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30 Nov 2020 The Original Theme Park Podcast

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A weekly podcast dedicated to theme parks, roller coasters and thrill rides. During each show, we talk about the total theme park experience. We'll have interviews with the people making decisions at your favorite park, reviews and ratings of the newest rides and attractions, discussion about everyday park experiences and chances to win tickets and merchandise from parks around the country!

  • Listen #1505 - 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

    Join us as we kick off the gift-giving season with our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Check it out as you listen to the show at!

  • Posted on 26 Nov 2020

  • Listen #1504 - Imagineering an American Dreamscape

    We talk with Barry Hill, author of "Imagineering an American Dreamscape" about the history of regional parks and their impact on American culture.

    Barry tells great stories about how some of the most famous parks in America were built.

  • Posted on 20 Nov 2020

  • Listen #1503 - The Greatest Backyard Coaster Ever

    Unless you haven't been paying attention, you've all seen the amazing video of a backyard roller coaster that was inspired by the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland.

    The ride has theming, lighting, a synced soundtrack, realistic rock work, a running waterfall and a thrilling roller coaster running through it all.

    On this week's show, we'll talk with one of the ride's designers.  You'll learn all about how the ride was made and the plans for its future.

    PLUS, you'll find out what legendary Disney Imagineer called the designer to congratulate him!


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2020

  • Listen #1502 - 365 Days

    While everyone was watching the election drama, a park smartly dropped some bad news about classic attractions being removed. We'll talk about that AND Mike's return to the parks!

  • Posted on 06 Nov 2020

  • Listen #1501 - The 15th Season Begins

    We kick off the 15th Season of by taking a look at all of the stories that happened while we were on our break!


  • Posted on 30 Oct 2020


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