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Mel McGowan, Freddy Martin & friends discuss theme park design with themed entertainment industry experts.

Mel McGowan, Freddy Martin & friends discuss theme park design with themed entertainment industry experts.
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United States

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Mel McGowan, Freddy Martin & friends discuss theme park design with themed entertainment industry experts.

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English


Episodes

TA Podcast E16: Lou Prosperi

9/6/2019
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We’re taking a different route through the design jungle today as we interview a friend of the show, author Lou Prosperi. Lou isn’t our typical guest, but you’ll soon see why we asked him to join us. Lou develops curriculum for […] The post TA Podcast E16: Lou Prosperi appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:10:07

TA Podcast E15: Tom Morris – Haunted Mansion Archaeologist

8/9/2019
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To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, we tracked down former Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering, Tom Morris. Tom knows a little something about building theme parks and attractions. So who better to dig up […] The post TA Podcast E15: Tom Morris – Haunted Mansion Archaeologist appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:56:21

TA Podcast E14: Rick Bastrup

8/1/2019
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Howdy! This episode features show designer, writer, and music director for themed attractions from sea to shining sea, Mr. Rick Bastrup. Rick made his mark in regional theme parks and family fun centers for the past 30+ years. His time […] The post TA Podcast E14: Rick Bastrup appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:48:16

TA Podcast E13: Mike Schwalm

6/27/2019
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This episode features Mike Schwalm, Creative Director at Storyland Studios. Mike was previously a Creative Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering working with James Cameron and Joe Rohde’s team to bring the immersive “Pandora – The World of Avatar” to life […] The post TA Podcast E13: Mike Schwalm appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:49:26

TA Podcast E12: Mark Eades

6/6/2019
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Come along as Mel and Freddy dig into conversation with Mark Eades, one of the Disney Imagineers who helped bring Epcot to life back in the 80s. He cut his teeth in Disney animation and film and was called up […] The post TA Podcast E12: Mark Eades appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:06:27

TA Podcast E11: SkyPark at Santa’s Village

5/24/2019
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In this episode, Mel and Freddy head up to the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains where we meet the new owners of SkyPark at Santa’s Village. Santa’s Village was a small regional storybook park built in 1955 and became a go-to […] The post TA Podcast E11: SkyPark at Santa’s Village appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:59:20

TA Podcast E10: Tony Baxter Pt 2

4/12/2019
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In part 2 of their interview with Imagineer Tony Baxter, Mel and Freddy get into the nitty-gritty of the development of Splash Mountain with Michael Eisner, the extended story of California Adventure, and the pros and cons of attractions built […] The post TA Podcast E10: Tony Baxter Pt 2 appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:55:53

TA Podcast E9: IAAPA 2018

3/29/2019
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The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for members of the themed entertainment and experience industry. Peers from around the world gather to connect and see the latest in technology and innovations on display. At the […] The post TA Podcast E9: IAAPA 2018 appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:21:14

TA Podcast E8: Tony Baxter Pt 1

3/17/2019
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Mel and Freddy take a trip to the San Bernardino Mountains to interview Walt Disney Imagineering’s former Senior Vice President of creative development, Tony Baxter. Known as Mr. E-Ticket, Tony’s work includes Big Thunder Mountain, Journey Into Imagination, Star Tours, […] The post TA Podcast E8: Tony Baxter Pt 1 appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:09:43

TA Podcast E7: Ryan Harmon

1/21/2019
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Ryan Harmon, President and Chief Experience Officer for Zeitgeist Design & Production, takes us on his personal journey from a young Imagineering wanna-be dreamer, to becoming a real Imagineer, to now working all over the world. Contact Ryan at https://zeitgeist-usa.com. […] The post TA Podcast E7: Ryan Harmon appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:18:51

TA Podcast E6: Poverty Encounter

1/1/2019
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This is a very special episode about a brand new themed attraction (opened 12/8/18) that is sure to do more than immerse or entertain. It could change the world. Our guest is Alissa Whiteley, Director of Poverty Encounter, a walk-through […] The post TA Podcast E6: Poverty Encounter appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:46:15

TA Podcast E5: Evermore Park

1/1/2019
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Our guests for this episode are the lead creative team for Evermore Park, a brand new theme park (or “experience park” as they call it) just opened outside of Salt Lake City Utah in late 2018. Josh Shipley (Evermore’s Chief Creative […] The post TA Podcast E5: Evermore Park appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:05:41

TA Podcast E4: Sam Gennawey

11/2/2018
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Sam parked his beautiful RV outside our studio and spent the hour discussing the heart and soul of theme parks. What makes them special? Why do they keep missing the mark? And what’s his latest journey about as he crosses […] The post TA Podcast E4: Sam Gennawey appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:59:13

TA Podcast E3: Tom Morris Pt 2

10/25/2018
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Well, we got to talking so long we had to break it up into two episodes. Make sure you go back and listen to part 1 (episode 2) where we hear Tom share his ideas on design, decisions, and lots of […] The post TA Podcast E3: Tom Morris Pt 2 appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:55:07

TA Podcast E2: Tom Morris Pt 1

10/5/2018
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Tom happened to be at the studio one day working with us on a project, so we snagged him for a bit longer to discuss his long, long, long history with Disneyland, Epcot, Paris, Hong Kong, and so on. Learn […] The post TA Podcast E2: Tom Morris Pt 1 appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:01:07:36

TA Podcast E1: This boat’s about to sail

9/25/2018
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Hop aboard and join us for our inaugural cruise down the best of themed design. We’ll be discussing the how-to and why of designing attractions with lots of great stories from your favorite parks and destinations. Keep your hands and […] The post TA Podcast E1: This boat’s about to sail appeared first on Themed Attraction.

Duration:00:34:23