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Coaster101 has been a source for theme park news, reviews, interviews, engineering breakdowns and more for over 15 years. Now, finally, we've figured out how to record ourselves, and are coming at you in audio form! Follow us on all social media platforms @Coaster101, and visit www.coaster101.com for more. The Coaster101 podcast is property of Coaster101.com, LLC.

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Coaster101 has been a source for theme park news, reviews, interviews, engineering breakdowns and more for over 15 years. Now, finally, we've figured out how to record ourselves, and are coming at you in audio form! Follow us on all social media platforms @Coaster101, and visit www.coaster101.com for more. The Coaster101 podcast is property of Coaster101.com, LLC.

    Theme Park Nerd-dom with Broadway Actor Nik Walker

    Theme Park Nerd-dom with Broadway Actor Nik Walker

    You never know where you'll find a true theme park enthusiast in the wild.  While many people claim to be a "theme park nerd," rarely are they able to back up that claim with actual in-depth knowledge. Not the case with Broadway Actor Nik Walker (Hamilton, Ain't Too Proud). He. Knows. His. Stuff.

    Nik, who had it written into his contract for Ain't Too Proud that he would miss rehearsal for the opening of Rise of the Resistance, joins Andrew and Shane this week to talk all things theme park, and being a theme park nerd. There's great discussions on Marvel, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Disneyland Food, Canobie Lake Park, Touring Production travel and even a great Captain E.O. impression. Don't say we didn't warn you!  

    Nik is currently starting on Broadway as Otis Williams in Ain't Too Proud: The Life & Times of The Temptations. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @Nikkywalks

    Nik also hosts the Little Justice: Movies & Mayhem podcast on the Broadway Podcast Network. 
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 1 hr
    IAAPA Minisode - Falcon's Beyond Global with Daryl White, VP of Global Licensing & Brand Development

    IAAPA Minisode - Falcon's Beyond Global with Daryl White, VP of Global Licensing & Brand Development

    Happy IAAPA Week! You've made it to our final IAAPA interview, where we're joined by Daryl White of Falcon's Beyond Global.

    Falcon's is always on the forefront of technological innovation in the industry, and with new creations like the Spectraverse and On!x Theater, they continue to pave the way for new technological progress in the amusement industry.

    We also talk about the creation of Falcon's Beyond Global, and how it grew from a manufacturer relationship that was solidified on the IAAPA Show Floor!

    For more information on Falcon's, visit their website at www.falconscreativegroup.com
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 18 min
    IAAPA Minisode - Zamperla Coasters with Adam Sandy

    IAAPA Minisode - Zamperla Coasters with Adam Sandy

    Happy IAAPA Week! You've made it to our third of four interviews with companies exhibiting at IAAPA, and today, we're joined by Adam Sandy of Zamperla's Roller Coaster Division.

    It's been a busy year for Zamperla with the announcement of the Double Heart Coaster, new roller coasters in the United States and in Asia, and they're not done! In 2022, they will debut a "Lift & Launch" family coaster at a park in North America, and on the show floor today, are announcing a never-before-released coaster concept! (This episode is coming out a little bit before the announcement, so if you want to be the first, we have a bit of an exclusive!)

    You won't want to miss this!

    For more information about Zamperla Coasters, be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram. 
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 24 min
    IAAPA Minisode - Give Kids The World with Steven Amos

    IAAPA Minisode - Give Kids The World with Steven Amos

    Happy IAAPA Week! This is our second in a series of four interviews with companies exhibiting at IAAPA, and today, we're focused on a company with a booth at the expo, but they're not selling anything -- they're there to say "Thank You" to their industry partners: Give Kids The World

    There are multiple charitable initiatives going on around the IAAPA Expo this week, including a 5K race and golf tournament. Not to mention, the President of Ripley's Believe it or Not is shaving his beard to add to the world's largest hairball, "Hoss," which will be located at Give Kids The World's IAAPA Booth. Ripley's will match $10,000 in donations made to GKTW at the Expo.

    We also talk a little bit about Give Kids The World's holiday event - Night of a Million Lights - which made its debut in 2020, and is back for even more lights and excitement this year!

    Stay Tuned for future interviews with Adam Sandy of Zamperla (Wednesday), and Falcon's Creative Group (Thursday!)

    For more information on Give Kids The World, visit their website: www.gktw.org
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 19 min
    IAAPA Minisode - Extreme Engineering with Phil Wilson

    IAAPA Minisode - Extreme Engineering with Phil Wilson

    Happy IAAPA Week! This is our first in a series of four interviews with companies exhibiting at IAAPA, and we're starting with Extreme Engineering, who are debuting four new concepts at the 2021 IAAPA Expo.

    We learn more about Extreme Engineering's recent Cloud Coasters in Vietnam and Qatar, and learn more about their projects on the horizon, before diving into the Cloud Coaster Storm, Surfin' Tsunami, SkyTag, and the Parkour Around adventure attraction. 

    Stay Tuned for future interviews with Give Kids The World (Tuesday), Zamperla (Wednesday), and Falcon's Creative Group (Thursday!)

    For more information on Extreme Engineering, visit their website at www.extremeengineering.com
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 23 min
    Shane's Going to IAAPA...and he has Questions.

    Shane's Going to IAAPA...and he has Questions.

    Happy IAAPA Week! We've got a shorter "regular" show this week, because the week is chock full of content coming to Coaster101.com, our social media feeds, and most importantly, your podcast feed! While we won't be on the show floor during the majority of the week of the Expo, C101 writer Shane is attending his first ever IAAPA expo, and had questions for Andrew, who attended the show in 2017 and 2019.

    What should Shane expect? How's he going to feel? What can he do to prepare? Is he going to survive solely on BeaverTails and Dippin' Dots for a day? All this and more!

    This is the first of five episodes that will drop in your feed this week surrounding the IAAPA Expo. Stay tuned for interviews with Extreme Engineering (Monday), Give Kids The World (Tuesday), Zamperla (Wednesday), and Falcon's Creative Group (Thursday!)

    For an IAAPA Survival Guide, check out this article on Attraction Pros! http://attractionpros.com/iaapaguide/
    You can connect with the show by emailing us at podcast@coaster101.com or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram. We also have a website, if you're into that sort of thing: www.coaster101.com

    We're selling 2022 Calendars to benefit Give Kids The World! Head to https://www.coaster101.com/product/roller-coasters-2022-calendar/ to learn more! 
    Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!
    Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out jmmusicdesign.com.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

Lildyce504 ,

Great Coaster Podcast

Very informative and an overall entertaining show. Good guests and most of all lots of talks about coasters. A must subscribe for every coaster nerd like myself.

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Know the topics well

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