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  • 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!

  • Ep. 212 – Jeff Tucker From Knott’s Berry Farm, 91 Reasons, and The Sixth Key.

    212 promoOn 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 covers everything from Knott’s Scary Farm, Trapped, The Sixth Key Book Series, to his podcast series 91 Reasons. Learn about the behind the scenes stories of some of your favorite Jeff Tucker creations! Who knows, we might even have a guest appearance by another popular character! Are you a Park Fanatic?
  • Ep 211 – Florida Round-Up w/ Jim Terry from Wild Gravity Travels

    Episode 211 promoOn Episode 211 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, we sit down with Jim Terry from Wild Gravity Travels to get caught up on all things Florida. We cover all of the roller coaster debuts from Mako at Seaworld to Cobras Curse at Busch Gardens. Jim fills us in on the state of the Orlando theme parks after terrible tragedy that happened at the Pulse Night Club. We even visit the recent happenings at Legoland, Universal Studios, and Walt Disney World. We couldnt leave the haunt fans hanging. We sneak in some Haunt news with another installment of Gabe’s Haunt Hut. It’s another jam packed episode. Are you a Park Fanatic?!

    Visit www.WildGravityTravels.com to check out Jim and Brent’s excellent theme park blog!

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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, […]

  • Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram at USH-HHN 2016

    Universal Studios Hollywood Partners with Eli Roth and Crypt TV to Unveil an All-New “Terror Tram” Experience

    Horror auteur Eli Roth (“Hostel”) and his digital network Crypt TV take the helm of the infamous “Terror Tram,” marking the first time ever that the signature attraction comes to life through the twisted mind of the filmmaker, as part of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, which kicks off Friday, September […]

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    Six Flags Trip Report – August 21

    Writing and photography by: Jacinda Mitchell Follow her on Twitter: @jacindaaaa_ Ohhh what a beautiful day! We came out here to Six Flags Magic Mountain to take a look at some of their Fright Fest preparations and to get a few updates around the park.  I want to start off by saying it was such […]



    Knott’s Berry Farm announces an exciting expansion, renovations and new additions coming to Knott’s Soak City Water Park next summer.   Orange County’s largest water park will debut two water slide towers featuring exhilarating attractions geared for families and thrill seekers. Shore Break will tower over seven stories and offer six different thrilling water slide experiences. Four of the […]

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    Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Tickets are Now on Sale for Halloween Horror Nights

      Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, including the Frequent Fear Pass which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event.  Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” “Despicable Me Minion […]