Parkscope Podcasts

Parkscope Podcasts

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour: The best not really an hour podcast to hear babble about theme parks and amusement parks. Joe, Nick, Mike, Lane, Sean, and friends cover the news and happenings at Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, and our local favorite parks.

Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast: Alan searches his decades built rolodex for fans and industry insiders to deep dive into coasters, amusement parks, random dark rides, coaster culture, and more.

EXPLICIT WARNING: Some adult language, situations, and beverages occur. It's all PG-13 fun.

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    Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Rob Pilatus Memorial

    Alan is joined by Jerry Brick, General Manager of Lake Compounce to talk the history of the park, Wildcat's 90th anniversary and refurbishment, Boulderdash, historical rides, their partnership with the Haunted Graveyard haunt event, their newest coaster Phobia, Milli Vanilli, and more!

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    Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #126 - Spring Trip Report Blow Out!

    Alan, Jeff, and Joe talk about the mess of an opening of Volcano Bay, the inevitability of Pandora doing "well", Flight of Passage ride system issues, Nintendo announcements (no, not the leaked plans), Mean Streak 2.0 teaser, and Kennywood's 2018 plans. Finally they all talk about their trips over the past month to Cedar Point, Lake Compounce, Hersheypark, Holiday World, Kennywood, Carrowinds, and more!

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    Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- George Millay Memorial Episode

    It's a family affair this week as Alan is joined by his cousin Tom Dion to talk about UFC vs boxing, gambling advice, and Tom's years as GM and auditor of various water parks around the country. They talk about how Tom got into the industry, riding slides as "testing", awkwardly auditing water parks for safety, applying for jobs in Tanzania, how a park handles a catastrophic event, and life advice for anyone looking to get into the industry.

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    Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #125 - A B&M Hyper in Every Park

    This episode Lane briefly joins us from the SunTrust Park to lay out his plan to fix all of WDW for less money than it took to build Pandora, Joe talks about his Cedar Point trip, Sean talks about visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour in England, and Nick cuts in and out of connectivity. We also discuss Pandora previews, Volcano Bay media day, locals overhyping projects, The Shining and Conjuring at HHN, new hotels, Sesame Street, and then answer your non-theme park questions!

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    Immersive Irony Theme Park Podcast - Shark Fin Soup Memorial Episode

    Alan is joined by Tom Mehrmann, owner and founder of Themed Advisers Ltd. They discuss Tom's past as VP of Operations and Entertainment at Knotts Berry Farm, VP and GM of several Six Flags parks around the world, his twelve years as CEO of Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tom's philosophy on running amusement parks, the future of the Asian amusement park industry, and more!

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    Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Space World Memorial Episode

    In this episode Alan is joined by Sean Flaharty who currently works on the touring The Eyes of Freedom touring memorial. They talk about their coaster club origins, Sean's stint as ACE PR manager, Mystic Timbers, California trips, Space World, geocaching, paying to go into Legoland for 45 minutes, and more crazy stories.

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    Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #123 - Pandora 20/20

    We're back baby! Joe's drinking, Sean's talking MST3K, Nick is killing palmetto bugs, and Lane is interrupting. We talk about SeaWorld's investments, Infinity Falls (infinity = 40 ft.), Pandora photos, Star Wars land news, Club 33 at WDW, A Very Merry Potter Christmas, #HHN27, Volcano Bay cabanas, and all the delicious food. At the end Nick gives his impressions of this year's Grad Bash (and Fallon) then Joe talks about his First Rider Event for Mystic Timbers!

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    Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Crystal Beach Memorial Episode

    Alan is joined by Victoria Wolcott, Chair and Professor of History at University at Buffalo, SUNY to discuss the history of race relations in amusement parks, pools, and other areas of recreation in the United States. Check out her book 'Race, Riots, and Rollercoasters' available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

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