The Theme Park Podcast

The Theme Park Podcast

Dickerman, Scott Harris, and Jimmy D give you the inside scoop on the Orlando theme parks and get it right 87% of the time.... Show More

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October 24, 2020 β€’ 44 min
On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast, the gates of Disneyland remain shut and it doesn't look like that'll change soon. Then the guys give their review of The Haunted Road, discuss other Halloween things to do. Plus they talk about a John Wick roller coaster, updates on the rides under construction at Disney, and wonder what the future holds for Epic Universe.
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October 17, 2020 β€’ 43 min
On this weeks episode, Dickerman gives a preview to his journey down The Haunted Road, Scott talks about his trips to the haunted houses at Universal Studios, and then Jimmy spends all day at Epcot!
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October 9, 2020 β€’ 43 min
On this weeks episode the guys talk about the response to Halloween Horror Nights Lite at Universal Studios, the continued layoffs at our area theme parks, construction at Disney, and a price increase on face masks.
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October 2, 2020 β€’ 43 min
The news we long feared would happen came true this week when Disney Parks announced that 28,000 cast members would be laid off, the guys talk about that news along with the the still closed Disneyland parks. It wasn't all bad news Universal Orlando finally officially announced the VelociCoaster, and they run through all the details. Then they discuss recent trips to the parks, the future of the NBA Experience, and donuts at Di...
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September 25, 2020 β€’ 44 min
On this weeks episode the guys discuss new ways to celebrate Halloween this year around Central Florida with a bunch of new events for people to check out. They discuss the recent announcement by the governor of lifting restrictions on restaurants and if it could lead to higher attendance at the the parks. And in the news some later hours have been announced at Disney, haunted houses are extended at Universal, and more!
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September 19, 2020 β€’ 45 min
On this weeks episode the guys discuss the mini Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, featuring two haunted houses and trick or treating! Then Scott talks about his trip to SeaWorld and their Halloween plans this year, a new ticket for Florida residents, and Halloween cavalcades at Disney. Plus Jimmy talks about how you can help some theme park employees affected by furloughs and layoffs.
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September 12, 2020 β€’ 44 min
On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast, the guys discuss the cancellation of Christmas events at Walt Disney World this holiday season! But in the good news it looks as though there could be some sort of Halloween Horror Nights this year! Then they discuss Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, massive discounts for merchandise, and updates on rides under construction.
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September 4, 2020 β€’ 43 min
On today's episode of The Theme Park Podcast, the guys discuss the passing of Chadwick Boseman and talk if they should build a Wakanda at Animal Kingdom. Then they discuss Scotts "park hopping" trip to Universal Studios and the Magic Kingdom and the new desserts he tried. In the news passholder discounts for hotels, the shortened hours at Disney, and Mulan coming to Disney+!
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On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast the guys discuss the plans for Disney to keep the Park Reservation System in place for the future, what it means for annual pass holders, and if has helped keep the attendance down. Then in the news they discuss the Osprey that is still at the Velocicoaster, new foods Disney will have for the Halloween season, and then plans for SeaWorld to be open later than the other parks. Then Dic...
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August 21, 2020 β€’ 23 min
Just because the calendar says August doesn't mean its not too early to start planning for Halloween! On this weeks episode the guys talk about the newest additions to the Halloween Horror Nights tribute store, SeaWorlds plans to do their Spooktacular, Busch Gardens carrying on with Hall-O-Scream, and the newest entry The Haunted Road. Then they discuss tot discusses at Universal, the crowds at the parks, and new merchandise fo...
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August 14, 2020 β€’ 24 min
On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast, Scott and Jimmy D give a run-through on all the latest theme park news. They discuss ride closures at Universal Orlando, foods that they've tried at Epcot, nature fighting back and causing rides to close down. Plus they speculate on the future of Epic Universe and if some ideas could be moved over to Universal Studios.
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August 6, 2020 β€’ 24 min
On a special episode of the show the guys are live from Universal Studios Orlando! They discuss what they've experienced throughout the day including trips on Hagrid, trying new foods, and utilizing mobile ordering. Then they talk about the newly announced ticket deals for Florida residents as well as special items for Annual Passholders!
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August 1, 2020 β€’ 22 min
On this weeks episode, the guys talk about the indefinite pause on the construction for Epic Universe, the revenue downswing that Universal Orlando suffered in the second quarter, and wonder what the future of the newest theme park project will be. Then Scott tries to help be positive and talk about cake pops and macaroni at Epcot. Plus they give some advice on the Park Reservation System.
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July 25, 2020 β€’ 23 min
On this weeks episode of the podcast, the guys talk about the cancellation of Halloween Horror Nights for 2020. Then they talk about the closure of rides over at Disney, new rule changes for wearing a mask and eating/drinking in the parks, and then Jimmy talks about big purchases he was allowed to make.
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July 17, 2020 β€’ 23 min
On this weeks episode of the podcast the long wait is over and Disney is back open! Jimmy and Scott talk about their experiences going to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood! They discuss the new safety measures put into place, what the wait times have been like, and things that they've purchased.
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July 13, 2020 β€’ 8 min
This weekend the Magic Kingdom reopened after a 4 month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, so what is the experience like? Scott talks with Marc Daniels about his day at the park, the new safety measures that were put in place, and what its like so be at Disney with such a reduced crowd.
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July 11, 2020 β€’ 23 min
After months of closure the reopening of Walt Disney World is finally here! The guys talk about the reopening of the Magic Kingdom, discuss how the previews have been as well as touching on the safety protocols put into place, and then comment on the still yet to be announced roller coasters at Islands of Adventure.
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On this weeks episode of the podcast the guys talk about celebrating Independence Day at the parks (well in the past) and talk about how busy those nights can be. Then they talk about the hasty reservation system process for a passholder preview at Disney, a computer glitch charges people monthly payments, and make guesses as to how busy the parks will be when they reopen.
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June 26, 2020 β€’ 23 min
On this weeks episode of The Theme Park Podcast, Dickerman and Scott discuss the Disney Park Pass Reservations implementation and how simple it was for Scott to make a reservation. Then they talk about Splash Mountain getting re-themed for Princess and the Frog, the construction delay facing the TRON Lightcycle Coaster, and the spikes in coronavirus cases in Florida. Then they make a plea for everyone to wear a mask to help make su...
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In a special bonus episode of the podcast, the guys talk about the 10th anniversary for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando! They discuss how the land came to be after a bidding war between Universal and Disney, the level of detail that went to its creation, and their favorite parts about visiting.
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