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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/
On the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2015, Scare LA, once again, graced Southern California with its spooky goodness and creepy enthusiasm, but this time in Pasadena, CA. The podcast below is the first of THREE Scare LA Convention recordings that...
The Season Pass Podcast returns to the Baxter residence for another deep conversation on Themed Entertainment with Disney Legend and Imagineering Genius, Tony Baxter.  Tony discusses the back story of many great Disney Park attractions (Phantom Manor, Haunted Mansion,...
In 2013, SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin introduced a ride system that has changed everything we know about motion based entertainment.  The Revolution Ride System finally showed the world that there are no limitations to what a...
For the past six years the Season Pass Podcast has been bringing Halloween and Haunt audio to thousands of listeners.  As for 2014, our coverage can only be explained as Gigantic!  Enormous!  Incredibly Packed!!  We went BIG for Halloween this year, and if you...
The Season Pass Reviews the biggest Halloween convention in Southern California, Scare LA. Interviews with Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Night's Chris Williams, Ben Dickow and more!
After what seems like a very long summer break, we are back, and with an episode so packed with news items we had to leave some out! Halloween, Christmas, Dreams!, Anna, Elsa, Merida, Philippe Gas, Tom Wolber, Crush's Coaster...
This week Nick Hutson takes the helm and visits Europa Park in Germany.  Nick and Lee Conway join Europa Park’s Project Architect, Frederic Pastuszak, to discuss the world famous resort as well as creative process and the newest attraction to the park,...
These are the interview sessions recorded on June 12th, 2014 at Knott’s Berry Farm for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy!  Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment Supervisor), and Tom Zeliff (NoLimits...
Today's podcast has an in depth conversation Discussion on the creative process behind Thea award recipients: Hong Kong Disneyland’s attraction Mystic Manor with Director of Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering Japan (formerly Hong Kong) Mark Schirmer, and Enchanted...
Just back from Disneyland Paris, Mark tells us all about the new Ratatouille: The Attraction, Bistrot Chez Rémy & La Place de Rémy which was opened up for the press and a special group of invited fans. Don’t worry...
Theme Park Designer and Co-Author of Knott's Preserved, Chris Merritt, returns to The Season Pass Podcast to disuss Pacific Ocean Park...it's one of the greatest theme parks in California’s history that you may have never heard about!  Chris discusses his new book...
The Season Pass has been pushing the envelope on theme park creative coverage for over six years with over 300 Creators, Directors, Leaders, Writers, Designers, Analyst, Imagineers, Content Providers, Cast Members, and Theme Park Fans.  The wind of change is now...
The brand new official Disneyland Paris press release about Ratatouille: The Adventure kicks things off, as we discuss what was said, or not, and then cover Bistrot Chez Remy and what food is on offer. There are almost certain...
This week the NoLimits 2 coaster simulator team is back on the Season Pass Podcast. Tom Zeliff (3-D Modeler) and Kevin “Crayola” Stone (Graphic Designer) discuss the functions and future of NoLimits 2 with NOT JUST Doug Barnes...
The Season Pass Podcast takes a look into special documentary projects based on Theme Parks, creative thinking and Disneyland!  Join us for discussion on The Lost Parks of Northern California with Kris Rowberry of Great American Thrills, the new book Storytelling: It...
TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you'll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies, as well as the newest...
It's the final report from the IAAPA Expo 2013 floor for the Season Pass and to close it out, we bring you the President of Premier Rides, Jim Seay.  Jim shares his beginnings in the industry, how Premier Rides...
Chad Emerson returns to the Season Pass Podcast for the 6th episode of EMERSON’S DISNEY FILES.  This episode we talk the BIG battle between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.  Conversation on immersive environment, luxury vacations, My Magic...
In honor of Star Wars day, the Season Pass Podcast looks into the creation of Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. Interviews on this show are with Anthony Daniels, Tom Fitzgerald and Rick Rothschild. Yes, it's a big show. You...
The Kennedy Space Center in Florida is a prime tourist location to bring the family, to educate, to entertain, and to be inspired.  It is also an astounding example of what the themed entertainment industry can accomplish with NASA, especially with the newest...