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Friday, August 18, 2017

The Seasonpass Podcast

Season Pass Podcast: Atlantis and the Kennedy Space Center

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Sally Dark Rides with Drew and Rich

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)...

Season Pass Podcast: Fun Spot America – “EFC to Amusement Park!”

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)"...

Season Pass Podcast: Give Kids The World with Neal McCord

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Inside Knott’s Trapped and Skeleton Key Rooms ’13

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...

Season Pass Podcast: IAAPA 2013-Marty Sklar, Lee Cockerell, Paul Noland and More!

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:...

Season Pass Podcast: 10 Best Roller Coasters…Wood Coasters!

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Tales from the (Alton) Towers with Nick Sim

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Murph Gantly Created the Theme Park!

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Behind Mystic Manor with Stephen Stanton and Jerry Rees

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Walt Disney Birthplace – Restore and Preserve

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Thea Awards Pt. 4 – Transformers The Ride and More!

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,...

Season Pass Podcast: Brian Morrow of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

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,...

Season Pass Podcast: The Making of Knott’s Haunt 2013!

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,...

Season Pass Podcast: Halloween’13 at Universal, Discovery Kingdom and Great America!

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Phil Hettema-From Disneyland to Universal to the World!

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Inside the TEA’s SATE w/ Disney, Bezark and PGAV

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...

Season Pass Podcast: Prepare for Horror and Haunts

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...

Season Pass Podcast: The Origins of NoLimits Video Games

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....

Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

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”...