It's fun to visit theme parks any time of the year, but there's something a bit more special about visting them around Halloween.
We love Halloween here at the Original Theme Park Podcast! We love it so much, that this is the first of three shows dedicated to the spookiest time of year.
This week's show starts out with a bit of a shocker! You'll have to listen to the first 30-seconds to see what we mean!
After the guys have a few minutes to process what happened, they discuss a story in the news about a man who died after partipating in a roach and worm eating contest. The contest was very similar to what many parks do during their Hallowen Haunt events. Will this have any affect on what the parks do thoughout October?
Mike and EB also talk about how Kings Island is selling off parts of "Son of Beast." Is the price too high? Who would buy such a thing? And who actually came up with this idea? The guys have answers to all of those questions.
Mike also has a trip report from Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He also had a chance to talk with Scott Gasparich, the Vice President of Entertainment for the park about what it takes to put on a massive Halloween Haunt like Howl-O-Scream.
Plus, you'll hear what it sounded like when Mike and Greg walked though one of the most popular mazes... Deadline.