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The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland
The Sweep Spot #351 - Disneyland Questions Roundtable

The Sweep Spot - Former Disneyland Cast Members Talking Disneyland

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 61:20


We welcome Tage and Erick from The Hub Crawl Podcast for a roundtable of Disneyland questions, like “If you could visit Disneyland in any year, what year would it be?”We have authored two books: Cleaning The Kingdom: Insider Tales of Keeping Walt's Dream Spotless and Cleaning The Kingdom: Night, Day, Past and Present.   The Sweep Spot is an unofficial Disneyland podcast, with weekly episodes: a Topical Episode every two weeks, alternating with a Current Events Episode the other weeks. Lynn Barron and Ken Pellman, former Disneyland Day Custodial Foremen, are your hosts.For more information and to order books, visit our official website:  http://www.TheSweepSpot.com

The Attractions Podcast
Disney100 celebration festivities, Disney entertainment continues to return, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 1/23/2023

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 41:19


Join hosts Seth and Tharin as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Tharin discuss: What's coming to Disneyland for the Disney100 celebration? Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro's objective is to get all entertainment back and more Disneyland Magic Key annual pass sales resume Universal Orlando Mardi Gras concert lineup announced Disney Cruise Line Silver Anniversary at Sea features new fireworks and exclusive gift Epcot parking lot section names now feature characters Sesame Place San Diego is making a splash with new attractions The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

The WDW News Today Podcast - Standard
TRON is Filthy, Two Popular Magic Kingdom Attractions Reopening Soon

The WDW News Today Podcast - Standard

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 16:18


Join Tom Corless for a news recap focused on Disney parks and resorts around the world. WDW News Today is released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our YouTube channel. Join Tom Corless for the latest news from Disney parks around the world. All this and more Disney Parks information and fun await you this...

Banker With A Beer: A Podcast Series by Northwestern Bank

Top Events coming to the Chippewa Valley in 2023 Has Eau Claire retained its status as a tourist draw post COVID? Planning for the opening of the Sonnentag Center Expanding Eau Claire's role as a Midwest music destination Attractions that locals take for granted that tourists flock to Guest: Benny Anderson, Executive Director Visit Eau Claire Beer Enjoyed: Baltic Porter, Lazy Monk Brewing

Chaz & AJ in the Morning
Tuesday, January 17: Why You Got Stitches; New Haven Named One Of The Top Global Attractions; Dating Advice

Chaz & AJ in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 46:24


Chaz's wife Jennifer was on to share the story of nearly cutting her finger off while preparing dinner. After her story, the Tribe shared the accidents and injuries that lead to them needing stitches. (0:00) New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker bragged a little about his city being recognized by the New York Times as one of the top 52 global travel attractions. (15:06) Tribe Member Andrew was on to get some personalized dating advice from Kimmy Seltzer. Andrew is a mechanic, and called in last time she was on to talk about "dirty hands" being one of the Top 10 turn-offs on a first date. (29:27) Image Credit: Sanghwan Kim / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Disney Travel Secrets - How to do Disney
#309 - How to Do Disney Without Riding any Attractions

Disney Travel Secrets - How to do Disney

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 26:09


309 - Join Rob and Kerri as they share tips on how to fully experience Walt Disney World without riding any attractions. Discover the entertainment and immersive storytelling opportunities available in each park, and learn about the latest updates, including the opening date for Tron and other exciting developments coming to the Disney Parks JOIN us for the DTS Exclusive Adventures by Disney to Southern California. REGISTER here or check out more details.  Enjoy a magical week our Disney friend.  Link to Give Kids the World Tee Shirt - 100% of the profits are donated to this organization. ORDER HERE Upside App Referral Code - XD3VD Have a magical week our Disney friends! Enjoy and as always, be sure to connect with us online and as always, have a magical day, we hope to see you real soon! Let us help you plan your next Disney vacation. Our services are free and you get us and our insider tips customized to YOUR family to help you have the most magical vacation. CONNECT WITH US HERE Make sure you are receiving our weekly email. Just go to DisneyTravelSecrets.com and complete the form.  Enjoy, our Disney friend! Thanks for listening! We hope you enjoy our Disney tips and hacks for having a magical vacation on your next trip. Interested in joining our group for the 40th Celebration of Epcot AND a 4 night cruise that will follow? Get on the VIP list here.  Have a topic you would like covered on the show? Please reach out to us on social media and let us know.  Want to search topics from past shows? CLICK HERE for episode guide.  Get breaking news or get notified when a sale comes out or other exciting Disney news when you text DISNEY to 855-943-4440. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  ***************** For some Disney and travel videos, check out our YouTube channel ***************** LISTENER SPECIALS: If you would like to support our show, please visit our patreon site for option. We appreciate ALL our supporters.

The Attractions Podcast
Year-round Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios in Texas, Tiana's Palace coming to Disneyland, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 1/16/2023

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 65:13


Join hosts Seth and Tharin as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Tharin discuss: Year-round Halloween Horror Nights experience opening in Las Vegas at Area15 Universal Parks & Resorts to open a Texas theme park Disney making requested changes including reservations at Disney World, park hopping at Disneyland Tron Lightcycle / Run roller coaster opening Apr. 4 at the Magic Kingdom Epcot Forever returns April to Epcot – barges being removed Happily Ever After spectacular returns April to the Magic Kingdom Downtown Disney continues evolving with La Brea and more closing, but Earl of Sandwich returning Tiana's Palace restaurant is coming to Disneyland Avengers: Power the Night drone show to light up the night at Disneyland Paris ‘Disney Dreams!' returns to Disneyland Paris Disney100 character costumes debut at Hong Kong Disneyland The Incredibles face characters debut during Pixar Day at Sea cruise Super Nintendo World soft opens at Universal Studios Hollywood The Peanuts gang is taking over Knott's Berry Farm The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

Skyliner Views
Animal Kingdom: Refurbishment vs. Retheming Attractions

Skyliner Views

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2023 42:49


Ashley and Sam talk about the attractions they'd prefer to refurbish or retheme. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Artistic Finance
128: Lighting for Theme Parks & Attractions with Matt Cooper

Artistic Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 65:37


An interview with a lighting designer for themed attractions, Matt Cooper.   We discuss: ⭐️ Fiduciaries ⭐️ CPAs and CFPs ⭐️ His company SPRK Lighting ⭐️ Complications of long term projects ⭐️ The importance of understanding cash flow and tax efficiency ⭐️ Following themed attraction projects from design to implementation   Quick Links: PATREON OUTTAKES BOOK CLUB SIGN UP NEWSLETTER SIGN UP LIABILITY INSURANCE SURVEY   Matt Cooper - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattecooper/   SPRK Lighting - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sprklighting/?hl=en   SPRK Lighting: https://sprklighting.com/   Gusto - Payroll: https://gusto.com/   Into The Woods - Broadway: https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/into-the-woods-534783   Dollywood: https://www.dollywood.com/resort/   Cashflow Quadrant: https://www.richdad.com/the-cashflow-quadrant   Links From The Outtakes:   Pharos Lighting Control: https://www.pharoscontrols.com/   Bigger Pockets: https://www.biggerpockets.com/podcasts/real-estate   The Investors Podcast: https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/   Become a patron at: www.patreon.com/artisticfinance   Interview by Ethan Steimel

Disney Daydream
068: Animal Kingdom Attractions Tier List

Disney Daydream

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 54:02


Join the Terris siblings as they discuss Disney World releasing a Disney Dining Promo Card offer, guests saving up to 25% on Disney World hotel rooms this spring and summer, and a woman flashing other guests aboard the Skyliner. Later on, we'll create an Animal Kingdom Attractions Tier List. Support the show

The Attractions Podcast
Super Nintendo World sneak peek, Disney Dining promo card, parking trams aren't back, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 1/8/2023

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 41:20


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast.  This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Our sneak peek inside Super Nintendo World at Universal Hollywood Disney Dining Promo Card unveiled for up to $750 discount this summer 1,023 days later – Walt Disney World misses parking trams deadline Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 2023 event lineup and a free fun card The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

History4Today
Attractions of Florida (1565)

History4Today

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 10:27


John Sparke visited Florida and wrote about what he saw. While some of his descriptions are fantastical (unicorns and three-headed monsters), his account includes interesting descriptions of the land and people, and tells us about what interested Englishmen exploring these regions.

Law of Attraction Radio Network
Dr. Michael Mosley: Manifesting Unlimited Dreams w/ Constance Arnold

Law of Attraction Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 60:00


Wow, two of Law of Attractions' most sought-after coaches have come together on this amazing episode. Listen as your Spiritual Life Coach, Dr. Michael Mosley, and Success Coach, Constance Arnold team up to help you produce your unlimited dreams. The nuggets shared on this broadcast will cause you to write down these golden jewels of inspiration. You will want to pay careful attention as Constance shares her story of how she bounced back from tragedy to triumph. Listen as Dr. Mosley shares how the Spirit led him to discover a new field and career during a down time in his life which led him to making generous amounts of money. There's so much in this broadcast and you don't want to miss any of it. Also, get information about an upcoming virtual conference with Dr. Mosley and Constance. Wow, it's a lot of good information for you on this episode of "Your Spiritual GPS to Success!" https://loaradionetwork.com/michael-mosley

DBC Pod
2023 Disney Predictions, plus OUR Takes on Ride Wait Times and Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster retheme rumors

DBC Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 65:15


Episode 140 ...  for the week of January 2, 2023 and this is what is going on in our Disney World...What is Everybody Talking About?- D23 Confirms updated version of the Happily Ever After show, not just the Anthem returning (Source: D23) - Genie+ Service “sells out” at Disneyland multiple days (Source: Scott Gustin) - Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster closing for lengthy refurbishment, rumors of retheme (Source: https://blogmickey.com/2022/12/rock-n-roller-coaster-starring-aerosmith-closing-for-lengthy-refurbishment-in-february-2023/ )Starts @2:02 ...OUR Takes: Ride Wait Times- Walt Disney World saw some high wait times over the holiday break, which rides to we think the posted wait time is worth it and which are overrated?Starts @9:07 ...Topic: 2023 Predictions- We look ahead to 2023 and make our predictions on what we will see in the Disney Parks and MoviesStarts: - Nighttime spectaculars @19:55 ...- Attractions @30:57 ...- Miscellaneous @40:46 ...- Movies/Media @57:12 ...* Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast *Send us an e-mail! .... thedbcpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on social media:- LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thedbcpod - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheDBCPod/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDBCPod- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDBCPod- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedbcpod- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedbcpod- Discord Server: https://discord.com/invite/cJ8Vxf4BmQNote: This podcast is not affiliated with any message boards, blogs, news sites, or other podcasts

The Attractions Podcast
Toy Story Land BBQ almost ready, Carousel Coffee Shop opens at Disney's Boardwalk, Super Mario Happy Meal toys, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 1/2/2023

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 28:45


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast.  This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Roundup Rodeo BBQ is almost ready to open in Toy Story Land Sosa Family Cigars closing at Disney Springs after 25 years Bland Carousel Coffee shop opens at Disney Boardwalk Busch Gardens Tampa Bay opens Springs Taproom lounge ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie' McDonald's Happy Meal Toys are here The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

WDW & Beyond
WDW & Beyond Show #285 -Ranking WDW Attractions: Disney Hollywood Studios - Part II

WDW & Beyond

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 59:32


Welcome O'Hana family!! We continue with our Ranking WDW Attractions series using our unique ranking system. This time we are Ranking Disney Hollywood Studios - Part II We rank attractions including Slinky Dog Dash, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler's Run & Rise of the Resistance    We will break it down and then have a grand finale to see which one ranks best in each park and overall. Thank you for listening and please visit us at WDWBeyond.com, our Facebook page at WDW & Beyond Podcast and follow us on Instagram at @wdwbeyond.  

The Black Briefcase
Secrets of Attractions

The Black Briefcase

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 93:51


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City Life Org
City Life in NYC Book – Chapter 5 – The city's iconic landmarks and attractions, such as Central Park, Times Square, and the Empire State Building

City Life Org

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 2:50


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://thecitylife.org/2022/12/31/city-life-in-nyc-book-chapter-5-the-citys-iconic-landmarks-and-attractions-such-as-central-park-times-square-and-the-empire-state-building/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/citylifeorg/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/citylifeorg/support

The Most Magical Podcast on Earth
S2 Ep118: We Were Locked In Our Room For 2 Days!

The Most Magical Podcast on Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 20:43


What's it like being at Disney World during a hurricane? Find out on the latest podcast with Meg, who happened to be in Orlando during the storms earlier this year. Plus, we chat princess makeovers and New Year celebrations, and what's to look forward to if you're going to Florida in January. Attractions/resorts mentioned on this podcast: Coronado Springs/Ride of the Resistance/Everest/Three Bridges/Toledo's

Your GPS to SUCCESS
Manifesting Unlimited Dreams w/ Guest Host: Constance Arnold

Your GPS to SUCCESS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022


Wow, two of Law of Attractions' most sought-after coaches have come together on this amazing episode. Listen as your Spiritual Life Coach, Dr. Michael Mosley, and Success Coach, Constance Arnold team up to help you produce your unlimited dreams. The nuggets shared on this broadcast will cause you to write down these golden jewels of inspiration. You will want to pay careful attention as Constance shares her story of how she bounced back from tragedy to triumph. Listen as Dr. Mosley shares how the Spirit led him to discover a new field and career during a down time in his life which led him to making generous amounts of money. There's so much in this broadcast and you don't want to miss any of it. Also, get information about an upcoming virtual conference with Dr. Mosley and Constance. Wow, it's a lot of good information for you on this episode of "Your Spiritual GPS to Success!" https://loaradionetwork.com/michael-mosley

The Theme Park Podcast
Building A Theme Park With Former Attractions

The Theme Park Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 25:04


On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast the guys have a fun time building their own theme parks but only being able to use former rides, shows and restaurants.

Disney DNA Podcast - A Walt Disney World Podcast
Top Indoor Track Attractions at Magic Kingdom and Special End of 2022 Message

Disney DNA Podcast - A Walt Disney World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 32:20


On this episode, Trent and Brooklyn rank the indoor track attractions in Magic Kingdom. Listen and see what their top attraction is! Also, Trent shares his passionate end of 2022 message to you! If you love what you hear, please subscribe and catch us every Wednesday and Friday for the podcast! We can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!

The Attractions Podcast
Walt Disney World Railroad reopens, Super Mario and Pokemon debut, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 12/26/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 30:07


Join hosts Tharin and Matt as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast.  This week on The Attractions Podcast, Tharin and Matt discuss: Walt Disney World Railroad is now officially open for all to enjoy New Universal Studios Japan parade marks debut of Super Mario and Pokémon Upgrades coming soon to Walt Disney World Resort hotels Tank America rolls into Orlando ready for action The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

MouseChat.net – Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News & Reviews
Don't miss these attractions coming in 2023

MouseChat.net – Disney, Universal, Orlando FL News & Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 29:59


2023 rings in some amazing attractions at Walt Disney World

Whistle While You Work
10 Attractions that Need an Update

Whistle While You Work

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 43:38


Inspired by a recent article Kayla read recently, this week we talk about 10 attractions that could use a little bit of a refresh. Enjoy our thoughts and feelings about some of the parks' iconic attractions and what could take them to another level.

Disney at Work Podcast
Disney Dining Outside In: Spectacular Thematic Restaurant Settings

Disney at Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 29:18


One of the truly wonderful experiences Disney Parks and Attractions offer are uniquely themed dining experiences. Some of the most memorable are those that bring you to a nighttime setting where you dine among the stars all the while being indoors. We look at all of them, represented in nearly every Disney resort from Shanghai to Disneyland; from Walt Disney World to Disneyland Paris. From the original legendary Blue Bayou Restaurant to the more recent Barbosa's Bounty; From elegant table service to drive-in dining, we'll explore these highly themed venues and compare them all. Join us as we go outside In with Disney dining.

Discover Universal
Spending the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

Discover Universal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 39:01 Very Popular


Happy Holidays! The splendor of the holiday season comes alive at Universal Orlando Resort! From beautiful decor and yummy treats to spectacular entertainment and special seasonal experiences. We've decked the halls of our parks and hotels for all those to enjoy. Join David, Kari, and our “holiday aficionado“ marketing manager Kristal Kelly as they reminisce about their favorite parts of the Universal holidays.Links: Complete Guide to the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort: https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/events/complete-guide-to-the-holidays-at-universal-orlando-resort/Christmas in New York at Universal Studios Florida - https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/events/christmas-in-new-york-at-universal-studios-florida/Quintessential Holiday Moments at Universal Orlando Resort - https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/events/quintessential-holiday-moments-at-universal-orlando-resort/A Gift Guide to Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort - https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/events/a-gift-guide-to-holidays-at-universal-orlando-resort/Blog: https://blog.discoveruniversal.com/Universal Orlando Resort: https://www.universalparks.com/en/usUniversal Parks and Resorts: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/usFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversalOrlandoResortTwitter: https://twitter.com/UniversalORLInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/universalorlando/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UniversalOrlando/featuredMust be 21 years and older with valid Photo identification to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Universal Express Unlimited - Requires theme park admission. Valid only at participating rides and attractions in Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal's Volcano Bay. Excludes separately ticketed events. Park-to-Park admission required to board the Hogwarts Express. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice.Early Park Admission - Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins up to one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida or Universal's Islands of Adventure as determined by Universal Orlando. Early Park Admission begins up to one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening for Universal's Volcano Bay. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply.Copyright & TrademarkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Attractions Podcast
Super Nintendo World opening at Universal Hollywood, ‘Avatar' projection show, DuckTales World Showcase, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 12/19/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 43:07


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast.  This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Super Nintendo World opens at Universal Studios Hollywood this February Super Nintendo World snack stand at Universal Studios Hollywood DuckTales World Showcase Adventure to finally debut at Epcot New ‘Avatar: The Way of Water' projection show at Disney's Animal Kingdom Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Hollywood Studios delayed to spring 2023 Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces new racing coaster and water park expansion Warner Bros. 100th anniversary features company-wide campaign The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

DisneyWorldToday
Top 5 Attractions that should get Holiday Themed

DisneyWorldToday

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 47:46


We've seen Disney decorate for Christmas, you can ride the Jingle Cruise or recently the Christmas themed Living with the Land. Now let's talk about which other rides should get a holiday overlay --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disneyworldtoday/support

Haunted Attraction Network
Netherworld's Season Recap with Ben Armstrong

Haunted Attraction Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 26:05


Consistently ranked one of the top haunted houses in the world, Netherworld in Stone Mountain, Georgia, is a pillar of the haunted house industry. The theme evolves yearly, with each season seeing massive renovations. Today, we'll speak with co-owner Ben Armstrong about his season, the future, and navigating the upcoming Transworld's Halloween and Attractions show. This interview was recorded on-location during Netherworld's Lights On Tour on December 10th. Subscribe: https://linktr.ee/hauntedattractionnetwork

The Bird Emergency
082 - The Critically Endangered birds of SW Western Australia wth Sarah Comer

The Bird Emergency

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 88:41


Managing isoloated populations is difficult, more so when bushfire places and entire population in peril. Sarah Comer explains how the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing Western Ground Parrot, Noisy Scrub-birds, Western Bristlebird and Western Whipbird. If you want to see The Bird Emergency interviews as they happen, bookmark thebirdemergency.com/live Follow The Bird Emergency on Twitter @birdemergency or Instagram @thebirdemergency and we are beginning on Mastodon, because, you know, Elon. You can support the show by making a contribution by buying Grant a coffee here - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/birdemergency If you enjoy the show, how about share with your friends or colleagues?  https://followthepodcast.com/birdemergency Or you can review us at https://lovethepodcast.com/birdemergency If you want to see interviews before they make into into the podcast feed, check out the YouTube channel, where the interviews are usually posted first.

Disney Deciphered: a Disney World planning podcast
Ep. 252 - Best Nighttime Attractions at Disney

Disney Deciphered: a Disney World planning podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 23:37


Best Nighttime Attractions Looking to plan a Disney World or Disneyland vacation? Let Joe do all the hard work for you at no cost to you as your travel agent. Get started by e-mailing josephcheung@travelmation.net today! Bookings for the Disney Wish are open if you are interested in sailing on Disney Cruise Line's latest ship! Episode Description Leslie and Joe discuss their favorite nighttime attractions at the Disney Parks - not too much overlap in our lists! It's a lot of fun to ride at night, but what are our favorites? And what are your favorite attractions to ride at night? Let us know by e-mailing disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com, messaging us on Twitter, or leaving a comment on our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Instagram now! Episode Notes 2:23 - Leslie's #5 (Seven Dwarfs Mine Train) 4:08 - Joe's #5 (Splash Mountain) 6:50 - Leslie's #4 (Expedition Everest) 8:27 - Joe's #4 (Astro Orbiter) 10:39 - Leslie and Joe's #3 (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad) 12:53 - Leslie's #2 (Slinky Dog Dash) 14:34 - Joe's #2 (Jungle Cruise) 16:53 - The Winner! And honorable mentions 20:24 - Disney dos and don'ts If we've helped you to plan your trip and you'd like to thank us we'd appreciate you considering a one time donation. Or if you'd like to receive bonus content, check out our Patreon page and our special subscriber only content! You can also support the show by buying tickets (if they're the best deal, of course) using our Undercover Tourist link or signing up for Mouse Dining through our link. If you like what you hear, please share and subscribe! Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, or Google Podcasts (please leave a positive review if you're enjoying the show), like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram! Connect with Leslie @TripsWithTykes on social media and Joe @asthejoeflies.

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Looking forward to 2023: Key digital trends attractions shouldn't miss out on.

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 38:20


EPISODE NOTESSkip the Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. Your host is  Kelly Molson, Founder of Rubber Cheese. Download the Rubber Cheese 2022 Visitor Attraction Website Report - the first digital benchmark statistics for the attractions sector. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue or visit our website rubbercheese.com/podcast.  If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review, it really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned in this podcast Competition ends January 31st 2023. The winner will be contacted via Twitter.   Show references: https://www.convious.com/https://twitter.com/MrTicketeerhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/andypovey/ https://blooloop.com/technology/news/convious-consumer-pricinghttps://blooloop.com/technology/news/convious-digital-trends-webinar/ Andy Povey joined Convious in November 2021 as managing director for UK and Ireland. Andy has worked in the attractions industry since the early nineties when he began as a ride operator at Chessington World of Adventures. He stayed with the Tussaud's company and later Merlin Entertainments for another 18 years, working in a variety of operational jobs at Rock Circus, Madame Tussauds, and central support, where he was responsible for the group's ticketing systems. After Merlin, he worked for Gateway Ticketing Systems for ten years, opening and then overseeing their UK operation, before transferring his experience to the Convious team. Outside work, Andy enjoys visiting attractions of all shapes and sizes with his family. Transcriptions: Kelly Molson: Welcome to Skip the Queue, a podcast for people working in, or working with visitor attractions. I'm your host, Kelly Molson. Each episode, I speak with industry experts from the attractions world. In today's episode, I speak with Andy Povey, Managing Director, UK and Ireland for Convious. Andy shares with us the five key digital trends attractions shouldn't miss out on and research into dynamic pricing for theme parks and tourist attractions. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, and all the usual channels by searching Skip the Queue.Kelly Molson: Andy Povey, it's so lovely to have you on Skip The Queue podcast today. Thanks for coming on.Andy Povey: Thank you. It's my absolute pleasure.Kelly Molson: And I know you've been a bit poorly. So let's just state now, poor old Andy has had COVID, and he's got a little bit of a cold today. So be kind to him.Andy Povey: It's man flu.Kelly Molson: It's always man flu, Andy. Right. As ever, we're going to start with icebreakers and I've got a really good one for you. So how would you describe your job to a three year old?Andy Povey: Oh, to a three year old? Well, I've got eight year old twin girls. So as far as they're concerned, daddy gets to go to zoos and theme parks without them, which is not brilliant. But no, I make computers work, I suppose.Kelly Molson: Make computers work for cool attractions like zoos and theme parks. I think that's perfect.Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: Good job, Andy. We'll talk more about that later. Okay. What one thing would you make a law that isn't one already?Andy Povey: That's a really difficult one.Kelly Molson: They're always difficult, Andy. It's always.Andy Povey: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You're being mean to me. Yeah. Oh, I'm in our office in Amsterdam at the moment, so I'm traveling a bit. And I do have a theory that you should never, ever fly from an airport where people feel it's appropriate to turn up in flip flops.Kelly Molson: Well, even if you're traveling back from holiday and it's a bit warm.Andy Povey: So the law would be, if I'm at the airport, and I'm waiting in the back to get to Carousel, you need to get out of my way.Kelly Molson: I think that's fair. Everyone goes a bit savage at the airport. Don't you think? You know when you go into London, and there's a certain way that you act on the tubes to get to places. You've got to walk really, you've got to be very determined, haven't you?Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: That's how I feel when I go into London. I've got my London walk on. And I feel it's a bit like that at the airports as well. Everyone's all in it for themselves. They don't care about anyone else around them. It's all just-Andy Povey: No, no. Get out of my way.Kelly Molson: Yeah. It's a good law, Andy. Right. Everyone has to get out of Andy's way at the airport. That's the law. Nice. Okay. And this one, I've asked a few people this one. Because I really like this one. What would you buy as you exit through the gift shop?Andy Povey: I'm not really into things. I'm much more of an experience kind of person. So if there was another experience, or something to enhance the experience, then it would be something like that.Kelly Molson: Okay. Good answer.Andy Povey: Yeah, something to enhance the experience.Kelly Molson: Good answer. I like that, Andy. And we'll talk about that a little bit more later as well. What would your twin girls pick? What would be their things from the theme park?Andy Povey: Oh, cuddly toys. You must be the same. Shelves and shelves and shelves of these things in the house.Kelly Molson: My daughter is doing incredibly well from all of the visits though that I have been on recently. Yeah. Let me tell you the gift shops, I've been [inaudible 00:03:28].Andy Povey: Squish 'em alls.Kelly Molson: To the gift shops. Yeah.Andy Povey: What do they call them?Kelly Molson: Squishy animals, all sorts of stuff. She's now got from various attractions that she's never been to that I'll have to take her to, to say thank you.Andy Povey: No, when mine were the same age as your daughter, I went to Orlando a few times for IAAPA. And I would buy them Mickey Mouse and Mini Mouse cuddly toys, and bring them home. But because they'd never seen anything to do with Disney, these were just referred to as Boy Mouse and Girl Mouse.Kelly Molson: Oh, bless them.Andy Povey: They didn't know what Mickey Mouse was.Kelly Molson: Oh. And I'm sure they do very well now.Andy Povey: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah.Kelly Molson: All right, Andy, what is your unpopular opinion? What have you prepared for us?Andy Povey: I actually did a poll of my colleagues in the office, because I was looking at something to do with Eurovision, and actually trying to work out whether my opinion was unpopular or not. And unfortunately it wasn't. So Eurovision massively overrated is my opinion of this.Kelly Molson: Gosh. So-Andy Povey: I knew we were going to fall out over this.Kelly Molson: Well, it's not just me. There's a lot of listeners that you are going to make very unhappy about that statement, Andy. Not to mention Rachel MacKay, who, if she hears this, I don't know how she's going to feel the next time she sees you. So that is for you to feel awkward about.Andy Povey: You asked for an unpopular opinion.Kelly Molson: Okay, let's put it out there. How does everyone feel about Eurovision? I feel like this is definitely going to be an unpopular one, Andy. Thank you. Right. Okay. Andy, so you have got over two decades in the attraction sector, self proclaimed attractions industry nerd. I think that's fair. Tell us a little bit about your background, and how you ended up working in the sector.Andy Povey: A colleague did tell me the other day that it's actually 30 years, and I was trying to hide away from this. Yes, I am old. So many, many years ago, started a temporary seasonal job at Chessington World of Adventures, having left college without a clue about what I wanted to do when I grew up. My first job was driving the train around the park at Chessington, and absolutely fell in love with the attractions industry. And then stayed with Merlin or The Tussauds Group, which then became Merlin Entertainment for about 18 years, and doing all sorts of different jobs. So that's how I fell into it. And I've never looked back.Kelly Molson: It's a really common theme actually, from guests that come on who've gone to work in a theme park or an attraction as what they probably thought would be a temp job for a while. And then absolutely loved every minute of it, and then have just risen through the ranks. Whether they've stayed in one group or they've moved around. But they've just continued to learn, and learn, and learn, and progress. And that comes across so frequently with our guests. It sucks you in.Andy Povey: It absolutely does. And it's a great industry. And I love the fact that you can build a career within our industry from starting right at the bottom, and just work your way up. I think it's a testament to the industry.Kelly Molson: What kind of roles did you work in then as you moved your way up?Andy Povey: So I did four years at Chessington as a ride operator. Then went to Rock Circus, which was a subsidiary of Madame Tussauds in the Trocadero and Piccadilly Circus in Central London. It was there for four years, and we were told that someone from head office was going to come and install the till system and tell me how to make it work. At which point I went, "Oh, maybe not." So I went and became that person.Kelly Molson: Oh, you were a tills man?Andy Povey: Yeah, I was. It was a tills man. So I started in ticketing before the internet.Kelly Molson: Yeah.Andy Povey: Before anybody really knew what the internet was, and then moved to Madame Tussauds for a short period of time, and then to what was Tussauds Group head office in Tottenham Court Road looking after all of the till systems for the organisation. And then did that for about 10 years, and then left, went and joined the supplier that we were using, Tussauds, so gateway ticketing. I was with them for 10 years. Basically convinced them to set up a UK office, and I ran the UK office for 10 years. And then after COVID, decided it was time to go and do something else. So came across Convious, the company I work for now, and whose office I'm sitting in today. And that's it, really. That's a very brief summary of Andy's career.Kelly Molson: Excellent career. I'd like to hear a little bit about Convious. So I am aware of you, and I think that most people at the moment would be aware of Convious. They're everywhere. Convious are everywhere.Andy Povey: Yeah. We're bright pink, and we shout a lot.Kelly Molson: And they're pink.Andy Povey: Don't know what they do.Kelly Molson: You have fantastic stands, events that we all attend. But I think there's something really different about Convious. Can you just tell us a little bit about it?Andy Povey: So it's not just what Convious are doing. There's something going off in the whole world of technology that the sales force are referring to as the fourth industrial revolution. And so competing with third industrial revolution from sort of 1949 to 2010, the fourth industrial revolution's all about data. And five years ago everyone was talking about big data. That was the buzzword that was everywhere. So we were just storing loads and loads of information. The fourth industrial revolution we're seeing now is actually doing things with that data. Because there's no point in just paying for a load of storage somewhere, if you're not going to do anything with it.So what we're doing at Convious with that data. It's really sitting on top of our partner's websites rather than being a page that you go off to, and gathering as much data as we possibly can. So we pull in long range weather forecasts, we're pulling in all sorts of information about how people are interacting with the website. And ultimately just using it all to drive sales and increase sales for our partners.Kelly Molson: I know that the weather thing is a really small thing of the system. It's a tiny thing, but it's the thing that sticks in my head the most. Because I just think it's blooming genius. I know. It's such a small thing, but it's such a clever thing to have.Andy Povey: It really does affect attendance at so many attractions. And I love Dom Jones when he was talking to you. I love his take on the weather, of actually, if you're going to blame the weather, you should also give the weather credit when you have a great attendance.Kelly Molson: I agree. Yeah, I love that quote from Dom. So it is really interesting in terms of what Convious do. Because I think that one of the things that attractions could be better at is using the data that they already have in more sophisticated ways. And the Convious platform allows you to do that really easily. Because let's face it, marketing teams are overstretched in attractions. And they can be quite small at times as well. We had Danielle and Ross on from Drayton Manor a few weeks ago. And the two of them pretty much head up their department. And I know they're a head of marketing as well. But that's a small team for what is a significant attraction.Andy Povey: Yes. Yeah, yeah.Kelly Molson: So anything that we can help to put in place for those teams is ultimately going to make it easier for them, and make it better. And they'll be able to understand better what their customers are actually doing.Andy Povey: And ultimately it's about making it easier for the customer. There's a whole focus on personalization at the moment, again, across the industry. So rather than it being one too many, it's one personalisation. And looking at, if we know something about the customer, so take me for example. I buy family tickets, and I love industrial heritage. So Google knows that about me, and Google will tell every website that I go to, that's who I am. So if we've got a family offering as an attraction, then let's promote the family offering. If you've got an industrial heritage offering, let's promote the industrial heritage offering to the people who've identified that they are. Ultimately it's about giving people what they want.Kelly Molson: And that's the really smart bit, isn't it? That the system can identify the person that's coming, and show them the things that are more relevant to them from that attraction. Then the standard things that they might like, they might buy. But actually this is the one that they really want, because that's connecting with them at a completely deeper level. That's some of the stuff that I want to talk about today. So one of the things that's good about Convious, and I'd like to hope that Rubber Cheese are aligned in this way as well, is that when we think about talking to attractions, we're giving them things that are useful. I think, that ultimately from any marketing perspective is how useful can you be? This content that I'm putting out, what value does it bring somebody? And how can they engage with it? And is it helpful for them?And that's what I feel Convious does really well. And I see a lot of your articles on Blooloop for example. And a month or so ago there was an article about the five key digital trends for attractions as we roll into 2023. And I think that this is a really good time to talk about these things. Because people are doing a lot of planning at this time of year. They're in Christmas, which this year feels very busy, because it's the first Christmas people can-Andy Povey: It certainly does.Kelly Molson: It's the first one though, if you think about it, that people can actually go out and feel comfortable that the things they're going to book, they can actually do. Last year we still had that Omicron. Do we do big groups? Do we just stay inside a little bit longer? But this year feels busy. And I think that attractions will get through Christmas, have a brilliant Christmas. And then January will be that time when they go "Right, what are we doing? This is what we need to focus on now." So this is very pertinent. It comes at a great time. One of the key trends that you just mentioned was personalization. So you talked about making things relevant to your audience. Really, really relevant. Are we talking about exclusive here as well? Because we talk about that quite a lot. Exclusive events and things that they can only get at certain places.Andy Povey: Yeah, I think so. And I think that's one of the things that, not just around digital, I think it's one of the things that the attractions world will do to really weather the economic storm that we're going through at the moment. Generally what we've seen over the past 12 months is that if you've got a short event, or a short-term event, it tends to sell out. So looking at what you as an attraction can do that creates that exclusive event. So if you are a park, can you get Peppa Pig on site for two or three days? Can you get Paw Patrol there for a couple of days? So giving people their incentive to come, and come again, and come again. So not just being, this is the six weeks of the summer at my theme park. This is the Peppa Pig, fortnight, although two days. And this is the Paw Patrol for two days. So improving that repeat visitation.Kelly Molson: And what you talked about data, I guess that comes back to really understanding your audience.Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: So you need to be collecting the data to understand what those people want in the first phase to then be able to tailor your offering to what they like.Andy Povey: 100%. 100%. There's no value in creating a Peppa Pig experience if none of your visitors have got kids. A great way to waste a load of money.Kelly Molson: I don't need to see Peppa.Andy Povey: No. No, no, no.Kelly Molson: You can keep Peppa. So you talked earlier about what you like, and that Google knows that about you. How do attractions tap into that? I guess through advertising, right?Andy Povey: Well it's not just advertising. It's actually looking at... And you did the survey a few weeks ago about the attractions, and understanding Google Analytics, that kind of stuff. It's free. You do not need to pay to get Google Analytics data. It's there for you. And there are so many venues, and so many prospective clients that I'm talking to now, that don't have access to it. It's almost criminal. There are still vendors out there that don't share this information. So I suppose to come back and answer your question is, go and look at the data that you've got. Google Analytics will give you a view of everybody that's coming to your website.Kelly Molson: Find out who they are, what they like, and then give them what they want.Andy Povey: Well, yeah. But tailor something for them. So if you've got a large foodie audience, then look at your catering.Kelly Molson: Yeah, that's really good advice.Andy Povey: Can you put on a Heston Blumenthal event, or a Jamie Oliver event?Kelly Molson: Yeah, that's really great advice actually, taking it to that deeper level. The second key digital trend was about online and offline, which we're talking a lot about online and offline as well. So this isn't just about digital, but I guess one of the things that was mentioned was about digital experiences. And I guess you can talk about that from a pre-visit perspective. How do you engage people digitally before they turn up at your event? But also, once they're at your venue too. So digital experiences that deepen or extend the experience that you were already giving them. Can you think of any really good examples of that, that we could talk about from an attractions perspective?Andy Povey: That's really difficult. The reason that we go to attractions as human beings, is because we like doing physical things. We want to be with our friends. We want to be with our family. Particularly after COVID, it's has been difficult to go and see granny, and whatever. So it's safer to go and visit a park, or to visit a garden than it is to possibly all sit around in the lounge, having a cup of tea. I can give you an unusual example, I suppose. The Forestry Commission did something a few years ago with The Gruffalo, and it's an augmented reality thing.Kelly Molson: Yes.Andy Povey: So as a parent, you could sit your child on a tree trunk and hold up your phone, and the augmented reality would superimpose an image of the Gruffalo sitting next to your child. They pulled it within six months, because the parent is having this experience of looking at their child through a phone. Whereas the child's sitting there going, "Well, mummy and daddy's just on their phone again."Kelly Molson: "Where's the Gruffalo?"Andy Povey: "Mummy and daddy's just on their phone again. What are we doing?"Kelly Molson: Yeah.Andy Povey: So in that situation it's about getting back to reality, rather than being digital. So it's a really fine line. At what point does an app, or a park map, or something like that, at what point does it enhance your visit, versus intruding on your visit?Kelly Molson: Yeah, that's a really good question. It's really funny, because when you mentioned that, I was like, that's a perfect example of this, how digital interacts with nature. But you're right, aren't you? Because the child doesn't interact with it. They just see you pointing a phone at them again, or you interacting with your phone and not with them. I hadn't considered that, and what message that actually sends out to them while they're outside in nature as well.Andy Povey: Yeah. And so I'm not a [inaudible 00:18:44] who's going, no, no, digital should be nowhere near your experience. It should be there, and it should be enhancing. But actually really understand that it is enhancing. So if you talk to the guys from BeWILDerwood, I know there was a podcast with Hannah. They delight on the fact that you can't get a mobile phone signal in Norfolk. Because you should put your phone away. You're here to have a day out with the kids.Kelly Molson: Yeah, that's a really good point. I actually quite like it when I can't get any mobile signal, because it means that I'm present.Andy Povey: Yes, absolutely.Kelly Molson: It means I'm not worrying about having to check something. I'm actually not even that concerned about, oh I needed to get this picture for the gram. I just forget about it if I've got no signal. It's just not going to happen. One thing that we do have to think about though, from an online perspective, is about bookings. So what we have seen, and again we've seen this in our attractions website survey that we've just published, is that bookings are increasing on mobile year, on year, on year, on year. So we do have to think about that pre-visit, and how easy we make it for people to book tickets. So actually, someone asked me this question on LinkedIn yesterday. What's one of my top infuriations with attractions websites?And I said for me, I'm often on my mobile phone when I'm doing things, because I'm out and about and I might be booking my tickets on a mobile phone. And I really hate when you're forced to create an account before you can actually buy anything. And I'm like, "God, I've got literally five minutes before I get off the train, and onto the tube. And I've got no signal. And I've got to get this ticket. I don't want to be creating an account right now."Andy Povey: No, no, no.Kelly Molson: Just give me the ticket. I might get an account afterwards, but just give me the ticket.Andy Povey: That was one of the things from your report, wasn't it? The account creation is a massive turnoff to conversion. And for me, I never remember any of those passwords. So every time I go back to their store, I'm having to reset my password, because it's just an absolute pain in the butt.Kelly Molson: I'm with you. So there you go.Andy Povey: Don't do it.Kelly Molson: Top tip from this podcast. Don't make people do that.Andy Povey: Yeah. Don't do accounts.Kelly Molson: Two very angry consumers here.Andy Povey: Absolutely. 100%.Kelly Molson: All right. So number three on our digital trends list is increasing loyalty. Now this is a big one, isn't it? Right? So again, it's interesting. So from a personal perspective, again, I was asked about memberships. We have a National Trust membership, it renews in January. I'll absolutely be renewing it. It's great value for money. It gives us so many places locally that we can go to. It's not a free day out, but it's a great day out, and we can take quite long.Andy Povey: It feels like it.Kelly Molson: It feels like a free day.Andy Povey: Yeah.Kelly Molson: Yeah. But do attractions need to think a bit more about that now? So should attractions be rewarding loyalty? So member perks for example? Or just small things that members get for being a member, that you couldn't get unless you were a member?Andy Povey: Absolutely. It's almost those money-can't-buy experiences. So it doesn't necessarily cost the attraction anything to do these things. And you can go have a member exclusive event to walk a coaster track, or to a behind the scenes tour of something. But yeah, all right. It might cost you a couple of hours for a member of staff to put it on. Again, as we came out of COVID, the first people that came to your rotation, were your most loyal customers. They've come to see you as the first thing they can do. So as an attraction, you have the opportunity to harness that loyalty, and turn these people into advocates. And that's going to be your best marketing resource, where they're recommending to people to come along to you. So if you can deepen that relationship by rewarding, by sharing, then absolutely you should do it.Kelly Molson: Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's understanding what they want as well. So when we talk about delivering what they want, should attractions be surveying their members, and finding out what more they can give them? And again, it comes back to the data thing again, doesn't it? How well do you know your audience? From a member's perspective, are you actually giving them what they want?Andy Povey: No, absolutely. And surveying's great, but there's so many other ways you can capture information about members and what they're doing that isn't actually going and asking them a question. It was interesting when we did the dynamic pricing consumer research. The responses that you get from people when they're answering a survey aren't necessarily what they're doing in real life.Kelly Molson: Interesting. Give us an example.Andy Povey: There was, 30% of people believe the airlines aren't charging dynamic prices. And I'm looking at this going, well, this can't be right. This is obvious. But actually, if you dig into it a little bit more, and we did with the guys from Baker Richards. And it's actually, the consumer's not looking at the price changing. The consumer's interested in the price they're paying for the date and time that they want to get on the plane. It doesn't matter that the price changes. It's how much am I paying today? What's my price now? That's a very long winded way of answering your question about the value of surveys.Kelly Molson: Yeah. No, it's really important, isn't it? So how else do you get to know your members? If surveys are giving us not quite the full picture, what other ways can we find out about-Andy Povey: So if you are looking at app, then obviously you are tracking, or you have the ability to track where people are going, how they're engaging, that kind of stuff. I was at IAAPA a couple of weeks ago in Orlando. And there's guys there with a new product that's actually harvesting location data from 200 different apps, and bringing all that, and presenting it back to you. Which I'm not a hundred percent sure that it is GDPR compliant, or [inaudible 00:24:44].Kelly Molson: Is that okay though? I'm not sure about that.Andy Povey: Yeah. But there it's looking at where people are going, how long they're staying there, and that kind of stuff. So that's one example. Going back to what we do at Convious, we don't capture addresses, postal addresses. Because we're not interested in old school CRM. We're not going to produce a mailing, a physical piece of paper and post it out to somebody. So why are you asking them to fill in all those fields with their address on?Kelly Molson: That's interesting. So even from a geographic perspective, it's not always relevant to understand where your customers are traveling from.Andy Povey: You can get all of that from the IP address that they're coming from.Kelly Molson: Sure.Andy Povey: So obviously it's really important to understand whereabouts in the country, and how far away your customers are from you, and that kind of stuff. But there are other ways to gathering that information, rather than traditional filling in. Back to your comment about filling in my address on the phone. Yeah, I've got fat fingers. I'm not going to type my address in on the phone.Kelly Molson: And I'm busy.Andy Povey: Yeah, yeah.Kelly Molson: It's not going to happen.Andy Povey: Yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Yeah.Kelly Molson: All right. Yeah. No, I like that.Andy Povey: Make it as simple as you possibly can for people.Kelly Molson: Yeah, absolutely. And the data's already there, so just gather it from the right place without giving people something else that they need to do. Good. Okay. All right. Well, our next one is about engagement, digital engagement. So digital engagement, from a marketing perspective, I always think about user generated content at this point. Because you're asking your visitors, from an offline perspective, you're asking them to engage with something that's at your physical attraction, but then you then encouraging them to share that digitally. So you're getting that double exposure and, you're also generating content from your users, which is invaluable for your marketing team. So that's the thing that I always focus on from digital engagement. What other things can we ask attractions to focus on?Andy Povey: A story someone told me many, many years ago was that their marketing guy actually ran a training session at this attraction, I can't remember which one, for staff on how to take the best photos.Kelly Molson: Oh that's great. Yeah.Andy Povey: You see a family, and mum or dad's taking a picture of the other parent and the kids, obviously the member of staff is going to offer to take the photograph for them. That's just human nature. That's what we do. But if you've already identified the most memorable background to put these people in, then the member staff can just move them slightly. And it improves and increases the rate of those photos being uploaded and shared.Kelly Molson: That's such a small thing, isn't it?Andy Povey: Isn't it?Kelly Molson: But again, that's genius. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Get a better picture for people. They're more encouraged to share it. I love it. That's so clever. I hadn't even considered that. But again, that comes back to the people. People make places.Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: So you empower the people to make those things happen better for those guests. I love that. Yeah, great one. Okay. And then I guess reviews is something that's really important about engagement. And how do we encourage people to leave reviews about the venues?Andy Povey: It can be as simple as your post visit survey. Standard. Everyone's doing them.Kelly Molson: Ah, are they though? Are they though?Andy Povey: Well, yeah okay. Everyone should be doing them.Kelly Molson: Okay. Should be.Andy Povey: Everyone should be doing them. And then you can have some intelligence sitting behind it, that if you get a lot of high scores, whatever, then direct the consumer over to the review site at the end of the review. If you're getting some negative scores, then direct them to your customer service team and do something about it. As human beings, we're happy to share this kind of information, as long as we're getting something back from it. It's a transactional relationship at that point. So we talk a lot about harvesting data. But morally, you can't do that if you're not giving the consumer something back, and giving them a benefit for doing it. Back to your comment about accounts. What's the point of me creating an account? What's my benefit of doing this? There isn't one. I'm just going to get annoyed about it.Kelly Molson: This is the thing, actually. So most of the time when I've had to create an account to get my ticket, there hasn't been any further interaction other than someone's whacked me on their mailing list. And I'm probably going to unsubscribe from that mailing list, because I'm annoyed that I've had to make the account in the first place. So what is that benefit? Yeah. Think about if you are going to force people to do something, at least make it worthwhile for them than a newsletter. Just sticking them on the newsletter list is not going to cut it.Andy Povey: Absolutely not. Absolutely not. And then for a long time I was on the Encore Hotels mailing list. I get an email from them a couple of times a week. And it started, Dear Povey, you-Kelly Molson: Dear Povey.Andy Povey: Dear Povey, you have got that so wrong. You cannot. Your CRM is so bad.Kelly Molson: Can I tell you though? So sometimes when I have to sign up for stuff and I have to put my company name, I get emails to Dear Rubber. That's not okay. I'm quite used to it, but it's still not okay.Andy Povey: No, no, no, no. So yeah. We're talking a lot about examples of how not to do it, than how to do it better.Kelly Molson: Well I think this is important, right?Andy Povey: It is.Kelly Molson: There may be attractions listening to this, going, "Oops, we might have done that. We might need to change that." So it's all relevant.Andy Povey: Oh no, on a positive. I got an email from Father Christmas yesterday. It's from an attraction we took the kids to last year to go and see Santa. And it's the first mail I've had from that venue since visiting, so 12 months. So I'm not getting spammed. And you see Father Christmas arrive in your inbox.Kelly Molson: Oh, that's nice, isn't it?Andy Povey: It's a very special moment. So that was very well done. Very well done.Kelly Molson: Yeah, that's really smart, isn't it? If you're just going to send one email a year, make sure it's from Santa.Andy Povey: Absolutely. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.Kelly Molson: Right. Let's talk about pricing, because that's our number five key digital trends for attractions. Now pricing's really interesting. We've talked quite a lot about pricing recently. So we had Dominic on from Mary Rose, talking about pricing. We also had Simon Addison from Roman Baths, talking about pricing.Andy Povey: Yes.Kelly Molson: Let's talk about dynamic pricing, because it's something that we touched on just earlier when we were talking about the airlines and the surveys. So airlines use something called real time pricing. When a plane's almost full, the airline company's going to bump their prices up. Because they know they're going to sell out, and they know that somebody really wants that ticket, because they have to get somewhere on a certain day at a certain time. So it's a bit of a no-brainer for them. Is that something that attractions should be doing?Andy Povey: I think so. And as an industry, we've talked about dynamic pricing for the past 20 years. And when I was Madame Tussaud's, we implemented what then was peak and off-peak pricing. And so we changed the price of the ticket three times during the day. And actually, because we were very explicit about what the price was, we were stuck at this 1995 price point, and had been reluctant to change for a while. We actually increased our ticket yield by about 30%, whilst also increasing our value for money score, which seemed counterintuitive. And actually what was happening there was that the consumer was choosing how much they were going to pay.So rather than being told what the price was, the consumer chooses. So naturally we are more comfortable about a situation, where we feel that we've had some choice. Dynamic pricing does that. Real time pricing, which is where we sit at Convious just makes that run much more efficiently, much more quickly. So a lot of dynamic pricing consultancies out there at the moment will talk about changing prices every day, which if you think, generally people are buying tickets to an attraction three to five days before they visit. They're only going to see three to five different price points. Whereas the way the modern world is going, or the way we are is, we're changing prices, or we can change the price as a result of every single transaction.Kelly Molson: Does that make it more difficult from an operational perspective, if you're constantly changing your prices though? Is it harder to do your forecasting, for example, if that's your price strategy?Andy Povey: If you are forecasting on individual ticket price level, yeah, absolutely. So don't do that.Kelly Molson: Good advice.Andy Povey: Yeah. So every attraction that I've ever worked in and around has a target yield, or a target ticket price to achieve. And we've been doing variable pricing through all the coupons that get put out on all the leaflet racks that you see on every motorway service station. So you can't control how many of those coupons are coming back, and how much discount you're going to get. So having much more control makes it easier for you to manage that, and get the computer to do it. Obviously if you're sitting there changing the prices all the time, then yes, it's going to be a nightmare.Kelly Molson: Nobody wants that job.Andy Povey: No. And the other thing on dynamic pricing is, we still get hooked up on the idea that dynamic means increased, and it doesn't. If you're doing it properly, then it doesn't mean the price is going up necessarily. Obviously you get a better yield. But the guys at Pleasurewood Hills down in Lowestoft, they have a very transient market. So there are loads and loads of holiday parks in their area. So Mondays and Fridays are change over days. So their total addressable market on a Monday and a Friday drops by 50%, because people are packing up and going home. So if you drop the price on a Monday and Friday, or drop the price on a Monday and Friday. Someone who may have come on Wednesday, is now going to come on Monday or Friday, have a much better experience, because venue's not full. And so it smooths their demand. So there's a lot of science behind it.Kelly Molson: Yep. And that all comes back to data, what we started talking about, right?Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: Knowing-Andy Povey: Yeah, yeah, yeah.Kelly Molson: Knowing where people are coming from, what they're doing, how you can change their mindset about things just from the data.Andy Povey: Yeah. And actually watching what they're doing. So we have an artificial intelligence engine that sits behind what we're doing. And it can monitor in real time what's happening about your conversion rate. So if you put the price up by a pound and then your conversion rate drops by 5%, you've probably gone up too high. So drop it down a little bit. So just manage it better, I suppose, in summary.Kelly Molson: I think that's good advice for life in general, isn't it Andy?Andy Povey: Oh yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.Kelly Molson: Just manage it better.Andy Povey: Just manage it better.Kelly Molson: This has been a great chat, Andy. Thank you. I think there's loads to take away from. So what we're going to do in the show notes. So there will be links to all the blog articles that we've mentioned today about the digital trends. And I believe there is a webinar that you ran about dynamic pricing as well. And I believe that we might have a link to that too that we could share, which would be great. But Andy, we always end our podcast by asking our guests to share a book with us, something that they love or they've really enjoyed that they think our listeners would also like.Andy Povey: So I've pondered this for a while, and I know that some of your previous people you've spoken to have got away with two.Kelly Molson: Yeah.Andy Povey: So I've got a request for two books.Kelly Molson: Oh, God. Okay.Andy Povey: One's a business book. Really simple, about a half hour read. It's called Who Moved My Cheese?Kelly Molson: Good book.Andy Povey: It's one of my favorites when I first read it 20, 25 years ago, something like that, it really gave me a different way of looking at change. So I really recommend that. And the other one is actually a book I love reading to my kids, called Oi Dog!Kelly Molson: Oi Dog! Great.Andy Povey: Oi Dog! Yeah. So there's a child in all of us. And that for me really just tickles all of my childish bones. Yeah.Kelly Molson: Oh brilliant.Andy Povey: So it works pretty well.Kelly Molson: Well, both of those books are right up my street. So Who Moved My Cheese? Unsurprisingly within a company called Rubber Cheese, you won't be surprised to know that somebody bought that for me when I set up the business. And that was nearly 20 years ago. So that was one of the first business books that I think that I ever read. And it did make a big difference about how you deal with change, and how you compartmentalise it into an easier way of dealing with. But Oi Dog! sounds right up my street. I'm going to put that on my list too? Right listeners-Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: So as ever, if you want to win a copy of Andy's two books, then if you go over to our Twitter account, you can just search for Skip the Queue, and you retweet this podcast announcement with the words, "I want Andy's books." Then we'll enter you into a draw to potentially win them. Andy, thank you. It's been lovely to chat today. I've really, really enjoyed it. I'm sure I will see you out in events soon. And if I don't see you-Andy Povey: Absolutely.Kelly Molson: Before, have a wonderful Christmas.Andy Povey: And to you. Thank you very much, Kelly.Kelly Molson: Thanks for listening to Skip the Queue. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a five star review. It really helps others find us. And remember to follow us on Twitter for your chance to win the books that have been mentioned.Skip The Queue is brought to you by Rubber Cheese, a digital agency that builds remarkable systems and websites for attractions that helps them increase their visitor numbers. You can find show notes and transcriptions from this episode and more over on our website, rubbercheese.com/podcast.. 

Beck Did It Better
121.Elvis Costello: This Years Model (1978)

Beck Did It Better

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 98:14


You really don't need this podcast, but you're really going to feel it when we hit you deep in the sidewall this week with the best podcast about Elvis Costello, and the 121st greatest album of all time, This Year's Model.   But before we talk about the music we prove that we're a bottom 2% podcast when we take a voicemail about dreams, changing tires, charity events, and holiday parties. We also become the best Star Wars podcast, kind of, when we talk custom lightsabres. Finally, we discuss whether it's ok to play video games while someone else cleans your house.   The discussion in the first half of this episode was at full capacity and the output was great so at (49:00) we decided to talk about Elvis Costello's new wave punk pop album, This Year's Model. We discussed the Attractions musical contributions, the musicians who were banned from SNL, and pay some other lip service to some things about this album that I really can't recall.   Next week we're going to hurt your eardrums just to see if you still feel when we become the best Nine Inch Nails podcast and talk about their industrial rock album, The Downward Spiral.     

The Attractions Podcast
Minion Land coming to Universal Orlando, Disneyland After Dark returning, Universal Great Movie Escape opens, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 12/12/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 55:07


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Minion Land featuring Villain-Con Minion Blast attraction and Minion Café coming to Universal Orlando Disneyland After Dark returns with Sweethearts' Nite and Princess Nite Exclusive D23 member events celebrate Disney's 100th anniversary in 2023 MSC Seascape launches with the customizable Robotron thrill ride New Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands appear in Universal parks Leviathan roller coaster launches in New Atlantis at Sea World Universal's Great Movie Escape not your typical escape rooms – for better and worse The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

WD Carousel of Podcast
Episode 223: Rethemed Attractions

WD Carousel of Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 30:19


With the recent updates regarding the closure and retheming of Splash Mountain, Ian and Crystal decided to take a stroll through previous IP rethemed attractions in the parks.  ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

In The Scene: Indie Arcade Wave
IAAPA 2022 and Exa Arcadia with Arcade Heroes | Ep 103

In The Scene: Indie Arcade Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 32:26


Eh, Yo! This week on In The Scene we dive into IAAPA 2022 and what's new with Exa Arcadia. Adam Pratt of Arcade Heroes come on the show to talk about IAAPA 2022 and what he found there. IAAPA 2022 was held in Orlando this year and is known as the largest show in the arcade and entertainment space. IAAPA 2022 stands for The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Adam will walk us through what he found interesting at this year's IAAPA 2022 and what was new from Raw Thrills, Sega, LEI Games, Exa Arcadia, and more. Adam found a lot of driving and light gun games. If you like what we are doing here at Indie Arcade Wave don't forget to like share and subscribe. It helps us a ton and will keep growing the wave so we can all ride it together. Arcade Heroes Website: https://arcadeheroes.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Arcadehero/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcadeheroes MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/arcade_heroes Indie Arcade Wave Merch: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Indiearcadewave?ref=profile_header Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IndieArcadeWave Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@indiearcadewave Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiearcadewave/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiearcadewave Discord: https://discord.gg/6GntJQN Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6dFWBTnIroJdBla3hi9SAK Bitchute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/RckLgQBWwOAS/ Odyssey: https://odysee.com/@IndieArcadeWave:5 Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-2032648 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indiearcadewave/support

Ajax Diner Book Club
Ajax Diner Book Club Episode 229

Ajax Diner Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 177:19


Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule"Merle Haggard "This Town's Not Big Enough"Fiona Apple "On the Bound"Sebadoh "Pink Moon"Robert Belfour "Black Mattie"New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers "If Blues Was Money"Hank Williams "Long Gone Lomesome Blues"Ruth Brown "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean"Mississippi Fred McDowell "Amazing Grace"Taj Mahal "Statesboro Blues"Dan Penn "The Dark End of the Street"Aretha Franklin "Good to Me As I Am to You"Bonnie "Prince" Billy "Make Worry for Me"Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "Draggin' The Bow"Mavis Staples "Wrote a Song for Everyone"John R. Miller "Holy Dirt"Built to Spill "Conventional Wisdom"John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers "Have You Heard"Solomon Burke "The Judgement"Steve Earle & The Dukes "Sweet Little '66"Elvis Costello & The Attractions "Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used To Do)?"Magnolia Electric Co. "The Night Shift Lullaby"Lucero "The Last Song"Connie Smith "Over The Next Hill"Cory Branan & Jon Snodgrass "The Corner"Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs "Tank"Matt Woods "Ghosts of the Gospel"Otis Gibbs "Caroline"Billy Joe Shaver "Georgia On A Fast Train"Bob Dylan "If You Ever Go To Houston"Bukka White "Aberdeen Mississippi Blues"Mississippi Fred McDowell "61 Highway"Soltero "The Good Times"Louis Jordan "Junco Partner"Lucinda Williams "Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings"Willie Mae Williams "Don't Want To Go There"The Black Keys "I Got Mine"James Brown "Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose"fIREHOSE "Brave Captain"S.G. Goodman "Teeth Marks"Billie Holiday "Lady Sings the Blues"Superchunk "The Question Is How Fast"Otis Redding "Nobody's Fault But Mine"Drive-By Truckers "Wilder Days"

The Attractions Podcast
Splash Mountain closing date & Tiana updates, Universal Great Movie Escape tickets on sale, Disneyland's Magic Happens returning, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 12/5/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 52:24


Join hosts Seth and Tharin as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Tharin discuss: Splash Mountain closing date, plus new scene and characters for Tiana's Bayou Adventure ride Special surprises await for Disney Cruise Line's 25th Anniversary in 2023 New Marvel Characters Coming to Marvel Day at Sea ‘Magic Happens' parade returns to Disneyland in February Hong Kong Disneyland commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities with inclusive cavalcade ‘The Magic of Disney's Animal Kingdom' season two coming in January to National Geographic and Disney+ Bob Iger Town Hall for cast members was cautiously optimistic Gaylord Palms opens ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas' Ice! with chilly nine-degree exhibit The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

CG Garage
Episode 404 - Eugénie von Tunzelmann — Head of VFX, Attractions; Framestore

CG Garage

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 62:35


How do you make a modern theme park ride? Framestore's Eugénie von Tunzelmann has the answers. As the Head of VFX for the studio's rides department, Eugénie has contributed to some incredible rides, including the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. Eugénie talks about how her experience on movies including Interstellar and Batman Begins has fed into attractions, which sit somewhere between VFX, animatronics, engineering, and theater. She talks about some of her favorite rides, including Avatar Flight of Passage and Revenge of the Mummy, and offers her thoughts on the more interactive and personalized experiences we'll have at the theme parks of tomorrow.

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
PEL Presents NEM#185: Bruce Thomas' Bass Lines Before, After, and During the Attractions

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 61:36


Bruce is best known as Elvis Costello's bassist for his first on about a dozen albums as The Attractions, but he's been in bands since 1970 and has done numerous session gigs. We discuss his work on "Blood Makes Noise" by Susanne Vega from 99.9 Degrees (1992), play clips from several of the most famous Attractions tunes plus "La La La La Loved You" by The Attractions from Mad About the Wrong Boy (1980), the first half of the title track of Quiver's Gone in the Morning (1972), and we conclude by listening to "There's a Place" by Spencer Brown and Bruce Thomas from Back to the Start (2018). Intro: "Radio Radio" by The Attractions feat. Fito Paez from Spanish Model (2021). For more info, see brucethomas.co.uk. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon. Sponsors: Buy and sell music products like beats, loops, etc. at beatstars.com/NEM, which is free for beginners, or get a free one-month virtual store using code NEM. Upgrade your showering at nebia.com/nem (code NEM).

The Personal Computer Radio Show
The Personal Computer Radio Show - 11.23.22

The Personal Computer Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 56:00


The Personal Computer Show Wednesday November 23rd 2022 PRN.live Streaming on the Internet 6:00 PM Eastern Time IN THE NEWS o NASA Mojo is Back as it Launched Artemis 1 Rocket o Your iPhone's Usage Data is NOT Anonymous o Hackers Latest Scam Tactic – Callback Phishing o FCC Cracking Down on Ringless Voicemail Spam o FCC New More Accurate Broadband Maps ITPro Series with Benjamin Rockwell o How do I Know if My Employer is Monitoring Me? From the Tech Corner o Electronic Vote Tabulation: Checks and Balances – Dr Rebecca Mercuri Technology Chatter with Benjamin Rockwell and Marty Winston o Coming Reviews and Attractions.

Circa 71 Podcast
#138: What Attractions Would We Bring Back?

Circa 71 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 49:07


In today's episode, we discuss past attractions we would like to see return. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-mccarthy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamie-mccarthy/support

The Attractions Podcast
Moana Water Walk-thru New Details, Holiday Happenings at Downtown Disney, Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 11/28/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 35:37


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Exciting new details at Epcot's upcoming Moana water walkthrough Holiday happenings in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort Disneyland Lunar New Year celebration returns in January California Adventure Food & Wine Festival returns spring 2023 Max Action Arena opens at Icon Park with axe throwing and VR Legoland Florida Resort fills with festive sparkle during Holidays at Legoland The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.

DBC Pod
Bob Iger holds a town hall, what attractions from yesteryear are actually overrated, and last minute updates for Jason's trip

DBC Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 67:53


Episode 13 ...  for the week of November 28, 2022 and this is what is going on in our Disney World...What is Everybody Talking About?- Bob Iger held a townhall session with Cast Members- Rumor: Changes coming for Park Reservations in 2023 (source: WDWMagic)- Disney announces first ever discount for the Galactic Starcruiser - but is this a good thing?Starts @1:38 ...OUR Takes: Attractions of Yesteryear- Everyone looks fondly back of many attractions that are no longer with us - which do we feel are over/under/properly rated in reality?Starts @25:05 ...DCI Update and Welcome new members- DCI index increased from 92.15 to 92.44 with the return of Takumi-Tei - Welcome new Discord member Dale B.!Starts @34:03 ...Topic: Last Minute Updates for Jason's Trip- Jason leaves for his trip in one week - but some strategy elements are still up in the air. We talk through some scenariosStarts @35:47 ...Top 3: Holidays You Want to Spend at Disney- We list out 3 holidays we would want to actually be at Walt Disney World to celebrateStarts @51:14 ...DBC Discord Engagement- What do you most want to see change with the parks with Iger back?- Next Week's Topic: What are some ways you curb the cost of eating while at WDW? Starts @55:23 ...* Reminder to like, subscribe, rate, and review the DBC Pod wherever you get your podcast *Send us an e-mail! .... thedbcpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on social media:- LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/thedbcpod - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheDBCPod/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDBCPod- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDBCPod- YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/thedbcpod- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedbcpod- Discord Server: https://discord.com/invite/cJ8Vxf4BmQNote: This podcast is not affiliated with any message boards, blogs, news sites, or other podcastsCowboys not Eggheads We are all hypocrites. We all have our demons. We need more cowboys and fewer...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

The Talking Stuff Podcast
Waking Up With Nate & Smitty: Where to go to see road side attractions

The Talking Stuff Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 37:48


Today we got a little crazy by Nate asking Smitty a Top 26: Roadside Attractions from minivanadventures.com.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------WATCH MORE AND SUBSCRIBE: ►►https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1os4MvHVCVgUc3AosFSNw#TalkingStuff #TalkingStuffPodcast #WakeUp-----------------------------------------------------------------------------CONNECT WITH US!Email: talkingstuffpodcast@gmail.comVoicemail/ text: 850-307-5221Follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/podcast_stuffFollow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/talkingstuffpodcastnetwork/-----------------------------------------------------------------------------SPONSOR: ►► Make amazing coffee at home with Magia Coffee. Shop their delicious coffee and have it shipped right to your door. Go to https://www.magiacoffee.com/ and use the Discount code “WAKEUP” to save 10% on your purchase.Magia Coffee is veteran owned and shipped from South Carolina

Nakedly Examined Music Podcast
NEM#185: Bruce Thomas’ Bass Lines Before, After, and During the Attractions

Nakedly Examined Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 61:36


Bruce is best known as Elvis Costello's bassist for his first on about a dozen albums as The Attractions, but he's been in bands since 1970 and has done numerous session gigs. We discuss his work on "Blood Makes Noise" by Susanne Vega from 99.9 Degrees (1992), play clips from several of the most famous Attractions tunes plus "La La La La Loved You" by The Attractions from Mad About the Wrong Boy (1980), the first half of the title track of Quiver's Gone in the Morning (1972), and we conclude by listening to "There's a Place" by Spencer Brown and Bruce Thomas from Back to the Start (2018). Intro: "Radio Radio" by The Attractions feat. Fito Paez from Spanish Model (2021). For more info, see brucethomas.co.uk. Hear more Nakedly Examined Music. Like our Facebook page. Support us on Patreon. Sponsors: Buy and sell music products like beats, loops, etc. at beatstars.com/NEM, which is free for beginners, or get a free one-month virtual store using code NEM. Upgrade your showering at nebia.com/nem (code NEM).

Vegas Revealed
Ticketmaster Fees, Las Vegas Holiday Attractions, Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Opens, FlyOver Las Vegas Deal | Ep. 145

Vegas Revealed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 40:12


Your mouth will drop when you hear the fees Sean paid for his recent purchase on Ticketmaster. We break them down and discuss it. Plus, we have a long list of holiday attractions that you need to hit up between now and the first of the year. It includes Enchant on the Strip which just opened at Resorts World, the new Nutcracker Immersive attraction, a snow carnival at M Resort, and "A Very Terry Christmas" with Terry Fator. Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant is open at Harrah's Las Vegas. In tips, we have a black Friday deal at FlyOver Las Vegas that lasts all week long... and we have the code. Plus, a local museum celebrates holiday traditions from around the world. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com

Disney DNA Podcast - A Walt Disney World Podcast
The Most Expensive Attractions at Walt Disney World

Disney DNA Podcast - A Walt Disney World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 41:39


Trent and Jeni chat with you about how much the attractions you enjoy at Walt Disney World cost to build. Listen and find out what it costs for all that magic! Enjoy the episode! If you love what you hear, please subscribe and catch us every Wednesday and Friday for the podcast! We can be found at disneydnapodcast.com Contact us: https://www.disneydnapodcast.com/contact/ Please also connect with us here: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter   and Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/disneydnapodcast And as always.... If You've Got The Time, We've Got The Disney!

The Attractions Podcast
Iger Returns, IAAPA 2022, Mickey's Toontown Re-Opening Date, Green & Red Coconut Club at Universal Orlando, and more news! - The Attractions Podcast - Recorded 11/21/2022

The Attractions Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 62:05


Join hosts Seth and Carly as they bring you news and discussion about all things theme parks, as well as their thoughts on the latest movies, television, and video games on The Attractions Podcast. This week on The Attractions Podcast, Seth and Carly discuss: Bob Iger Returns to Disney Mickey's Toontown to reopen in Disneyland on March 8, 2023 Walt Disney World to implement park-specific ticket pricing, price increases Disney Cruise Line acquires one of the world's largest cruise ships Grogu and Mandalorian begin meet and greets in Disneyland Deck the halls with two Disney holiday specials Sesame Place San Diego debuts A Very Furry Christmas Red Coconut Club at Universal Orlando's CityWalk takes on a festive theme for the holidays Toss those beads during Mardi Gras Float Ride and Dine Experience IAAPA 2022 The Attractions Podcast is brought to you by MEI-Travel and Mouse Fan Travel. They provide premium service and expert advice to get the most for your vacation time and dollars. Visit them at mei-travel.com. We welcome your suggestions and want you to be a part of the discussion. Please send your comments to info@attractionsmagazine.com with the subject line “The Attractions Podcast.” Statements or opinions herein are those of the hosts and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the producers, Dream Together Media LLC, or staff.