Thursday, February 11, 2016

CoasterRadio.com #1018 - Listener Questions: Part II


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THIS WEEK:
It's an off-season favorite! Part II of our 2016 Listener Question Show is here!

Mike and EB tackle your pressing questions, both on-topic and off-topic!

Some highlights:
2:35 - What "holidays" would we add to Holiday World
5:32 - What countries would we add toWorld Showcase
8:30 - Our celebrity "Free Passes"
11:27 - Reactions to "CoasterBoy Christmas Carol"
12:58 - CoasterBoy Puppet Videos
14:45 - What sports did we play growing up?
18:43 - What if we received $100,000 per month on Patreon
22:21 - A Theme Park Conundrum
25:02 - Theme Park Change Haters
27:30 - A CoasterRadio.com Restaurant?
36:13 - Listeners who looks like their voices
38:52 - Preventing CR Burnout
41:20 - CoasterRadio.com without Mike and EB?
45:18 - CoasterRadio.com and LHM Lawyers
46:43 - Judge EB rules on a Summer Trip
49:39 - A Disney Listener Meet-Up
50:37 - A Show or character we regret
51:56 - Our views on Fastpass - Queue Jumping Systems
54:27 - EB’s favorite coaster
55:38 - Thoughts on Canada’s Wonderland New Attraction
56:53 - Which Non-American parks would we like to visit?
58:35 - Geocaching
1:01:05 - EB's Nintendo Games
1:01:57 - Kentucky Kingdom Renaissance
1:03:15 - What music do we like and dislike?
1:05:41 - Our Top Five Parks

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

CoasterRadio.com #1017 - Listener Questions: Part 1


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THIS WEEK:
It's an off-season favorite! The 2016 Listener Question Show is here!

Mike and EB tackle your pressing questions, both on-topic and off-topic!

Some highlights:
2:20 - What was your most memorable ride with a loved one?
3:28 - Is Millennium Force scarier than El Toro?
4:25 - Where was your first kiss?
7:10 - Have you ever been embarrassed to admit that you host a podcast about theme parks?
18:49 - Funny high school stories
36:54 - Will the Joint Chiefs Return?
38:52 - Have you ever seen a ride that you’re too terrified to ride?
41:00 - CoasterRadio: The Movie
43:56 - Should an alpine coaster count as a coaster credit?
46:10 - Holiday World’s Next Coaster?
47:08 - Fastlane vs. Frightlane
49:41 - Are theme parks better with alcohol?

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

CoasterRadio.com #1016 - 2016 Preview with Arthur Levine: Part 2


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THIS WEEK:
The 2016 Season will be here before you know it!

To get you ready, we're joined by Arthur Levine, the theme parks expect from About.com to preview 35 different new attractions. Part I of this series was last week! Part II is here now!

This week, we'll preview:

Shanghai Disneyland
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood
The Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland
Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Gale Force at Playland’s Castaway Cove
Pulsar at Walabi Belgium
Valravn at Cedar Point
Mako at Sea World Orlando
Luigi’s Rollickin' Roadsters at Disney’s California Adventure
Total Mayhem at Six Flags Great Adventure
Hunger Games Attractions at Motiongate Dubai
Lego Movie 4D at Legoland
Taron at Phantasialand
Cobra’s Curse at Busch Gardens Tampa
Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

CoasterRadio.com #1015 - 2016 Preview with Arthur Levine: Part 1


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THIS WEEK:
The 2016 Season will be here before you know it!

To get you ready, we're joined by Arthur Levine, the theme parks expect from About.com to preview 35 different new attractions over the next two shows.

This week, we'll preview:

Galactica at Alton Towers
Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom
Soarin’ Round the World at EPCOT
The Monster at Adventureland
Derren Brown's Ghost Train at Thorpe Park
Ghostrider at Knotts’ Berry Farm
The New Revolution - Six Flags Magic Mountain
Phobia Phear at Lake Compounce
The Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan
Lightning Rod at Dollywood
Lego Ninjago at Legoland California
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Great America
Wildfire at Kolmården Wildlife Park
Mass Effect at California’s Great America
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare at Carowinds
Frozen Ever After at EPCOT
Disney Springs at Walt Disney World
SFX Coaster at Ferarri World

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

CoasterRadio.com #1014 - CoasterDaums 2016


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THIS WEEK:
It's the FIRST show of 2016!

We kick off the new year by taking a look at your predictions about 2015?  How many came true? How many were laughably off the mark,

Then, we'll let you become "CoasterDamus" and make bold predictions for the 2016 Theme Park Season. What rides and attractions will be hits? Which ones will be failures? What crazy things will happen at the parks this year?

Plus, we announce the start of the 2015 Reel Design Contest! Listen for details!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1013 - Best New Attraction of 2015


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THIS WEEK:
It's the FINAL show of 2015!

We celebrate Christmas Eve by taking a look at the top new attractions in 2015!

We take a look at listener voting from poll.coasterradio.com and crown the "Best New Attraction of 2015!"

Plus, we have the traditional re-telling of "A CoasterBoy Christmas" and the finale of  "A Coaster Carol!"

All this and much, much more!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1012 - Ghosts of Attractions Past


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THIS WEEK:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens this weekend! We are joined by Josh "Two Cents" Miely from Chips, Dips and Dorks to review his experience at Season of the Force at Disneyland - including a review of Hyperspace Mountain!

Our Park Hopper segment heads to Fun Spot in Orlando, Florida. We'll talk about the interesting aspects of this park and review their two excellent roller coasters.

We announce voting for "The Best New Attraction of 2015!" Cast your vote at poll.coasterradio.com.

We also announce our next listener meet-up!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Dollywood!  We'll be among the first to ride the all new "Lightning Rod!"

Finally, we'll be visited by the Ghost of Attractions Past... as CoasterRadio.com listeners regale us with tales of their favorite long-forgotten rides.

Plus, we'll have PART III of "A Coaster Carol!"

All this and much, much more!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1011 - You Won't Believe What These Fans Think!


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THIS WEEK:
Profiles in History is having an auction of some amazing pieces of Theme Park, Animation and Film History. On this week's "First Drop," we take a look at some of the headline items up for auction.

We'll also have a Park Hopper segment that features The Great Escape and their unique place in the Six Flags Chain.

We also have one of our "Interactive Topics" where we ask our listeners to call in with their most Controversial or Unpopular Opinions. As the title of this episode suggests... you won't believe what some of them think!

We'll also have the second episode of our Holiday Classic - "A Coaster Carol!"

All this and much, much more!

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Thursday, December 03, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1010 - Cool Stuff at IAAPA


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THIS WEEK:
The SkyPlex project has been up for debate over the past few months.  This week, we received word out of Orlando that the project has been approved by Orange County.  What does this mean for the project and why did Universal Orlando object to the project in the first place? We have some ideas.

We'll also have a Park Hopper segment that features Michigan's Adventure and their fantastic wooden coaster "Shivering Timbers."

We'll welcome The Legend and Drew the Intern from "In the Loop" to talk about their coverage of the annual IAAPA Convention. We'll discuss all of the big announcements and find out about the interesting new things found on the show floor.

We'll also have the first episode of our Holiday Classic - "A Coaster Carol!"

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1009 - 2015 Holiday Gift Guide


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THIS WEEK:
It's the 2015 CoasterRadio.com Holiday Gift Guide!  This is our list of the best holiday gifts for Theme Park and Amusement Park fan!

Cotton Candy Machine

CoasterDynamix - Nano Kits

Gas Gift Cards for Theme Park Trips

Professionally Framed theme park souvenirs and photos

Display Box for Pins

Unlimited Drink Cup Voucher

Season Long Dining Plan Voucher

Coaster Climb at Thorpe Park

Busch Gardens Coaster Insider Tour

3D printed models from Matt Summers

3D Printed Models from KCurry11

Cardboard Virtual Reality Glasses for Theme Park Videos

Millennium Falcon Drone

Cincy Shirts - Theme Park Shirts from Ohio

EB’s T-Shirt Shop

Dancing Water Speakers

EXPENSIVE THINGS
Your own Roller Coaster Model from John Hunt
Dragon Paddle Boat - $5,000
Your own railroad, just like Walt Disney - $23,000
Zoltar Machine - $9,000
Full Sized Skee Ball Game - $6,500
Roller Coaster Simulator from Triotech - $25,000

Claw Game

Polar Coaster Ornament

Mr. Christmas
World’s Fair Grand Ferris Wheel

World’s Fair Grand Roller Coaster

Fair Swing


Polar Coaster Ornament

Clark Grizwold Coaster Ornament - With John Candy

Roller Coaster Tycoon World - PreOrder

Images of Modern America
Kings Dominion

Carowinds

Cedar Point

Six Flags Great Adventure

Hersheypark

Dorney Park

Six Flags Over Georgia


Lego Ferris Wheel
Lego Fairground Mixer 
Lego Skeeball 
Lego Arcade

Graphic Novels Based on Disney Rides
Space Mountain
Figment
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Museum of the Weird

Shop Disney Parks app for iPhone and Android

An actual piece of Walt Disney’s first workshop garage -

Polynesian Resort Mirror

Vivid Editions - Disneyland Attraction Posters (24x36)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1008 - Fired Up About SkyPlex!


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THIS WEEK:
Orlando's International Drive is set to be the home of the SkyPlex project - scheduled to include the world's tallest rollercoaster "Skyscraper." Joshua Wallack, the project's leader has been fending off opponents of the project, including Universal Orlando.

We'll talk to Joshua to find out the latest on the project and and hear what could happen at the December 1st vote in front of the Orange County Commission.

We'll also focus this week's "Park Hopper" segment on Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut! Queasy is home of "Wooden Warrior..." a small, but thrilling wooden coaster from The Gravity Group!

All this and much, much more!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1007 - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures


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THIS WEEK:
This week, we interview Kevin Dumont, the owner of Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia, New Hampshire. He has chained himself to the top of one of his waterslides in an attempt to save his business from foreclosure. We have a live interview with him from his camp on top of the slide!

We discuss the announcement from Sea World San Diego that they will be phasing out their Killer Whale shows from their park. Does this mean the end of all similar shows across the chain.

We also discuss the new slew of attractions planned for 20th Century Fox World in Dubai... including one based on the 1997 film "Titanic."

We also have our "Park Hopper" segment where we focus on Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho!

All this and much, much more!

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

CoasterRadio.com #1006 - EB! Live from Kings Island!


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THIS WEEK:
This week, EB reports from Kings Island in Ohio! He has tips and tricks to make your day at the park the best it can be!

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