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Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour: The best not really an hour podcast to hear babble about theme parks and amusement parks.
Parkscope Unproffesional Podcast Hour #139 - Accio Christmas
Nov 24 • 49 min
Joe and Lane are joined by Banks Lee from Attractions the Show to discussion Super Nintendo World permits, Walt Disney World parade taping, Sunset Seasons Greetings at Hollywood Studios, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, The Magic of Christmas…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Fata Morgana Memorial Episode
Nov 20 • 113 min
Alan, Lane, and Alex discuss Orlando trips, yet another Halloween Horror Nights 27 review, Volcano Bay, what happens when you have a billion dollars burning a hole in your pocket (aka Pandora), Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mine Blower…
Parkscope Unproffesional Podcast Hour #138 - 2 Pirates 2 Caribbean
Nov 8 • 60 min
Nick, Sean, and Joe break away from a busy week to discuss the news of Universal’s new hotels, some small rumors, Sean’s impressions on Pandora, Sean’s thoughts on Volcano Bay, and Sean’s wrap-up for HHN27. Then we answer your questions from Twitter!
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Operating Season 2017 Memorial Episode
Oct 18 • 119 min
A three part bonanza! Yes THREE separate files! Alan is joined by Alex to talk Mean Streak, the Ohio State Fair fatality, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, RMC, Lake Compounce, Balderdash, the SkyRide, Coney Island, Atlantic City, Jersey Shore, New England…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - SkyRide Memorial Episode
Oct 18 • 89 min
A three part bonanza! Yes THREE separate files! Alan is joined by Alex to talk Mean Streak, the Ohio State Fair fatality, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, RMC, Lake Compounce, Balderdash, the SkyRide, Coney Island, Atlantic City, Jersey Shore, New England…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Mean Streak Memorial Episode
Oct 18 • 91 min
A three part bonanza! Yes THREE separate files! Alan is joined by Alex to talk Mean Streak, the Ohio State Fair fatality, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, RMC, Lake Compounce, Balderdash, the SkyRide, Coney Island, Atlantic City, Jersey Shore, New England…
Parkscope Unproffesional Podcast Hour #137 - Halloween Horror Nights 27 Review, Pt 2
Oct 12 • 98 min
Now it’s Nick and Mike’s turn to talk about Halloween Horror Nights 27. Joe has a beer, Nick loves Blumhouse, and Mike does laundry.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #136 - Halloween Horror Nights 27 Review, Pt 1
Sep 28 • 134 min
Joe is joined by Brian to talk all about their Halloween Horror Nights experiences. Plus some Toothsome and Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.
4th Anniversary Special
Sep 21 • 6 min
Joe is traveling so it’s a quick episode to talk some brand new UOR rumors and lots of thanks.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #135 - The 17 Year Itch
Sep 14 • 102 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and special guest Paulie join to discuss some HHN27 TM member impressions, the disgusting idea of a candy corn alcoholic drink, the Cleveland Indians, and Joe’s car woes. Then the rest of the episode we deep dive into Paulie’s trip to…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #134 - Vesper Slush
Sep 7 • 34 min
On this episode Joe, Lane, and Mike talk more Halloween Horror Nights 27 reactions, Dueling Dragons/Dragons Challenge closing, T2:3D October 8th closure announcement, T2:3D replacement ideas, Shrek 4D rumors, and lots and lots of James Bond talk.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #133 - Kyle and Pelè
Aug 31 • 141 min
We have a double header of a show for you this week! Joe and Nick are joined by distinguished blogger and podcaster Derek “They’ll Always Be the San Diego Chargers To Me” Burgan. First up are the top six and bottom six rated attractions at Universal…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Summer 2017 Memorial Episode (Pt 2)
Aug 24 • 170 min
Part 2 of our 2017 summer trip reports! Alan is joined by Andrew and Alex (lots of A’s here) to talk over a dozen parks! Moose on the Loose!
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Summer 2017 Memorial Episode (Pt 1)
Aug 17 • 165 min
Alan is joined by Andrew Hyde and Ryan to discuss a whole host of summer trip reports to parks! Perfect podcast to listen to on road trips, rain delays, audits, or running a marathon. Come for the reports stay for Cool n Fresh. Lagoon Amusement Park…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #132 - Hooray for Hollywood
Aug 10 • 88 min
Join Joe and David Daut (Twitter) as they talk about their evolved views on studios parks, The Star Wars Hotel/Experience, role playing in parks, immersive theater experiences, and if/how theme parks should be archived once changed or removed.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #131 - SWEEPSTAKES
Aug 3 • 66 min
Joe and Lane talk about ALL THE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 27 NEWS. Or not really. Our bad. We talk about local parks additions with Cedar Fair, Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ Wonder Woman Golden Lasso, and some Busch rumors. Then we talk about some Star Wars VR,…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #130 - Put Your Hyper in a Box
Jul 27 • 55 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick talk about National Rollercoaster Day announcements, recap D23 with some late news, talk about Minnie Vans, beer ‘n’ pretzels at DHS, your questions, and the new Harry Potter coaster coming to IoA!
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #129 - Midnight D23 Post Show
Jul 19 • 93 min
Jeff’s been at a NASCAR race all night so hasn’t followed the D23 news this past Saturday. So Joe, drunk from the normal show, joins Jeff late at night to go over all the news with our thoughts and opinions.
Parkscope Live!: D23 2017 Parks and Resorts Panel
Jul 15 • 119 min
The core crew is back to cover the D23 Parks and Resorts 2017 panel. We’re super drunk. Beware.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #128 - Parkscope Airhorn
Jul 12 • 49 min
Joe, Sean, and Mike make small talk about changes coming to the auction scene at Pirates of the Caribbean, Siemens dropping sponsorship of Spaceship Earth and Illuminations, crazy Walt Disney World rumors, and cover all the speculation on D23 expo. It’s a…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #127 - Stampeeding Spanish Teenagers
Jun 28 • 105 min
Alan, Joe, Nick, and Sean team up for yet another road trip extravaganza. First we talk about Hurler 2.0, Mine Blower at Fun Spot Kissimmee, developments on the old Wet n Wild property, and dive into the Super Nintendo World leaks and plans. Next up Nick…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Rob Pilatus Memorial
Jun 21 • 55 min
Alan is joined by Jerry Brick, General Manager of Lake Compounce to talk the history of the park, Wildcat’s 90th anniversary and refurbishment, Boulderdash, historical rides, their partnership with the Haunted Graveyard haunt event, their newest coaster…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #126 - Spring Trip Report Blow Out!
Jun 14 • 172 min
Alan, Jeff, and Joe talk about the mess of an opening of Volcano Bay, the inevitability of Pandora doing “well”, Flight of Passage ride system issues, Nintendo announcements (no, not the leaked plans), Mean Streak 2.0 teaser, and Kennywood’s 2018 plans.…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- George Millay Memorial Episode
Jun 7 • 61 min
It’s a family affair this week as Alan is joined by his cousin Tom Dion to talk about UFC vs boxing, gambling advice, and Tom’s years as GM and auditor of various water parks around the country. They talk about how Tom got into the industry, riding slides…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #125 - A B&M Hyper in Every Park
May 24 • 97 min
This episode Lane briefly joins us from the SunTrust Park to lay out his plan to fix all of WDW for less money than it took to build Pandora, Joe talks about his Cedar Point trip, Sean talks about visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tour in England, and Nick…
Immersive Irony Theme Park Podcast - Shark Fin Soup Memorial Episode
May 17 • 103 min
Alan is joined by Tom Mehrmann, owner and founder of Themed Advisers Ltd. They discuss Tom’s past as VP of Operations and Entertainment at Knotts Berry Farm, VP and GM of several Six Flags parks around the world, his twelve years as CEO of Ocean Park in…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #124 - Spay and Neuter Your Banshees
May 10 • 55 min
Joe, Nick, and Lane are joined by Banks Lee of Attractions Magazine the Show to do a quick news run down before discussing Bank’s visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Yes there are two Price is Right jokes in the episode.
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Space World Memorial Episode
Apr 29 • 92 min
In this episode Alan is joined by Sean Flaharty who currently works on the touring The Eyes of Freedom touring memorial. They talk about their coaster club origins, Sean’s stint as ACE PR manager, Mystic Timbers, California trips, Space World, geocaching,…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #123 - Pandora 20/20
Apr 21 • 108 min
We’re back baby! Joe’s drinking, Sean’s talking MST3K, Nick is killing palmetto bugs, and Lane is interrupting. We talk about SeaWorld’s investments, Infinity Falls (infinity = 40 ft.), Pandora photos, Star Wars land news, Club 33 at WDW, A Very Merry…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Lakemont Park Memorial Episode
Apr 14 • 64 min
Alan is joined by Andrew Hyde, Jon Hymes, and Super Weenie Hut Jr to talk about all the new rides coming to local amusement parks.
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Crystal Beach Memorial Episode
Mar 29 • 51 min
Alan is joined by Victoria Wolcott, Chair and Professor of History at University at Buffalo, SUNY to discuss the history of race relations in amusement parks, pools, and other areas of recreation in the United States. Check out her book ‘Race, Riots, and…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #122- BREAKING RUMORS
Mar 22 • 62 min
In a world where all news is breaking, none of it is. Our resident existentialists Joe and Sean are joined by Nick to discuss all the rumors from Universal and Disney that broke this past week. We cover patents, Dry ‘n Tame, Dragons Challenge…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #121- Baby’s First Podcast
Mar 14 • 55 min
Amelia joins us for her first podcast with Nick, Joe, Sean and Lane! We all talk about Miss Adventure Falls, Geyser Point, Pandora, Volcano Bay, and then close out with Sean’s trip to the Jurassic World the Exhibition at the Franklyn Institute.
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #120- You Get a Tonight Show Cup?
Mar 3 • 60 min
Joe had a rough, long day so he had a few fog cutters and sat down with Brian from Orlando United/Inside Universal to talk about HHN dates for a hot second, the merger of OU and IU, and we discuss the first day of soft openings for Race Through New York…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #119- Rivers of Light Reviewed
Feb 21 • 67 min
This week’s episode Joe is joined by Dani from Touring Plans and Ben from Disney Photography Blog! We open the show with discussions on Universal’s new advertising push on TV and their twitter account and news of Fallon TM previews. Then we dive into the…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- George The Animal Steele Memorial
Feb 18 • 65 min
This week Alan is joined by Mark Rosenzweig of Ride Entertainment. Ride Entertainment is a world leader in providing attractions, installations, park development services, and park operations along with the OEM of the SkyCoaster. Alan and Mark talk park…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #118- Actual Polynesia
Feb 8 • 57 min
Joe, Lane, and Sean return and are joined by our guest Felipe! This week’s show covers Volcano Bay, Jimmy Fallon testing, a review of the Celebration of Harry Potter, the Forbidden Forrest rumors, Star Wars and Avatar land opening dates (or years), Rivers…
Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast- Epcot Memorial Episode
Feb 2 • 149 min
Our new podcast series hosted by Alan searches his rolodex for friends and industry insiders to talk about the amusement industry. This week’s podcast he’s joined by Michael, @SuperWeenieHtJr, to discuss Las Vegas, bad coaster designs, the weirdness of…
Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #117 Endless Rambling
Jan 21 • 145 min
Joe is joined by Alan to talk about amusement parks, roller coasters around the world, The European Coaster Club, beers, and other random discussions on the meaning of life.
116- MaxiPass
Jan 11 • 49 min
Joe and Nick stretch one out in the new year and talk Avatar, Star Wars Galactic Nights, booze, Potter nighttime show rumors, Volcano Bay updates, and then close it out with Lane calling in to talk about his recent trip for the WDW Marathon.
115- 2016 Holiday Extravaganza
Dec 7, 2016 • 80 min
Parkscope gathers around the fire to drink Christmas beers and talk theme parks. Sean talks about Grinchmas, Lane talks about his trips to Universal Studios Singapore and Disneyland, we discuss a seven hour Star Wars guided tour at Hollywood Studios,…
114- Nintendo, Woo-Hoo!
Nov 29, 2016 • 57 min
Joe, Sean, and Nick talk topical, HHN26! Then we cover monorail restaurant crawls, food and wine, trains outside Joe’s window, Rivers of Light, Fantastic Beasts (we found them), Joe screwing up his mic input settings, and then some Nintendo news and…
113- All The Disney
Nov 22, 2016 • 80 min
Joe is joined by Brian from Orlando United to talk about a little Universal news then A WHOLE LOTTA DISNEY NEWS. We cover Avatar news, Rivers of Light, Epcot Festival of Arts, refreshing Epcot rumors, Magic Kingdom cabanas, Shanghai’s opening a Toy Story…
112- Fire Beacon
Nov 2, 2016 • 60 min
Lane had a calzone and Joe groans about the Indians choking. We cover new info on the Jimmy Fallon attraction at USF, Volcano Bay news drops 10am on 11/3, new UOR resort busses and transportation info, Artegon is up for sale and to whom, Lane reviews his…
111- Halloween Horror Nights 26
Oct 20, 2016 • 84 min
Lane hosts as Joe, Mike, and Nick talk about their trip to Orlando and Horror Nights. We talk about our night at Hoop, Trader Sam’s shenanigans, off site hotels, coverall all the HHN houses, walk through the scare zones, review the Academy of Villains and…
110- Hurricanes Suck
Oct 10, 2016 • 39 min
We’re tired and exhausted as we finally delay our Orlando trip Wednesday in the prelude to Hurricane Matthew. Then we talk about Muppets in Liberty Square, Shanghai Disneyland not meeting attendance (and maybe financial?) expectations, new Star Wars land…
109- Lane’s European Vacation
Sep 30, 2016 • 76 min
Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick are here to defeat pollution and also talk about SeaWorld 2017 plans, The Repository, Mardis Gras, and a huge trip report from Lane’s massive three week European trip.
108- Have a Yuengling
Sep 23, 2016 • 88 min
Joe is joined by Kenny from In the Loop and we go off the rails for the first 10 minutes talking about beer and baseball stadiums. Sorry. Then we jump into Mean Streak, Food & Wine, Tower of Terror at DCA, seasonal Stitch, Toothsome, Halloween Horror…
107- Lets Talk About Six Flags?
Sep 7, 2016 • 32 min
Joe, Lane, and Nick talk about Six Flag’s batch of announcements, Universal Orlando annual pass price increases, how Volcano Bay could fit into the new pricing structure, and Halloween Horror Nights. It’s a quick one folks!
Lets Talk Cursed Child
Aug 21, 2016 • 140 min
This episode is rated PG-13. It’s time for an intervention and talk Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Joe and Mike are joined by Cameron, who’ve seen Part One of the play in London to walk through the book. After a bourbon and a beer we dive into…
106- Parksuck
Aug 19, 2016 • 55 min
Joe and Lane watch the Falcons vs the Browns and instantly date the show. They talk about the additions to the Cedar Fair parks, Blaze Pizza, the shocker, Disney theme park and resort security changes, American Horror Story, Toothsome, and answer your…
105- Truck Nuts
Aug 13, 2016 • 105 min
Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick are here to talk THEME PARKS. THEME. PARKS. Want some Kings Island? BAM. We got it. Jungle Jims? BOOM. There we go. Hey want some Dollywood? BLAM! Then we throw some frooted Halloween Horror Nights, Jungle Books, Guardians,…
104- Kong is the Bomb Dot Com
Jul 22, 2016 • 90 min
Joe, Ann, Mike, Nick, and Sean talk about their last trip to Orlando. They discuss Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen, Kong, and more!
103- Shanghai Disneyland Review
Jul 16, 2016 • 114 min
Joe and Guillaume from Le Parcorama talk VR coasters, Europe parks, and Guillaume gives his review of Shanghai Disneyland. Make sure to follow Guillaume at on twitter and on his blog!
102- Walt’s Frozen Head
Jul 6, 2016 • 52 min
Joe, Nick, and Benjamin Lancaster from The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head all download Pokemon GO and pick which hats and backpacks to wear. After a little Nintendo and Halloween 2 talk we dive into the story behind, filming, and post production…
101- It’s Tough to be a Water Bug
Jun 30, 2016 • 64 min
Joe, Lane, Nick, and Mike are joined by Banks Lee of Attractions the Show to talk about Volcano Bay, a new Universal Orlando hotel, Chance takes over Halloween Horror Nights, Guardians of the (annoyed grunt) Galaxy, and then Banks gives us the skinny on…
Thoughts
Jun 13, 2016 • 9 min
Thoughts with and for Orlando.
100- Flimsy Buns
Jun 8, 2016 • 42 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean talk Shanghai Roaring Rapids, Disney Springs, new Disneyland hotel, Skull Island TM previews, #DareToChance, and we close out with Sean and Nick’s trip reports!
99- Sanding Wood
Jun 1, 2016 • 94 min
Joe and Lane start out talking about nighttime Disney’s Animal Kingdom before being joined by Mike and then Brian from Orlando to close out the show with some listener questions. Also Mike sanded wood.
98- Valverenanen
May 25, 2016 • 92 min
Joe, Lane, and Nick reunite for the anniversary of their graduation pub crawl only to find the childhood town they grew up in has been invaded. Before their deaths they talk about local theme park news and updates, Shanghai Disneyland impressions, Disney…
Hot Takes May 11th, 2016
May 11, 2016 • 9 min
Joe’s quick takes on some news from this week. Hulk, Shanghai, etc.
97- Gerald McBoing-Boing (Comcast/DreamWorks Merger)
Apr 28, 2016 • 51 min
Joe, Lane, Nick, and Sean convene for an emergency meeting of The Midnight Society to discuss Universal’s proposed purchase of DreamWorlds Animation.
96- Free Universal TShirts
Apr 27, 2016 • 92 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Ann vow revenge of their heist partner after he steals all the gold from a caper in Venice. Tokyo Disneyland Resort additions, Kong updates, Volcano Bay construction, HHN26 houses, Paddlefish, and then a huge trip report from Mike and…
95- Rivers of LOL
Apr 20, 2016 • 66 min
Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick celebrate a bachelor party in Las Vegas and wake up forgetting what happened and where the groom is. We talk about regional parks, the start of Halloween Horror Nights announcements, Magic Kingdom after hours event attendance,…
94- Wizarding World West
Apr 13, 2016 • 87 min
Joe and Lane are joined by David Daut from Heroic Hollywood to talk about his first visits to Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. In addition we talk about Tom Staggs, Rivers of Light, Tower of Terror ‘bars’, MyMagic+, Kong,…
Quickie- WWoHP Hollywood Live
Apr 7, 2016 • 9 min
Joe is joined by Jon Green early in the morning to talk to him about the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, live from in line!
93- Better Late Than Never
Apr 1, 2016 • 77 min
Joe has some Hoof Hearted, Mike hates Guardians of the Galaxy, Lane talks about Dollywood, and Nick talks Marvel. Also SeaWorld, USH tickets, WDW parties, Hulk, and Kong.
92- Southern Delegates
Mar 16, 2016 • 67 min
Lane, Mike, and Nick talk about USH’s permanent The Walking Dead House, Kong rumors and news, and Toothsome Chocolate Factor at CityWalk. Then LitemAndHyde joins the guys from Orlando for quick live update. Plus some listeners questions are answered!
91- Team Dingus
Mar 9, 2016 • 122 min
Joe and Mike are two parapsychologists who start a ghost hunting business in New York after being fired from their plush university research gigs. Joining them are Jon Fu and Jonathan Green from Inside Universal to talk about the changes to Universal…
90- Face Stuff
Mar 4, 2016 • 88 min
Joe, Lane, and Mike are three actors who are sent to Mexico to audition for bandit fighter roles only to be confused by the locals as actual heroes. They then talk about VR coasters, Disney operations cuts, price increases, Kong updates, Rivers of Light,…
89- Armani at a Hotel 6
Feb 15, 2016 • 76 min
Joe, Lane, Nick, and Sean are joined by internet legend Len Testa of the Unofficial Guide series, TouringPlans.com, and The Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill. We debate the price of steel, the German economy, Armani suits, concierge level on the Disney…
88- A Fist Full of Weasley
Feb 4, 2016 • 70 min
NOTE: Apology for the crackling from Joe’s microphone, it only lasts the first few minutes of recording. Joe and Nick are joined by Felipe and Meg to mostly talk about A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, January 29th-31st. We also…
87- Pirates of Dagobah
Jan 21, 2016 • 69 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean start the new year off right by talking Shanghai Disneyland, Star Wars land, the validity of wine as an alcohol choice, Reign of Kong, Hulk, Volcano Bay, more UOR construction, snow, and take your questions.
86- Seth Lord
Dec 22, 2015 • 90 min
Joe and Nick are joined by Seth Kubersky from The Unofficial Guide series and TouringPlans.com! Reporting live from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Seth describes the new Star Wars food and drink offerings, talks about the Star Wars launch bay, and Star…
Spoilerscope: The Force Awakens
Dec 18, 2015 • 78 min
Joe, Meg, and Sean talk SPOILERS about Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Do not listen until you’ve seen the movie, you’ve been warned!
85- Land Acquisitions
Dec 10, 2015 • 67 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean discuss Joe’s quick Orlando trip, Grinchmas, food, Christmas traditions, Universal’s option on a contract for 450+ acres of land, Kong, Joe as Mini Me, and more!
84- Disneyland Trip Planning with The Trackers!
Nov 24, 2015 • 106 min
Joe and Nick are joined by the one and only Jim and Tenn, I mean Tim and Jenn, Tracker! We cover Tim’s trip to IAAPA 2015, rumors of The Secret Life of Pets dark ride at IoA, help Tim and Jenn plan their FIRST Disneyland trip, ceiling fans, Final…
83- The Unofficial Guide’s Bob Sehlinger
Nov 12, 2015 • 53 min
We’re back after a break! Joe and Mike are joined by Bob Sehlinger of The Unofficial Guide series to talk about New Fantasyland, SeaWorld’s big announcements last week regarding rides and killer whales, and Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon. We…
82- La Grande Sierra de Culo
Sep 30, 2015 • 100 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean discuss Disney Springs, The Incredible Hulk, their recent trip to Universal Orlando, and then dig right into Halloween Horror Nights 25 reviews! Make sure to enter in our giveaway of Halloween Horror Nights: The Unofficial Story and…
81- Halloween Horror Nights: The Unofficial Story and Guide
Sep 20, 2015 • 51 min
Joe is joined by Christopher Ripley, author of Halloween Horror Nights: The Unofficial Story and Guide 2015. We discuss Chris’ history with the event, creation of the book, recount some fun stories from past events, turning points of Horror Nights, and…
80- Lets Talk Halloween Horror Nights and Disaster!
Sep 8, 2015 • 71 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean cover the news of Disaster!’s closing, Halloween Horror Nights unveil, Joe’s trip to Kings Island and Michigan’s Adventure, and then answer your questions.
79- The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando
Aug 19, 2015 • 68 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by Seth Kubersky, fresh off the publishing of his latest book The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. We talk D23, Seth’s trip to Disneyland’s 60th, the creation and specifics of the book, and then your questions! Win a…
78- D23 After Party
Aug 16, 2015 • 86 min
NOTE: Sorry for poor audio quality. Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are drunk on Disney Parks news and Rougabrew as we recap all the D23 Parks and Resorts announcements. Star Wars, Avatar, Shanghai, Skipper Canteen, Toy Story Land, and MORE! Make sure to also…
LIVE! D23 Parks and Resorts Presentation 2015
Aug 16, 2015 • 105 min
Joe and Mike are joined by Brian from OU and friend of the site Lane to talk over the live presentation of D23 2015 Parks and Resorts Presentation. Star Wars, Toy Story Land, Avatar, Rivers of Light, and MORE!
77- D23 Extravaganza!
Aug 10, 2015 • 67 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean conspire to talk D23 predictions and then answer your questions. Also make sure to enter our contest to win a copy of the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando by visiting Parkscope.net.
76- Drew Must Die
Jul 23, 2015 • 65 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean join forces to battle the evils of Universal third park rumors, talk Star Wars plans, Sapphire Falls news, and then answer your listener questions.
75- Mikey Actually Likes It
Jul 18, 2015 • 116 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick congress to discuss Portofino Bay, menu changes at UOR, and then spend a ton of time talking about Shanghai Disneyland announcements. And Joe has an Uh-Oa during the episode.
74- Throw a Cow at Them
Jul 2, 2015 • 94 min
Joe, Mike, and Brian from OrlandoUnited.com are joined by the one, the only Jim Hill to discussion Disney’s Hollywood Studios make over and closures, Star Wars, Toy Story Playland, Epcot changes, Illuminations replacement, Jurassic World, Marvel,…
73- Please Send Us Water
Jun 26, 2015 • 93 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean are joined by Jon Fu from InsideUniversal.net to discuss banning selfie sticks, Fast and Furious Supercharged, the Universal Studios Hollywood Nighttime Tram Tour, capacity and parking woes at Hollywood, Disneyland pushing for…
GameScope Post E3 2015
Jun 22, 2015 • 120 min
Joe and Sean talk about Bethesda, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo’s press conferences and announcements from E3 2015.
GameScope June 2015 Pt 1
Jun 7, 2015 • 78 min
Joe drinks some 2XOne and is joined by Sean to talk about Nintendo NX, Nintendo on mobile, Persona 5, Fallout 4, Splatoon, Yooka-Laylee, and E3 predictions.
72- Volcano Bae
May 31, 2015 • 73 min
Joe, Mike (for a hot second), Nick, and Sean are joined by friends of the podcast Brian and Andy from OrlandoUnited.com to talk Raptors, new rollercoasters at Busch and SeaWorld, and Volcano Bay water park.
71- Live Show, Guys
May 22, 2015 • 69 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean talk Star Wars Weekends, Wilderness Lodge, and then are joined by Seth Kubersky to talk Disneyland’s 60th and Halloween Horror Nights 25. While we try to end the show we just end up talking about some video games.
70- Nintendo and Kong
May 9, 2015 • 106 min
We have a full house today with Joe, Mike, Nick, Sean, and Drew from OrlandoUnited.com. Skull Island: Rise of Kong. Nintendo at Universal (I still can’t believe that’s happening).
69- Sean Loves Bread
Apr 30, 2015 • 85 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean join to discuss SeaWorld’s and Busch Gardens Tampa’s new coasters, Innoventions closing, Cedar Point, exclusive beers, Project Dig, HHN25, NBC Sports Grill Brew bad name, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Marvel will always be at UOR,…
68- Wand Games
Apr 16, 2015 • 83 min
Joe, Nick, and Lane talk abut their trip to MCO this past weekend with talk of SeaWorld, Diagon Alley, Cabana Bay, Celestina Warbeck, being picked for a wand, Trader Sam’s, CowFish, and more!
67- Give Us Plastic APs
Apr 2, 2015 • 77 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Taylor from OrlandoInformer.com to discuss Six Flags, Polynesian, Trader Sam’s, SeaWorld PR blunders, ad hominem attacks, Springfield west, King Kong AAs, HHN25, your questions, and more!
66- E Ticket Walls
Mar 18, 2015 • 56 min
TONIGHT! Mike, Sean, and Joe talk about Innoventions West, Kong, Trader Sam’s, Nintendo, and answer your questions!
65- Double the Fun
Mar 7, 2015 • 82 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick hate on Disney and love Universal by praising the new MK hub, the cool new Adventureland restaurant concept, Innoventions closing at Disneyland, Mike’s Disneyland vendetta, Disney chickening out by just adding 50% capacity to existing…
64- It’s Not The Harry Potter Celebration without You, Hagrid
Jan 31, 2015 • 100 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean get together to discuss measles, anniversaries, celebrations, Disney Springs, Sean’s trip, Mike filing papers, Baloo meowing, warm butterbeer, and ghosts. Then we jump on twitter and answer your weird, last minute questions.
63- Saturday Six Top Universal Attractions Discussion
Jan 28, 2015 • 48 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Brian from OrlandoUnited to discuss their involvement with and the results from the Saturday Six Top Universal Attractions poll. AVENGE DISASTER!
62- No Pandas on Stage
Jan 14, 2015 • 64 min
Happy New Year! Joe, Nick, and Sean talk about the Frozen meet and greet area in Epcot, Avatar movie delays, thoughts on IPs in parks, Disney’s Hollywood Studios expansion rumors, Cowfish reaching out to guests because of a blogger, Kong, Sean likes old…
GameScope 2014 Year in Review
Dec 28, 2014 • 82 min
Joe and Sean get drunk, play video games, and discuss 2014. Topics include Microsoft’s change in tune, broken games, bad people online, Nintendo’s bad decisions, our favorite games we played this year, and 2015.
61- Ten Days or Whatever of Kwanzaa
Dec 18, 2014 • 67 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean draw Cards Against Humanity cards then dive into SeaWorld, Cedar Point, the Polynesian, Avatar is doing something or another, Be Our Guest for breakfasts, Kong updates, and water park permits. Then Nick dives into his recent trip…
60- Universal vs Disney: The Unofficial Guide
Dec 10, 2014 • 89 min
Joe and Nick are joined by Sam Gennawey, urban designer, planner, and author of the book ‘Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks’ Greatest Rivalry’. We discuss the origins of the book, the creation of the Universal Studios…
59- Food Coma
Nov 27, 2014 • 42 min
Joe and Nick are stuffed with food and give thanks by talking about the Great Movie Ride, hats, Animal Kingdom developments, WonderSea permits, what we’re thankful for, and we answer your questions.
58- Let My Sign Go
Nov 12, 2014 • 66 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean team up to discuss Pop Tarts, I-Drive, Tokyo Disneyland Expansion, Fifth Gate at WDW Discussions are Stupid, Cowfish, Kong, Frequent Fear, Building 88, 25th anniversaries, and answer your last minute questions!
57- Some News, Rumors, and Disney Cruise Line
Oct 30, 2014 • 95 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by the illustrious Derek Burgan and Seth Kubersky of the internet. We talk Disney Springs news, Disney Hollywood Studios rumors, UOR rumors, and talk about their touringplans.com trips on the Disney Cruise Line.
56- Diagon Alley Impressions
Oct 16, 2014 • 103 min
*NOTE: More than the usual amount of adult language in this episode* Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean finally got to experience Diagon Alley in late September. After 10 minutes talking about beer and bars, we finally discuss all aspects of Diagon Alley and the…
55- And a Toast to Your Wisdom!
Oct 11, 2014 • 78 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are ready to purge your souls and talk all about HHN 2014.
54- Post Trip News Blues
Oct 2, 2014 • 52 min
Joe and Nick cover the news and events form the past few weeks. Backlot Tour, loss of Epcot entertainment, Kongstruction, NASCAR Grille, Iger, and some teasers for future podcasts.
53- La Det Gå
Sep 16, 2014 • 66 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean talk HHN, Sapphire Falls, Paint the Night, and FROZEN. HEY Y’ALL LET IT GO.
52- A True Disaster
Sep 1, 2014 • 83 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Tom Bricker to discuss his last trip to WDW and UOR, his opinions on the Villains Unleashed event, UOR, Potter, ET, Disaster, and then your questions.
51- Mike Gets a Ring
Aug 27, 2014 • 94 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are all back to discuss SeaWorld, Busch Parks, Potter Celebration, HHN, Hollywood Studios, Villains, hard tickets, random stories, things, and some postulation on Parkscope Weekend. Trust me it makes sense.
50- Ugliest Podcast in Norway
Aug 8, 2014 • 136 min
Joe and Mike are joined by the incomparable Len Testa from your books, websites, and podcasts (and other podcasts) to discuss Halloween Horror Nights, Frozen invasion, Norway, 1 million riders, Len’s UOR trip, Italian food, and UOR updates to the 2015…
49- Teranadan
Jul 31, 2014 • 109 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by The Tim Tracker and The Jenn Tracker from the YouTubes and Twitters to talk Halloween Horror Nights, 25th Anniversary Plans, Soarin’, new nighttime shows ALL OVER ORLANDO, King Kong, Avatar, WonderSea/Volcano Bay, Sean…
48- Don’t Throw Pumpkins
Jul 25, 2014 • 115 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined with Adam and Andrew from the DisneyHipsters to talk Disneyland, interactive games, Food and Wine, Nashville!, vegetarians in theme parks, Universal thoughts, Club 33, and your questions!
47- Anglophilia
Jul 17, 2014 • 101 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean are joined by Megs from the famous PotterWatch outside of Diagon Alley. We discuss ride evacs, StarTrek, and then Megs’ experience with PotterWatch and Diagon Alley
46- Alohomora
Jul 12, 2014 • 75 min
Joe and Nick are joined by a late Mike to discuss the opening crowds of Diagon Alley, capacity woes, Frozen characters on sticks, new IP at UOR, replacement for San Fran area at USF, and more.
45- Indescribable
Jul 3, 2014 • 85 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean talk Frozen events, Diagon Alley media week, Harry Potter and the Making of Diagon Alley, CityWalk fun, Kongstruction, UOR Hotel Updates, WonderSea/Volcano Bay, 3rd parks, we’re in the Unofficial Guide!, your question, and PARKSCOPE…
44- Jolly Holly
Jun 29, 2014 • 156 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean are back to talk Nick’s DLR and UOR trips and then Joe’s UOR and WDW trips. Pirates, WoC, Tonight Show, Antojitos, Citricos, and more!
Orlando United and Parkscope Unprofessional Radio Podcast Hour
Jun 21, 2014 • 107 min
BriMan, Drew, and HTF from Orlando United Radio join Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean to discuss the week’s happenings at UOR and WDW. It’s a cross over for the ages. Flinstones meets the Jetsons; the Simpsons meet the Critic.
Gamescope E3 Special
Jun 11, 2014 • 105 min
Joe and Sean discuss the press conferences by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more at this year’s E3.
43- Mock Trial with Judge Reinhold
Jun 4, 2014 • 57 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean talk about Diagon Alley news, rumors, and then Nick’s DLR trip (so far).
42- Thoughts on Movie Studios Themed Parks
Jun 2, 2014 • 94 min
Joe and Nick are joined by Dave Daut, @Illusion0fLife from the twitters, to discuss movie studios theme parks. We cover the past, present, future, and other random topics.
41- Islands of Adventure Birthday Spectacular
May 28, 2014 • 82 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean join to discuss a little news then dive into talking about the history, past, present, future, and our opinions of Islands of Adventure on it’s 15th birthday.
40- Mike’s A Robot
May 24, 2014 • 128 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean join for probably the last podcast episode ever (inside joke) to discuss Diagon Alley developments, DisneySide 24 hour celebration thing, SDMT ads, random news we can pull from our brains, and then spend like 90 minutes talking to and…
39- Kubersky Problems
May 16, 2014 • 93 min
WHEN WILL THE NEWS ABOUT SEVEN DWARFS AND FROZEN END? Probably never. runDisney, Tink, Sea World, Antojitos, and then a ton of Potter. AND WE ANNOUNCE SOMETHING COOL?
Parkscope After Dark Show Part 2
May 10, 2014 • 102 min
Parkscope After Dark Part 2: best sequel to a live podcast ever. Nominated for 2 Grammys, a Webby, 3 podcast awards, and a Woody. Universal Parks Blog, best IPs for a theme park, why Star Wars is problematic, and Paulie can’t defend Frozen.
Parkscope After Dark Show Part 1
May 10, 2014 • 116 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are three sheets to the wind and decide “LETS JUST DO AN EPISODE TONIGHT”. We welcome on friends, enemies, frenemies, and more as we just discuss, well, everything.
38- Call Me Al
May 8, 2014 • 104 min
The crew are joined by the esteemed Banks Lee from Attractions the Show to discuss the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (for the last time?), the Polynesian, MyMagicPLUS, Animal Kingdom additions, and way more Potter than is recommended for daily dose. Then we…
37- It Does Nothing
May 2, 2014 • 84 min
The gang is back together to notice how Mike’s still at work in a bow tie, Disney’s Hollywood Studio is 25 and can rent a car, Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train media previews, cats that aren’t Baloo, more Frozen rumors, Diagon Alley food and merch, fountains,…
36- Zombhench
Apr 26, 2014 • 102 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean cover the past week or so’s worth of news. Hey, that stupid velociraptor costume! Disney Hollywood Studios’ 25th anniversary ‘events’, as we relive what the park could have been. Soarin’ over the Horizon? Seven Dwarfs things. Disney…
35- Universal Orlando Resort for New Visitors
Apr 22, 2014 • 69 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean are joined by Derek Burgan from TouringPlans.com to discuss tips, tricks, and hints for those visiting the Universal Orlando for the first or 100th time.
34- Sean Opens His Window
Apr 14, 2014 • 105 min
We tackled the big two Universal topics: night time in the parks and screens. We then also discuss London waterfront and take your questions.
33- Stupid Telephones
Apr 7, 2014 • 92 min
We’re back! This week we tackle the ‘dedication’ of SDMT in late April, Innoventions paint job, Muppets in World Showcase, parking price increases, KidZone rumors, Diagon Alley opening rumors, HYPE!, and your questions!
32- Sean’s Tokyo Trip
Mar 24, 2014 • 86 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are re-joined by international jet-setting playboy Sean! Seven Dwarfs, Hitler, Kong, Despicable Me, Halloween Horry Nights, Tokyo Disneyland, and MORE! LONG LIVE TONY SOLARONI.
31- HypeTrain
Mar 15, 2014 • 80 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick discuss parades, Frozen, Muppets, Big Thunder, the lameness of podcast co-hosts not with us, Kong, Zonkos, Hogwarts Express, and your listener questions.
30- Jazzland 2.0
Mar 10, 2014 • 78 min
Joe and Mike are joined by Tonya Pope to talk about the proposal submitted to redevelop Jazzland Park in New Orleans, Louisiana! We discuss the scope of the project, attractions to be featured, and answer some of your questions.
24- CareerPlans.com
Mar 3, 2014 • 103 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are jointed by Len Testa of Touringplans.com, WDW Today, Disney Dish podcast, the Unofficial Guide, and generally cool dude! We talk Universal price increases, Diagon Alley food, Magic Kingdom Hub, 24 Disney Day 2.0, and then…
23- Quatro Dolares e um Reino Magico
Feb 24, 2014 • 84 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean discuss Mike’s movie watching habits, Universal projects OF THE FUTURE, ticket price raises, mine trains, foreigners, HUBZ, your questions, and more!
22- Listener Questions
Feb 17, 2014 • 64 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean talk KidZone, hotels, fires, and answer your questions.
21- All The Special Guest
Feb 10, 2014 • 123 min
Joe, Mike, and Sean are joined by special guest Robert Niles from ThemeParkInsider.com! We discuss Festival of Fantasy, Harry Potter, Gringotts, Fantastical Beasts, Mythos (voted best restaurant in a theme park by a certain website), should we be excited…
Gamescope 1.2
Feb 9, 2014 • 75 min
We’re back! Joe and Sean discuss what we’ve been playing and beat, NintendLOL, next generation, why people who are dismissive of dedicated gaming are stupid, and upcoming games we’re looking forward to. Finally, we answer two questions! YES TWO!
20- Weird, Depressing, Exciting
Feb 3, 2014 • 90 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Jon from InsideUniversal.net! We discuss the history of USH, our thoughts on the park, the Tram Tour, the differences between the two coasts, Black Lagoon, Transformers Meet and Greet, their version of Potter, and…
19- Lock It In With The Phelps Twins
Jan 27, 2014 • 89 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick are joined by special guest of Banks Lee from Attractions Magazine! Today we discuss wraslin’, Mexican food (again), FastPass Plus for APs, Meet and Greets, Maleificent and Disney’s mentality for adding new attractions, Holy Land…
18- Diagon Alley Announcement Special-scope
Jan 23, 2014 • 88 min
Mike, Nick, and Sean are joined by Seth Kubersky to discuss today’s elaboration on what Diagon Alley will offer us this summer.
17- The Never Ending Podcast
Jan 21, 2014 • 112 min
YOU CAN’T STOP US NOW. Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean with special guest Derek Burgan discuss MM+, Potter, and answer your questions. We just kinda go generally nuts.
16- Tired
Jan 16, 2014 • 104 min
Joe, Nick, Mike and Sean discuss HYPE TRAIN, restaurants, buses, rapid fills, and then Sean lets loose with his thoughts on his trip thoughts. FINALLY YOUR QUESTIONS.
15- Lets Ask Seth
Jan 7, 2014 • 91 min
Joe, Nick, and Mike are joined by Seth Kubersky and Derek Burgan to talk about Mine Trains, New Years Resolutions, Amusement Leaks, the closing of two shows, and then we ask Seth a bunch of questions.
14- MySkyfall+
Dec 29, 2013 • 101 min
Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean discuss Universal’s patent application for a ride reservation system similar to MyMagic+ at Walt Disney World. We also dive into WDW and UOR news and rumors, hidden mickeys, CityWalk’s disappearing nightlife(!?!?), Blue Men, and…
13- 13 Years of Anticipation
Dec 16, 2013 • 99 min
TODAY! Mike decides a free meal isn’t as important as his friends, so he joins Joe, Nick, and Sean as they discuss the world of theme parks.Nicks’ weekend trip to see Universal Orlando during the Holidays! Joe visits Disneyland to see new DCA and…
12- Convenient Technical Issues
Dec 12, 2013 • 84 min
Joe, Nick, and Sean try to do their best Mike impersonations as we discuss CityWalk, SeaWorld, and take your questions! Email us questions at parkscopeblog@gmail.com.
GameScope 1.1
Dec 4, 2013 • 57 min
Joe and Sean discuss The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Pokemon, PS4, and answers your questions!
11- Amplapheater
Dec 2, 2013 • 70 min
This week Joe, Mike, Nick, and Sean learn about Joe’s mispronunciation problems, a divide house over Universal drinks cannot stand, PolarCoasters, Universal News on December 12th, Bill and Ted get renewed, MyBoondoggle+ with Iger and WDI, don’t believe…
10- PrayForEE
Nov 24, 2013 • 53 min
Joe, Mike, Sean, and Nick wish a third time’s a charm with recording this show. This episode we discuss Universal expansion updates, why are there no Walt Disney movies, and answer your questions! GATOR DOWN
9- Kübler-Ross
Nov 18, 2013 • 96 min
Joe, Mike, and Nick brew a local craft harvest ale of theme park news and opinions. This week we discuss Univeral’s new food options, projector upgrades, rumors of new attractions and how to handle speculation, and new Universal ads. Then we dive into…
8- Jiggasaurus
Nov 11, 2013 • 70 min
Straight from our hearts to your ears, here is this weeks episode of iTunes NEW AND NOTEWORTHY PODCAST in the Places and Travel section! This week we cover the Jingle Cruise, Carousel of Progress/Tomorrowland movie and theme park movies, Sean gets some…
7- Freakin Mustard
Nov 4, 2013 • 39 min
Mike hosts as Joe has the flu, Nick has a new headset, and Sean talks. We discuss the new Red Oven Pizza quick service and general look of CityWalk, Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice show, carnie games, parades, wrestling, dining plans, Nick Studios, and some random…
Sidebar: Book of Mormon-scope
Nov 3, 2013 • 101 min
Joe and Mike discuss their broadway musical history then dive into their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on the smash hit musical The Book of Mormon. For listings of shows visit www.bookofmormonbroadway.com
6- Mike Mans Up
Oct 28, 2013 • 68 min
Joe gets usurped, the Disney Magic gets out of refurbishment, Joe doesn’t understand the alphabet, Seuss expansion at IoA, Hogwarts Express AGAIN?, Gringotts ride system video, Jingle all the way to Adventureland, your questions and our answers, emails,…
5- Universal LATER!
Oct 21, 2013 • 71 min
On this week’s episode we’re Unprofessionally joined by Derek Burgan from the Universal NOW! podcast (completing our full synergistic potential). We discuss Sean getting a raise, what’s going on with Diagon Alley and the Bridge to Nowhere, Gringotts…
4- You’re Welcome
Oct 14, 2013 • 85 min
This week Nick, Mike, Sean, Joe, and Mike again taking over for Joe celebrate Mike’s bar passing and him becoming, uh, excitable again. We throw off the gloves for 80 minutes of Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Sean forgetting things, Nick’s dog, HTF’s rumors…
3- Bridge to Nowhere
Oct 7, 2013 • 57 min
This week Nick, Mike, Sean, and Joe discuss new arial photos of Diagon Alley and Hogsmead Station, Sean letting go, Mike’s road to acceptance, Nick’s letting go and acceptance of the Falcons, Sinbad has an ugly show building, DISNEY GIVES US SOMETHING…
2- To Loosen Your Buckle, Ring Up Huckel
Oct 3, 2013 • 68 min
Our first podcast where we looked at each other the whole time, Nick and Sean discuss their long weekend trip, Mike sets up his new iPhone 5s, Sean likes Springfield, Nick likes Mythos and The Kitchen, we hear about the best haunts, and we discuss recent…
1- Joe’s Wrong
Sep 23, 2013 • 57 min
We wrap up our thoughts on the Universal Decade rumors and talk about Halloween Horror Nights and Joe’s scare-dee pants.
Pilot: We Are Here to Change The World
Sep 21, 2013 • 90 min
Fantastical Beasts, Universal Decade, Future of IoA, Captain Eo, and more.