CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park Podcast

de Mike Collins

A weekly podcast dedicated to theme parks, roller coasters and thrill rides.

Episodios

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com - Weekend Edition

por Mike Collins

While the CoasterRadio.com podcast is on hiatus, check out the "Weekend Edition" of Theme Park News from CoasterRadio.com!

We'll be back with all-new episodes in October!

CoasterRadio.com #1542 - Last Call!

por Mike Collins

We’ve reached the end of the 15th Season of our podcast!  As they say at your favorite bar… it’s time for LAST CALL!  We’ll take care of all your last-second requests on the season finale of CoasterRadio.com!

CoasterRadio.com #1541 - It's Been a Tough Week

por Mike Collins

This week hasn't been a great one for the amusement industry.  There are a bunch of stories that are difficult to discuss.

But we'll do our best and also bring you some of the good stuff too!  We have in-park trip reports, ride reviews and fun discussion.

CoasterRadio.com #1540 - A Wicked Plan

por Mike Collins

New rides are being announced… and old rides are being removed! We’ll tell you all about it.

Plus, we have your Live Trip Reports, an interactive topic and the official schedule of events for the Listener Meet-Up in Las Vegas!

CoasterRadio.com #1539 - All Keyed Up

por Mike Collins

The guys have news from all over the industry, including details on Disneyland's new "Dream Key" pass. Plus, one of our listeners attempts to win a bunch of prizes by beating our latest game show. Whether he wins or not depends on how well he listened to last week's interview with Universal Creative's Shelby Honea.

CoasterRadio.com #1538 - "Thrills and Teeth" with VelociCoaster's Shelby Honea

por Mike Collins

We'll go in-depth about one of the best new attractions of the year.

We're talking with Shelby Honea, Show Producer for the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.

She'll tell us all about the development and construction of this innovative and highly-themed roller coaster. We'll also hear some behind-the-scenes stories about how this attraction came to life.

CoasterRadio.com #1537 - Dance Party at 325 Feet

por Mike Collins

There is a TON of news to cover this week... including a story about a guy climbing to the top of a 325 foot ride... to dance.

We are living in weird times.

We also have your in-park trip reports and lots more!

CoasterRadio.com #1536 - High Rollers

por Mike Collins

As we get ready for our 2021 Meet-Up in Las Vegas, we’ll talk all about the thousands of things to do at America’s Playground!

We’ll talk rides, attractions, food and yes… even gambling tips! All to get you ready for the Meet-Up in October.

CoasterRadio.com #1535 - I'd Buy THAT for a Dollar!

por Mike Collins

A major theme park company is changing how they are offering "front of the line" access at one of their parks... and it could mean changes at a lot of other places. We'll talk all about it.

We also have the latest news, your amazing trip reports AND news about the 2021 Listener Meetup! We'll announce where and when it will be!

CoasterRadio.com #1534 - The 2021 Sparktacular Exploosioloosa

por Mike Collins

Our 4th of July Tradition LIVES ON! Join us as EB risks life and limb by setting off fireworks and getting the microphone as close as he can without hurting himself.

Plus, EB's trip report from Kings Island!

CoasterRadio.com #1533 - EB's Coaster Milestone

por Mike Collins

EB recently hit a coaster milestone while visiting a park he had never visited before! Mike went to his home park and rode 12 rides he had never had the opportunity to ride! We'll tell you all about it!

Plus, the guys will talk about all of the latest amusement industry news... including a story about a cucumber. These are Strange Days.

CoasterRadio.com #1532 - Unpopular Opinions

por Mike Collins

It takes a lot to go out on a limb, especially with opinions. This week, we'll hear from our listeners as they tell us their unpopular hot takes about Cedar Fair parks.

We'll also hear the first reviews of Jersey Devil at Six Flags Great Adventure and take a look at the latest news from around the industry.

CoasterRadio.com #1531 - CoasterRadio Meets Civil Gore

por Mike Collins

EB is joined by Brian and Tim from "The Civil Gore" Podcast! They give their takes on all the attractions at Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure.  They also talk about the best horror films set in theme parks.

CoasterRadio.com #1530 - Going Back Home

por Mike Collins

This week, Mike and EB tell the stories of the return to their home parks after a long pandemic.  EB visited Holiday World and Mike visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

They also take a look at the top headlines from around the amusement industry.

CoasterRadio.com #1529 - I've got a FEVER!

por Mike Collins

Parks across the country are starting to open... and their opening days are having mixed success.  We'll talk about how some parks are dealing with reopening after the pandemic.

We'll also hear from our listeners as they report from inside parks all over the country.

CoasterRadio.com #1528 - We Owe You Some Answers

por Mike Collins

We did a fun Listener Questions show a few months ago, but didn't get to answer all of the e-mails that came in.  So this week, we'll do our best to get through some more of them!

We discuss the parks, pop culture, the podcast and our own lives.

CoasterRadio.com #1527 - The Password is... "Formidable"

por Mike Collins

The guys use this episode to catch up on the latest news, including Gerstlauer's new roller coaster, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser and MORE!

Plus, we have Live Trip Reports from Disneyland, Islands of Adventure and Six Flags Over Texas.

CoasterRadio.com #1526 - VelociCoaster Reviewed and Disneyland Reopens

por Mike Collins

This week, we start off with a live call from Islands of Adventure, where one of our listeners has ridden VelociCoaster! He'll have a full review!

Then, we'll talk with Julie Tremaine of the SFGate to talk about Disneyland reopening this weekend. We'll discuss what guests can expect and what she thinks the future will hold for Walt's original park.

CoasterRadio.com #1525 - Summer 2021 Know-It-Alls

por Mike Collins

The 2021 Summer Season is just about ready to begin.  But how much do you REALLY know about all of the new attractions that are set to open.

We've designed a new game show that seeks to find the biggest "KNOW IT ALL" out there.

CoasterRadio.com #1524 - The Story of Kings Island

por Mike Collins

We're joined by the author of a new book about the history behind one of America's most famous amusement parks.  Kings Island: A Ride Through Time tells the entire story of the park directly from the various general managers, engineers and planners who designed it.

CoasterRadio.com #1523 - More News Than We Can Handle

por Mike Collins

There are some weeks where we really have to work hard to find news stories to discuss.  This week though, we have more stories than we can handle.

We'll talk about big news happening at Universal, Disney, Cedar Fair, Six Flags and a lot of other places near you.

We're also joined by Arthur Levine to talk about the announced opening date for Universal Orlando's VelociCoaster!

CoasterRadio.com #1522 - The Best Attraction Special Effects

por Mike Collins

The Disney Podcast Guys are at it again!

This week, we break down one of the biggest stories to ever come out of Walt's original park - Disneyland Forward!

Then, we hear from YOU about what you think is the greatest special effect created for a Disney attraction.

All that, plus a bunch of other surprises!

CoasterRadio.com #1521 - Behind-the-Scenes with Zamperla

por Mike Collins

This week, Mike and EB interview Zamperla CEO Antonio Zamperla and Prototyping Engineer Tim Jacobi.

They learn about the history of this legendary amusement ride manufacturer and talk about the innovations that are being developed for the future.

They also get a behind the scenes look at "Big WaveZ," an amazing interactive drop ride/water ride. Plus, you'll find out how Mike and EB are actually a part of the ride!

Coasterradio.com #1520 - Listener Questions

por Mike Collins

This week, the guys attempt to get through HUNDREDS of questions that have been sent in from listeners for this annual show.

They answer questions about parks, pop culture, the podcast and their personal lives.

CoasterRadio.com #1519 - Queue-Anon

por Mike Collins

On this week's show, we'll cover some great news for theme park fans on both coasts of the U.S.  Plus, we'll talk about some upgrades that need to happen at our local parks.

Then, we'll go undercover to expose a theme park conspiracy cult that has been meeting secretly for years!

CoasterRadio.com #1518 - Make Attractions Great Again

por Mike Collins

We take a look at 10 Disney attractions that used to be good... but need a little love to become great once again.

CoasterRadio.com #1517 - The Ride to Happiness

por Mike Collins

There is a TON of news to cover this week, including a popular park changing operators and a former guest of the podcast working in SPACE!

We also take a look at many of the new rides and attractions coming to Europe in 2021!

CoasterRadio.com #1516 - Back to the Front of the Line

por Mike Collins

Throughout this 15th season of the podcast, we're going to take a look at certain topics and find out how our opinions on them have changed over the years.

This week, we'll listen to part of a show recorded in January of 2006 about the emergence of "Cut the Line" passes.  We made a lot of strong statements then.  Do we feel differently now?

CoasterRadio.com #1515 - Last Fan Standing

por Mike Collins

To celebrate the 600th Episode of our podcast, we played our most ambitious game show EVER! We had 100 listeners take part in a trivia competition LIVE on our show!

CoasterRadio.com #1514 - HOT or NOT 2021

por Mike Collins

It's our annual HOT or NOT episode! We gave listeners the chance to vote on whether specific rides, parks and amusement industry fads are trending upwards or downwards in 2021. You'll hear the results in real-time!