In the Loop podcast is the longest running amusement park podcast on the internet. Each week Clint Novak and the Legend talk about the big news stories of the week and interview industry professionals. Join us every week as we keep you In the Loop on the latest roller coaster and theme park news and commentary.
A 3 hour podcast this week covering all the crazy offseason news from sinking boats to overpriced waterparks. Hyde teamed up with Parkscope Joe since both Parkscope and In The Loop have been inactive lately… when they couldn’t decide which platform to put the podcast one they decided to split it in half. This is... Read more »
The podcast literally has nothing to do with Texas other than 5 seconds, but hopefully that title has you singing the song in your head now. You’re welcome. Longtime friend of the show Parkscope Joe comes on, using this as a platform to promote his latest shows before we dive into amusement park news from... Read more »
Legend is back with his review of Rise of the Resistance (no spoilers). What happens when Hyde and Legend play the role of Santa at your local park? We talk adding rides or changing policies at a bunch of parks across the country. Spoiler alert… sometimes we opted for more booze over more rides.
Don’t write this episode off just yet… some news is covered so regardless you’ll want to tune in for at least that. Otherwise, since there has been zero news Hyde invited his long-time friend Bryan (Twitter: @rockceratops) on the show to talk international coaster trips. No, don’t worry, this is not a trip report podcast,... Read more »
Legend is back and well the plan was to review Rise of the Resistance but that didn’t happen so naturally we talk about the next biggest topic – what happens when a major theme park fails to pay their power bill and got shut down. Hype level for Iron Gwazi is sky-high after Legend visited... Read more »
Hyde dials up Parkscope Joe to talk a little bit about everything but also a lot about IAAPA. Naturally when you get the two of them together a lot is said about drinks, which begs the question what would the the In The Loop signature drink?
With it being a slower news week – as in there was no real news – Kenny and Hyde turn the episode into one giant topic: ranking the Six Flags parks. While you might be able to guess how some of the list shakes out (spoiler alert: America is not #1) there are a few... Read more »
With the slow news week, Legend and Hyde tackle the topic of what park wins for having the best decade. Lots of good rides were added in the last 10 years, plenty of rides removed, and even parks that closed and reopened making the decision harder than you might think.
Kenny is back from his big California trip and we unpack everything from the trip including his first-ever visit to Disneyland. Then tackle the closure of La Feria in Mexico and the opening of American Dream.
Beard and Ranger are back with Hyde to talk about the second half of their big European trip. Does Expedition GeForce live up to the hype? What about Europa? Is it as good as people say? Listen to find out that and to hear Ranger pronounce all the strange German ride names. Who knew he... Read more »
If you haven’t been living under a rock this past week you can probably guess what was the big news we talked about. That’s right the new Hersheypark restaurant concept art! Doesn’t it look sweet? (Pun originally not intended). That and we touch on that little story about Six Flags trying to buy Cedar Fair.... Read more »
Legend, Kenny and Hyde are back and have cruise, Howl O Scream, and Illuminations/Skyliner stories. Then deep dive into Arrow and if they ever actually built good coasters before jumping into some great listener questions.
A little bit of everything this week as Legend and Hyde swap cruise stories, Kenny returns from Orlando ready to talk everything HHN, we try to uncover what is going on with SeaWorld, Clementon, & American Dream, and answer your burning theme park questions.
Legend is finally back after like 5 months in Europe and shares tales from both the parks he hit and the crazy cities he visited. Spoiler Alert: Unlike Ranger he feels Taron is a great ride. News is covered off and listen questions are answered. Most importantly (or least importantly) find out what a girthquake... Read more »
Kenny checks in from the road after visiting Canada’s Wonderland as part of the winning celebration for the In The Loop Fantasy Football league. No he didn’t win. He lost. And had to go to Bismarck (which by the way his punishment was featured in USA Today…) yet somehow he managed to join the winning... Read more »
What a year for Six Flags. What a year for Jim Reid-Anderson. We breakdown all the Six Flags additions, translate some names, probably get some facts wrong, and wonder why Six Flags St. Louis doesn’t get more love.
Worldwide show this week as we start with tackling the D23 news about the parks around the globe, then talk Six Flags’ project in Saudi Arabia where Hyde is overly confident the crazy record breaking coaster gets built. We break some news live on the show and then travel all over Europe as Ranger (with... Read more »
While Legend is doing who knows what in Amsterdam, Kenny and Hyde cover off on the news backlog of the last few weeks. Orion, Pantheon, Epic Universe, the 500 million waterpark additions for Cedar Fair and of course Kenny finds a way to sneak in some HHN topics. Ranger and Beard check-in from Europa-Park.