The Park Fanatic Podcast - The Theme Park Podcast for Fanatics
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We are The Park Fanatics! Creators and Hosts of The Park Fanatic Podcast. We love to blab about theme parks, roller coasters, haunts, mazes, attractions, conventions, and more! Your hosts, Gabe and Garett, take you on a magical journey across the amusement park world every other week.
||CleanEp. 226 - Bob Gurr: The King Of Kong||On the Season 2 Finale of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we welcome Disney Legend, Bob Gurr to the show! Bob Gurr is known for his work as a Disney Imagineer, Ride Designer, and as the Father of King Kong Encounter at Universal Studios, Hollywood. The...||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 225 - Rick West's IAAPA Adventures||On Episode 225 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, our good friend Rick West of Theme Park Adventure joins us once again to discuss his adventures in Orlando during this years IAAPA Convention. In this XL sized episode, we talk about: Walt Disney World,...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 224 - Single Rider: The Haunted Mansion (With Guest Rick West)||On Episode 224 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the boys sit down with Rick West of Theme Park Adventure and Midsummer Scream to talk about the classic Disneyland attraction, The Haunted Mansion. Since it's opening, the Mansion has consistently wowed...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 223 - Is It 2017 Yet? Mini Episode||On Episode 223 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, because of their unfortunate mishap with the last recording and how the guys did not want to leave everyone hanging; they recorded a mini episode! The guys cover a myriad of topics including Garett's Coaster...||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.222 - The Indy Haunt Halloween Spectacular 2016||On episode 222 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we bring you our Indy Haunt Halloween Spectacular! Special guests Bishoy Ghobrial and Nikki Montoya join us to discuss all 12 independent haunts that we visited over the 2016 haunt season. Some of them are...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 221 - Knott's Scary Farm 2016||On episode 221 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we bring you our full review of Knott's Scary Farm 2016! Knott's Berry Farm was the first theme park to scare their guests with a spooky, haunted event. 43 years later, the haunt is still running strong....||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 220 - Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2016||On Episode 220 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Gabriel and his Wife Nikki recount their trip to Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood. This terrifying event carries the heavy hitters when it comes to intellectual properties. The Texas...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP. 219 - The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2016||On episode 219 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the boys bring you their 2016 review of The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor! This legendary haunt, located in Long Beach CA, has been scaring its attendees for over 20 years. Will you survive the 6 mazes that...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 218 - Fright Fest 2016 at Six Flags Magic Mountain||On Episode 218 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Gabe and Garett delve into their experiences at Fright Fest over at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. Join us as we discuss and review everything Fright Fest had to offer this year. From the...||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 217 - The Top 10 Most Underrated Roller Coasters In California (with guest Sean Verheijen from California Coaster Kings)||On episode 217 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we bring you the top 10 most underrated roller coasters in California! Special Guest Sean Verheijen from California Coaster Kings, joins us to discuss every roller coaster you may have overlooked in the...||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 216 - Attraction Wars! The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror VS Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission: Breakout (With Guest Extended||On Episode 216 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we battle our friends from Extended Queue on our new segment, Attraction Wars! The closing of The Twilight Zone, Tower Of Terror at Disney's California Adventure has upset some die-hard fans. The all new...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 215 - The History Of The Roller Coaster||Plus tons of theme park announcements and news!||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 214 - Screaming for Midsummer Scream!||On Episode 214 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the guys talk everything Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival! From July 30th-31st, The Long Beach Convention Center was the epicenter for all things Halloween. From the Hall of Shadows to the overwhelming...||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 213 - Terrifying Tales Of Haunts||On Episode 213 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the boys have gathered tales from people who have worked in the Haunt Industry! From the monster to the maze designer, guests join the Fanatics to share their personal stories from working in...||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 212 - Jeff Tucker From Knott's Berry Farm, 91 Reasons, and The Sixth Key.||On Episode 212 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the boys sit down with Jeff Tucker! This man of many talents is the Host of 91 Reasons, Author of The Sixth Key book Series and Show writer/ Spokesperson for Knott’s Berry Farm. This action packed episode...||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 211 - Florida Round-Up w/ Jim Terry from Wild Gravity Travels||With Jim Terry From Wild Gravity Travels||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 210 - A Walt Disney World Honeymoon||On Episode 210 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we take a trip down to central Florida to talk about Gabriel and Nikki's trip to The Walt Disney World Resort for their honeymoon. These two Disney dorks were able to hit some of the biggest attractions...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 209 - Single Rider: The Timber Mountain Log Ride||On Episode 209 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, hop in the Single Rider line with us as we explore the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm! This iconic attraction located in Buena Park, CA has been thrilling families since 1969. Over those...||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 208 - Garett's Coaster Corner Mini Episode||Gabe was on vacation so Garett had some fun in this weeks mini episode. Garett takes you to on another coaster filled adventure as he catches you up on the recently opened roller coasters around the world. He also touches on a restoration of an...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 207 - sWooZie's Confessions Of A Disney Employee||On Episode 207 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we welcome YouTube sensation sWooZie to the show to talk about his Confessions of a Disney Employee videos. After a year of working for the Mouse, he has many stories to share on his well...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 206 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood W/ Jeff DePaoli and Nikki Phillips||On Episode 206 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, take a trip with us as we hop on our Nimbus 2000’s to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood with our Guests Nikki Phillips (Honorary Park Fanatic) and Host of Dizney Coast to Coast, Jeff...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 205 The World's Top 7 Weirdest Theme Parks||On Episode 205, of The Park Fanatic Podcast, the guys talk about the weirdest theme parks in the world! Out here in Southern California, we are spoiled with some of the best theme parks. With Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios and Six...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 204 - The Legacy of Arrow Development||On Episode 204 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we are joined by 4 creators of The Legacy Of Arrow Development. This documentary from A.C.E showcases the amazing accomplishments of Arrow Development, a ride manufacturer based out of Mountain View, CA....||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 203 - Pirates Of The Caribbean w/ Rick West||On Ep. 203 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Rick West of Theme Park Adventure stops by to give us an exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of his book all about Pirates of the Caribbean. This publication is the most comprehensive look...||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 202 (Part 2) – Sliders of Ghosttown: Origins w/ Director Braedon Freeland and Slider Eric Saunders||This is Part 2 of a two-part episode! Check out last week's episode to listen to Part 1. Director Braedon Freeland stops by to talk about his new documentary, Sliders Of Ghosttown: Origins. He is joined by resident Ghosttown Streets Monster Eric...||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 202 (Part 1) - Sliders of Ghosttown: Origins w/ Director Braedon Freeland and Slider Eric Saunders||This is a two-part episode! Tune in next week for Part 2. Director Braedon Freeland stops by to talk about his new documentary, Sliders Of Ghosttown: Origins. He is joined by resident Ghosttown Streets Monster Eric Saunders, AKA Double D. This...||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 201 - Single Rider: Jurassic Park The Ride||Everything about Jurassic Park The Ride!||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 117 - The Holiday Extravaganza||All of the Holiday festivities in Southern California!||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 116 - Star Wars Season of the Force||On Episode 16 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Garett and Gabe talk about The Season of the Force celebration in Disneyland Anaheim. Along with all the normal tangents you have come to know and love. The new Star Wars celebration in Tomorrowland has so...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 115 - IAAPA Wrap Up with Park Journey||In Episode 15 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we are joined by Greg Condon from Park Journey to give us the scoop on all the cool news coming out of IAPPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) 2015! If you are a theme...||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 114 - The Top Ten Attractions of the Past||A Great Top 10 List About Former Theme Park Attractions.||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 113 - The Indie Haunt Halloween Spectacular||In Episode 13 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we cover the independent haunts and events of 2015 we attended. In this Halloween Spectacular, we showcase The 17th Door, LA’s Haunted Hayride, Long Beach Zombie Walk, The Bunker Experience, Wicked...||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 112 - Knott's Scary Farm 2015 w/ Rick West of Theme Park Adventure||In episode 12 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Garett and Gabe sit down with Rick West of Theme Park Adventure to review and talk about Knott's Scary Farm 2015. The biggest, baddest and Granddaddy of all haunted events boasts 11 mazes, 3 scare zones, 2...||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 111 - Halloween Horror Nights with SoCal Horror: Hollywood VS Orlando HHN||In Episode 11 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, Gabe and Garett sit down with Laura from SoCal Horror to talk everything Halloween Horror Nights. We rave about Crimson Peak: Maze of Madness and we rant about This is the End 3D. Find out what maze made Gabe...||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 110 - The Queen Mary Gets Scary: A Review of Dark Harbor||In Episode 10 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we talk about and review The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Haunted event in Long Beach California. This chilling event takes you into mazes built around the ghostly legends that supposedly haunt the Queen Mary....||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 109 - The Best Of Fright Fest: A Review of Six Flags Fright Fest||Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain||9/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 108 - Star Wars Tangents (w/ Jeff DePaoli)||Star Wars Land, Six Flags Announcements, and guest Jeff DePaoli||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 107 - Our Take On Geauga Lake||Knotts Scary Farm Preview, Trip Reports, and The history of Geauga Lake||8/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 106 - Haunt Tips and Coaster Trips||In Episode 06 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we talk about 3 major roller coaster updates and Tips on how to SURVIVE a Haunt. Do you love roller coasters? RMC? Or Leaked ride plans? Garett has some updates just for you! Specifically we talk about...||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 105 - What We Have To Say About ScareLA||Our full Scare LA Review!||8/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 104 - ScareLA Preview and Shanghai Disney Updates||In Episode 04 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, We talk about what we are excited for with ScareLA lurking around the corner. ScareLA is Los Angele's Largest and only Halloween Convention. With onsite scares and reveals, its an event NOT to be...||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 103 - The Top 10 Most Underrated Attractions||Haunt discussion and the most underrated attractions in America||7/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 102 - I RMC What You Did There||Mako, Peter Pan's Flight, and rumors galore on this coaster heavy episode.||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 101 - Our Very First Episode||Cut us some slack, its our first show ever!||7/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
One of the best.
I found the podcast about a week and a half ago while looking for more theme/amusement park podcasts and have quickly devoured every episode. The show is always entertaining and you can really tell the guys have a passion for what they are doing.I highly recommend the podcast even if you don't live on the west coast, I live in Tennessee and I love it. Overall, it's just a great listen and I can't wait to listen to their future episodes.
Fun podcast about everything thing theme parks. I'm not much of a roller coaster fan myself so it's fun to hear about others' experiences so that I don't need to ride. Good energy! Fun hosts!
Don't just be a fan...
The podcast is a fun casual chat about all things theme parks. It shows in a good way that they're really into theme parks and enjoy what they do.
They're also really active on social media. They're on Periscope, Twitter and everything else. Whether you have a question or just want to talk coasters they're very quick to reply and interact with fellow fanatics.