On this episode, we get caught up on the recent announcements in the roller coaster world. We visit Garett's Coaster Corner 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 Point, Worlds of Fun, Knott's Soak City, King's Island, Dorney Park, Carowinds, and Valley Fair. Not enough for you? Haunt fans rejoice! Gabe's Haunt Hut makes a return for some Halloween Horror Nights news. We then take you to our main topic, The History Of The Roller Coaster. We take you from the ice covered Russian Mountains of the 1800s all the way to the most modern achievements in the roller coaster world. Sit back and enjoy the history lesson fanatics. Its sure to be a wild ride!
*DISCLAIMER* There was some misinformation in this episode. After recent review, we would like to point out our mistakes. Kingda Ka is 456 feet tall and the first wing rider roller coaster was the Intamin built Furious Baco. We apologize for the brain fart. Shout out to @MrJHeckles on Twitter for setting us straight.
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. Gabe and Garett talk about the major announcements made at the festival by: Six Flags Fright Fest, Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, Knott’s Scary Farm and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. They were also able to get some great interviews with: John Murdy, Chris Williams, Jon Cooke, Larry Bones of Boneyard Effects, Scott Ramp, The Captain of Dark Harbor, The Iron Master (New Character for 2016) from Dark Harbor and The Decayed Brigade Sliders! Last but not least, they talk in depth about the scare zone Toxicity in the Hall of Shadows and the many mini haunts that brought their scary best for everyone. So much Halloween goodness in an XL sized episode of The Park Fanatic Podcast! It is sure to make your head spin and puke split pea soup!