Episode 53 - Farewell to Wishes, Rivers of Light Debut, Avatar Land Opening + Much More!

February 13, 2017

Join us for episode 53 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

This weeks news we discuss:

  • An end to Wishes at the Magic Kingdom
  • Disney moving to buy remaining shares at Disneyland Paris
  • Rivers of Light debut and show times
  • First look at Disney Stars on Parade at Disneyland Paris
  • Star Wars Land opening year confirmation
  • Pandora - The World of Avatar opening date
  • Our thoughts on TapuTapu at Universal's Volcano Bay

We end by answering some of our listener questions and doing another round of bad reviews of great theme park attractions and this week it is the turn of Wishes!

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Episode 52 - The 1 Year Anniversary Show!

February 6, 2017

Join us for episode 52 of the Theme Park Trader podcast. 

We can't believe the podcast has hit a year old! Thanks to everyone who has listened to us so far, here is to the next year!

As we hit a milestone this week, Dan and I decided that this episode we would chat through some of our favourite and least favourite theme park experiences.

Our chats span multiple parks across the world including Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Universal Orlando, Shanghai Disneyland and more!

We end the podcast by introducing a new segment of the show, bad reviews of good attractions where we read out 1 star Google reviews of beloved theme park attractions.

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 51 - Personal shopping service at Disney Springs, Opening date galore, Nighttime Potter show at Universal Hollywood + More

January 30, 2017

Join us for episode 51 of the Theme Park Trader podcast. 

This weeks news we discuss:

  • Opening date for Paddlefish and our thoughts on the restaurant
  • Volcano Bay opeing date and park opening hours
  • Harry Potter nighttime show rumours at Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Disney Springs offering personal shopping service
  • New details on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout
  • Beauty and the Beast additions coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Planet Hollywood Observatory finally opens!

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 50 - Rating the attractions at the Magic Kingdom Part 2 , Liberty Square, Fantasyland & Tomorrowland + New Breakfast offerings at the Magic Kingdom

January 23, 2017

Join us for episode 50 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

To celebrate the brand new guides section of the website going live (which you can view here) and this being our 50th episode, Dan and I chat through the second half of the Magic Kingdom attractions ratings!

This week we rate the attractions from Fantasyland, Liberty Sqaure and Tomorrowland. You can view the complete runthrough of our ratings in our Magic Kingdom Attractions guide here.

We also chat through the Magic Kingdom introducing new breakfast offerings at some of the best quick service restaurants at the park!

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Episode 49 - Rating the attractions at the Magic Kingdom Part 1, FastPass Changes at Disneyland, No more Kermit Balloon, Jimmy Fallon Opening Date + More

January 16, 2017

Join us for episode 49 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

To celebrate the brand new guides section of the website going live (at some point during the next week), Dan and I talk through our very first guide. The page is centred around Magic Kingdom attractions so we do the first half of the Kingdom this week, discussing what scores we have given each ride in Main Street USA, Frontierland and Aventureland!

We somehow also find time to discuss the main news stories from this week:

  • New details and opening date for Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Big changes to the FastPass system at Disneyland
  • The Kermit the Frog balloon is being removed at Disney's Hollywood Studio
  • First details on Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 48 -Amber rejoins us to discuss her stay at the Polynesian, One Day Disney Dining Plan, New Coaster at SeaWorld, Darth Vader Coming to DLP + More

January 9, 2017

Join us for episode 48 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

This week our friend Amber rejoins us to discuss her recent December 2016 stay at Disney's Polynesian Resort and all of the new things she tried at Walt Disney World during her stay!

We also discuss the main news from this week which includes:

  • Cast member costumes at Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout
  • A brand new Electric Eel coaster is coming to SeaWorld San Diego
  • Darth Vader is taking up residence at Disneyland Paris.
  • Disney introducing a one day dining plan called Disney Dine-on-the-Go

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 47 - Goodbye to Our Friend Alan, Magic Kingdom Welcome Show Replaced, Our Most Anticipated Attractions for 2017 + More

January 2, 2017

Join us for episode 47 of the Theme Park Trader podcast.

We begin the podcast by saying goodbye to friend of the show Alan (@NORMNB8S) who sadly passed away over the Christmas break.

Please if you can, donate to the GoFundMe here.

This weeks news we discuss:

  • Behind the scenes at Pandora: World of Avatar
  • Walt Disney World parks ot reaching capacity over Christmas
  • Disney replacing the welcome show at the Magic Kingdom
  • Blizzard Beach closing due to the cold
  • Busch Gardens Run for the Fund

We end the podcast by discussing our most anticipated attractions for 2017!

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 46 - A very Christmassy UnChristmassy Special, More alcohol at Magic Kingdom , RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, Five Nights at Freddy’s Attraction + Loads More!

December 26, 2016

Join us for episode 46 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

Dan and I kick off the podcast by discussing our plans for Christmas (we recorded on Christmas Eve) before going into the news from this week:

  • New concept art for Five Nights at Freddy's attraction
  • Magic Kingdom to serve alchohol at four more restaurants
  • Increases in security at Disneyland
  • Gasparilla Island Grill reopens at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic releases

We end the podcast by discussing the final results from the WDW attraction tournament conducted by Designated Disney Dad.

Merry Christmas everyone and have a fantastic New Year!

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Episode 45 - Increase in Security at WDW, Super Nintendo World, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi + Much More!

December 19, 2016

Join us for episode 45 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This weeks news discussed includes:

  • Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan
  • A potential increase to security at Walt Disney World
  • A new uniform for Monorail cast members
  • Sellout for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
  • SeaWorld Abu Dhabi announced
  • Dedicated entrance at Walt Disney World for annual passholders

We are almost at the end of the knockout WDW attraction tournament being conducted by Designated Disney Dad so Dan and I thought it would be good to chat about this weeks results again at the end of the podcast!

Ryan also gives a spoiler free review of Star Wars Rogue One!

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If you like us then please check out our podcasting friends Dis After Dark!
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Episode 44 - The Death Star Comes to WDW, Last Party for Tower of Terror Disneyland, Disney After Hours Returning + Much More!

December 12, 2016

Join us for episode 44 of the Theme Park Trader podcast!

This weeks news discussed includes:

  • The tranformation of Spaceship Earth to the Death Star and why it caused such controversy
  • Lots of new Star Wars announcements for Walt Disney World
  • Updates to the My Disney Experience App
  • One final party for Tower of Terror at Disneyland
  • Disney After Hours to return in 2017
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes coming to Disneyland

As the end of the knockout WDW attraction tournament being conducted by Designated Disney Dad is edging closer Dan and I thought it would be good to chat about this weeks results at the end of the podcast!

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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