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  • episode-226-promoEp. 226 – Bob Gurr: The King Of Kong
    December 23, 2016
    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 enormous 30 foot tall animatronic was a technological marvel at […]
  • episode-225-promoEp. 225 – Rick West’s IAAPA Adventures
    December 12, 2016
    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 all of Rick West’s theme park visits including Walt Disney World, Funspot, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, […]
  • episode-224-promoEp. 224 – Single Rider: The Haunted Mansion (With Guest Rick West)
    November 28, 2016
    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 guests with it’s spooky fun atmosphere, it’s incredible illusions, classic characters (The Hatbox Ghost, The […]
  • img_8757Ep. 223 – Is It 2017 Yet? Mini Episode
    November 21, 2016
    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 Corner, Sinister Pointe Holiday Maze, Knott’s Berry Farm new rides for 2017, […]
  • episode-222-promoEp.222 – The Indy Haunt Halloween Spectacular 2016
    October 31, 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 Pro-Haunts, some of them are Home Haunts, one of them is even […]
  • episode-221-promoEp. 221 – Knott’s Scary Farm 2016
    October 18, 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. This year, Knott’s Scary Farm included 9 mazes, 4 independent […]
  • episode-220-promoEP. 220 – Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood 2016
    October 10, 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 Chainsaw Massacre, The Walking Dead, Halloween, The Exorcist, American Horror Story, Freddy Vs. Jason, and Krampus […]
  • episode-219-promoEpisode 219 – The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2016
    October 3, 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 cover the haunted grounds? Garett and Gabe barely made it out […]
  • img_8206Ep. 218 – Fright Fest 2016 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
    September 26, 2016
    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 terrifying scare zones to the hair raising mazes and the NEW […]
  • episode-217-promoEp. 217 – The Top 10 Most Underrated Roller Coasters In California (with guest Sean Verheijen from California Coaster Kings)
    September 19, 2016
    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 past. From Six Flags Magic Mountain to California’s Great America, we cover all of the […]
  • PARKFANATICTHUMBNAILEp. 216 – Attraction Wars! The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror VS Guardians Of The Galaxy Mission: Breakout (With Guest Extended Queue)
    September 5, 2016
    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 Guardians Of The Galaxy, Mission Breakout, is set to replace the classic ride […]
  • Episode 215 promoEp. 215 – The History Of The Roller Coaster
    August 22, 2016
              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 […]
  • episode 214 promoEp. 214 – Screaming for Midsummer Scream!
    August 8, 2016
            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. […]
  • 213 promoEp. 213 – Terrifying Tales Of Haunts
    July 25, 2016
               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 […]
  • 212 promoEp. 212 – Jeff Tucker From Knott’s Berry Farm, 91 Reasons, and The Sixth Key.
    July 11, 2016
    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 covers everything from Knott’s Scary Farm, Trapped, The Sixth Key […]
  • Episode 211 promoEp 211 – Florida Round-Up w/ Jim Terry from Wild Gravity Travels
    June 27, 2016
    On 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 […]
  • Episode 210 promoEP. 210 – A Walt Disney World Honeymoon
    June 14, 2016
    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 while they were at the Happiest Place on Earth. Find […]
  • Episode 209 promoEP. 209 – Single Rider: The Timber Mountain Log Ride
    May 30, 2016
    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 years, millions of people have passed through its flumes. We start […]
  • episode 208 promoEp. 208 – Garett’s Coaster Corner Mini Episode
    May 16, 2016
    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 older coaster as well as the first POV of a new […]
  • 207 promoEp. 207 – sWoozie’s Confessions Of A Disney Employee
    May 2, 2016
    (Can you find all 10 hidden Mickeys in our promo?) 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 crafted animated videos. sWooZie […]
  • episode 206 promoEp. 206 – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood W/ Jeff DePaoli and Nikki Phillips
    April 18, 2016
    On Episode 206 of the Park Fanatic Podcast, take a tripwith 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 DePaoli. Muggles are now gallivanting through the streets of Hogsmeade here […]
  • episode 205 promoThe World’s Top 7 Weirdest Theme Parks
    April 4, 2016
    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 Flags Magic Mountain in our backyard, it doesn’t take much to weird […]
  • ep. 204 promoEp. 204 – The Legacy of Arrow Development
    March 21, 2016
    On this episode, we are joined by 4 of the 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. They have paved the way by designing the first tubular steel track on a roller coaster, the world’s first log flume, […]
  • ep 203 promoEp. 203 – Pirates Of The Caribbean w/ Rick West
    March 7, 2016
    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 into the making and creation of the classic Walt Disney attraction at Disneyland. The […]
  • episode 202 promo part 2EP 202 Part 2 – Sliders of Ghosttown: Origins w/ Director Braedon Freeland and Slider Eric Saunders
    February 29, 2016
    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 Saunders, AKA Double D. This Documentary covers the rich history of sliding, which started at […]
  • episode 202 promoEP 202 Part 1 – Sliders of Ghosttown: Origins w/ Director Braedon Freeland
    February 22, 2016
    This is a two-part episode. Tune in next week for Part 2. Director Braedon Freeland and his guest Slider Eric Saunders stop by to talk about his new documentary, Sliders Of Ghosttown: Origins. This Documentary covers the rich history of sliding, which started at Halloween Haunt at Knott’s Berry Farm. About 40 years ago, the […]
  • PROMOs2ep01Ep. 201 – Single Rider: Jurassic Park The Ride
    February 7, 2016
    On the Season 2 Premiere of the Park Fanatic Podcast, Gabe and Garett talk about all the exciting new things they have in store for the show. They visit Garett’s Coaster Corner to talk about some major roller coaster updates on Mako, Lightening Rod and Cobra’s Curse. For the main topic of the show, your hosts  talk about Jurassic Park The […]
  • episode 17 promoEp. 17 – The Holiday Extravaganza
    December 21, 2015
    (*Season 1 Finale*) We go holiday crazy in this episode of the Park Fanatic Podcast! The Fanatics have spent the last month checking out all of the holiday festivities in Southern California. We start our sleigh ride in Long Beach, CA at Queen Mary’s Chill. We then prance over to Disneyland to see what holiday […]
  • episode 16 promoEp. 16 – Star Wars Season of the Force
    December 7, 2015
    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 many offerings that it can make your head spin from excitement. […]
  • episode 15 promoEp. 15 – IAAPA Wrap Up with Park Journey
    November 23, 2015
    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 park junkie like we are, then you will love to hear news […]
  • EP 14 PROMOEp. 14 – The Top Ten Attractions of the Past
    November 9, 2015
    In this episode, we take you back in time to revisit your favorite rides and attractions from the past. We have compiled a great top 10 list of former attractions that we think were the best of their time. Our discussion of defunct rides travels all over the globe covering roller coasters, dark rides, and […]
  • episode 13 promoEp. 13 – The Indie Haunt Halloween Spectacular
    October 26, 2015
    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 Lit, and Drunken Devil. Not enough? We also tell you about the best and worst of the […]
  • episode12 promoEp. 12 – Knott’s Scary Farm 2015 w/ Rick West of Theme Park Adventure
    October 19, 2015
    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 shows and thousands of monsters lurking in the fog. From […]
  • ep11PROMOEp. 11 – Halloween Horror Nights with SoCal Horror: Hollywood VS Orlando HHN
    October 13, 2015
    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 shriek and curl up in fear! Laura gives […]
  • Promo10Ep. 10 – The Queen Mary Gets Scary: A Review of Dark Harbor
    October 5, 2015
    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. This event continues to impress as well as scare us during every Halloween […]
  • EP 09 PROMOEp. 09 – The Best Of Fright Fest: A Review of Six Flags Fright Fest
    September 28, 2015
    In this episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we cover Six Flags Fright Fest. This terrifying event is located at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the largest theme park in Southern California. Fright Fest continues to terrify the locals of So Cal as well as amaze the industry with some of the best make up and […]
  • ep. 08 promo (2)Ep. 08 – Star Wars Tangents (w/ Jeff DePaoli)
    September 13, 2015
    We have a special guest on this episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast! Jeff DePaoli from Dizney Coast To Coast stops by to talk about Star Wars Land. We chat about the rides, shops, and all of the immersive elements of the new area. We have the info on the Star Wars expansions planned for […]
  • episode 7 promoEp. 07 – Our Take On Geauga Lake
    August 30, 2015
    . In this episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we dive into our recent trips to Knotts Soak City and Knotts Berry Farm. We also have all of the info from the recent Knotts Scary Farm preview event as well as our speculations on the haunt season. Get ready for a blast from the past. […]
  • Ep 06 promoEp. 06 – Haunt Tips and Coaster Trips
    August 17, 2015
    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 the reveal of Lightening Rod at Dollywood, the leaked plans for […]
  • episode 5 promoEp. 05 – What We Have To Say About ScareLA
    August 11, 2015
    In this episode, we cover ScareLA, Californias Largest Halloween Convention! Weve got all the treats and goodies on the 2015 Halloween season. Knotts Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights, and Dark Harbor all have new mazes and experiences! Have you seen the Hatbox Ghost? We’ve got the scoop! We cover all of the theme park releases […]
  • episode 4 promoEp. 04 – ScareLA Preview and Shanghai Disney Updates
    August 2, 2015
    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 missed.  We also talk about some roller coaster construction updates with Phobia, Cobra’s Curse and […]
  • episode3promoEp. 03 – The Top 10 Most Underrated Attractions
    July 15, 2015
    In episode 3 of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we go deep into the Haunt World. Knotts Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights, and Scare LA are just some of the Haunt topics we touch. Then, we share The Park Fanatic’s answer to what we think is The 10 Most Underrated Attractions in America. We dive right […]
  • Episode 2 promo 2Ep. 02 – I RMC What You Did There
    July 4, 2015
    In this episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast, we get caught up on Mako at SeaWorld. We also take a look at the upgrades Disney Land put into their classic ride, Peter Pan’s Flight. Have you heard the rumors? We have the latest info on your favorite wooden coasters, and what RMC has got planned […]
  • youtubevideoartEp. 01 – Our Very First Episode
    July 4, 2015
    In this episode, we go in depth about our experience with Voyage to the Iron Reef at Knott’s Berry Farm. We also give our review of Twisted Colossus, and The Fast and the Furious: Supercharged. It may be June, but were ready for Halloween! We discuss the most recent news going on in the Haunt […]

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