The Original Theme Park Podcast

A weekly Society, Culture and Travel podcast featuring Eric Bolstridge
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EB is joined by Brian and Tim from "The Civil Gore" Podcast! They give their takes on all the attractions at Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure.  They also talk about the best horror films set in theme parks.
This week, Mike and EB tell the stories of the return to their home parks after a long pandemic.  EB visited Holiday World and Mike visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg. They also take a look at the top headlines from around the amusement industr
Parks across the country are starting to open... and their opening days are having mixed success.  We'll talk about how some parks are dealing with reopening after the pandemic. We'll also hear from our listeners as they report from inside park
We did a fun Listener Questions show a few months ago, but didn't get to answer all of the e-mails that came in.  So this week, we'll do our best to get through some more of them! We discuss the parks, pop culture, the podcast and our own lives
The guys use this episode to catch up on the latest news, including Gerstlauer's new roller coaster, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and MORE! Plus, we have Live Trip Reports from Disneyland, Islands of Adventure and Six Flags Over Texas.
This week, we start off with a live call from Islands of Adventure, where one of our listeners has ridden VelociCoaster! He'll have a full review! Then, we'll talk with Julie Tremaine of the SFGate to talk about Disneyland reopening this weeken
The 2021 Summer Season is just about ready to begin.  But how much do you REALLY know about all of the new attractions that are set to open. We've designed a new game show that seeks to find the biggest "KNOW IT ALL" out there.
We're joined by the author of a new book about the history behind one of America's most famous amusement parks.  Kings Island: A Ride Through Time tells the entire story of the park directly from the various general managers, engineers and plan
There are some weeks where we really have to work hard to find news stories to discuss.  This week though, we have more stories than we can handle. We'll talk about big news happening at Universal, Disney, Cedar Fair, Six Flags and a lot of oth
The Disney Podcast Guys are at it again! This week, we break down one of the biggest stories to ever come out of Walt's original park - Disneyland Forward! Then, we hear from YOU about what you think is the greatest special effect created for a
This week, Mike and EB interview Zamperla CEO Antonio Zamperla and Prototyping Engineer Tim Jacobi. They learn about the history of this legendary amusement ride manufacturer and talk about the innovations that are being developed for the futur
This week, the guys attempt to get through HUNDREDS of questions that have been sent in from listeners for this annual show. They answer questions about parks, pop culture, the podcast and their personal lives.
On this week's show, we'll cover some great news for theme park fans on both coasts of the U.S.  Plus, we'll talk about some upgrades that need to happen at our local parks. Then, we'll go undercover to expose a theme park conspiracy cult that
We take a look at 10 Disney attractions that used to be good... but need a little love to become great once again.
There is a TON of news to cover this week, including a popular park changing operators and a former guest of the podcast working in SPACE! We also take a look at many of the new rides and attractions coming to Europe in 2021!
Throughout this 15th season of the podcast, we're going to take a look at certain topics and find out how our opinions on them have changed over the years. This week, we'll listen to part of a show recorded in January of 2006 about the emergenc
To celebrate the 600th Episode of our podcast, we played our most ambitious game show EVER! We had 100 listeners take part in a trivia competition LIVE on our show!
It's our annual HOT or NOT episode! We gave listeners the chance to vote on whether specific rides, parks and amusement industry fads are trending upwards or downwards in 2021. You'll hear the results in real-time!
Mike and EB are joined by Theme Park Journalist Arthur Levine to discuss all of the new attractions coming to US parks in 2021. A live audience interacted with the show by voting on the "hype-level" for each new ride.
There's a lot of news to cover this week, including our thoughts on what is happening at Disneyland. But after that, we talk with Deno from Deno's Wonderwheel Park about their 100th Anniversary Season, some behind-the-scenes stories and their T
A new year gives us a chance to reflect on the past and look towards the future. This week, we take a cue from that gnarly, old prognosticator Nostradamus and see if we can predict what will happen at the parks in 2021.
The first show of 2021 starts off with some BIG NEWS. We have details on the proposed tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster in the world! We'll also take a look at USA Today's 10Best list of the Best New Amusement Attractions for 2020.  D
It has been a tough year. We decided to use our final show of 2020 to kick back and have a good time.  We asked our listeners to program the show! They had  a lot of great ideas on how to finish the year! Happy Holidays from everyone here at Co
As we get to the end of 2020, there's a lot to talk about.  On this week's show, we have news from around the country and details about next week's holiday spectacular!
A park is letting you set up their office inside one of their attractions.  Will Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser be our first step towards "Westworld?"  We learn more about the Ride Warrior's Choice Award and how YOU can be a part.
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