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Vault of Souls with Scott Swenson Interview – Theme Park University Radio

Rarely have I been so excited about a new attraction opening in Central Florida. Opening in October 2015, the Vault of Souls will be combining a unsettling haunt experience with immersive theater in Tampa, Florida. What is being called “an elegant evening of fear”, this event takes place in the real Exchange National Bank which

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Sesame Place Images of Modern America – An Interview with Guy Hutchinson and Chris Mercaldo – Theme Park University Radio

I have well over 100 theme park books in my collection, but none on Sesame Place. When I heard that a new book was coming out, I immediately reached out to the authors for an interview. “Sesame Place Images of Modern America” is a fantastic photo history that chronicles 35 years of Sesame Place, which

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Russ Mckamey Interview – Owner of Mckamey Manor – Theme Park University Radio

Last year when I talked to Russ Mckamey, his home haunt in San Diego, California was just starting to gain international press. Mckamey Manor is known as the most extreme haunted house in the world and with good reason. This haunt, which charges no money (he only asks for some dog food for a Greyhound

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Rich Hill – Senior Designer for Sally Corporation Interview for Theme Park University Radio

In our latest episode of Theme Park University Radio, we interview Rich Hill from Sally Corporation who was in the middle of designing Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. In our interview we discuss what it was like pulling off the biggest dark ride project in the history of Six Flags parks as well as other

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Theme Park University Radio Episode Two: Rhodes To Imagination

Editor’s note: Our latest episode of Theme Park University Radio features an insightful interview with Mark and Shane Rhodes from Rhodes to Imagination.  With nearly 40 years of experience in the attractions industry, the father and son duo have dozens of stories to share about their work from designing Maelstrom at EPCOT Center to writing

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An Interview with Illusionist Franz Harary – Introducing Theme Park University Radio

After running Theme Park University for several years now, I have gotten to chat with some amazing people in the themed entertainment industry.  I recorded many of those interviews for my own personal use in order to write and archive information for future articles. In the end, at least half of the information I receive

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