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CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park Podcast

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A weekly podcast dedicated to theme parks, roller coasters and thrill rides. During each show, we talk about the total theme park experience. We'll have interviews with the people making decisions at your favorite park, reviews and ratings of the newest rides and attractions, discussion about everyday park experiences and chances to win tickets and merchandise from parks around the country!

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

A weekly podcast dedicated to theme parks, roller coasters and thrill rides. During each show, we talk about the total theme park experience. We'll have interviews with the people making decisions at your favorite park, reviews and ratings of the newest rides and attractions, discussion about everyday park experiences and chances to win tickets and merchandise from parks around the country!

Language:

English


Episodes
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CoasterRadio.com #1927 - Deno’s Wonder Wheel and Arthur’s Six Flags New England

7/18/2024
This week, EB has details about his weekend trip to Coney Island and Six Flags New England! In New York, EB met up with Deno from Deno's Wonderwheel Park and explored the iconic attractions. He even got to operate their Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster - Phoenix! At SFNE, EB met up with theme park journalist Arthur Levine and has reviews of rides like Superman: The Ride!

Duration:01:25:16

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CoasterRadio.com #1926 - Epic Tickets, Epic Grog

7/11/2024
This week, Mike and EB take a look at the upcoming opening of Epic Universe at Universal Orlando and the unique ticketing system that will be in place. In the Quick Hits segment, they talk about the Mega Movie Parade at Universal Studios Florida, the upcoming Phoenix Rising roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and a news story about a drunk, naked guy at an amusement park. There's also some discussion about the safety of carnival rides and a live trip report from Knobels! They also introduce the Pirate Grog cocktail and talk about EB's upcoming theme park trips to Coney Island and Six Flags New England.

Duration:00:49:25

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CoasterRadio.com #1925 - Curses and Crackles

7/4/2024
This week, a classic tradition returns and a new tradition begins! We kick off the show about what things are like now that we live in the era of a Cedar Fair-Six Flags merger. But in the second half of the show, we join forces with our friends from BG Reynolds for the "CoasterRadio.com Tiki Takeover." We will create a tiki drink called "The Cursed Concoction" as a tribute to all of the fantastic theme park attractions that have a dreaded curse as part of their storylines. Then, to celebrate America's Independance Day, EB will risk life and limb by getting his wireless micophone as close as he can to his backyard fireworks! It's the 2024 Sparktacular Exploosioloosa!

Duration:01:08:57

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CoasterRadio.com #1924 - Lightning Lane Letdown

6/27/2024
This week, Mike and EB discuss the recent changes to Disney's Genie+, now called "Lightning Lane Multi Pass." We know people will pay for it, but will it make life easier for guests? The guys also discuss the latest amusement news stories, including one about a bear that caused a stir by entering a concession stand at an amusememt park. EB also has Part 2 of his multi-park trip report!

Duration:01:05:10

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CoasterRadio.com #1923 - Thrilling Rides and Frustrating Lines

6/20/2024
This week, the podcast goes INTERNATIONAL! EB has crossed the Canadian border and joins the show after a day at Canada's Wonderland. He is on a week-long theme park trip and also just completed a visit to Indiana Beach. He'll have full reviews of both parks including his thoughts on over 20 different roller coasters.

Duration:01:19:14

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CoasterRadio.com #1922 - Top Hats and Camelbacks

6/13/2024
This week, Mike and EB discuss explore the impact of annual passes on park revenue and guest experience, as well as the rise of line-skipping services and upcharges. They also discuss the potential drawbacks of having a large number of passholders and the dissatisfaction that can arise among them. In addition, they touch on the plans for the redevelopment of Six Flags New Orleans, the selling roller coaster track pieces for charity, the preview center for Universal's Epic Universe, the reopening of Hyperia at Thorpe Park, and the escape of camels at Cedar Point. EB discusses his upcoming trip to five theme parks and tells us which parks didn't make the cut!

Duration:01:15:03

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CoasterRadio.com #1921 - Disney Dreams and Disappointments

6/6/2024
There's news out of Orlando this week that says Disney is about to spend BIG MONEY at their Florida resort...and that includes possibly building a 5th gate. We'll tell you what we know. The guys also take a look a summer-long festivals happening at parks across the country. Plus, in-park trip reports from our listeners and the latest news from around the industry!

Duration:01:10:33

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CoasterRadio.com #1920 - Crying Like a Baby

5/30/2024
This week, the guys take a look why the parks aren't open to the public as much as they once were...with shorter operating hours and less days open overall. We also have the latest news and Mike has a report from his latest park trip!

Duration:01:03:16

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CoasterRadio.com #1919 - A False Start

5/16/2024
Top Thrill 2 at Cedar Point got off to a fast start with great reviews. But now the ride is grounded while they work on the ride's vehicles. How long will the ride be down and when can we expect to ride it again?

Duration:00:38:11

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CoasterRadio.com #1918 - Face to Face with the Loch Ness Monster

5/9/2024
The Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg has returned. On this week's show, we'll hear about the new theming, storyline and some incredible surprises that the park has added to this iconic roller coaster.

Duration:00:37:12

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CoasterRadio.com #1917 - Wild New Ride Concepts

5/2/2024
The parks are asking their guests about the kinds of new roller coasters they'd like to see in the future. We have details about four new concepts that could change the theme park landscape.

Duration:01:03:25

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CoasterRadio.com #1916 - Top Thrill 2 - First Ride!

4/25/2024
This week, we come to you from inside Cedar Point as the park unveils Top Thrill 2! We'll have a ton of interviews and one of the first reviews of the record-breaking roller coaster.

Duration:01:13:35

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CoasterRadio.com #1915 - An Immersive Universe

4/18/2024
This week, a headlining coaster is down for the count and one Disneyland gets news while another Disney park gets a new name. Plus, Mike is back from Las Vegas and has noticed a big change over his 20 visits.

Duration:01:05:10

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CoasterRadio.com #1914 - Kevin Wants to Know

4/11/2024
Every year, we do a show where we answer questions from the listeners. Sometimes people send in more than one question....usually two or three. But one listener keeps a Google Doc open all year and jots down questions as he thinks of them. Then, he sends us the huge list of questions for this episode. This week, we will dedicate an ENTIRE SHOW to the list of questions from Kevin in Ohio. (He asks great questions that lead to fun discussion!)

Duration:00:56:52

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CoasterRadio.com #1913 - 23 Questions

4/4/2024
Our listeners have A LOT of questions for us... so we're taking time to answer them all!

Duration:01:14:23

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CoasterRadio.com #1912 - Your Brick is in Section One

3/28/2024
This week, Mike and EB tackle a ton of topics... including the announcement of a new park, testing of 2024 attractions, teases for 2025 attractions and much more! Plus, EB has news about a pemanent monument to the podcast that is being installed at a park!

Duration:01:07:42

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CoasterRadio.com #1911 - HOT OR NOT

3/21/2024
The Coaster Radio podcast audience got together to watch Mike and EB record this week's episode. They listened as the guys debated 50 different amusement industry topics. Then, the audience got to cast their vote to decide whether the topic was HOT or NOT.

Duration:01:02:43

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CoasterRadio.com #1910 - EB in Atlanta: Six Flags and Fun Spot

3/14/2024
EB just returned from his trip to Atlanta to visit Six Flags Over Georgia where he rode his 300th coaster. He also stopped by to Fun Spot America Atlanta to take a ride on one of RMC's latest original creations "Arie Force One!"

Duration:01:30:08

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CoasterRadio.com #1909 - You May Get Wet on this Podcast

3/7/2024
Some Cedar Fair parks have a new way for you to get to the front of really long attraction lines. We'll have the details. Plus, a live trip report from Catapult Falls at Sea World San Antonio and our listeners debate what they think is the best water ride in the world!

Duration:01:15:17

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CoasterRadio.com #1908 - The Curse of El Snake-o!

2/29/2024
This week, big name changes coming to several roller coasters in the Cedar Fair chain...and EB has a name they might not have considered. Plus, Josh Combs from Daniels Wood Land stops by to talk about their work theming attractions for the amusement industry. We also learn more about the creation of their unique attraction "Treasure Hunt: The Ride!"

Duration:01:10:24