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The Parkscope Podcast is an irreverent look into the world of amusement parks and themed entertainment. Our show covers everything - from regional roller coasters to multi-billion dollar themed attractions and everything in between. EXPLICIT WARNING: Some adult language, situations, and beverages occur. It's all PG-13 fun.
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Yesterworld is a place where we'll talk about entertainment subjects of the past, whether it be theme parks, movies, television, video games, or anything in between. The goal is to enlighten, entertain, and provide a mixture of objective/subjective views to create an overall well rounded experience.
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“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?” That’s a question I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since Alan Grant first posed it back in the summer of 93. Throughout the course of this season, we’ll be exploring some of the many fascinating questions that just might arise in a world shared by mankind and dinosaurs alike. As I a ...
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Alicia and Ian cover lots of Epic Universe news and new rumors, including what the park's first expansion may be! Plus, we dig into some news coming out of IAAPA Expo 2023. Related Links: Stella Nova Hotel Details: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/universal-stella-nova-resort-revealed-for-epic-universe-possibly-opening-january-2025/…
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Back by unpopular demand, the PizzaRizzo Podcast Hour is back! Alicia is joined in the booth by Skye. We talk about their YouTube channel, recent Disney and Universal Parks news headlines, and PizzeRizzo desserts! Related Links: Skye's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJibBQxW323g3pR5EEKEXQ Skye's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SJLemme Slye…
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We're joined by 'Naynay to share our thoughts on the new Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction at EPCOT, as well as our reactions to all of the Disney Parks news coming out of this year's Destination D23 event! Related Links: Gooping and Gagging Podcast: https://linktr.ee/GoopingandGaggingwithNaynay 'Naynay on Instagram: https://www.instag…
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Ian and Alicia discuss their thoughts on all ten haunted houses from this year's HHN event at Universal Orlando. With such a strong lineup this year, it's actually really hard to pick our faves! Alicia Social Links: https://alicia.social Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ThemeParkStop Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ThemePa…
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In this jam-packed episode we share our reactions to this year's Halloween Horror Nights lineup, rumors for DreamWorks land replacing KidZone, and our review of Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Land! Related Links: HHN32 Full Lineup Revealed: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/all-haunted-houses-scare-zones-revealed-for-halloween-h…
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Today, Joe is joined by the prolific theme park writer and video producer, Alicia Stella! In this episode, we discuss pickles, escape rooms, Minion Cafe, Villain-Con's pros and cons, USF's 2024 additions, and finally Epic Universe! Orlando Park Stop Theme Park StopBy Parkscope
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Huge rumor and news update for Universal Epic Universe, including MORE names for things at the new park, open hub concept CONFIRMED (sorta,) and the latest rumors for the Monsters and Potter dark rides. Related Links: Bioreconstruct Aerial Photos: https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct Alicia Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliciaStella Ian Twitter: https…
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The theme park fan community is raising money to support LGBTQ youth, with all proceeds going to The Trevor Project. Join us for interviews and fun segments during this two-hour special presentation. Visit the event page to donate, purchase art, bid on auctions, and more throughout the month of June 2023! https://orlandoparkstop.com/charity Intervi…
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Mike & Nick Go To L.A. Mike and Nick return to the show to discuss their trip to L.A.! Mike experiences Disneyland for the first time and both are flummoxed by Universal Studios Hollywood. Featuring brutally honest reviews of Super Nintendo World. The Legend of Zelda - Buy the Express Pass (1:24:45) Joe is joined by Hunter from Grim Grinning Hosts,…
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In this jam-packed episode we're talking about Pokemon and Zelda rumors, a roller coaster being built in Hollywood, the future of Fast & Furious at the parks, Minion Land, and our reaction to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser closing. Related Links: Park Stop Stop Hate Fundraiser: https://orlandoparkstop.com/charity/ Alicia Twitter: https://twitter.c…
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With the sudden announcement of this longstanding Islands of Adventure attraction's imminent closure we're discussing possible reasons for the timing, as well as what we think could be replacing it, and more importantly, when. Related Links: Poseidon's Fury Closing: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/poseidons-fury-will-permanently-cl…
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To celebrate the paperback release of Life As We Made It , The NeoJurassic Podcast returns from a lengthy hiatus to share a conversation with the book's author Dr Beth Shapiro. "From the first dog to the first beefalo, from farming to CRISPR, the human history of remaking nature When the 2020 Nobel Prize was awarded to the inventors of CRISPR, the …
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Ian and Alicia discuss their thoughts on the newest ride at Walt Disney World, TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom, including what we like and don't like about the ride, how the lockers work, the restraints, special seat, and more! This ride officially opens April 4, 2023. Related Links: Tron Official Partial POV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
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To celebrate the 50th episode of the ParkStop Podcast we are joined by `Naynay to discuss the grand opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood! We talk about secrets around the land, the best food at Toadstool Cafe, response to the ride so far and the future of the park! Follow 'Naynay: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/withn…
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Here are our reviews for both experiences at Universal Orlando's new escape rooms! Non-spoiler review for the first 8 minutes, but then the rest of the episode does contain spoilers! We did both the Back to the Future and the Jurassic World experiences, and we see where they stack up as escape rooms and as theme park attractions in this review. Rel…
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We're digging into recent news coming out of Universal Parks & Resorts, including the new kid-friendly theme park in Texas, HHN haunt in Vegas, KidZone rumors, Minion Blast details and more! Related Links: KidZone Construction Permits: https://orlandoparkstop.com/news/theme-park-news/woody-woodpeckers-kidzone-officially-closed-at-universal-studios-…
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We’re back with the second episode of the PizzeRizzo Podcast Hour where Alicia is joined in the booth by Travis to talk about our defense of PizzeRizzo, the future Figment movie, and our *real* favorite rides at each of the theme parks. Related Links: Defend Your Trash Movie Podcast: https://anchor.fm/trashmoviepod/ Theme Park: The Movie Podcast: h…
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We're recapping some of the highlights from IAAPA Expo 2022, including our favorite booths, new technologies, coaster train reveals and more! From Grogu animatronics to Condiment Cows, and everything in between, it was an exciting year at IAAPA Expo. Related Links: Condiment Cow: https://www.condimentcow.com/ Alicia Riding a Cheetah: https://twitte…
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It finally happened, Universal has announced that KidZone will be closing this coming January. We discuss the announcement, what's rumored to be coming, and our predictions for what to rename it to. Plus, rumors for what might be replacing the Prop Shop and more! Related Links: Official Closure Announcement: https://twitter.com/UniversalORL/status/…
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We're digging into rumors for a Fast and Furious Roller Coaster, as well as more rides we could see opening at Universal Hollywood in the next 6 years! Plus, news from around Universal Orlando including what's changed at Epic Universe and what early speculation is now confirmed. Related Links: BarStop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BarStopSho…
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We're back with Jaalin to talk about our first reactions to all of the parks news coming out of D23 Expo, including new Avengers multiverse ride confirmed for Disneyland and new Walt Disney World rides sort of almost announced. Related Links: Jaalin's Podcast: https://apfatbmd.buzzsprout.com E-Ticket Report: https://twitter.com/ETicketReport Jaalin…
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We are joined by Lil' Boo's Mama, Emory, to discuss our favorite houses from HHN31, as well as our thoughts on scare zones, shows and more! Minor spoilers for each of the houses as we discuss what we liked best from each one this year! Related Links: Lil Boo Plushy and Pin Set: https://www.emoryalvarado.com/hallowhimsy/p/kickstarter-official-emory-…
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In the inaugural episode of the PizzeRizzo Podcast Hour Alicia is joined in the booth by Jaalin Harvey to talk about what MagicBand+ does (and doesn’t do,) plus our speculation for this year’s D23 Expo announcements! Related Links: A Podcast For All Things, But Mostly Disney: https://apfatbmd.buzzsprout.com/ E-Ticket Report Podcast: https://twitter…
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We're checking in on how we think the EPCOT's transformation is going so far, including reviews of the new rides, new main gift shop and quick service, and more. Plus, our thoughts on a new Walt Disney World rumor! Related Links: Ian's upcoming album: https://buriedundersky.bandcamp.com/album/darkest-corners Alicia Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alic…
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