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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Seasonpass Podcast

Disneyland…Where My Real Life Began

In honor of their 300th episode, The Season Pass Podcast asks several people “Why is Disneyland special?” We all have an answer to that question, and here’s mine.   Memories. So.Many.Memories. My life as I know...

Season Pass Podcast – Universal’s Diagon Alley is Much More Than Butter Beer

This muggle hasn’t had the pleasure, yet, of experiencing Harry Potter Diagon Alley, but maybe you have? In preparation for summer theme park season (I can’t believe it’s basically already here! What happened to...

Getting Deep on Tomorrowland ’98 with Tony Baxter – Season Pass Podcast

Memorial Day Weekend in May of 1998, I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, participating in Magic Music Days at Disneyland. While I was playing percussion with a high school band...

Oceaneering: Creating the Ride Systems that Changed Theme Parks

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...

From the Haunted Mansion to Knott’s Scary Farm: 11 Haunt Podcasts from Halloween 2014

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...

The Seasonpass Podcast: Scare L.A.

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!

Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast: Big News Month

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...

You Can’t Top Pigs with Pigs – A Talk with Marty Sklar

I’m writing this article about 5 minutes after I finished an online video lecture about children’s literature, and this lecture was specifically about the power of storytelling; which is very opportune, because I wasn’t...

Empowerment and … Elephants, a Conversation with Entertainment Designer Kile Ozier

“I create experiences for people through the filter of my own experience. . . I use my own emotions as the filter through which to create.”  Kile Ozier I’m new here in the MiceChat universe,...

When Disneyland was closed – A Talk With Tony Baxter

Remember a few years back when Space Mountain was closed for its major refurbishment?  Even though I'm an adult, I felt like Disneyland was somehow incomplete because I couldn’t experience the ride for what...

A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind...

Season Pass Podcast: The Unbelievable Europa Park with Fred Pastuszak

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Knott’s Calico Mine Ride, A New Classic.

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...

Mystic Manor and Enchanted Tales with WDW’s Belle – Season Pass Podcast

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...

Chris Merrit on the Legendary Pacific Ocean Park

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! ...

Season Pass Podcast: Remembering The Season Pass, A New Era?

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Q & A with the Designers of NoLimits 2!

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Documenting Disneyland, Storytelling & Lost Parks

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,...

Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

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,...

Season Pass Podcast: A Talk with Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides

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...