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19 Oct 2018 The Original Theme Park Podcast

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The podcast dedicated to roller coasters, theme parks and thrill rides.

  • Listen #1303 - Haunts and Celebs

    Halloween Horror Nights is one of the most anticipated haunt events of the season. This week, we're joined by Brian and Tim from The Civil Gore podcast to talk about their recent trip to Universal Orlando and their experience at houses like "Stranger Things" and "Poltergeist." The guys will also give their picks for the best Horror Films set inside theme parks!

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:


    • Hersheypark's Chocolate Town opens in 2020
    • Spaceship Earth is rumored to close for two and a half years
    • A naked dude terrorized Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    • Clemson Coach Dabo Sweeny likes Top Thrill Dragster


     After some interesting Live Trip Reports, EB will open a mysterious (and creepy) package. Then, we'll play a brand new game show...Celebrity Soundwave!

  • Posted on 19 Oct 2018

  • Listen #1302 - Fright Nights and Coaster Coffins

    English Composer Nick Hutson has been a long-time friend of the show. His career is on the rise! He composed much of the music currently running at Thorpe Park's Fright Nights. We'll talk to Nick about the process of creating themed environments using music. We'll also hear how he used EB and Mike's voices in many of the scarezones and the launch announcement for Stealth!

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:



    After some interesting Live Trip Reports, we'll ask our listeners to tell us about the rides and attractions they think should be put in a coffin! (it's Halloween, a coffin...get it?)

  • Posted on 12 Oct 2018

  • Listen #1301 - Season 13 Premiere with Ride Entertainment Group

    "Lucky" Season 13 begins!

    This week, we'll pull back the curtain of the podcast to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what listeners had to say in our 2018 Survey. What parts of the podcast were hits and what parts bombed?

    We'll also take some time to give some commentary on some of the big new stories in the amusement industry that happened while we are on break.

    Finally, we'll talk with Ed Hiller, CEO of Ride Entertainment Group. He'll tell us all about his company and how they are respobsible for bringing us rides like Mystery Mine at Dollywood, Powder Keg at Silver Dollar City and Skycoasters all over the world. He'll also tell us some funny stories from his long and successful career!

    Welcome back!

  • Posted on 05 Oct 2018

  • Watch #1247 - Coaster Commentary - Maxx Force and Steel Curtain

    As we get ready for Episode 500 next week, Mike and EB are back with another Coaster Commentary.  They are taking a look at animations for Maxx Force at Six Flags Great America and Steel Curtain at Kennywood! 

  • Posted on 28 Sep 2018

  • Watch #1246 - Coaster Commentary - Copperhead Strike and West Coast Racers

    Mike and EB debut their first "Coaster Commentary" and talk about Copperhead Strike at Carowinds and West Coast Racers at Six Flags Magic Mountain...while watching animation of the new rides!

  • Posted on 21 Sep 2018


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