Ted Dougherty and the LA Haunted Hayride! 10/28/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2019 41:35

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* It's another TSPP Halloween!! This episode, we are at the amazing Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, with Ted Dougherty, Creative Writer and Director from Plague Productions! PLUS...Bonus Conversation on Knott's Scary Farm's Sensational New Maze: Origins! Enjoy. Links: LA Haunted Hayride Plague Productions Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #378- The Bennett Yellin Interview: French Fries Edition 9/11/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2019 73:08

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Film and TV writer Bennett Yellin (Dumb & Dumber, Stuck To You, Dumb and Dumber To, etc.) joins the TSPP gang to discuss his transition from Hollywood to Themed Entertainment! Enjoy. Links: Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    Nick's ERT 55: Liseberg with CEO Andreas Andersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2019 52:22

    Nick's ERT 55: Liseberg with CEO Andreas Andersen   Join Nick and friends as they talk to Andreas Andersen of Liseberg (and now Tivoli) management as he talks about his time at the park, the future and what makes it such a unique place.  Then hear Nick's (and others') thoughts on the park!  Does Nick have a new favourite rollercoaster in the world?  

    tspp #377- Midsummer Scream REVIEW! Plus Bob Gurr & the Hall Of Shadows 8/22/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2019 167:01

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Season Pass RETURNS to the Amazing, Spooktacular Midsummer Scream for 2019! This episode is the incredible REVIEW of the entire event…directly from ground zero! Join Doug, Robert, Rick, Shannon, Callie and Marissa looking back on the biggest, baddest Midsummer Scream Convention yet. Also, complete audio walk-throughs of the ENTIRE Hall Of Shadows! This podcast is EPIC! Enjoy. Links: Midsummer Scream BOB GURR CAL HAUNTS THE DRUNKEN DEVIL HELLSIR CEMETERY DREICH SOCIETY OPECHEE HAUNT FIELD OF SCREAMS: THE HAUNTED STADIUM REALM OF SHADOW REICHLAND ASYLUM DESERT DECAY MANOR HYDE ST. - BLOODSHED BROTHERS GOTHIC HILLS CEMETERY SALEM - TWISTED MIND PRODUCTIONS KAPPA KAPPA TAU - SCREAM QUEENS Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    tspp #376- 50 Years: Disneyland's Haunted Mansion w/ Baxter, Gurr, Hahn, Morris, & Norris 8/15/19

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2019 83:29

    *Subscribe @ iTunes* Season Pass RETURNS to the Amazing, Spooktacular Midsummer Scream for 2019!  This episode is the incredible conversation on A Chilling Legacy: 50 Years of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion; with Tania Norris (WED/Walt Disney's Interior Designer), Don Hahn (Film Producer of the Haunted Mansion movie, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, etc.), Bob Gurr (Disney Legend/Creator of the Doom Buggy), Tom Morris (Former Imagineer), and Tony Baxter (Disney Legend/Creative Director of Phantom Manor). This podcast is EPIC! Enjoy. Links: Midsummer Scream Walt Disney Birthplace  MiceChat 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 Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.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. © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    VSPP #54- Immersive Horror: New Trends Outside the Box--Unreleased (Midsummer Scream 2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2019 69:28

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST: EPISODE #54- UNRELEASED PRESENTATION FROM MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018--Long Beach, CA. MIDSUMMERSCREAM.ORG Join hosts Mike Fontaine and Russell Eaton from the My Haunt Life podcast as they delve into the immersive horror industry to discuss new trends and attractions in Southern California along with their creators.

    VSPP #53- LGBT+ Representation in Horror (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)--Unreleased (Midsummer Scream 2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2019 55:13

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST: EPISODE #53 (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE) - UNRELEASED PRESENTATION FROM MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018--Long Beach, CA. MIDSUMMERSCREAM.ORG One and all are welcome at this panel exploring the presence of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans artists in the horror community. From the “otherness” of the horror genre to the self-expression made possible by Halloween costumes, this niche has long afforded comfort and creativity to those who hide in plain sight, catapulting others to stardom. With horror carving out more space in the mainstream and Halloween continuing year-round, how can we maximize our visibility? What counts as “good” representation? This panel of LGBT+ horroristas will discuss ways to make sure we're not just following trends, but setting them — and in doing so, honoring the trails blazed by our kin throughout horror history. Find community, get inspired, and embrace your inner diva monster! Our panelists have such sights to show you.

    VSPP #52- Next Generation Haunters--Unreleased (Midsummer Scream 2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2019 49:56

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST: EPISODE #52- UNRELEASED PRESENTATION FROM MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018--Long Beach, CA. MIDSUMMERSCREAM.ORG The future of the haunted attraction industry isn't just about new technologies or the latest props and gags; it's about young designers who are out there right now, learning from today's leaders as they create their own experiences and chart the course for their own success.   On Sunday July 29, join Midsummer Scream's Creative Director, Rick West, as he introduces two up-and-coming designers that are part of Southern California's haunted attraction evolution, Opechee Haunt's Sam Kellman, and Murder House Productions' Aurora Persichetti. Kellman (age 15) has been actively designing small attractions since he was 7 years-old. When he was 9, Sam started designing his own home haunts on Opechee Way in Glendale. In the past few years, Sam has pushed his creative limits by incorporating high-tech components such as integrated customized phone apps for guests, and RFID-driven effects in his haunts, which have ranged from adult-oriented chills to family-friendly shows. This year, Sam brings a preview of his Donnie Darko-themed experience to Midsummer Scream's Hall of Shadows, giving guests a glimpse of an even bigger fan tribute he's got planned for Opechee Haunt this Halloween. Persichetti (age 21) took the SoCal haunt scene by storm in 2017 with her fan tribute home haunt based on the cult film Trick ‘r Treat. Previously, she led a team creating a home haunt in 2016 based on the Evil Dead. This particular home haunt in Thousand Oaks stunned fans who came from far and near to experience a theme park-quality attraction set up on a quiet street by a young lady who simply adores creating mazes and scaring the hell out of people.   This fascinating panel discussion will include photos and footage of Opeeche and Murder House's attractions, and will give fans the opportunity to learn more about two of the industry's hottest up-and-coming designers as Rick asks Sam and Aurora what inspires them, what their process is as designers, and what comes next as they continue to mature and grow as haunters here in Los Angeles.

    VSPP #51- Winchester Mystery House--Unreleased (Midsummer Scream 2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 29:51

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST: EPISODE #51- UNRELEASED PRESENTATION FROM MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018--Long Beach, CA. MIDSUMMERSCREAM.ORG Experience the mysterious insight from General Manager Walter Magnuson and Creative Director Peter Overstreet of the Winchester Mystery House as they present a history of the ‘Halloween Candlelight Tours', as well as reveal one of the biggest secrets for this year's newly designed Halloween tour experience!

    VSPP #50- Trapped: Unlocked!--Unreleased (Midsummer Scream 2018)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2019 66:18

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST: EPISODE #50- UNRELEASED PRESENTATION FROM MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018--Long Beach, CA. MIDSUMMERSCREAM.ORG An unprecedented look at Trapped, the extreme maze experience that debuted at Knott's Scary Farm in 2012 with two of its designers, Jeff Tucker and Gus Krueger. Haunt fans will be treated to never-before shown footage of Trapped, and have an opportunity to ask the team questions about the creation of the infamous attraction.  

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