Fantastic news to start your week. The Season Pass Podcast, the leading show on all things theme park, has joined the MicePod on From now on, you’ll find their show right here. Please help us welcome Doug Barnes and the Season Pass crew to the team!   – Dusty

This week, the Season Pass goes behind the scenes in Radiator Springs, as we bring you the scoop on the amazing Cars Land at Disney California Adventure!  Discussion on the operations and merchandise with Gary Maggetti (General Manager of Food & Beverage and Store Operations at Disney California Adventure), Food and Flo’s V8 Cafe with Sean Layne (Head Area Chef of Cars Land), as well as conversations with Walt Disney Imagineers Kathy Mangum (Executive Vice President, Producer of WDI) and Tom Morris (Creative, Art Director of WDI).  Also, TSPP talks with animatronic guru Garner Holt (President of Garner Holt Productions).  HUGE Show on a HUGE inspiring attraction.  Recorded in Disney California Adventure and during the 2013 Thea Awards Gala & TEA Summit (April 2013).  Enjoy!

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The Season Pass Podcast is an immersive audio commentary into the world of Themed Entertainment and the Amusement Industry. Started in 2007 by Owner/Producer/Host Doug Barnes and Co-Hosted by Super 78’s President/Creative Director Brent Young, the Season Pass has become a reliable source for the industry and amusement park fans by analyzing the creative groups, people, processes, and stories behind the parks and attractions we all love today. The Season Pass is not the average theme park podcast. The presenters are a combination of industry professionals, specialists, creative developers, research publishers, media, and fans who bring a collection of observations and opinions, which creates an intellectual and educational conversation that helps the audience understand both the business and magic behind parks and attractions while still being humorous.

The Season Pass has had the honor to share the stories of many well respected creative professionals within the themed entertainment world including Matt Ouimet, Tony Baxter, John Wardley, Gary Goddard, Joel Manby, Rick Rothschild, Joe Rohde, Garner Holt, Tim Delaney, Lee Cockerell, Tom Fitzgerald, John Wood, Barry Braverman, Steve Alcorn, Jerry Rees, Marty Krofft, Michael Mack, etc. In addition we have special presentations on three Disney Legends– Bob Gurr, Rolly Crump, and Alan Menken. The Season Pass has also become a respected source of information for the amusement industry media, with recommendations from The TEA (Themed Entertainment Association), InPark Magazine,, LA Times Funland Blog, Park World Magazine, Theme Park Review, AyeFour Publishing,, and many more. The Season Pass has won awards and recognition for its quality audio presentation, which includes the “2011 Best Travel Podcast Blog” award, nominations from “Peoples Choice: Best Travel Podcast” for 2009, 2010, 2011& 2012, listed as a 2011 “20 Cool Travel Podcasts” from RatesToGo.Com, and has received over 120 Reviews on iTunes averaging a 5-Star Rating and has been featured on the Front Page of the iTunes Podcast Store. The Season Pass has also been the official podcast selected to cover many Themed Entertainment & Amusement Industry Events including the 2012 & 2013 TEA Summit, as well as The 17th, 18th & 19th Thea Awards Gala (selected by the Themed Entertainment Association), The Knott’s Preserved release event in Knottʼs Berry Farm (selected by Author Chris Merritt and Knottʼs Berry Farm), and the “TPR Bash Events” (selected by Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review). The Season Pass is also the ONLY podcast available that covers the entire Themed Entertainment & Amusement Industry, i.e., Worldʼs Fair, Roller Coasters, Disney Parks, Las Vegas, Museums, Universal Studios and much more. The podcast is also considered to be the “International Authority” for the themed entertainment industry because of the expansive coverage in Asia, the U.K., Europe, Australia, Middle East, and North America.