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Welcome to Parks and Cons, the companion podcast to the ParksAndCons.com website and YouTube channel, where we discuss conventions, theme parks, collecting, and other fun stuff.

Welcome to Parks and Cons, the companion podcast to the ParksAndCons.com website and YouTube channel, where we discuss conventions, theme parks, collecting, and other fun stuff.
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Riverside, CA

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Welcome to Parks and Cons, the companion podcast to the ParksAndCons.com website and YouTube channel, where we discuss conventions, theme parks, collecting, and other fun stuff.

Language:

English

Contact:

9516402778


Episodes

Episode 367 - Bricks LA, Retro City Fest, & Toy Invasion 2019

1/15/2019
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This time, we have a trio of cons to talk about, as we start 2019. First, it’s all about the build at Bricks LA. Next, we immerse ourselves in all the retro gaming we can handle at Retro City Fest. Finally, we talk about our first con disappointment, of 2019, in discussing the Toy Invasion bust. Con season is officially here! Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 366 - Top Convention Moments 2018

1/11/2019
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This time, we look back at a year of conventions, to see where the top moments of 2018 came from. Having attended 34 shows, there’s a big list to choose from. Listen in and find out what we chose.

Duration:00:47:11

Episode 365 - Top Theme Park Moments 2018

1/8/2019
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This time, we sit down to talk about our favorite moments, at theme parks, in 2018. What stood out when all the pixie dust of 2018 cleared?

Duration:00:54:20

Episode 364 - Mystic USA’s Journey to Polar Point, LegoLand Holidays, Crossroads Escape Room Game’s Funhouse, & Ralph Breaks VR

1/3/2019
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This time, we have several items to discuss. First, we head to Ladera Ranch, for the newest attraction in Mystic USA, as Adrenaline Attractions produces Journey to Polar Point. Next, we talk holiday festivities, at LegoLand. Then, we walk the line between magician and clown at Crossroads Escape Game’s Funhouse. Lastly, we wrap up at The Void, where Ralph Breaks VR. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:49:52

Episode 363 - January 2019 PREVIEW

12/29/2018
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This time, we introduce the first in a new series of preview podcasts. The goal is to quickly give listeners details on upcoming events, in the Parks and Cons world. This one is about all things, January 2019. The mentioned Countdown Calendar may be found at http://www.parksandcons.com/index.html. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:21:43

Episode 362 - SoCal Joe Show, Riverside Festival of Lights, & Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday Food Festival 2018

12/27/2018
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This time, we have a trio of items to discuss. First, Shawn heads down to Temecula for the newest iteration of the SoCal Joe Show. Next, we talk Riverside, California's Festival of Lights. Then, we talk food, and the rest of the festivities, at Six Flags Magic Mountain’s first annual Holiday in the Park Food Festival. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:52:22

Episode 361 - Universal Studios Hollywood Holiday Season 2018

12/17/2018
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This time, we go all in at Universal Studios Hollywood’s holiday season as we take in Grinchmas, Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and the rest of the festivities at the park. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:40:31

Episode 360 - Six Flags Holiday in the Park, Disneyland’s Mickey 90 Celebration, & LegoLand Tree Lighting 2018

12/14/2018
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This time, we have three park events. First, we talk about the brilliant lights (and other details) of Six Flags Magic Mountain's Holiday in the Park. Next, we battle the larger-than-normal crowds, at Disneyland, to see how the park celebrates Mickey and Minnie’s 90th birthdays. Then, we wrap up at LegoLand, where the park rings in the holiday season with a big tree lighting ceremony. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:41:26

Episode 359 - A Farewell to Stan Lee & DesignerCon 2018

12/12/2018
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This time, we move from the parks, back to the convention scene, as we talk about the truly unique, DesignerCon 2018. Bigger and better than ever, the con lived up to the hype, accompanied by its move to the much larger Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to the con talk, we talk a bit about the passing of Stan Lee and what he meant to us. Listen in and enjoy, true believers!

Duration:00:58:40

Episode 358 - Knott's Merry Farm 2018

12/5/2018
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This time, we keep the holiday season flowing as we return to the Farm for another opening night of Knott's Merry Farm. With immense entertainment options, tasty treats, and lights everywhere, this may be the best one, yet. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:39:34

Episode 357 - Disneyland Resort Holidays 2018

12/2/2018
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This time, we move from the beautiful darkness of the Halloween season to the bright lights of Christmas and the winter holidays, in the parks. No one is quicker to hit the switch then Disneyland Resort and we talk about it, here. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:38:24

Episode 356 - Best of Halloween 2018 Part 2

11/29/2018
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This time, we wrap-up of our 2018 Haunt series of podcasts, with some more of our favorites of the, more than 70, stops we made. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:01:20:15

Episode 355 - Best of Halloween 2018 Part 1

11/26/2018
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This time, we are beginning the wrap-up of our 2018 Haunt series of podcasts, with some of our favorites out of the more than 70 stops we made. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:01:17:08

Episode 354 - Yardtastic Haunts, Maze of Mayhem, Reichland Asylum, & Mystic Motel 2018

11/23/2018
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This time, we are back on the haunt trail as we spend the Tuesday night before Halloween with an Inland Empire Haunt hop. Then, we tack on talk about the impressive, and extremely unique, home dark ride in Ladera Ranch - Mystic Motel. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:38:29

Episode 353 - Walking Tree Cemetery, Van Oaks Cemetery, Shocktale Hour, House of Boos, Clown House on Oxnard, & More 2018

11/16/2018
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This time, we are back on the haunt trail, as we spend the Monday night, before Halloween, with our biggest night of stops, yet. With a nine stop Haunt Hop, it was a very busy way to spend our 12th straight night on the road. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 352 - Wicked Pumpkin Hallow, Backwoods, Rotten Apple’s Kilpetto's Toy Shop, & Spooky Hollows 2018

11/14/2018
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This time, we are back on the haunt trail, as we spend the Sunday night before Halloween with some all-star haunts. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:34:31

Episode 351 - Restless Souls Manor, Opechee’s Donnie Darko Experience, Ghost Train, Boney Island, & The Farm 2018

11/13/2018
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This time, we are back on the haunt trail, as we spend the Saturday night before Halloween with some big drives and some even bigger haunts. From family-friendly to scary and home to pro, this one is packed with treats. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:00:45:55

Episode 350 - L.A. Comic Con 2018

11/11/2018
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This time, we are taking a break from the haunt tour to get back to our convention roots, at Los Angeles Comic Con 2018. Listen in and enjoy!

Duration:01:07:53

Episode 349 - Pageant of the Monsters, Corona Lights, Haunted Mansion Haunt, Perdition, Haunt at Hibiscus, Twisted Dreams, Pirates of Arbolita, Spiral Hill Cemetery, Emery Park Cemetery 2018

11/8/2018
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Similar to the last one, this podcast is packed with haunt talk. First, we discuss the return of Pageant of the Monsters. It has been five years since the people, most commonly associated with Pageant of the Masters, have hosted a Halloween event and we were there to document it. Additionally, we go on a pretty massive binge of home haunts and share what we find, on this haunt-hopping show. Listen in and enjoy.

Duration:01:14:36

Episode 348 - Haunted Adventure, Coffinwood Cemetery, Beware the Dark Realm, BootHill, Hull House, Hellsir Cemetery, & Bel Aire Yard Haunts 2018

11/3/2018
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This time, we have a few good, old fashioned Haunt Hops, as we hit some great Halloween spots! Listen in and enjoy.

Duration:00:42:03