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  • Ep. 217 – The Top 10 Most Underrated Roller Coasters In California (with guest Sean Verheijen from California Coaster Kings)

    episode-217-promoOn 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 past. From Six Flags Magic Mountain to California’s Great America, we cover all of the major theme parks throughout the state! We also talk about our upcoming plans for the 2016 Haunt Season. This is an amazing episode that the coaster fanatics wont want to miss!

  • Ep. 216 – Attraction Wars! The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror VS Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission: Breakout (With Guest Extended Queue)

    PARKFANATICTHUMBNAILOn 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 Guardians Of The Galaxy, Mission Breakout, is set to replace the classic ride in early 2017. We invited Steven and Tiffany to battle it out over which Attraction is better suited for the Southern California theme park. Who wins? You decide! Vote for the winner on Twitter! We also cover the recent Six Flags announcement including Justice League, Battle For Metropolis and the multiple Joker Coasters for 2017. Not enough? How about a Knott’s Scary Farm Update? We’ve got the latest news from the Knott’s Scary Farm Announcement for 2016! Join us on this crazy ride around the amusement park world!

  • Ep. 215 – The History Of The Roller Coaster

    1. Episode 215 promo          On this episode, we get caught up on the recent announcements in the roller coaster world. We visit Garett’s Coaster Corner again for some updates on InvadR, Mystic Timbers, Lech Coaster, Mean Streak, and Vortex. We also go over all of the recent Cedar Fair theme park announcements at Cedar Point, Worlds of Fun, Knott’s Soak City, King’s Island, Dorney Park,Carowinds, and Valley Fair. Not enough for you? Haunt fans rejoice! Gabe’s Haunt Hut makes a return for some Halloween Horror Nights news. We then take you to our main topic, The History Of The Roller Coaster. We take you from the ice covered Russian Mountains of the 1800s all the way to the most modern achievements in the roller coaster world. Sit back and enjoy the history lesson fanatics. Its sure to be a wild ride!

    *DISCLAIMER* There was some misinformation in this episode. After recent review, we would like to point out our mistakes. Kingda Ka is 456 feet tall and the first wing rider roller coaster was the Intamin built Furious Baco. We apologize for the brain fart. Shout out to @MrJHeckles on Twitter for setting us straight


  • Ep. 214 – Screaming for Midsummer Scream!

    episode 214 promo        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 amount of vendors, there was so much to talk about this event. Gabe and Garett talk about the major announcements made at the festival by: Six Flags Fright Fest, Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, Knott’s Scary Farm and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. They were also able to get some great interviews with: John Murdy, Chris Williams, Jon Cooke, Larry Bones of Boneyard Effects, Scott Ramp, The Captain of Dark Harbor, The Iron Master (New Character for 2016) from Dark Harbor and The Decayed Brigade Sliders! Last but not least, they talk in depth about the scare zone Toxicity in the Hall of Shadows and the many mini haunts that brought their scary best for everyone. So much Halloween goodness in an XL sized episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast! It is sure to make your head spin and puke split pea soup!

  • Ep. 213 – Terrifying Tales Of Haunts

    213 promo           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 haunted houses. Some funny and some interesting, this episode is packed with Haunt goodness! The boys also talk about the recent BREAKING NEWS that the Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure Park is being re-themed to Guardians of the Galaxy. Find out what they think about this drastic change. They also bring you information about the biggest and baddest Halloween festival to hit California, The Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival. Its a jam packed and spooky episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast!

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    Fright Fest Returns To Six Flags Magic Mountain With Bigger And Better Scares

    We started off our Halloween season by attending Six Flags Magic Mountain for their opening weekend of Fright Fest! Six Flags started their Halloween Event even earlier this September and it was probably one of their best decisions ever. Fright Fest 2016 allows guest to encounter some of the “Worst Heroes Ever” in their highly anticipated Suicide Squad […]

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    Knott’s Spooky Farm Returns With Tons Of Family Friendly Fun

      Edited by Garett Simcox Knott’s Spooky Farm, Open Weekends in Oct. and Halloween Day, Will Feature Spooktastic Attractions Park Wide and Memorable Surprises That Families Won’t Want To Miss From the press release: The daytime park wide, family-friendly Halloween celebration, geared for kids ages 3 – 11, Knott’s Spooky Farm, returns on weekends in […]

  • Six Flags Announces Heroic New Lineup of Innovative Rides and Attractions for the 2017 Season

    Six Flags Announces Heroic New Lineup of Innovative Rides and Attractions for the 2017 Season

        Press release from Six Flags® Edited by: Jacinda Mitchell Follow her on Twitter: @jacindaaaa_ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Get on a massive pendulum-shaped thrill ride that swings 40 guests back and forth at 70 miles per hour, while rotating counterclockwise and climbing higher and higher to 147 feet […]

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    Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces World’s Most Innovative Motion-Based Gaming Attraction

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis — The Next Generation  State-of-the-Art Video Game You Can Ride — Now Featuring Spectacular New Finale and Popular DC Super-Villain, Harley Quinn   Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. has announced today the newest innovation in immersive thrills, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis for the 2017 season. […]

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    Knott’s Scary Farm 2016 Announcement Event Overview By: Hendel Thistletop             Some people look forward all year to the night before Christmas. Me? For the last few years, what I look forward to is driving down to Buena Park for Knott’s Berry Farm’s big Halloween Haunt (I know, I know, […]