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CoasterRadio.com #1226 - The Theme Park Price is Right!

4/19/2018
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After a "TWO WEEK" Spring Break... Mike and EB are back and ready for new episodes of The Original Theme Park Podcast. First up, our First Drop segment takes a look at how Universal Orlando has bought up more land for a rumored 4th Gate. But there's a really interesting story behind the land itself. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Some test footage from the Millennium Falcon...

Duration:01:00:59

CoasterRadio.com #1225 - Twisted Tales and Twisted Timbers

3/29/2018
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The big news in the amusement industry this week was the 47-page indictment that was handed down over a horrific amusement park accident from a few years ago. Arrests have been made. We'll talk about the story and what it means for the industry. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Then, we are joined by James Barber from the Coaster Talk Podcast. James is an eighth grader from Virginia...

Duration:00:36:10

CoasterRadio.com #1224 - Cornell Theme Park Group. Ever heard of it?

3/22/2018
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EB spent part of his Spring Break visiting OWA, the new theme park in Alabama. He gives us a full trip report, including reviews of the rides. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Avengers LandFirst Rider Charity Fundraisera new VR ConceptDisney is charging for parkingan Aquaticar! Then we hear from Nick Hutson, who attended a VIP event at Alton Towers for Wicker Man! He gives us a...

Duration:01:11:57

CoasterRadio.com #1223 - No Lockers Needed to Time Travel

3/15/2018
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Silver Dollar City just opened their new "Time Traveller" roller coaster. Slater from Ride This Onewas on-site and calls in with a report. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Busch Gardens TampaWonder Woman Lasso of TruthLakemont Park During our "Park Hopper" segment, we take a close look at Frontier City in Ohlahoma City. Then, Mike has a plea for the 40th Anniversary of Busch...

Duration:01:05:50

CoasterRadio.com #1222 - Immense Immersion

3/8/2018
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We've known for awhile that Dollywood is planning an expansion... but now we have blueprints! The guys will take a look and try to make sense of them. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Disney MaxPass Pay-to-Play3D Flying TheaterDo you ever wonderinside Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Battle for Eire EB has started to plan his epic summer roadtrip across the United States. He'll tell us...

Duration:01:02:00

CoasterRadio.com #1221 - A New Game Show - Dueling Coasters!

3/1/2018
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The CEO of Sea World Entertainment has resigned. What does this mean for the chain and what do the guys think is in store for their parks? During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: In our "Park Hopper" segment, we take a look at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, NY! Then, we unveil a brand new game show that includes, interactivity with the audience, knowledge of roller coasters and...

Duration:00:53:35

CoasterRadio.com #1220 - HOT or NOT 2018

2/22/2018
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This week, we take a look at how ticket prices have risen (again) in Orlando. Will this trickle down to our regional parks? During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: Then, we unleash the interactivity of CoasterRadio.com with our 2018 HOT or NOT show! Our audience joined us for a live version of the podcast and voted in real-time about whether certain aspects of the amusement industry are...

Duration:01:13:51

CoasterRadio.com #1219 - Mike in Orlando...More! More! More!

2/15/2018
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This week, we start things off with an in-depth discussion about some changes coming to Kings Dominion... most importantly, the new name of "Rebel Yell," the park's classic racing coaster. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including: their legendary "Robin Hood" wooden coaster"The Great American Scream Machine"is building a Raptor coaster In our Park Hopper segment, we'll take a look at...

Duration:01:24:33

CoasterRadio.com #1218 - The Lives of Millions are at Stake

2/1/2018
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This week's show starts off with a sad First Drop. We found out that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has permanently closed their "Curse of DarKastle" ride. The guys talk about why they think this happened and what could be happening in the future. During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about how Mickey Mouse might lose his voice at Disney World. They also discuss new seats on Diamondback at Kings Island, how Atari wants us to pay for RCT on Nitendo Switch, a cool new ride at Tivoli...

Duration:01:19:23

CoasterRadio.com #1217 - 2018 Preview with Arthur Levine (Part 2)

1/25/2018
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Once again this week, we're joined by theme park expert Arthur Levine to talk about the best new attractions coming to parks in 2018. Over the past two shows, we'll talk about attractions at 50 theme parks across the world! This week we cover parks like Cedar Point, Sea World San Diego, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Alton Towers and many, MANY MORE!

Duration:00:58:58

CoasterRadio.com #1216 - 2018 Preview with Arthur Levine (Part 1)

1/18/2018
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We're just a few months away from the start of the 2018 theme park season! This week, we're joined by theme park expert Arthur Levine to talk about the best new attractions coming to parks in 2018. Over the next two weeks, we'll talk about attractions at 50 theme parks across the world! This week we cover parks like Knotts Berry Farm, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sesame Place, Silver Dollar City, Walibi, Six Flags Great Adventure and many, MANY MORE!

Duration:00:55:32

CoasterRadio.com #1215 - "You Make Me Wish I Had Three Hands!"

1/11/2018
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This week's show starts off by welcoming back an old friend! We're joined by Nancy Heard from Glenwood Caverns in Colorado. She joins us to accept the "Best New Attraction of 2017 Award" for the "Haunted Mine Drop." Our Quick Hits segment takes a look at four interesting news stories from the amusement industry. This week, we take a look at "The Wicker Man" coming to Alton Towers, someone teasing us at Kings Island, a lightsaber patent and the closure of a classic wooden wild maus. Then,...

Duration:01:10:44

CoasterRadio.com #1214 - "Coaster"Damus 2018

1/4/2018
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Happy New Year! A per tradition, we start off the first show of the new year by taking a look at our "Coaster"Damus predictions from 2017. How many came true and how many were embarrassingly off the mark? Then, EB and all of the listeners will attempt to become 2018's version of "Coaster"Damus by trying to predict what will happen in the parks during 2018. There are some WILD predictions that actually have a good shoot at coming true. Then, we will present the award for the...

Duration:01:12:20

CoasterRadio.com #1213 - Neil Patrick Harris Returns

12/26/2017
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It's the last show of 2017 and we have something special to close out the year. This week, Neil Patrick Harris returns to the show with a series of Live Trip Reports from his theme park trip to Orlando. We'll hear from Neil as he visits Universal Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort. He'll tell us about the attractions he and his family experienced and some behind the scenes details that he saw during his trip. EB and Mike will also rundown the nominees for the Best New Attraction...

Duration:01:30:26

CoasterRadio.com #1212 - The Coney Island of the Midwest

12/21/2017
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We all hate waiting in lines. But would you pay four-times the price if you could skip the lines... for food? A new survey out of England claims Americans would do just that. We'll talk all about it. Our Quick Hits segment takes a look at four interesting news stories from the amusement industry. This week, we take a look at a weird story out of Germany where a young girl found her grandfather's tombstone being used as a prop in a haunted house. Weird. We also take a look at Stinger being...

Duration:01:00:40

CoasterRadio.com #1211 - Coaster Studios and Know Your CoasterBoy

12/14/2017
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This week's show starts off with a look at a fantastic new Virtual Reality experience that puts you right in the middle of your own Star Wars story. One of our listeners had a chance to check it out before it opens to the public. Our Quick Hits segment takes a look at four interesting news stories from the amusement industry. This week, we take a look at a theme park snowball fight that was cancelled... due to snow. We also talk about how great the Wonder Woman coaster at Fiesta Texas...

Duration:01:11:05

CoasterRadio.com #1210 - 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

12/7/2017
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This week's show starts off with a look at an article that raises the possibility of parks selling "upcharge tickets" to experience their new attractions or lands. Would you pay extra to visit Star Wars Land or the latest RMC coaster? Our Quick Hits segment takes a look at four interesting news stories from the amusement industry. This week, we take a look at a bizzare story out of Kennywood, the missing double helix on Timberwolf at Worlds of Fun, the rumored front gate hotel at EPCOT...

Duration:01:09:12

CoasterRadio.com #1209 - Christmas, Looting and IAAPA Swag

11/30/2017
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Now that we're past Thanksgiving, it's time to turn our attention to the holidays! Many parks have decided to stay open to celebrate. This year, there seem to be more than ever! We'll talk all about it and hear a Live trip Report from the return of Winterfest at Kings Island. Our Quick Hits segment takes a look at four interesting news stories from the amusement industry. This week, we take a look at the newest info about Nintendo Land at Universal Orlando. We also run through the 2018...

Duration:01:02:56

CoasterRadio.com #1208 - Thanksgiving Theme Park Road Trip

11/21/2017
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It's Thanksgiving week in the United States! Many of you will be going on long road trips to get to your Thanksgiving destinations. So, the guys have created some CoasterRadio.com "Radio Theater" to keep you company on the drive! EB and Mike will be driving down the highway, stopping at several parks on the way to their Thanksgiving dinner. Who will they meet along the way?

Duration:00:57:02

CoasterRadio.com #1207 - Thanks / No Thanks 2017

11/16/2017
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This week, our First Drop segment gives you an opportunity to purchase amazing rides for your own backyard! Then, our new "Quick Hits" segment takes a look at the biggest news stories in the industry... including an update to the classic Skycoaster, beautiful ride vehicles for "Time Traveller" and a new dark ride concept from Dynamic Attractions! EB and Mike unveil a new Patreon Goal and talk about how it could lead to innovative daily content from Coasterradio.com In our "Park Hopper"...

Duration:01:02:08

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