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Episodes #1144 - Season 11 Finale with Live Calls!

We've reached the end of summer and the end of another season of To celebrate, we're looking back at the last 44 episodes of Season 11 and taking your LIVE, unscreened calls! Thanks for making this season of the show one of the best yet!

Duration: 01:29:34 #1143 - Big Announcements for 2018!

August 16th is National Roller Coaster Day! To celebrate, some of the parks got together and made some major announcements for 2018. On this week's episode of the show, we talk about FIVE gigantic announcements that will make a huge impact on the 2018 theme park season!

Duration: 01:01:58 #1142 - Tales from the Great Movie Ride

The Great Movie Ride at Disney Hollywood Studios is closing down this week. The ride has been in operation since 1989 and has seen millions of vistors. The ride has also been the home to hundreds of cast members and each of them has stories to tell. This week, we talk with Justin Stone from the WDW Tales podcast. He was a cast member at the Great Movie Ride from 1997-2002 and has some fantastic behind-the-scenes stories about the ride. He'll also join us as we bring back one of our...

Duration: 01:14:55 #1141 - Inside the Haunted Mine Drop

This week, hear the story of EB's visit to Glenwood Caverns to experience the grand opening of their new attraction, The Haunted Mine Drop! EB tells us all about the park, the surrounding area attractions and ultimately, what it was like to experience this new ride! He also has interviews with park owner Steve Beckley and ride designer Stan Checketts.

Duration: 01:28:38 #1140 - Live Trip Report Show

This week, we have Live Trip Reports from all over the world! Our listeners take us on a tour of some of the best parks with the best attractions!

Duration: 00:32:55 #1139 - Weird Theme Park Mom

Disney has announced A TON of new attractions coming to its parks over the next few years. We'll give you the whole rundown. We'll also talk about some interesting news out of Six Flags Over Georgia and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. After a Live Trip Report from the new Ghostbusters VR Experience, we'll talk with Liz Alterman who wrote a great article for the New York Times - "How I Became That Weird Theme Park Mom."

Duration: 00:44:18 #1138 - Information Overload

It's a jam-packed show (full of news stories!) We'll kick things off with rumors about a new "Star Wars" hotel being built at Walt Disney World. It sounds like it would be a "cruise-like" experience that never leaves the park. We'll also talk about how the amazing TRON Light-Cycle ride might be coming to America! We'll also take a look at some new attraction names trademarked by Cedar Fair and try to figure out where they might be going. Plus, we'll marvel at Do Dodonpa's 0-111 launch...

Duration: 00:54:44 #1137 - EB - LIVE from Michigan's Adventure

This week, EB and his youngest children podcast from Michigan's Adventure! He'll tell you about his first visit to this Cedar Fair park, including reviews of the rides, food and other attractions. He'll also talk about how he and the family saved some money!

Duration: 00:48:23 #1136 - Sparktacular Exploosiolosa 2017!

There was a strange event at Six Flags Great Escape in New York this week. We'll talk about what happened, how the media covered it and how guests reacted. We'll also do some "Hot Takes" on stories from Europa Park, Kings Island and Six Flags Over Georgia! After a few Live Trip Reports, EB will head outside to celebrate the 4th of July by shooting off some amazing (and loud) fireworks! Thanks for listening to!

Duration: 00:42:41 #1135 - First Look at OWA Park

Phantasialand in Germany announced that they will be building the world's longest flying coaster next year... and it will launch! We'll talk all about it. Then, we'll do a round-up of all of the latest news... including a look at the POV for Mine Blower, Lightning Rod Rumors and a debate on getting banned from parks. We'll also talk with the Director of Marketing and PR for "The Park at OWA" to learn about what this brand new park will have to offer! Thanks for listening to...

Duration: 00:53:45 #1134 - Branson’s Bigfoot and Glenwood Caverns

This week, we talk about two great attractions that aren't part of Cedar Fair, Disney, Six Flags or Universal! First up, we talk with Emma, the General Manager of Bigfoot on the Strip. This Branson, MO entertainment center has a bunch of fantastic attractions... including the Bigfoot Action Tower. We'll talk with them about their site and a really innovative new attraction that will be opening soon. Up next, we'll talk with Mark McDonough, President of Creative Visions. They are the...

Duration: 01:07:40 #1133 - Winners and Losers: MovieWorld, Volcano Bay, and Carowinds

We start this week's show by taking a look at the new hypercoaster that is coming to Warner Bros. Movie World. DC Rivals looks interesting, but has some quirks. Then, we take a look back at our Listener Meet-Up at Carowinds. We'll tell you the stories that you didn't hear on last week's LIVE podcast. We'll also hear a Live Trip Report from Holiday World's Holly-wood Nights! We'll also talk to the winners of the Roller Coaster Design Contest at Layer Elementary School in Florida!

Duration: 01:09:56 #1132 - LIVE from Carowinds!

This week's show comes to you from the 2017 Listener Meet-Up at Carowinds! It's one of the few shows per season that we get to produce in front of a LIVE AUDIENCE! We talk all about our first impressions of Carowinds, including our reviews of top attractions like Fury 325, Intimidator, Afterburn and Plants vs. Zombies! Plus, we'll talk with people at the meet-up, park officials and we'll hear from some special guests too!

Duration: 00:59:23 #1131 - At the Gates of Summer

As we get ready for the 2017 Listener Meet-Up at Carowinds, we take a look at some of the best and most beautiful park entrances around the world. Then, we talk about whether or not we think the USA will get its own version of a TRON ride. Could something like this really be coming to EPCOT? We'll also take another look at the proposed Augmented Reality App. Did a listener actually design one? We'll also have two Live Trip Reports and preview the...

Duration: 01:12:47 #1130 - What Would You Do?

It's a fact of life that rides sometimes get stuck... and sometimes people have to be removed from stalled rides in ways that look dramatic. One park in Australia is battling public perception of these "ride evacs" by releasing a video on Facebook and Twitter. Should American parks consider doing something similar? We'll also take a look at a cryptic tweet sent out by the General Manager of Cedar Point. Is this a true hint of what's to come? Or does America's Roller Coast enjoy harrassing...

Duration: 00:58:13 #1129 - Anticipating the 2017 Season

This week, Cedar Fair held their quarterly earnings call and made a few very interesting announcements. We'll ask the audience to speculate on what new roller coasters might be coming to Cedar Fair parks in 2018 and who will be designing them. Then, our interactive topic has us asking the audience to talk about what one specific ride, attraction or park they are looking forward to most in 2017.

Duration: 01:13:39 #1128 - Pandora Trip Report with Arthur Levine

This week, the guys are joined by Arthur Levine to talk about the media preview of "Pandora: The World of Avatar." Arthur gives us the rundown of the land, including descriptions of its two major attractions. There's also talk about a brand new service at a Japanese theme park that allows you to impress your girlfriend by staging a simulated fight. Imagine the look on her face when you defend her honor! Mike also has some crazy stories from his trip to Las Vegas and we have a Live Trip...

Duration: 01:29:32 #1127 - Exclusive Clubs: World Records, 33s and Mike's Tiki

This week, the guys tackle a ton of news stories from around the amusement industry, First up, news of a 2018 attraction at Sea World Orlando that will boast a unique world record. What could it be? Then, it turns out Disney is going to franchise their exclusive "Club 33" to all four parks at Walt Disney World. Will Mike approve? Six Flags Great Adventure unveiled a new policy for El Toro and Kingda Ka... and it's not popular with the CoasterBoys. Finally, we have some news about...

Duration: 01:01:27 #1126 - Mystic Timbers and InvadR Media Days

It's the time of year when new roller coasters are having their grand openings! EB was at the opening of Mystic Timbers at Kings Island. He was joined by Kevin and Cincinnati Jon, who had a chance to interview Rob Decker, Don Helbig and Mike Koontz from the park. Spoiler Alert... we're going to talk about #WhatsInTheShed We're also joined by Dan the T-Shirt Guy who talks about InvadR at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and how the public reacted to their new wooden coaster.

Duration: 01:28:48 #1125 - Virtual Reality Knott's Boysenberries

Knotts Berry Farm is a hotbed of activity this week! We're joined by Knotts Berry Farms' Director of Digital Marketing, Brad Jashinsky who tells us all about it! They just unveiled their new VR Showdown in Ghostown... a new VR game that takes guests on a time traveling adventure to visit a futuristic version of Knott’s western town of Calico. They also took part in an innovative video shoot wirth Buzzfeed, Google and YouTube. Two first-time coaster riders were put on Xcelerator and given...

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