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.
Alan is joined by Andrew Hyde and Ryan to discuss a whole host of summer trip reports to parks! Perfect podcast to listen to on road trips, rain delays, audits, or running a marathon. Come for the reports stay for Cool n Fresh.
Lagoon Amusement Park (Ryan) 0:50
Cedar Point (Alan and Andrew) 45:37
Kings Island (Alan and Andrew) 56:59
Clementon, Fun Plex, Six Flags Great Adventure (Andrew) 1:12:00
Jersey Shore Parks (Andrew) 1:17:00
Six Flags Great America, Santa’s Village, and Donley’s Wild West Town: 2:17:00
Join Joe and David Daut (Twitter) as they talk about their evolved views on studios parks, The Star Wars Hotel/Experience, role playing in parks, immersive theater experiences, and if/how theme parks should be archived once changed or removed.
Joe and Lane talk about ALL THE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 27 NEWS. Or not really. Our bad. We talk about local parks additions with Cedar Fair, Six Flags Fiesta Texas' Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, and some Busch rumors. Then we talk about some Star Wars VR, more Harry Potter construction news, and then your questions! SWEEPSTAKES!
Joe, Mike, and Nick talk about National Rollercoaster Day announcements, recap D23 with some late news, talk about Minnie Vans, beer 'n' pretzels at DHS, your questions, and the new Harry Potter coaster coming to IoA!
Jeff's been at a NASCAR race all night so hasn't followed the D23 news this past Saturday. So Joe, drunk from the normal show, joins Jeff late at night to go over all the news with our thoughts and opinions.
Joe, Sean, and Mike make small talk about changes coming to the auction scene at Pirates of the Caribbean, Siemens dropping sponsorship of Spaceship Earth and Illuminations, crazy Walt Disney World rumors, and cover all the speculation on D23 expo. It's a slapdash episode because... well we don't know what's going to happen!
We'll also be doing a live podcast 6PM EST Saturday July 15th to cover the D23 Parks and Resorts panel!
Alan, Joe, Nick, and Sean team up for yet another road trip extravaganza. First we talk about Hurler 2.0, Mine Blower at Fun Spot Kissimmee, developments on the old Wet n Wild property, and dive into the Super Nintendo World leaks and plans.
Next up Nick talks about his first trip to Walt Disney World with his child and a review of Pandora: World of Avatar. Then we close up the show with Alan discussing his whirlwind European trip to Port Adventura, Ferrari Land, Tipidabo, Conny-land (with Mammut Tree and Dino Attack), Legoland Deutschland, and Tripsdrill (with the nuts bathtub flume ride).
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Joe, Nick, and Lane are joined by Banks Lee of Attractions Magazine the Show to do a quick news run down before discussing Bank's visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Yes there are two Price is Right jokes in the 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.
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!
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.
In a world where all news is breaking, none of it is. Our resident existentialists Joe and Sean are joined by Nick to discuss all the rumors from Universal and Disney that broke this past week. We cover patents, Dry 'n Tame, Dragons Challenge replacements, WDW resorts hiking prices and planning to sell out, VR Sugar Rush, Tron coasters, World Showcase pavilions and rides, Cars in Test Track, The Great Mickey Ride, Rivers of Light 2.0, Pandora Annual Passholder previews, catches breath, and much much more.
Amelia joins us for her first podcast with Nick, Joe, Sean and Lane! We all talk about Miss Adventure Falls, Geyser Point, Pandora, Volcano Bay, and then close out with Sean's trip to the Jurassic World the Exhibition at the Franklyn Institute.
Joe had a rough, long day so he had a few fog cutters and sat down with Brian from Orlando United/Inside Universal to talk about HHN dates for a hot second, the merger of OU and IU, and we discuss the first day of soft openings for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
This week's episode Joe is joined by Dani from Touring Plans and Ben from Disney Photography Blog! We open the show with discussions on Universal's new advertising push on TV and their twitter account and news of Fallon TM previews. Then we dive into the meat of the episode and discuss expansions at Caribbean Beach Resort and Coronado Resort, the death of the tiered resort structure, the much rumored WDW gondola transportation system, and close out with a big review of Rivers of Light.
This week Alan is joined by Mark Rosenzweig of Ride Entertainment. Ride Entertainment is a world leader in providing attractions, installations, park development services, and park operations along with the OEM of the SkyCoaster. Alan and Mark talk park operations, their philosophy and methods for selling rides, CRAZY STAN CHECKETTS STORIES like the S&S Sonic Boom, and more. Make sure to follow Ride Entertainment and Alan on Twitter.
Joe, Lane, and Sean return and are joined by our guest Felipe! This week's show covers Volcano Bay, Jimmy Fallon testing, a review of the Celebration of Harry Potter, the Forbidden Forrest rumors, Star Wars and Avatar land opening dates (or years), Rivers of Light, and a quick Marathon Weekends review from Lane.
Our new podcast series hosted by Alan searches his rolodex for friends and industry insiders to talk about the amusement industry. This week's podcast he's joined by Michael, @SuperWeenieHtJr, to discuss Las Vegas, bad coaster designs, the weirdness of Hersheypark, and to eulogize Epcot.
Joe and Nick stretch one out in the new year and talk Avatar, Star Wars Galactic Nights, booze, Potter nighttime show rumors, Volcano Bay updates, and then close it out with Lane calling in to talk about his recent trip for the WDW Marathon.
Parkscope gathers around the fire to drink Christmas beers and talk theme parks. Sean talks about Grinchmas, Lane talks about his trips to Universal Studios Singapore and Disneyland, we discuss a seven hour Star Wars guided tour at Hollywood Studios, SeaWorld's slow decline, and then answer your questions! Happy holidays everyone and make sure to decorate that aluminum pole!
Joe, Sean, and Nick talk topical, HHN26! Then we cover monorail restaurant crawls, food and wine, trains outside Joe's window, Rivers of Light, Fantastic Beasts (we found them), Joe screwing up his mic input settings, and then some Nintendo news and speculation! Note my use of the oxford comma.
Joe is joined by Brian from Orlando United to talk about a little Universal news then A WHOLE LOTTA DISNEY NEWS. We cover Avatar news, Rivers of Light, Epcot Festival of Arts, refreshing Epcot rumors, Magic Kingdom cabanas, Shanghai's opening a Toy Story Playland, and Hong Kong Disneyland is building a new castle and new attractions.
Lane had a calzone and Joe groans about the Indians choking. We cover new info on the Jimmy Fallon attraction at USF, Volcano Bay news drops 10am on 11/3, new UOR resort busses and transportation info, Artegon is up for sale and to whom, Lane reviews his upcoming Disneyland trip, and then Joe closes it out with his impression on Hulk and Reign of Kong.
Lane hosts as Joe, Mike, and Nick talk about their trip to Orlando and Horror Nights. We talk about our night at Hoop, Trader Sam's shenanigans, off site hotels, coverall all the HHN houses, walk through the scare zones, review the Academy of Villains and Bill and Ted, and finally close with our thoughts on The Repository uncharge experience.
We're tired and exhausted as we finally delay our Orlando trip Wednesday in the prelude to Hurricane Matthew. Then we talk about Muppets in Liberty Square, Shanghai Disneyland not meeting attendance (and maybe financial?) expectations, new Star Wars land rumors, and more.
Joe is joined by Kenny from In the Loop and we go off the rails for the first 10 minutes talking about beer and baseball stadiums. Sorry. Then we jump into Mean Streak, Food & Wine, Tower of Terror at DCA, seasonal Stitch, Toothsome, Halloween Horror Nights, and your questions!
Joe, Lane, and Nick talk about Six Flag's batch of announcements, Universal Orlando annual pass price increases, how Volcano Bay could fit into the new pricing structure, and Halloween Horror Nights. It's a quick one folks!
This episode is rated PG-13. It's time for an intervention and talk Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Joe and Mike are joined by Cameron, who've seen Part One of the play in London to walk through the book. After a bourbon and a beer we dive into discussing the plot, how scenes were replicated on stage, talk fan theories, and all unanimously agree Scorpius Malfoy is amazing.
Joe and Lane watch the Falcons vs the Browns and instantly date the show. They talk about the additions to the Cedar Fair parks, Blaze Pizza, the shocker, Disney theme park and resort security changes, American Horror Story, Toothsome, and answer your questions.
Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick are here to talk THEME PARKS. THEME. PARKS. Want some Kings Island? BAM. We got it. Jungle Jims? BOOM. There we go. Hey want some Dollywood? BLAM! Then we throw some frooted Halloween Horror Nights, Jungle Books, Guardians, Imagineering, and brotherly love.
Joe, Nick, and Benjamin Lancaster from The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head all download Pokemon GO and pick which hats and backpacks to wear. After a little Nintendo and Halloween 2 talk we dive into the story behind, filming, and post production of The Further Adventures of Walt's Frozen Head. Go follow on Twitter and back them on Kickstarter!
Joe, Lane, Nick, and Mike are joined by Banks Lee of Attractions the Show to talk about Volcano Bay, a new Universal Orlando hotel, Chance takes over Halloween Horror Nights, Guardians of the (annoyed grunt) Galaxy, and then Banks gives us the skinny on the new attractions in central Florida this summer!
Joe and Lane start out talking about nighttime Disney's Animal Kingdom before being joined by Mike and then Brian from Orlando to close out the show with some listener questions. Also Mike sanded wood.
Joe, Lane, and Nick reunite for the anniversary of their graduation pub crawl only to find the childhood town they grew up in has been invaded. Before their deaths they talk about local theme park news and updates, Shanghai Disneyland impressions, Disney Springs opening and STK, Grad Nights, Frozen Ever After opening, Mako testing, Kong AAs, Hulk details, Universal zoning land, CityWalk evicting tenants, and shortly touch on Joe's trip to Orlando.
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Ann vow revenge of their heist partner after he steals all the gold from a caper in Venice. Tokyo Disneyland Resort additions, Kong updates, Volcano Bay construction, HHN26 houses, Paddlefish, and then a huge trip report from Mike and Ann!
Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick celebrate a bachelor party in Las Vegas and wake up forgetting what happened and where the groom is. We talk about regional parks, the start of Halloween Horror Nights announcements, Magic Kingdom after hours event attendance, Disney's Awaken Summer media event, why it's really dumb to call Animal Kingdom at night "like a 5th park", Avatar, Star Wars, Toy Story Playland, Lane's Dark Side race rant, and Nick's Grad Bash.
Joe and Lane are joined by David Daut from Heroic Hollywood to talk about his first visits to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. In addition we talk about Tom Staggs, Rivers of Light, Tower of Terror 'bars', MyMagic+, Kong, Disney Cruise Line, new wand experiences at Wizarding World Japan, and local craft beer (and water).
Lane, Mike, and Nick talk about USH's permanent The Walking Dead House, Kong rumors and news, and Toothsome Chocolate Factor at CityWalk. Then LitemAndHyde joins the guys from Orlando for quick live update. Plus some listeners questions are answered!
Joe and Mike are two parapsychologists who start a ghost hunting business in New York after being fired from their plush university research gigs. Joining them are Jon Fu and Jonathan Green from Inside Universal to talk about the changes to Universal Studios Hollywood over the past two years, speakers, wood beams, press tours with Alan Gilmore, sight lines, grab and go food venues, stink pickles, tile flooring, Japan, and Mike being Lost in Translation. Make sure to follow Inside Universal on Twitter, YouTube, and check out USHForums.com!
Joe, Lane, and Mike are three actors who are sent to Mexico to audition for bandit fighter roles only to be confused by the locals as actual heroes. They then talk about VR coasters, Disney operations cuts, price increases, Kong updates, Rivers of Light, and future of Universal parks rumors.
Joe, Lane, Nick, and Sean are joined by internet legend Len Testa of the Unofficial Guide series, TouringPlans.com, and The Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill. We debate the price of steel, the German economy, Armani suits, concierge level on the Disney Cruise Line, Washington D.C. touring, ticket price increases, nighttime habits, best cheap hotels around Walt Disney World, and knee high sinks. Make sure to check out The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line and The Unofficial Guide to Washington D.C.!
NOTE: Apology for the crackling from Joe's microphone, it only lasts the first few minutes of recording. Joe and Nick are joined by Felipe and Meg to mostly talk about A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, January 29th-31st. We also briefly discuss Universal Studios Hollywood's ticket changes and performance auditions for Reign of Kong?
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean start the new year off right by talking Shanghai Disneyland, Star Wars land, the validity of wine as an alcohol choice, Reign of Kong, Hulk, Volcano Bay, more UOR construction, snow, and take your questions.
Joe and Nick are joined by Seth Kubersky from The Unofficial Guide series and TouringPlans.com! Reporting live from Disney's Hollywood Studios, Seth describes the new Star Wars food and drink offerings, talks about the Star Wars launch bay, and Star Tours. Then we dive into metal detectors at parks, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood opening, Disneyland construction, goats, virtual reality, I Drive, Nick's weekend Orlando trip, answer your questions, and more!
Joe and Nick are joined by the one and only Jim and Tenn, I mean Tim and Jenn, Tracker! We cover Tim's trip to IAAPA 2015, rumors of The Secret Life of Pets dark ride at IoA, help Tim and Jenn plan their FIRST Disneyland trip, ceiling fans, Final Destination deaths, and more! Make sure to follow Tim and Jenn on Twitter and check out their awesome YouTube videos!
We're back after a break! Joe and Mike are joined by Bob Sehlinger of The Unofficial Guide series to talk about New Fantasyland, SeaWorld's big announcements last week regarding rides and killer whales, and Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon. We close out with an interview with Bob about his background, fandom of Disney and the parks, funny stories from his research trips, hilarious stories about Len Testa, and more!
Joe, Nick, and Sean discuss Disney Springs, The Incredible Hulk, their recent trip to Universal Orlando, and then dig right into Halloween Horror Nights 25 reviews! Make sure to enter in our giveaway of Halloween Horror Nights: The Unofficial Story and Guide 2015!
Joe is joined by Christopher Ripley, author of Halloween Horror Nights: The Unofficial Story and Guide 2015. We discuss Chris' history with the event, creation of the book, recount some fun stories from past events, turning points of Horror Nights, and more! And make sure to enter our giveaway of the book!
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by Seth Kubersky, fresh off the publishing of his latest book The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. We talk D23, Seth's trip to Disneyland's 60th, the creation and specifics of the book, and then your questions! Win a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando: http://www.parkscope.net/p/the-unofficial-guide-to-universal.html
NOTE: Sorry for poor audio quality. Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are drunk on Disney Parks news and Rougabrew as we recap all the D23 Parks and Resorts announcements. Star Wars, Avatar, Shanghai, Skipper Canteen, Toy Story Land, and MORE! Make sure to also enter to win a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando!
Joe and Mike are joined by Brian from OU and friend of the site Lane to talk over the live presentation of D23 2015 Parks and Resorts Presentation. Star Wars, Toy Story Land, Avatar, Rivers of Light, and MORE!
Joe, Nick, and Sean conspire to talk D23 predictions and then answer your questions. Also make sure to enter our contest to win a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by visiting Parkscope.net.
Joe, Mike, and Brian from OrlandoUnited.com are joined by the one, the only Jim Hill to discussion Disney's Hollywood Studios make over and closures, Star Wars, Toy Story Playland, Epcot changes, Illuminations replacement, Jurassic World, Marvel, Nintendo, and more.
Joe, Nick, and Sean are joined by Jon Fu from InsideUniversal.net to discuss banning selfie sticks, Fast and Furious Supercharged, the Universal Studios Hollywood Nighttime Tram Tour, capacity and parking woes at Hollywood, Disneyland pushing for admissions tax exemption in exchange for $1bn in expansion, Disney's Hollywood Studios rumors, Twister permits, and more.
Joe, Mike (for a hot second), Nick, and Sean are joined by friends of the podcast Brian and Andy from OrlandoUnited.com to talk Raptors, new rollercoasters at Busch and SeaWorld, and Volcano Bay water park.
Joe, Mike, and Sean talk Star Wars Weekends, Wilderness Lodge, and then are joined by Seth Kubersky to talk Disneyland's 60th and Halloween Horror Nights 25. While we try to end the show we just end up talking about some video games.
Joe, Nick, and Sean join to discuss SeaWorld's and Busch Gardens Tampa's new coasters, Innoventions closing, Cedar Point, exclusive beers, Project Dig, HHN25, NBC Sports Grill Brew bad name, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Marvel will always be at UOR, and then we cover Sean's trip and his love of bread!
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Taylor from OrlandoInformer.com to discuss Six Flags, Polynesian, Trader Sam's, SeaWorld PR blunders, ad hominem attacks, Springfield west, King Kong AAs, HHN25, your questions, and more!
Joe, Mike, and Nick hate on Disney and love Universal by praising the new MK hub, the cool new Adventureland restaurant concept, Innoventions closing at Disneyland, Mike's Disneyland vendetta, Disney chickening out by just adding 50% capacity to existing attractions, the hat's down ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Universal's non-news on water bottle bans and ticket price increases, HHN 25, Gringotts downtime, Kong hype, and your questions!
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean get together to discuss measles, anniversaries, celebrations, Disney Springs, Sean's trip, Mike filing papers, Baloo meowing, warm butterbeer, and ghosts. Then we jump on twitter and answer your weird, last minute questions.
Happy New Year! Joe, Nick, and Sean talk about the Frozen meet and greet area in Epcot, Avatar movie delays, thoughts on IPs in parks, Disney's Hollywood Studios expansion rumors, Cowfish reaching out to guests because of a blogger, Kong, Sean likes old music, the new water park, Mardi Gras, and Baloo as the best spotting bro at a gym.
Joe and Sean get drunk, play video games, and discuss 2014. Topics include Microsoft's change in tune, broken games, bad people online, Nintendo's bad decisions, our favorite games we played this year, and 2015.
Joe, Nick, and Sean draw Cards Against Humanity cards then dive into SeaWorld, Cedar Point, the Polynesian, Avatar is doing something or another, Be Our Guest for breakfasts, Kong updates, and water park permits. Then Nick dives into his recent trip talking about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, HOT Butterbeer, and Cowfish. Happy Festivus y'all!
Joe and Nick are joined by Sam Gennawey, urban designer, planner, and author of the book 'Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalry'. We discuss the origins of the book, the creation of the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour, the developments that lead to the creation of Universal Studios Florida, the creation of Islands of Adventure, and much much more. This is just a sample of the full contents of the book, now available!
Joe, Nick, and Sean team up to discuss Pop Tarts, I-Drive, Tokyo Disneyland Expansion, Fifth Gate at WDW Discussions are Stupid, Cowfish, Kong, Frequent Fear, Building 88, 25th anniversaries, and answer your last minute questions!
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by the illustrious Derek Burgan and Seth Kubersky of the internet. We talk Disney Springs news, Disney Hollywood Studios rumors, UOR rumors, and talk about their touringplans.com trips on the Disney Cruise Line.
*NOTE: More than the usual amount of adult language in this episode* Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean finally got to experience Diagon Alley in late September. After 10 minutes talking about beer and bars, we finally discuss all aspects of Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. We cover the land, shops, food, drink, shows, and attractions. And you'll be surprised how angry we get each other over the owl shop.
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are all back to discuss SeaWorld, Busch Parks, Potter Celebration, HHN, Hollywood Studios, Villains, hard tickets, random stories, things, and some postulation on Parkscope Weekend. Trust me it makes sense.
Joe and Mike are joined by the incomparable Len Testa from your books, websites, and podcasts (and other podcasts) to discuss Halloween Horror Nights, Frozen invasion, Norway, 1 million riders, Len's UOR trip, Italian food, and UOR updates to the 2015 edition of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Then we close out with your questions.
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by The Tim Tracker and The Jenn Tracker from the YouTubes and Twitters to talk Halloween Horror Nights, 25th Anniversary Plans, Soarin', new nighttime shows ALL OVER ORLANDO, King Kong, Avatar, WonderSea/Volcano Bay, Sean sucks, and more!
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined with Adam and Andrew from the DisneyHipsters to talk Disneyland, interactive games, Food and Wine, Nashville!, vegetarians in theme parks, Universal thoughts, Club 33, and your questions!
Joe, Nick, and Sean talk Frozen events, Diagon Alley media week, Harry Potter and the Making of Diagon Alley, CityWalk fun, Kongstruction, UOR Hotel Updates, WonderSea/Volcano Bay, 3rd parks, we're in the Unofficial Guide!, your question, and PARKSCOPE THE WEEKEND.
BriMan, Drew, and HTF from Orlando United Radio join Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean to discuss the week’s happenings at UOR and WDW. It’s a cross over for the ages. Flinstones meets the Jetsons; the Simpsons meet the Critic.
Joe, Nick, and Sean join for probably the last podcast episode ever (inside joke) to discuss Diagon Alley developments, DisneySide 24 hour celebration thing, SDMT ads, random news we can pull from our brains, and then spend like 90 minutes talking to and preparing Nick for the most mind blowing experience of his life: Disneyland.
Parkscope After Dark Part 2: best sequel to a live podcast ever. Nominated for 2 Grammys, a Webby, 3 podcast awards, and a Woody. Universal Parks Blog, best IPs for a theme park, why Star Wars is problematic, and Paulie can't defend Frozen.
The crew are joined by the esteemed Banks Lee from Attractions the Show to discuss the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (for the last time?), the Polynesian, MyMagicPLUS, Animal Kingdom additions, and way more Potter than is recommended for daily dose. Then we close out this extra long podcast with your questions. Seriously, we're never getting this guy back...
The gang is back together to notice how Mike's still at work in a bow tie, Disney's Hollywood Studio is 25 and can rent a car, Seven Dwarf's Mine Train media previews, cats that aren't Baloo, more Frozen rumors, Diagon Alley food and merch, fountains, Nicks' adventures at GradBash, your questions, and MOAR!
Joe, Mike, and Sean cover the past week or so's worth of news. Hey, that stupid velociraptor costume! Disney Hollywood Studios' 25th anniversary 'events', as we relive what the park could have been. Soarin' over the Horizon? Seven Dwarfs things. Disney Springs rumors and our concepts. Hey, a bunch of VPs got shuffled around at WDW and WDI! Diagon Alley rumors, and how the coaster didn't derail (idiots). Al Roker, PR battles, and ROCKS! Finally we close it out with your questions.
We're back! This week we tackle the 'dedication' of SDMT in late April, Innoventions paint job, Muppets in World Showcase, parking price increases, KidZone rumors, Diagon Alley opening rumors, HYPE!, and your questions!
Joe and Mike are joined by Tonya Pope to talk about the proposal submitted to redevelop Jazzland Park in New Orleans, Louisiana! We discuss the scope of the project, attractions to be featured, and answer some of your questions.
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are jointed by Len Testa of Touringplans.com, WDW Today, Disney Dish podcast, the Unofficial Guide, and generally cool dude! We talk Universal price increases, Diagon Alley food, Magic Kingdom Hub, 24 Disney Day 2.0, and then shoot the breeze with Len!
Joe, Mike, and Sean are joined by special guest Robert Niles from ThemeParkInsider.com! We discuss Festival of Fantasy, Harry Potter, Gringotts, Fantastical Beasts, Mythos (voted best restaurant in a theme park by a certain website), should we be excited for Avatar, Frozen attraction ideas, what's next for UOR, MM+ and future developments, paying for the sins of a previous generation, Shanghai Disneyland, AND MORE.
We're back! Joe and Sean discuss what we've been playing and beat, NintendLOL, next generation, why people who are dismissive of dedicated gaming are stupid, and upcoming games we're looking forward to. Finally, we answer two questions! YES TWO!
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Jon from InsideUniversal.net! We discuss the history of USH, our thoughts on the park, the Tram Tour, the differences between the two coasts, Black Lagoon, Transformers Meet and Greet, their version of Potter, and banter. Witty, hilarious, banter.
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by special guest of Banks Lee from Attractions Magazine! Today we discuss wraslin', Mexican food (again), FastPass Plus for APs, Meet and Greets, Maleificent and Disney's mentality for adding new attractions, Holy Land Experience, the Harry Potter Celebration, and then close out with your questions!
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean discuss Universal's patent application for a ride reservation system similar to MyMagic+ at Walt Disney World. We also dive into WDW and UOR news and rumors, hidden mickeys, CityWalk's disappearing nightlife(!?!?), Blue Men, and answer your questions!
TODAY! Mike decides a free meal isn't as important as his friends, so he joins Joe, Nick, and Sean as they discuss the world of theme parks.Nicks' weekend trip to see Universal Orlando during the Holidays! Joe visits Disneyland to see new DCA and Disneyland holiday offerings. Who is CityWalk actually for? :Skyfall: with Jurassic Park/World additions. Your questions! We WILL be taking a winter hiatus to recharge, visit family, and have look at our podcast production. If you have any comments on our set up, production, or podcast format, leave a comment below or message us on twitter!
This week Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean learn about Joe's mispronunciation problems, a divide house over Universal drinks cannot stand, PolarCoasters, Universal News on December 12th, Bill and Ted get renewed, MyBoondoggle+ with Iger and WDI, don't believe what you hear on the internet, Joe's going to Disneyland, and we answer your questions.
Joe, Mike, Sean, and Nick wish a third time's a charm with recording this show. This episode we discuss Universal expansion updates, why are there no Walt Disney movies, and answer your questions! GATOR DOWN
Joe, Mike, and Nick brew a local craft harvest ale of theme park news and opinions. This week we discuss Univeral's new food options, projector upgrades, rumors of new attractions and how to handle speculation, and new Universal ads. Then we dive into Disney, because YOU ASK AND WE DELIVER. California Grill vs Jiko as Nick and Joe battle it out, Sid's eviction, Imagination's seasonal death spiral, the nature of nostalgia and enabling, denial, The People's Public of Princess Land, Soarin upgrades and additions, and Georgie's comments at IAAPA about MyMagic+. Make sure to vote for Orlando United on the Behind the Thrills poll this week!
Straight from our hearts to your ears, here is this weeks episode of iTunes NEW AND NOTEWORTHY PODCAST in the Places and Travel section! This week we cover the Jingle Cruise, Carousel of Progress/Tomorrowland movie and theme park movies, Sean gets some Disney Springs info, Disney doesn't understand concepts such as 'co-op' and 'food truck', DIAGON ALLEY MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE, The Forbidden Journey of legend, Voldemort is a stupid character to put in an attraction, All The Small Things (music in the parks, Billy Hill leaving), Iger and Star Wars land, Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure, Hunger Gamez and how WOW THAT'S REALLY DUMB, your questions and our answers, and Vote for Be Our Guest on the podcastawards.com!
Mike hosts as Joe has the flu, Nick has a new headset, and Sean talks. We discuss the new Red Oven Pizza quick service and general look of CityWalk, Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice show, carnie games, parades, wrestling, dining plans, Nick Studios, and some random Disney things.
Joe and Mike discuss their broadway musical history then dive into their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on the smash hit musical The Book of Mormon. For listings of shows visit www.bookofmormonbroadway.com
Joe gets usurped, the Disney Magic gets out of refurbishment, Joe doesn't understand the alphabet, Seuss expansion at IoA, Hogwarts Express AGAIN?, Gringotts ride system video, Jingle all the way to Adventureland, your questions and our answers, emails, and vote for Be Our Guest on the www.podcastawards.com! (I swear I'm not bitter.)
On this week's episode we're Unprofessionally joined by Derek Burgan from the Universal NOW! podcast (completing our full synergistic potential). We discuss Sean getting a raise, what's going on with Diagon Alley and the Bridge to Nowhere, Gringotts attraction update, Issues with Mr Banks, People still watch wrestling, more Rip Ride Rockit jokes, AND YOUR QUESTIONS GET ANSWERED
This week Nick, Mike, Sean, Joe, and Mike again taking over for Joe celebrate Mike's bar passing and him becoming, uh, excitable again. We throw off the gloves for 80 minutes of Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Sean forgetting things, Nick's dog, HTF's rumors of Kong, Rip Ride tear it down it, vote for Inside the Magic for www.podcastawards.com, and Joe's reminder he's single and poor. Danger zeeeeaaaaooooooooneee.
This week Nick, Mike, Sean, and Joe discuss new arial photos of Diagon Alley and Hogsmead Station, Sean letting go, Mike's road to acceptance, Nick's letting go and acceptance of the Falcons, Sinbad has an ugly show building, DISNEY GIVES US SOMETHING GOOD BESIDES COFFEE AND BOGS TO TALK ABOUT,being nice to people on Twitter, Court of Angels and Norwegian princesses' eminent domain over churches, Forbidden Journey ride profile upgrades, and but why is there a bog? Podcast sponsored by the Atlanta Falcons: now Nick knows what it feels to be a Cleveland sports fan.
Our first podcast where we looked at each other the whole time, Nick and Sean discuss their long weekend trip, Mike sets up his new iPhone 5s, Sean likes Springfield, Nick likes Mythos and The Kitchen, we hear about the best haunts, and we discuss recent observations on Magic Kingdom capacity. Vote for InsideTheMagic.com for the PodcastAwards.com!