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. What we think happened, what could’ve happened, and what parks Six Flags will try to buy in the future. Another great week of listener questions to round out the show. But seriously though, the Hersheypark restaurant does look good.
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 is.
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 celebration too. Go figure. Poutine. Eh!
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 his hot takes) and Beard tell us about their European mega trip.
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.
Clint Novak fills the host seat as he talks about more then 10 years of podcasting with In the Loop. He is joined by some past and present ITL family members!
Final thoughts on FreeRT, trip reports, recent news items and Parkscope Joe tags along because someone need to record the show for us.