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On the beat of themed entertainment.




Stranded by Southwest

We are back from Jack’s 21st birthday in Orlando and the travel back was…not good. Nikki has her story, Stranded by Southwest, plus Love Letters, the Parks Planning Forecast and more on Theme Park Pulse! - Support the show, buy merchandise, and more at - We're live several times each week on Twitch, join us at!


How "The Sword In The Stone" Saved Disney Animation

The true story of how "The Sword In The Stone" saved Walt Disney Animation, plus Halloween Horror Nights Icons vs. IPs, the Parks Planning Forecast and more on this episode of Theme Park Pulse! - To support our work on Patreon, and pick up cool bonuses check out


Remembering 9/11 with Lee & Dan Cockerell

Former Walt Disney World executives share what was going on behind the scenes the morning of September 11, 2001. Contains excerpts from 9/11 at Walt Disney World.


The Pandemic That Struck Walt Disney

Did you know that a pandemic nearly cost the world Disney? Adam has that story in Theme Park Time Machine. Plus, it's Halloween time in the domestic parks and our team has updates today on Theme Park Pulse, on the beat of themed entertainment.


Two Sudden Deaths (Disney Trivia Style)

This week on Theme Park Pulse our trivia master Josh Taylor quizzes our panel, and special guest Ryan from "For The Love Of Theme Parks" with some really difficult Disney Trivia. Who will win, and how many questions can you get correct? - This episode brought to you by Disney Trivia Tuesday. Live each Tuesday night at 5pm west/8pm east at!


Where To Brunch At Disney Springs?

We search for the perfect place to have brunch at Disney Springs, update you on the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, check the Parks Planning Forecast, roast another parks guest behaving badly and more — this week on Theme Park Pulse!


The Man Who Lived At Disneyland

Universal Orlando rolling out the red carpet for APs, a new restaurant opening at EPCOT, remembering Mr. Disneyland Ron Dominguez, plus Love Letters and the Parks Planning Forecast this week on Theme Park Pulse.


The State Of Disney w/ Jeff DePaoli

In less than 30 minutes: Our guest Jeff DePaoli from Dizney Coast to Coast on Bob Chapek and the state of Disney, updates on Magic Key and the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, and WTF is S.E.A.!? - Check out our other podcasts, merchandise, Patreon and more at


ScarJo Sues Disney + Updated Disney COVID-19 Info

Disney has updated their COVID-19 guidelines, Dinosaur’s merch is missing, Scarlet Johansson is suing Disney, and Adam takes us back to Disneyland day 1 - this week on Theme Park Pulse. Connect with the show on social media, pick up cool merchandise and support the show at SOURCES Dinosaur Black Widow Variety CNBC Yahoo Entertainment


BREAKING: Disneyland Announces 'Magic Key' Program

Disneyland announced their "Magic Key" annual pass program today. Christopher & Josh were live at with the details the moment they were available. Here is what we know. - - Join us tonight at 5PM on Twitch for Disney Trivia Tuesday w/ our special guest Jeff DePaoli from Dizney Coast to Coast.


BREAKING: Disneyland's Mask Mandate Ends Tomorrow

California has announced many of their COVID-19 restrictions are ending tomorrow - Tuesday, June 15th 2021. Disneyland has also made an adjustment to their mask policy. Disneyland now says that vaccinated guests will no longer be required to wear masks at the resort including inside restaurants and attractions. Social distancing will no longer be enforced either. As for verification, Disney says they will not be checking vaccination status, but will instead be taking guests at their...


Exclusive: Disneyland’s Annual Pass Program Returning In July?

Theme Park Pulse reporter Jack Milliken is at Disneyland with exclusive audio that may reveal when Disneyland’s shuttered Annual Passholder program will return - and it’s sooner than you think!


Ultra Super Mega Princess Alliance

Cortanie from Orlando shares some princess beauty techniques and Josh loses a game he stole from Jack - this week on Theme Park Pulse: The Game.


Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel | Field Report

Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel is a new immersive art and theater experience in Downtown Los Angeles. Josh and Jack were on the scene to see and hear what this space had to offer. If you are looking for a fun-filled few hours of sci-fi storytelling and interactivity, we highly recommend "checking in" at the Madcap Motel. Tickets are available at This program was originally presented on our Patreon, where for as little as $1 a month you'll hear cool bonus content like this...


The Wolf of Main Street

Susie from Orlando's Country 103.1 The Wolf plays Happy Haikus, plus Ryan and Stevie from TABLE | Ghost Kitchen share their story on Theme Park Pulse: The Game! Senior Editor - Christopher Beale Sound Mix - Jack Milliken Producer - Nikki Drake


A Very British Hello!

Our pal Mike Rowe is a Disney Cruise Line Entertainment Host, how does he fair in Foley Schmoley at sea? Plus Preebs joins us to talk about Extra Life! - The Doomscroll & Assemble - weekly on our Patreon! Join for as little as $1 a month for bonuses and cool perks each week!


Mickey Makes the Big Leagues | Theme Park Time Machine

This year the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are playing their 55th season down the road from Disneyland. Adam explores the relationship between America’s pastime and America’s favorite theme park. SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON - OUR SOURCES Three Heavy Hitters Roles in the Disney-Angels Tale, LA Times, May 1995 Angels-Disneyland Doubleheader on Yesterland A History of the Angels on Halos Heaven - ADAM'S SCRIPT Sunday, October 27, 2002. 8 days before my 17th birthday. Edison...


Furious and Fast with Chris Van Vliet

Media personality Chris Van Vliet shares the story of how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson almost got him fired on live TV, and Josh’s new game will give you flashbacks to your childhood…they might be weird flashbacks. - For bonus audio, and early, ad-free access to all of our shows - support us on Patreon starting at $1 a month! Thanks in advance! - AUTOMATIC TRANSCRIPTION WILL CONTAIN COPIOUS TYPOS AND MISIDENTIFICATIONS. IT'S BASICALLY USELESS YOU SHOULD JUST LISTEN Kory: Welcome to...


Lost Boys: The Complex Legacy of Disney Child Stars | Theme Park Time Machine

Disney has given plenty of work to child actors over the years. Some have gone on to fame and notoriety. Others...have not. Learn about Kurt Russell, Shirley Temple, Britney Spears, and the sad, complicated tale of Peter Pan himself, Bobby Driscoll on Theme Park Time Machine. SOURCES Walt Disney’s last words were “Kurt Russell”, According to Kurt Russell on HuffPost The Psychology of Adolescent Fame on Network 1901 Song of The South Peter Pan CNN - Britney is bald! Follow Me...


A Real Life Hook!

Meg was once on Disney's Dream Squad, and while that usually meant making dreams come true - one time it almost meant her job! Plus, Jay Sherer faces off with Josh Taylor in a game of Goldblumian and Nic Cagean proportions on Theme Park Pulse: The Game! - To support our work for as little as $1 a month on Patreon - click here! - AUTOMATED TRANSCRIPTION (will contain many, many, many errors) Kory: [00:00:00] welcome to pulse, the game, the game show for theme park fans. I'm your...