Podcast: The One with the Lights On

Calypso Crew

We take a deep dive into our Calypso ride’s restoration this episode, as Sean Strahl joins us to provide the inside track: I waited for Sean’s story to “air” on our podcast before sharing these photos from late last fall: That’s Tony running the equipment to lift the old cars, as the crew of six…

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Podcast: The One with the Hanging Chad

Chad & Matt

When you’ve got a friend named Chad, you’ve got to hang with him, right? WBKR’s Chad Benefield has been our pal for years. In fact, he was the emcee on the night we announced Thunderbird back in 2014, remember? We asked Chad to join us for a podcast, and today was the day: Right before…

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Podcast: Ready, Set, Go!

With two weeks to go till Opening Day, the #PodSquad has a lot to do and a lot to talk about: Here’s the video Redbook magazine put together about Cesilie, from our 2015 high-dive team: We’re tickled by the joy these “replacement windows” have caused. First at Goblin Burgers: … and also at Hot Diggity…

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Podcast: Countdown!

Wednesday was the official “one-month-till-Opening-Day” mark on all of our calendars. And so the #PodSquad counts down our 10 most anticipated sights, sounds – and even smells (Rentz!) of the new season:     Here’s the Thunderbird photo from 2015 that Eric mentioned: Williams, Lauren, Lori and Leah’s first ride: When we moved into the Holidays…

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Podcast: The one with the PYP

‘Twas a blessing to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day with the #PodSquad, who did their best to share a bit o’ blarney for today’s podcast episode. We hope you enjoy listening: We’re excited about progress on the restoration of our classic Calypo ride. Firecracker’s lights are being installed this week: Watch for updates about Firecracker plus…

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Podcast: Food Fight!

It’s hard to miss the irony behind this episode’s topic being Food … and yet there was nothing to sample. Not a crumb. Rentz kept twitching, thinking the door was about to burst open, with Justin bounding in with goodies. You know, like this: That’s Justin with a Giant Sub Sandwich, which will be on…

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Podcast: Tell-Tale Tattoo

Eric Rentz returns for this week’s podcast and updates us on iROC, his first Dole Whip experience, and a promise he must not break:   To illustrate this episode, let’s start with a few links: “Love roller coaster” blog post “Ready to Ride” Sweepstakes Next, a photo of the new Beest Burger: … and Matt…

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Podcast: Hire & Hire

The #PodSquad is back, with a Firecracker update, the story of Kitty Claws and her tutu, and a visit from HR: Here’s the tweet with our first IT Intern, Andy Imlay, this year’s Easterseals Adult Ambassador Fun photo shoot w @WEHTWTVWlocal Telethon team, new 2017 Easterseals Ambassadors Andy Imlay & Miah Dillingham, & photographer @erichassler57…

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Podcast: Wooden you like to know?

For podcast episode 025, we invited the park’s director of maintenance, John Woodard to join us and answer your questions about our wooden roller coasters. Here’s John: A few notes: Here’s the link to the photo of Baked Alaska from our Santa Claus Land days. The breakdancing we talked about during 33 Degrees? Prepare to…

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Podcast: Prodigal oboe

Happy New Year! Our first podcast-episode name in 2017 is a nod to Leah, our oboe-playing member who still has a few days home before returning to Indiana University to continue her MBA studies. We hope you enjoy this episode: Did you want to see that video of Lauren opening her coffee-table book from The…

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Best. Present. Ever.

If you’re a podcast listener, you already know that The Coaster Crew is a regular mention in our #HoWoPo Feedback segment. Long story short (I’ll try, anyway), The Coaster Crew is one of our “partner clubs.” Several members attended last season’s HoliWood Nights event and were intrigued by the lone green foot that was part…

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Podcast: Christmas Crazies

With Christmas fast approaching, we recorded our final podcast episode of the year today. The PodSquad doesn’t quite catch the brilliance of Turkey Lurkey Time. No matter what you think of the lyrics, you will surely be blown away by Donna McKechnie (the tall “office worker” in this performance on the 1969 Tony Awards) and…

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