The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park PodcastAuthor: The Season Pass
20 Feb 2019

The Season Pass: The Essential Theme Park Podcast

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The International Authority on Everything Theme Park Related. Join a Cast of Experts and Fans Every Week On an Informative Immersive Experience into the World of Rides, Attractions and Parks. We cover Disney, Universal, Merlin, Herschend, SeaWorld, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, and More!!! Part of the MiceChat Podcast Network - MicePod.com.

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    VSPP #7- John Wardley

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST:

    EPISODE #7- John Wardley from TSPP #103. Alton Towers and Nemesis. Brought to you by Super 78 Studio — www.super78.com 

    Panel: John Wardley, Brent Young, Nick Hutson, and Doug Barnes

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  • Posted on 19 Feb 2019

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    tspp #374- The Old Mill REBORN at Carnegie Mellon w/ Roly Garcia! 2/15/19

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    Season Pass is back with Roly Garcia, Student at Carnegie Mellon University, discussing the reimagining of the classic dark ride The Old Mill, originally from Kennywood Amusement Park. The ride is opening and operating at the CMU Campus Carnival on April 12-14, 2019. Check out the Press Release printed below the Links. Enjoy.

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    Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

    Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

    © 2019 Season Pass Podcast

    PRESS RELEASE:

    Students Reimagine “The Old Mill” Ride for CMU Campus Carnival
    PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec. 30, 2018 – A group of students at Carnegie Mellon University
    announced their development of a modern take on the beloved Kennywood ride, The Old Mill.
    The ride will be open on their campus from April 12-14, 2019 for CMU’s annual Spring Carnival
    with free admission. The Old Mill is a new spin on the classic ride, taking guests on a journey
    through a CMU building that has been transformed into “a museum of steel worker history that
    was erected in a 20th-century steel mill”. Guests will board tour vehicles with a guide that will
    walk them through the ins and outs of steel production. Along the way, guests will have exciting
    encounters with blast furnaces, industrial machinery, and other relics of Pittsburgh’s past!
    Kennywood’s Oldest Ride
    The Old MIll opened at Pittsburgh’s Kennywood Park in 1901. It was a slow, “tunnel-of-love”
    boat ride through spooky scenes. Eventually, The Old Mill was rethemed into Garfield’s
    Nightmare, based on the eponymous orange cat in the comics, to mixed reception from guests.
    The ride still remains Kennywood’s oldest ride, but its conversion into Garfield’s Nightmare
    spawned several petitions for restoration to its original theme, garnering tens of thousands of
    signatures. To this day, The Old Mill is beloved by Piitsburghers who remember its campy brand
    of fun.
    Carnegie Mellon’s “Fungineers”
    Carnegie Mellon University is known for its academic prowess and emphasis on interdisciplinary
    education. Roly Garcia, a junior in Information Systems and long-time Disney fanatic, had
    dreamt of building a real ride his whole life. He soon discovered that one of his team members
    had begun the Theme Park Engineering Group club, full of students also looking to achieve their
    dreams in the theme park industry. The two groups merged their manpower to make Garcia’s
    idea a possibility.
    History Reborn
    With their newfound members, the team began brainstorming ideas for their ride, which would
    be the first fully-functional ride built by students in the entire world. Garcia and his “fungineering”
    group searched left and right for their inspiration, which eventually came from their local
    amusement park, Kennywood. To show their love for the rich history and culture of Pittsburgh,
    the team chose the classic boat ride as the frame for their story. They would add a rich story to
    The Old Mill by bringing guests into the fictional Garfield Steel Works Museum, which told the
    story of the people who worked the (also fictional) Garfield Steel Works during its golden age.
    The museum intends to begin its grand opening with a new, automated guided tour system.
    However, the system seems to be acting haywire when guests decide to board, sending them
    on an exhilarating journey through the old mill. Once they had their concept, Garcia (now the
    official director of the project) went to work acquiring approvals and funding. Within several
    weeks, Garcia went from having a team of five to having full funding, university approval, and
    even an official state ride inspector!
    Be sure to visit The Old Mill when it is open, April 12-14, 2019!


  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    VSPP #6- Rolly & Chris Crump (w/ Bob Gurr)

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST:

    EPISODE #6- Rolly Crump and Chris Crump from TSPP #124. Creating a ride for Knott’s is quite different than creating an attraction for Walt Disney. Brought to you by Super 78 Studio — www.super78.com 

    Panel: Rolly Crump, Chris Crump, Bob Gurr, Robert Coker, and Doug Barnes

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  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    VSPP #5- John Wood (Sally Corporation)

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST:

    EPISODE #5- John Wood (Sally Dark Rides) from TSPP #172. Creating Dark Rides for the regional park and roller coaster competition. Brought to you by Super 78 Studio — www.super78.com 

    Panel: John Wood (Sally Corporation), Brent Young (Super 78), and Doug Barnes

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  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    VSPP #4- Tony Baxter

    VINTAGE SEASON PASS PODCAST:

    EPISODE #4- Tony Baxter from TSPP #292. Working with Eisner and Wells, and the beginning of Disneyland Paris. Brought to you by Super 78 Studio — www.super78.com 

    Panel: Tony Baxter, Brent Young (Super 78), Ryan Harmon (Zeitgeist), Robert Coker (Super 78/thrillride.com) and Doug Barnes

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    Follow Us On Twitter! - www.twitter.com/theseasonpass

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    Check Out TSPP on Instagram! - www.instagram.com/theseasonpass 

    Contact us:

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    robert@robertcoker.com

    Call the Hotline with Park Trip Reports, Podcast Comments, or Anything else you would like to announce. –1-916-248-5524

    Thanks to each one of you for listening to the show.  Your support is extremely appreciated.

    © 2019 Season Pass Podcast


  • Posted on 07 Feb 2019

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