Episode 63 - Charlie Joins Us to Discuss Disney Parks, Tron Coaster Coming to WDW, Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary Discussions!

April 17, 2017

Join us for episode 63 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This week we are joined by Charlie Granby who comes onto the show to discuss her most recent day trip to Disneyland Paris alongside her most recent trips to Walt Disney World!

We also discuss a couple of news stories from last week including:

  • Disneyland Paris turning 25 and what we thought of the celebrations
  •  Is Tron really replacing the Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom?

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com and make sure you go and check Charlie out over on Twitter where you will find links to her website and Etsy store!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 62 - Magic Kingdom 2017 Party Dates, Mario Kart Attraction rumour, Should You Buy a Universal Express Pass? + More!

April 10, 2017

Join us for episode 62 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

In this weeks news:

  • We run through the 2017 dates for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Satu'li Canteen Menu thoughts at Pandora - The World of Avatar
  • Does a recent Universal patent mean a Mario Kart attraction is on the way to Orlando?
  • Should you spend money on a Universal Express pass at Universal Orlando?

To end this podcast we do our very first poor reviews of great theme park restaurants where this week we choose one of Ryan's favourites, Le Cellier at Epcot in Walt Disney World!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 61 - Danielle Joins Us to Chat About Working in Walt Disney World + We Answer Listener Questions!

April 3, 2017

Join us for episode 61 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This week we were lucky to be joined by Danielle Carter who joined two different Walt Disney World programs that enabled her to work at both  the UK Pavilion at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. We chat to her about her experiences working there including:

  • How the job(s) came about
  • What it was like working in Walt Disney World
  • What the cast member living arrangements are like
  • Cast member wages
  • What she did in her free time in Orlando

On top of that we answer a couple of listener questions including tips for first time WDW visitors (we could do a whole episode on that!) and some of the best restaurants outside of WDW.

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com and make sure you go and check Danielle's website out at Missdanielle.com

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 60 - Happily Ever After Soundtrack Thoughts, Live Pixar Music at DHS, Pandora News, We Read Poor Reviews of PhilharMagic + More!

March 27, 2017

Join us for episode 60 of the Theme Park Trader podcast where after a week away from the news we fit as much as we can into the hour!

In this weeks news:

  • Our thoughts on the Happily Ever After soundtrack
  • Live Pixar music coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • FastPass selections, Extra Magic Hours and Quick Service changes coming to Pandora - The World of Avatar
  • 7th Universal Orlando hotel on the way
  • Pandora - The World of Avatar, tour of the land, snacks, height requirements and more!
  • Knott's Berrry Farm announces first ever free roaming VR attraction
  • La Nouba set to come to an end at Disney Springs

We also do another round of bad reviews of great theme park attractions and this week it is the turn of the Mickey's PhilharMagic. We also answer a listener question based around virtual reality in theme parks!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 59 - Questions from friend of the show Susanna, We reveal why we are called Theme Park Trader + More!

March 20, 2017

Join us for episode 59 of the Theme Park Trader podcast where this week we are joined by friend of the show Susanna who discusses her first ever trip to the Orlando parks in 2015 and her upcoming second trip later in 2017.

She also asks us a number of questions including:

  • Do Dan and I collect Disney pins?
  • What is the best time of year to travel to Orlando?
  • What character would we each like to play at Walt Disney World?

Dan and I also finally reveal the reason behind why we are called Theme Park Trader and somehow the conversation gets back round to E.T. Adventure, we really need to stop discussing this awful ride!

Lots more included in the podcast, enjoy!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 58 - Avatar News Galore, We Read Out Poor Reviews of Haunted Mansion, What if we could only do 3 things at WDW + More!

March 13, 2017

Join us for episode 58 of the Theme Park Trader podcast where we cram a lot this week into an hour!

This weeks news we discuss:

  • Pandora - The World of Avatar, tour of the land, snacks, height requirements and more!
  • Knott's Berrry Farm announces first ever free roaming VR attraction
  • La Nouba set to come to an end at Disney Springs

We also do another round of bad reviews of great theme park attractions and this week it is the turn of the Haunted Mansion.

We end the podcast by going through what we would each do if we could only fit 3 things into a trip to Walt Disney World!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 57 - Ryan Chats With Omnico CEO Mel Taylor!

March 10, 2017

Join us for a special end of week episode of the Theme Park Trader Podcast!

CEO of Omnico, Mel Taylor was kind enough to chat to us about Omnico's involvement in the theme park space and all the work they do with some of the biggest parks in the world.

Topics that we cover off:

  • Current state of technology in theme parks
  • Classic theme park attractions
  • The groundwork Dubai is laying for parks around the world to follow
  • Future of theme parks
  • Mel's favourite theme park food and attractions

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com and check out Omnico over at www.omnicogroup.com.

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 56 - Rating the attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

March 6, 2017

Join us for episode 56 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

This week we rate the attractions in Disney's Animal Kingdom from Kilimanjaro Safaris to Dinosaur and yes even Affection Section at Rafiki's Planet Watch.

Each attraction has been rated out of 5 and all will be available to read in full when our full attractions guide is released later this week.

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com.

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 55 - Disneyland Paris discussions including Season of the Force as well as Pandora and Animal Kingdom’s values + More!

February 27, 2017

Join us for episode 55 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

This week we have friend of the show Eleanor joining us to discuss her recent trip to Disneyland Paris and also her work on organising the Disney London meet ups. We also get into quite a large conversation about Disneyland Paris before covering off a couple of news stories from the past week.

This weeks news we discuss:

  • New Beauty and the Beast restaurant at Disneyland
  • How Pandora - The World of Avatar keeps to Disney's Animal Kingdoms core values

We end this weeks podcast by doing another round of bad reviews of great theme park attractions. As Eleanor is on the show this week we decided to read out some of the bad reviews of the Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris, the results are hilarious!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com and you can find Eleanor on Twitter here.

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 54 - A Gondola System at WDW, Summer of Heroes at Disneyland, Ticket Price Increases + More!

February 20, 2017

Join us for episode 54 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

This weeks news we discuss:

  • Skyway gondola system coming to Walt Disney World - we discuss the rumours!
  • Expansions coming to Disney's Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts!
  • Summer of Heroes and Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout opening date information at Disneyland
  • BB-8 meet and greet coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland ticket price increases
  • Universal Orlando ticket price increases
  • Temporary Beauty and the Beast restaurant coming to Disneyland

We end this weeks podcast by doing another round of bad reviews of great theme park attractions and this week it is the turn of Splash Mountain!

Be sure to check us out over on www.themeparktrader.com!

If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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