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A weekly fun filled theme park and roller coaster podcast. With your host James Barber and Bob Mertz you'll never miss out on the latest news, construction updates, and speculation on new and up and coming attractions coming to the amusement park industry!

Coaster Talk Podcast Coaster Talk Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 8 Ratings

A weekly fun filled theme park and roller coaster podcast. With your host James Barber and Bob Mertz you'll never miss out on the latest news, construction updates, and speculation on new and up and coming attractions coming to the amusement park industry!

    Quick Update from Dulles!

    Quick Update from Dulles!

    The guys are off to Europe! Here a quick update before they depart. 

    • 6 min
    Episode 173: In Those HoliWood Hills!

    Episode 173: In Those HoliWood Hills!

    On this week’s episode, James and Timmy briefly cover this week’s news that includes some exciting locker systems from Six Flags, the announcement of the SeaWorld Orlando B&M Surf Coaster, and OF COURSE, some Disney news that Timmy cannot avoid talking about.
    The reason for the haste during the first half of the show is because James and Timmy are recapping one of the consistently best weekends of the year: Holliwood Nights! And not only are just James and Timmy recapping this spectacular event, but a special guest joins the show as well! Airtime Myke, one of the biggest fans of not only Holiwood Nights, but Holiday world as a park joins the show this week.
    Listen along to this week’s show to hear how much fun has ensued this past week!
    Show Notes:
    Dr Diabolical to receive free locker system similar to that of Universal Splash Mountain's Princess and the Frog revamp rumored to open in 2024 Kennywood's Aero 360 gets stuck, leaves riders hanging upside down New Cedar Point attraction tease Dollywood adds seat belts to their drop tower after Orlando drop tower incident Surf Coaster Teaser at SeaWorld Orlando

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 172: A Whole New Meaning of Coaster Lineup

    Episode 172: A Whole New Meaning of Coaster Lineup

    On this week’s episode James and Timmy discuss some great investments going into parks, as well as parks trying to get people to buy into virtual investments. Other fun news stories include a change of theme at the Universal Orlando Tribute Store, and coaster campouts making a comeback at King’s Dominion.
     The second half of the show involves coaster lineups, but not the ones that you probably think about too often. 
    Overall, this week is a lot of fun, and make sure to play along and give us your coaster lineups!
    SHOW NOTES:
    Theme Park Sleepover | X-Plorer's Campout AstroWorld returning as virtual theme park in metaverse Waldameer has big plans for the future of the park Walibi Holland single-rail coaster opening in 2024 Cosmic Rewind to Open...tomorrow! Wolverine Wildcat at Michigan's Adventure to Receive Titan Track Universal's new Tribute Store celebrates retro movies

    • 57 min
    Episode #171: It's Getting...GCI'd?

    Episode #171: It's Getting...GCI'd?

    Quite the buzz about the new Titan Track finally making it's first true appearance this week. James and Timmy cover this along with a load of other stories that fill this weeks rundown.
    In the second half it is all about train aesthetics! Which coaster has the best? 
    SHOW NOTES:
    Indonesian Waterslide Collapses Injuring 16 Coney Island Cincinnati Attempts To Set Record For Most Water Slide Riders Within 24 Hour Period Possible "Minion's Cafe" To Take Over Current Universal Monsters Cafe Location USA Today 10 Best New Theme Park Attraction Polls Results Announced...Sadly Disney Puts Foot Down Against Dumb TikTok Trend Bob Paycheck Out Of Touch Yet Again Predator At Darien Lake To Receive GCI Titan Track Work Tron At Magic Kingdom Complete First Cycle Bear Has to Be Rescued After Getting Trapped at a Calif. Six Flags Amusement Park  

    • 56 min
    Episode #170: Coaster Talk’s Sleepless-verse of Madness

    Episode #170: Coaster Talk’s Sleepless-verse of Madness

    While Doctor Strange may be fighting alternate universe demons this week, James and Timmy are fighting sleep deprevation. The news this week includes Bob getting his own bar at his favorite park chain, an investigation being launched into Cedar Point’s dorms, and Russia taking things a step even further.  The second half quickly devolves into madness as the guys get too tired and they attempt to discuss their favorite night rides on coasters. 
    SHOW NOTES:
    Bob's Bar SkyWheel Myrtle Beach temporarily closed after fire Promiscuous Sandusky Russia has declared war on fun Lakemount Fun Update! Jolly Rancher Remix Opening On May 28th LegoLand California To Get Vekoma Madhouse TimberWolf's New Lighting Package

    • 50 min
    Episode #169: Kings Island Steals the Show

    Episode #169: Kings Island Steals the Show

    This week it’s just James, Timmy, and a boat load of news from Kings Island. The guys cover Kings Island news, Reedy Creek developments, a ride closure, and questionable maintenance procedures.
    There’s no real cheerful news this week, unless you were not a fan of Da Vinci’s Cradle, but the merriment picks up in the second half when the guys discuss their much-anticipated Europe trip.
    SHOW NOTES:
     
    Lawsuit Results Against Kings Island Audio Recordings from State Investigations Question Adventureland's Maintenance Closure of Da Vinci's Cradle Man arrested after stabbing near Kings Island Orion bumped? More Reedy Creek stuff  
     

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Dababyreal ,

Great podcast!

I love coasters, and you guys do a great job at talking about them. Great podcast!

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