Opposite Attractions

Opposite Attractions

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A comedy design podcast where theme park dreams are made real.
California Dreamin’
Oct 15 • 33 min
This week we head out west to Californy (the kinfolk said we should) to create attractions deserving of the Golden State. Of course, Scottye immediately goes to a dispensary and comes out with High 'N' Dry, a log flume that gives riders the feeling of…
New Jersey, New Jersey
Oct 8 • 29 min
This week, it's all about that Jersey Shore, bay-bay! After a bit of discussion of our park, FreeWorld, and it's layout, we dive in to our attractions for the week. First up, Jim pulls a Four Seasons swerve before inviting everyone to go Dancing In The…
Sweet Home Alabama!
Oct 1 • 32 min
This week, we take our all-american theme park to the home of the Crimson Tide and completely unsurprisingly both hosts use college football as jumping off points. Scottye takes his guests into a virtual reality stadium to be thrown around by the Roll…
We Are The World (Pitch A New Theme Park)
Sep 24 • 35 min
It's a brand new season, and with it comes a new theme park! After discussing Jim's weather-shortened Disney vacation, both pitch their ideas for a new theme park. Scottye talks up Luna Land, a theme park based on the moon and all the expenses that might…
One Year Anniversary Special
Sep 10 • 32 min
It might be 12 days late, but dagnabbit it's our one year anniversary show! We discuss some of our favorite Disney & Universal Studios experiences and then rank our favorite attractions from the first year of the show. Spoiler alert: we hope you like…
The Greener Yard (Finalizing Our Theme Park)
Sep 3 • 30 min
This week, after discussing possible updates to Epcot's Spaceship Earth, we finish up the third season by nailing down final layouts for Versus, featuring Scottland on the left and JimCity on the right. Jim starts things off by having trouble explaining…
Wide Open Spaces (Random Name Attractions)
Aug 27 • 32 min
This week, after some bird-as-janitor watching somewhere in France, we get handed some random names with which to create attractions and neither of us really follows the rules. First up, Jim takes the name given to him last week and throws it out the…
Squatter’s Rights (Attraction For Each Other)
Aug 20 • 32 min
This week, we try our hands at some devious underhanded trickery and bamboozlement as we design attractions for each other's sides of the parks. Scottye takes one look at Jim's personality and decides what JimCity needs is Spaceship Purrrrrth becuase it's…
Electric Holiday (Robot Attraction)
Aug 13 • 34 min
This week, after a quick discussion of cartoon-based phone messages, your plucky designers get on the proverbial dance floor and do the robot. First, Jim brings his guests to the JimCity Expo Center and his attraction Fight Botz, a somewhat…
The Band Concert (Night Time Spectacular)
Aug 6 • 35 min
This week, we create dueling night-time shows for our park to help our guests close out their magical days in style. First, Scottye weaves a tale known as The Story Of Scottland, a show with a 5-drink minimum and cannonfire. What could possibly go wrong?…
Get Rich Quick (Sponsored Attraction)
Jul 30 • 36 min
This week it's all about getting that sweet sweet $$ as we set about finding sponsors for our park's attractions. First, Jim corals two lucky sponsors into a familiar duel as La Croix and Captain Morgan compete in a Beverage Showdown, each creating…
The Simple Things (Get-A-Souvenir Attraction)
Jul 23 • 30 min
This week, we dig deep into our brains to create attractions where our guests exit with their own souvenirs! Prices and participation may vary! Scottye brings his guests to The Creation Corner where they can partake in writing challenges, leatherworking,…
The Grocery Boys (Food-Based Attraction)
Jul 16 • 33 min
Everybody loves food, including your pals at Opposite Attractions, so this week we decided to make food the star of our attractions in so much as we could muster. First up is a ride-to-a-restaurant known as Jimmy's Buffet: Escape From Flavortown where…
How To Be A Detective (Escape Room Attraction)
Jul 9 • 36 min
After a week of Scottye taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Orlando, your brave crew returns to create Escape Rooms (for a price!). Scottye invites his guests to part with their hard-earned cash to visit Southern Mythology, a distillery with a…
Opposite Attractions In Mathmagic Land (Educational Attraction)
Jun 25 • 37 min
This week, your brave skippers tackle educational attractions! After a PassFast visit to New Jersey, Jim teaches the world to scream on his attraction, Forces Of Nature, a Test Track that's less about car safety and more about the pull of gravity and…
Lonesome Ghosts (Spooky Attraction)
Jun 18 • 36 min
This week, we continue our tradition of SpooooooOOOOoooky attractions! First up, Scottye delivers The Swing From Hell, a 1930's nightclub speakeasy rollercoaster with a 3 drink minimum of fire, brimstone, and some bitchin' tunes from Postmortem Jukebox,…
Jungle Rhythm (Jungle Attraction)
Jun 4 • 33 min
This week on our world famous program - the deepest darkest jungle attractions! Jim makes it all about himself as he invites guests to experience Jim's (Apparently) Amazing Jungle Adventure and boy is there a reason that one word is in parenthesis. Join…
All Together (Weird Kiddie Attraction)
May 28 • 34 min
This week, Scottye lays out the challenge for a crazy weird kiddie ride and comes out swinging with The Exquisite Corpse, a humdinger of an attraction that appears to feature almost every popular theme park attraction rolled up into a single mystifying…
Building A Building (Anchor Attractions)
May 21 • 34 min
This week, we look at the big show-stopping attractions for each side of our new theme park. Jim, having done little preparation last week, gets more in-depth on his vision for his side of the park and its new showcase attraction The Golden Coaster,…
The Karnival Kids (Create A New Theme Park)
May 14 • 30 min
It's the season premiere and you know what that means - a brand new theme park! This time, Scottye and Jim put themselves against each other to create the Opposite Attractions theme park of their dreams. Jim controls one half, Scottye controls the other,…
You’re Welcome (What Stays And What Goes At Vista)
Apr 30 • 33 min
It's the second season finale and you know what that means - time to kill our children! Scottye and Jim attempt to bungle their way through all their notes to find out what attractions Vista will present to the world on it's opening day. A triangle of…
Try Everything (Holiday/Seasonal Event)
Apr 23 • 34 min
This week, we give Vista a much needed hit of that seasonal festival love that our good friends at Disney love so much. Jim invites Al Gore to bring the scary and the hilarity and Scottye somehow creates Opposite Attractions: The Convention in a manner…
I Wanna Be Like You (Cheap Knock-Off Attraction)
Apr 16 • 36 min
Yeah, so, apologies in advance for the wack-a-doo audio quality this week. It's like the podcast gods heard we were making cheap knock-offs and decided the sound had to be like that too. Anyway, after some talk about digging in Diggerland, Jim and Scottye…
Look Through My Eyes (Bodycam Attraction)
Apr 9 • 34 min
This week, Jim thought it was a good challenge to put bodycams on theme parks guests. Was he correct? Scottye is ready player one to put the internet in charge of your basic motor functions while Jim turns Universal's Halloween Horror Nights into a…
Good Company (Sponsored Attraction)
Apr 3 • 35 min
This week, the world's slowest rollercoaster and the world's most expensive theme park lounge! Plus, sponsored attractions for VISTA! Scottye brings in companies far and wide while Jim sets his sights on a land of (illegal) treasures! It's a blockbuster…
God Help The Outcasts (Meme-Based Attraction)
Mar 26 • 31 min
This week, Scottye and Jim discuss theme park employee wear, minor and sometimes accidental acts of theft, and memes! Jim signs up a fifth day dad (tm) to be a Star Wars Kid, while Scottye dabs his way to internet fame and invents some kind of nyan cat…
Scales & Arpeggios (Dragon Attraction)
Mar 19 • 33 min
This week, it's all about dragons except when it's about Jim's new show-witin-a-show PassFast where he discusses rides and/or attractions he absolutely will pass and fast. After that, your faithful hosts delve into their dragon attractions and Scottye…
Stand Out (High Score Game Attraction)
Mar 12 • 31 min
This week it's all about getting a high score! How do we do that exactly? Well Jim takes a trip into the cloud to find some nuts, of which there are plenty. Scottye, meanwhile, decides the best way to win is to kick an old lady out of her house that she…
Ev’rybody Wants To Be A… Dinosaur? (Rock N Roll/Dinosaur Attraction)
Mar 5 • 32 min
This week your faithful heroes deal with Scottye's insanity head on as he laid down the challenge of a dinosaur attraction with some rock and roll, or maybe a rock and roll attraction with some dinosaurs. Something like that. Anyway, Scottye takes his…
Two Worlds One Family (All Ages/Family Attraction)
Feb 26 • 37 min
We took a week off due to Valentine's Day being our recording day and the two hosts being a little under the weather. We return with some family style fun in our quest to not have crotches be part of every attraction. Jim's attraction reworks the classic…
Just Keep Swimming (Streaming Splashing Water Ride)
Feb 12 • 33 min
This week, it's all about water rides - but not just any sort of water rides. This is an internet park, you see, so we need something that we can stream (get it, cause it's water!) and something with a splash. Also, your fine hosts ramble a bit about a…
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Mascots & Their Attraction)
Feb 5 • 34 min
This week, it's all about mascots for VISTA! Jim starts the party by not fully understanding the intricacies of the deep, dark web. Scottye follows that up by building a web all his own around a large chunk of the park's real estate. Note to any…
Poor Unfortunate Souls (Dirty, Nasty, Anti-Disney Attraction)
Jan 29 • 34 min
We gotta warn everybody right off the bat that things do take quite a turn in this episode. NSFW is not just a descriptor of this episode, oh no, it's actually the name of Scottye's attraction. Jim, on the other hand, at least waits till the sun goes down…
Hot Dog Dance (Weenie)
Jan 15 • 37 min
This week, we finalize a name for our new park - VISTA, and set about giving the park it's vaunted weenie that will draw guests in from miles and miles around. Both hosts hit the ground falling with drop rides and we get our first instance of a dedicated…
A Whole New World (Season Premiere)
Jan 8 • 31 min
After a week off, the dynamic duo of design return to pitch their ideas for a brand new theme park. Scottye decides to make the internet into a theme park - and it works. Jim tries to pitch something somehow involving the former head of the FBI, but…
What Stays And What Goes (Season Finale)
Dec 28, 2017 • 32 min
This week, we finish season one by figuring out the fifteen attractions that will become the core of Apex, The Peak Of Themed Entertainment. While Jim is more than happy to explain how dumb some of his ideas are, it becomes an issue of placement as they…
Sponsored Attraction
Dec 20, 2017 • 32 min
This week, we find ourselves in a pickle to find some kind of sponsorship for an attraction at our park. While Jim is happy with his first choice, Scottye fields somewhere in the neighborhood of 741 phone calls with various corporations and other assorted…
Animal-Based Attraction
Dec 11, 2017 • 35 min
On this week's episode, we design animal-based attractions for, get this, a superhero park. Scottye believes all animals are fundamentally evil when given the gift of superpowers, while Jim…mostly agrees. The boys also share their theme park animal…
Music-Based Attraction
Dec 4, 2017 • 35 min
This week, it's all about the music! After a somewhat brief discussion of Scottye's plan to bring a slight agoraphobe to Orlando, we bring forth our creations for this week's challenge. Jim puts all his marbles into the Wallflowers while Scottye is…
Motion Simulator
Nov 27, 2017 • 32 min
This week, DisneyQuest is officially a flat plane of land. Your hosts discuss their various visits to the indoor "amusement park" and then answer the challenge of the motion simulator Jim put up last week. Scottye spends most of his time running into a…
On-Site Hotel
Nov 13, 2017 • 36 min
This week it's all about giving our theme park a hotel for guests to sleep their money away in. What started out as something Jim wasn't even concerned about quickly went totally sideways, proving not every idea he has ever come up with is a good one.…
Halloween Hard Ticket Special Event
Nov 6, 2017 • 34 min
This week, we take all the Not-So-Scary and Horror Night hullaballoo and try to give Apex its very own super special Halloween event for kids and parents with tons of money of all ages. Scottye doesn't much prepare but still mainly outdoes Jim, who…
Gift Shop Ride!
Oct 30, 2017 • 38 min
This week, it's all about that consumerism and a little bit of fun as Jim and Scottye do their best to give APEX a gift show themed attraction. While Jim sets out to reinvent the entirety of Apex's theme, at least a little, Scottye in turn uses the power…
Night-time Spectacular!
Oct 23, 2017 • 37 min
This week, it's all about the night time shows. Scottye and Jim spend some time mocking Universal's paltry attempt and both have varying opinions of Disney World's various outings. Scottye hates the rain, and Jim hates having to go to a theater, which…
Dead Person Audio-Animatronic Attraction
Oct 16, 2017 • 34 min
After a week neck-deep in the world of Disney, Jim returns with visions of astronauts dancing through his head and viruses dancing through his lungs and throat. Scottye, meanwhile, goes the more obvious route of combining "dead guy" and "superhero" and…
Water Rides
Oct 2, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Scottye and Jim attempt to build an amazing water ride for their park, Apex! Jim attempts to make a good-hearted run at making a fun water ride… then Scottye sprays juice all over it. Along the way, they find new friends, make new enemies and…
Spooooooky
Sep 25, 2017 • 34 min
This week, the challenge of building a spooky attraction tries to be answered. Jim goes the non-obvious hero route while Scottye drags us all kicking and screaming to a villainous demise. Somehow both use the scariest attraction of all, Journey Into…
The “Weenie”
Sep 18, 2017 • 35 min
What's a weenie? It's something that draws you to a location in a theme park. Think of Cinderella Castle, or the Tower of Terror. They beckon you to a place with their grandeur or their other adjective I can't think of right now. Scottye and Jim have…
Hyperion
Sep 11, 2017 • 39 min
After some follow-up from the pilot episode about theme park naming, Jim hunkers down in an old military installation to give his version of a super-villain attraction known as "Hyperion: _Wind_ow To The Future" while Scottye also jumps onto that…
Design A Theme Park (Season Premiere)
Aug 30, 2017 • 37 min
On this, our pilot episode, Scottye and Jim discuss what synapses fired in their brains to decide it was a good idea to make this show, and then get down to the nitty-gritty going over their big picture plans for their theme parks. Jim has way too many…