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Doug Barnes is a Life Long Fan of Theme Parks and Roller Coasters as well as a fan of Podcasting. Doug has spent his entire life living and meandering under the California sky; regularly attending many parks including Disneyland, DCA, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (AKA-Marine World), California's Great America (AKA-PGA), and more. Doug has toured all over the country in search of Great Themed Recreational Fun including Florida, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, Indiana, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Missouri & more. Aside from his duties as master of ceremonies for the MiceChat Podcast, Doug owns the critically acclaimed Season Pass Podcast: http://www.seasonpasspodcast.com/
During the 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Exposition (IAAPA) in Orlando, Florida, the Season Pass Podcast sat down with the Creative Designers behind the amazing Sally Corporation, Drew Hunter (V.P. of Creative Design) and Rich Hill (Senior Designer). ...
TSPP is in the new and improved Fun Spot America Amusement Park in Orlando, Florida.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker discuss this amazingly transformed family park that just received the IAAPA "Best Family Entertainment Center (FEC)" in 2012 with John Arie...
The Season Pass Podcast is in Kissimmee, Florida to check out the unbelievable family-stay village Give Kids The World. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker are joined by Jeff Kober (Disney At Work) and Lon Smart (Disney) to discuss the special get-away village for...
Let me introduce to you the newest member to the Micepod family, Dedicated to Disneyland Paris!  Make sure to check out the Micechat.com introduction episode. A Word from the Creators of Dedicated to Disneyland: Hey - it's us Steve and Mark!...
It's 2014.  So in typical TSPP fashion we yell "Let's continue Knott's Haunt coverage!"  It is time to finally reveal Knott’s Scary Farm’s 2013 VIP experiences, audio, discussion, and dissection of the 5 new Skeleton Key Rooms and the return of...
In Novemeber 2013, the Season Pass team traveled down to Orlando Florida to cover the biggest theme park exposition in the world--IAAPA (aka: The International Association of Amusement Parks).  Here's Part 1 of multiple covering the massive event: Interviews with Tom Burnet (CEO...
Seasoned Pros List Show RETURNS to the Season Pass Podcast after a year long hiatus.  Doug Barnes (Season  Pass Podcast), Arthur Levine (Theme Parks Guide for About.com) and Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic) rate the Top Ten BEST WOODEN...
This week, TSPP brings in 2014 with Nick Sim, the author of the new book “Tales from the Towers,” based on the history of Alton Towers.  He discusses his love for the industry, the influence of theme parks in the UK &...
TSPP is proud to have the originator of the Theme Park Industry, CEO of Fake Theme Park, Murph Gantly!  Murph proudly discusses the beginnings of his park as well as the origins of the amusement industry itself, plus the...
Let's take a trip back to the Anaheim Convention Center, August 2013, during the D23 Expo.  The Season Pass gang takes a look at Hong Kong Disneyland’s newest attraction (and immediate fan favorite) Mystic Manor. Doug and Brent are joined by Stephen Stanton...
TSPP reveals the historic restoration project that is driven by Brent Young and Dina Benadon of Super 78 and Season Pass Podcast: The Walt Disney Birthplace Historical Preservation Project! The team discusses the motivation and acquisition of the home, plus...
This week is the forth and final part covering the 2013 Thea Awards and TEA Summit. Here’s a look back on the event and conversations with Chick Russell (Universal Creative) on Transformers: The Ride, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame...
TSPP Interviews Brian Morrow, the Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, in this episode of the Podcast.  Brian looks back to the beginning of his career, from an intern at Six Flags, to food safety, to ride design, to working...
The Season Pass Podcast continues the 2013 Halloween celebration with a trip to Knott’s Scary Farm for Halloween Haunt!  TWO 2-hour episodes with tons of interviews with event, maze, show Creators and Park Leaders.  Also, experience walk-throughs through three new...
TSPP is in FULL HAUNT MODE!  The Season Pass wants to take you behind the scenes of three major theme park Halloween celebration from the Golden State!  Starting with Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights: Experience Audio from all...
This week the TSPP team travels to Pasadena to talk with Phil Hettema (President/Creative Executive of the Hettema Group).  Phil discusses his beginnings in the Themed Entertainment World.   His career starts at Disneyland designing costumes, then to creating Universal Studios Hollywood's Miami Vice...
The Ultimate Themed Entertainment Conference!  The Season Pass take a look into the TEA’s SATE, taking place at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), on October 3-4!  Doug Barnes and SATE Co-Chair Stefan Lawrence (StefanRules.com) discuss STORYTELLING, ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY...
For the last five years, the Season Pass Podcast has recorded a plethora of in-park podcasts devoted to the people, haunts and screams of Halloween in theme parks, and over the last two years TSPP has taken it to extremes!  Because...
NoLimits Rollercoaster Simulator became a great source of entertainment for the video game and theme park fan at home, but it also turned into a useful tool for the professionals in the amusement industry.  Doug Barnes and Robert Coker...
On today's Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate” Theme Park in U.S. history-Hard...