Thursday, November 25, 2010 #507 - The "Reverse-Thanksgiving" Show

EB's Turkey joins us LIVE on the show this week.
Happy Turkey Day!!!

Just like the Pilgrims had a gigantic feast when they landed in the new world, we have a virtual feast of theme park goodness for you.

This week, we talk about the stories behind our listener's major park disappointments.  We have tales from around the globe all about how different parks have bummed out park guests.

It's sort of a "Reverse-Thanksgiving" show!

We also have a special visit from EB's pet turkey.  The turkey quickly outgrew EB's house and has moved on to a turkey farm in Indiana.  Just in time for the holidays, we have a heartwarming reunion with father and turkey this week.

Plus, some news on the Neil Patrick Harris Project! Don't forget to take part in our NPH Holiday Video!


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The NPH Project - Holiday Wishes Video Example

As you know, we're asking all of our listeners to participate in our "Holiday Wishes" Video for The Neil Patrick Harris Project.

The videos are starting to pour in and we thought we'd share a few to inspire you and show you how it's done.

Here's a great example... short, to the point, easy to shoot and CUTE!

How could Neil resist?

Monday, November 22, 2010

The NPH Project - Holiday Wishes!

You've probably heard by now that Neil Patrick Harris has made contact with the show by calling our voicemail line and leaving a message!

If you haven't heard about this, you need to listen to Show #506 immediately!

So, this means that there is hope that The Neil Patrick Harris Project could succeed and that NPH will one day agree to record the voiceover that starts each week's show.

However, EB and I feel that we need to keep putting effort into the project to prove that is worthy of Neil's attention.  We also want to prove that our show has the best listeners of any theme park podcast out there.

So, we've come up with a great project for the holidays that directly relies on YOU!

It's a proven fact that no one can resist a request from either a cute kid or a cute grandma.  So, EB and I want to combine videos from both kids and grandmas into a hilarious holiday video for NPH.

Here's what we need you to do!

1) We need you to grab your iPhone, Flip Camera or any other device that records video.

2) We then need you to find either a cuddly grandmother or a cute kid.

3) Then, videotape them pleading to NPH to be part of our show.  The video only needs to be 10-15 seconds, because we're going to cut your video together with all of the other videos we receive.

4) Finally, upload the video to a site like YouTube or Vimeo.  You can also send it to us at the e-mail address on the right.

As it gets closer to Christmas Day, we'll edit all of your submissions together and then present it to Neil as a present from our listeners.

The coolest part about this is that he's 100% guaranteed to see it!

Thanksgiving comes up this week, so it's a great chance for you to grab a cute kid or grandma in your family and have them be part of The Neil Patrick Harris Project!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Disappointing Parks

For our next show, we're asking you guys to tell us about what park has disappointed you recently and why?

There are literally hundreds of reasons why a park can ruin your day and we're looking for you guys to call and write in with some of your most entertaining stories.

So, feel free to tell your story right here on the blog by using the "Comments" link below.  You can also e-mail us by using the address over on the right!

The best way to get on our show is to call our voicemail line at 206-339-3360 and tell us your story!

Don't make the dude from Dawson's Creek any more upset than he already is.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 #506 - Soarin' With Morgan!

Imagine that you were a theme park designer with access to an unlimited budget.

As you began to design rides for your park, you'd probably want to enlist the help of some major celebrities to provide the voices behind your rides.

On this week's show, we gave our listeners a virtual blank check and asked them to match their favorite celebrity with their favorite theme park ride.

We received some very hilarious combinations!

Also, the guys will discuss a new driving simulator from Lexus and how it might be converted into the greatest dark ride system ever!  Will we see an attraction like this within the next five years?

Plus, there is MAJOR news this week in "The Neil Patrick Harris" Project. has had several milestones over the years, but the 6:43 mark in this week's show might be one of the greatest ones of all!

If that doesn't make you want to take a listen, I don't know what will.

We also have a live trip report from a very odd spot in Carowinds and one of our favorite characters makes a surprise appearance to talk sports.

It's all this week on!


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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Remember, You Saw It Here First!

We're always on the lookout for the next great theme park ride system.

I was just watching an Alabama Crimson Tide game and saw this commercial for Lexus.  They're showing off the simulator they use to test their new automobiles.

After watching it, can't you see how easily something like that can be adapted to a theme park attraction?  Imagine if a 3-D element was added?  Imagine what would happen if an innovative storyline came along with the ride.

What do you think?  Would this work as an innovative ride system?

Thursday, November 11, 2010 #505 - Uncle Walt Had the Right Idea!

The original theme park podcast is back with a brand new episode!

Back in 1954, Walt Disney had a weekly television show on the ABC Network where he unveiled his plans for Disneyland.

Not only did it help finance his park, but it also got people all over the country excited to make the trip to California to see it in person.

This week, EB and Mike talk about whether not it would be a good idea to bring this style of TV show back to television.

What would a show like this look like?  What parks could you broadcast from?  Would anyone watch?

The guys also take a look at a video showing what Six Flags New Orleans looks like five years after Hurricane Katrina.  They talk about what it would take to get them to set foot on the property and why we're fascinated by videos like this.

There's also news with The Neil Patrick Harris Project.  This week, it was announced that NPH is the new "Launch Voice" behind California Screamin' at Disneyland!  The guys also announce a holiday project where listeners can help get the attention of Mr. Harris.

Plus, you'll hear a live trip report from EPCOT's World Showcase and the story of Mike's failed attempt to get to Disneyland last weekend!

It's all on this week's new episode of!

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Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans Tour

This is the video we talked about in this week's show.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Your Ideal Celebrity On-Ride Voice

We've been doing a lot of talking about Neil Patrick Harris lately.

Of course, most of it is because he is the star of our year-long story arc - The Neil Patrick Harris Project.

But this week, he was in the "theme park" news because he has provided the new "launch voice" for California Screamin' at Disney California Adventure.

You can check out the video below to hear NPH in action.

But it got us thinking... if you could match up any actor's voice with any theme park ride, who would you choose and why?

I think there are a lot of interesting combinations that are possible.

This is going to be our "interactive question" for next week's show, so tell us about your "dream match-ups" by leaving a comment on this blog post!

You can also let us know by using Facebook and Twitter. (If you aren't following us there yet, what''s wrong with you?!?!?)

Thursday, November 04, 2010 #504 - They Can't All Be Like Clark Grizwold

"I gotta be crazy!
I'm on a pilgrimage to see a moose!"
Clark W. Grizwold was the ultimate parent.

All he cared about was giving his family the best vacation ever.

He would do ANYTHING to make his family happy, even if it meant kidnapping John Candy and making him ride the "Screamie Meemie" against his will.

Of course, the antics in the movie "Vacation" are overblown.  But the stories we have for you this week are 100% authentic!

This week, EB and Mike will share listener stories about the horrible parenting they have seen at the parks.

You'll be absolutely shocked at what some of the listeners have seen.  Thankfully, much of it is also pretty funny.

The guys will also crown a winner in the "Arquette Arithmetic" contest.  Find out who will win two season passes to the (non-Disney) theme park of their choice!

Plus, there's more info on "The Neil Patrick Harris Project!"  The guys will present proof of NPH's love of theme parks and talk about future plans to get his attention.

Or you can listen online by using the podcast player on the right hand side of this page.

Talk about this episode by leaving a comment here on the blog!

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