Thursday, April 18, 2019

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour 168 - $8 Champagne

News Team Assemble!

Joe, Lane, Mike, and Nick talk about Duffy's friends, Rock'n'Rollercoaster overlays, trains, Magical Creatures, LargeFlames, Halloween Horror Nights, Endless Summers, Cars, Disney+, and YOUR QUESTIONS!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #167 - Fashionable Fanny Packs

Joe and Mike are joined by special guest Banks Lee of Attractions the Show! On this episode we talk about Busch Gardens Tampa's newest coaster, Tigris, and next year's RMC'ing of Gwazi. Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is opening earlier than we though but Mickey's Runaway Railway might be opening in 2020? Universal announced Stranger Things at HHN29 while also showing off more of their new Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure coaster.

Lastly we discuss our trips into the parks with Banks visiting Lego Movie World at Legoland, Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, Knotts Berry Farm, and 90's Nite at Disneyland followed by Joe giving the highlights of his recent Disneyland Resort trip.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Immersive Irony Experience Theme Park Podcast - Lakemont Park Toboggan Memorial Episode

Regional park news, trip reports sans rides, and Alex has been meaning to tell us all something for 3 months. BUT WHAT?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure - What We Know

Universal's newest Wizarding World attraction, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opens in less than three months. This highly anticipated new coaster has remained largely undiscussed officially by Universal Orlando. In this article we will tackle the latest news, rumors, and speculation to paint a picture of what to expect when this attraction opens June 13.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

100 Roller Coasters for 2018 (A Year In Review)

After the 2017 calendar year, I did the first annual "100 Coasters" retrospective. I had a banner year for myself, and discussing/reviewing 100 different roller coasters that I rode seemed like an interesting way to go about doing a review of the entire year in a nice, neat format. I didn't expect to have that kind of year in 2018 again: I started the year on the unemployment line, for starters. By the time it was over, I had actually surpassed my huge year with a monster 73 new coasters riden. Getting 70 coasters is super tough; it takes real effort. I was frequently at parks from March all the way through New Year's Eve. I visited 19 states, 2 Canadian provinces, and 5 European countries. From RMCs to Mountain Coasters to the ubiquitous SBF Visa Spinning Coasters that reproduce like rabbits, I saw a lot of stuff and I rode it too.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Parkscope Unprofessional Podcast Hour #165 - Teenage Wasteland

Joe is joined by David Daut to talk about Stranger Things at Halloween Horror Nights(?), Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge news and rumors, David's report from Evermore in Utah, Disney's acquisition of Fox and the theme park implications including Simpsons and Spider-Man at DCA, and then finally closing out with talk about theme park preservation with an eye towards Muppet-vision 3-D.