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Thrill Seekers

By The LogRide App Team
A theme park podcast where Park enthusiasts uncover the Travel Tips, Secrets, and People behind the themed entertainment industry
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Travel Tips for Alton Towers
Tune in to here John talk about his trip to Alton Towers and the Scotland Whiskey Dark Ride while he was on vacation Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
01:00:17
April 09, 2022
LogRide App adds ParkPals
Watch on YT: https://youtu.be/X9tx0JfEOyc Get the app and videos at: https://logrideapp.com/parkpals/share Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
20:34
March 12, 2022
Look inside American Coaster Enthusiasts
We are I'm honored to have Amber Lightbody, Southwest Regional Rep for American Coaster Enthusiasts [00:20] The role of the regional rep [02:30] Amber’s origin story, when did you know you were interested in the park [04:45] The school project where she found American Coaster Enthusiasts #RideWithUs [08:00] Family and the Parks [12:45] Parks around Colorado [16:00] General thoughts on ACE Events [21:00] Other passions within ACE [23:00] How to get involved Follow ACE Southwest: https://www.aceonline.org/members/group.aspx?id=88393 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACESouthwest/ ~Regional Rep~ Amber J. Lightbody Assistant Regional Rep - Kevin E. Knapp & Kevin Manwarren
24:29
February 19, 2022
Theme Park Hunting
Thrill Seekers Podcast is honored to have Hunter from On the Hunt Podcast and Theme Park Hunting for another Social Spotlight What on YT: https://youtu.be/dy0SSW5LKQ4 [01:00] Let's start with Hunter’s YT channel - starting in 2017 #ThemeParkHunting  [04:00] #OrlandoFreefall  What If vs TPH productions (I like it’s split off) [05:45] #IceBreaker If you missed the interview with Will on launching IceBreaker: https://youtu.be/aEV37xxI48c [10:50] Origin Story - First coaster at age 3 (Coaster challenge podcast) [16:20] Be Brave Challenge - Regional rep. Thrills United [23:15] Behind the Scene creating the “What If” series https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6MRgqSTTL16TYp3R_dEFg1unDf6VVj88 [34:00] Rewind back to #IronGwazi [37:00] ConectedByCoaster Story Follow Hunter: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThemeParkHunting/ https://www.youtube.com/c/TPHProductionss/ (Off Ride) https://www.instagram.com/themeparkhunting_/ https://twitter.com/ThemeParkHuntng Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-hunt/id1557156671 Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
43:47
February 12, 2022
[BONUS Money Monday] M1 Finance Cash Back with Brendon Evans
Disclaimer, this Bonus Social Spotlight is a bit off topic targeting travel tacking We are honored to have Brendan of YT Brendan Evens - Watch on YT: https://youtu.be/0W3OWxUW4_s [00:55] M1 Finance Overview #M1Finance M1 Finance 2-Year Review (The Good, The Bad, and The Rating) https://youtu.be/F9sDWrxbLfo [02:20] M1 Invest – John follows the simple path to wealth strategy (including Custodial) [03:35] M1 Spend - Blend of a checking account and an escrow account [05:00] M1 Credit Card #CashBack https://youtu.be/pQDETiS357I Read more on John CashBack: https://www.parkswithpoints.com/p/cashback.html [08:00] Leveraging M1 Spend to auto pay your CCs in full every month [08:50] Bonus credit card limitations [15:50] M1 Spend Smart Transfers Please jump over to Brendan’s channel to dive in more - Channel links: TY: https://www.youtube.com/c/BrendanEvan IG: https://www.instagram.com/brendan_fitnessandmoney Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes, details and links.
28:51
February 07, 2022
Feb 2022 QandA - Trip Insurance, Logo, M1 and Past Trips
Catch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pCSFJE1hxpw This months highlighted questions: [00:15] Trip Insurance  [01:45] Why doesn't your logo have a coaster? [02:25] M1 Finance Update #M1Finance #Brandon Evans Link to the Video: https://youtu.be/0W3OWxUW4_s [02:50] Clarification on Public Transportation arrive later [03:45] Log a past trip on #LogRideApp Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Have a question? Contact us on the Socials, record a questions or submit a questions at https://Questions.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
05:47
February 05, 2022
Shooting IoA with Thrills and Magic [Social Spotlight]
Welcome to the Thrill Seekers Podcast for another Social Spotlight, I’m honored to have Thrills and Magic “Sharing my adventures through a lens.” YT: https://youtu.be/n4iHheDdMu8 Podcast: www.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com We are about to jump in the queue at #Velasacoaster Coaster 164 for him #RideWithACE https://www.instagram.com/p/CWoIx0cLMsX/ Home park: Six Flags Great Adventure #SFGA https://youtu.be/f4b16ydC16M [05:00] Large statue 4 Velociraptors - What are you looking for in the shot? [14:15] Raptors running after the speeding train Follow him at: https://www.instagram.com/thrillsandmagic/ https://www.youtube.com/c/thrillsandmagic Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
44:16
January 29, 2022
Launching Ice Breaker with Will [Behind the Turnstile]
We are honored to have Will, a Rides Technician from SeaWorld Orlando, on the show to talk about Ice Breaker and the upcoming public “Launch” YT: https://youtu.be/aEV37xxI48c [01:30] Origin Story and how it got into the industry [04:00] Day in the Life of a Rides Technician  [6:00] Example testing #Mako - “fire up” till “green sheet” for ops at #SeaWorldOrlando [14:00] Launching Ice Breaker [15:00] Will’s 2021 Ice Breaker ride count [16:00] Maintaining an unopened attraction [22:00] How you would chock and evac a train [28:00] Will’s thoughts on the ride: both front and back seat [30:00] Sea World’s new coasters [33:00] Trips [38:00] Most visited park that isn’t your home park - #IoA Links to connect with Will: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willthush/ https://www.instagram.com/willthush/ https://twitter.com/willthush   Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
52:32
January 22, 2022
Joshua an Entomologist from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom [Behind The Turnstiles]
Links to everything are available on our website https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com YT: https://youtu.be/Azy38OQ0-yE Welcome to the Thrill Seekers Podcast Behind the Turnstiles, I’m honored to have Joshua - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California, between San Francisco and Sacramento [00:00] What is Entomologist and why does #SFDK employ them [01:30] Second habitat in North America [02:00] Why Discovery Kingdom isn’t the normal Six Flags park [04:00] Origin Story [06:00] Day in the Life of an Animal Care Specialist [09:00] Getting ready to bring back the animal encounters IG: dolphin/graph pictures https://www.instagram.com/p/CYqA6Jkrbri/ [13:30] Ride over and highlights for the park [10:15] Joshua’s Coaster Enthusiast turning point [20:00] Coaster Trips [23:00] Favorite ACE Landmark Coaster [26:00] Winterfest at California Great America [33:00] Parting tips when visiting Six Flags Discovery Kingdom You can follow Joshua on Instagram @the_bug_catcher https://www.instagram.com/the_bug_catcher/ Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes w/ links. You can catch the latest with Justin and Cardin over at www.logrideapp.com or John over at ParksWithPoints.com
35:34
January 15, 2022
Jan 2022 QandA - Direct Flight and LogRideApp Manufacture Stats
Catch us at https://www.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for links to all the show notes and information on subscribing Catch it on YT: https://youtu.be/62U9TivymyM This months highlighted questions: [00:35] Leveraging https://www.google.com/travel/ and the “Explore” option to find Direct Flights leaving from more than one airport  [01:45] Walk an example clicking the [+] to add additional airports and stops of “non-stops only” [05:00] I missed the manufacturing stats, when do they come out? [06:30] Clarification on the “Goals” episode Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Have a question? Contact us on the Socials, record a questions or submit a questions at https://Questions.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
10:55
January 08, 2022
2022 Goals - Happy New Years
Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
07:51
January 01, 2022
Social Spotlight with FullTimeCoasterTour
Welcome to the Thrill Seekers Podcast for another Social Spotlight, I’m honored to have IG 1ride.at.a.time - YT Fulltime Coaster Tour Watch the interview on YT: https://youtu.be/IsoNcLm52rk 02:45 - Origin Story 07:30 - Home Park 12:30 - Season Pass Planning 17:00 - What souvenirs do you tend to go for when you live on the road? 18:45 - New Park Planning 21:00 - Favorite Park 27:20 - Nerd out on #Schwarzkopf 32:00 - National Parks You can follow them at: IG: https://www.instagram.com/1ride.at.a.time FB: https://www.facebook.com/1ride.at.a.time YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/FullTimeCoasterTour Website: https://www.rvtheming.com/ Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
37:06
December 25, 2021
Park Design with Anthony Marinakis from WhiteWater
Links to everything are available on our website https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com​ Anthony Marinakis LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/anthony-marinakis-46580b59 Outline 00:00​ #ThrillSeekersPodcast Welcome 02:30 Favorite project 07:00 How design leads to park flow 07:45 Starting in landscaping design 09:00 How #WhiteWaterWest products have grown 10:00 New product for #MountOlympus in Wisconsin Dells 13:45 Planning the best path to maximize the experience 15:45 Example of challenges retrofitting slides for cruise ships 20:00 Examples of how to theme a water slide 23:50 How to deal with restrictions 25:00 Some examples of fun theming to create 27:00 Anthony's favorite attraction types 29:45 How rewarding the job is 31:00 Parting Wisdom: Take feedback "stings" to make the products better Thanks for tuning in..  See you next week. Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com​ for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at https://logrideapp.com​ or John over at https://www.ParksWithPoints.com
33:24
December 18, 2021
Meet Justin at Busch Gardens Tampa
Welcome to Season 2 and meet Justin who will be joining the Podcast Team. [01:00] The LogRide App origin story: YT: https://youtu.be/Kk-mrbBh95U Audio: https://anchor.fm/thrillseekerspodcast/episodes/Meet-your-host-Cardin-eprqt9/a-a4hcj9r [02:20] When Justin started seeking Thrills [04:00] Justin's first Thrill Ride - #Montu [05:20] Do you consider yourself an enthusiast? [07:30] His Ice Skating family tradition Walk around Bush Gardens [10:40] #BushGardensTampa park overview and Justin's favorite attractions [15:00] Rope Drop [27:00] Back half of the Park [31:00] When Justin started combining his hobby of #ThemeParks with software development [37:00] What is impressing Justin in the Industry Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
43:05
December 11, 2021
Dec 2021 Q&A - LogRide Sub-types, Points Stacking, Coaster Only Mode
Welcome to the Dec Q&A Show - YT here: https://youtu.be/N7WbiMwb0Sk  This months highlighted questions: [00:20] Q1: Can I track just one sub-types, like Dark Rides? #LogRideApp (In person question from #IAAPA) IAAPA Recap: https://anchor.fm/thrillseekerspodcast/episodes/IAAPA-Synopsize-e1alk5p/a-a6uv6ah [04:30] Q2: Are Six Flags Season Passes now a membership? Past Show on the Six Flags Season Pass (#SixFlagsSeasonPass) Changes: https://anchor.fm/thrillseekerspodcast/episodes/Six-Flags-Season-Pass-Changes-e1879v5/a-a4m54n3 [08:00] Q3: @rookie.riders asks, Is there a way to make the progress bar only for coasters? [11:44] Q4: Best Black Friday Points Deal you got? Have a question? Contact us on the Socials, record a questions or submit a questions at https://QuestionsThrillSeekersPodcast.com Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
15:58
December 04, 2021
Sharing the Holiday Spirit
Crossover with Paul from the Trimmed & Stapled podcast reviewing Christmas in the Parks Please download and follow Paul at: https://www.125rollercoaster.com/ Podcast RSS: https://www.trimmedandstapledpodcast.com/feed.xml IG: https://www.instagram.com/125rollercoaster/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/125rollercoaster/ Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. Prefer YT: https://youtu.be/RQcA2Ja3fE8
40:17
November 27, 2021
IAAPA Synopsize
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42:07
November 20, 2021
On Location - IAAPA Day 3 Thoughts
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11:50
November 19, 2021
On Location - IAAPA Day 2 Thoughts
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14:51
November 18, 2021
On Location - IAAPA Day 1 Thoughts
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13:60
November 17, 2021
Nov 2021 Q&A
Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. [0:25] Welcome Justin, #LogRideApp Developer  [2:20] Add past attractions to LogRide App Trips [LogBook calendar is a Pro features)    [5:20] Additional example of back dating a full water park trip    [5:45] Changes to the logbook for late night events like #HHN2021 (3am EOD change)        Ref link to full HHN (not HHR) Show: https://youtu.be/jW6KKWT9BoU [7:40] Have you ever wasted your money on a Park Season Pass? [12:42] Move LogRide to a new Phone    [14:50] Sync LogRide between a phone and a tablet     [15:20] Sync Logride between Apple watch and iPhone [15:55] Favorite Haunt Attraction Have a question? Contact us on the Socials, record a questions or submit a questions at https://QuestionsThrillSeekersPodcast.com You can catch the latest with Cardin (and Justin) over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
23:32
November 06, 2021
Virtual Coasters - Get started with VR
Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Can't make it to the park? We get our park fix in #VR #VRCoasters #GoogleCardboard https://arvr.google.com/cardboard Goliath Lift Hill Walk https://youtu.be/9m8bN9z-OeA Pirates of the Deep Sea Lights On Tour Six Flags Fiesta Texas https://youtu.be/JqZ6ZYMbJUQ JohnYChen YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/johnychen/about Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
08:02
October 30, 2021
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2021
Watch it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jW6KKWT9BoU [00:30] Quick background on HHN [03:00] Ticketing and the Ticket Options [09:00] RIP Tour(s) [12:15] Costs and John's sticker shock [16:00] Rides during the event [19:00] How the Six Flags Haunts are different [22:30] Our line experiences - wait times [24:30] Our rankings and thought on the houses [1:00:00] Wrap up Links Referenced: https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com https://logrideapp.com Passed interview on weight times: YT: https://youtu.be/eU8oX8UObHs  YT Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75MvimDUC0ARXuXl_3Oku4f5Taggo0UW Podcast: https://anchor.fm/thrillseekerspodcast/episodes/Launching-Rise-of-Resistance-Virtual-Queues-at-Disney-er10cb Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
01:04:48
October 09, 2021
Oct 2021 Q&A
Links to everything are available on our website https://www.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BD08XL2rFiI [00:30] FYI - John monthly point review is delayed a few days [01:45] Are the meal plans worth it? [06:00] Why do you include National Parks on https://www.ParksWithPoints.com ? [07:45] On the PWP Maps can you hide Water Parks? Links mentioned: Six Flags Junkies Season Pass Changes: https://youtu.be/idj8qKER11s?t=180 Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
13:41
October 02, 2021
Six Flags Season Pass Changes
Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. [00:50] #SixFlags Discounts are Coming email and the deal [01:50] 2020 Season pass and why Six Flags was AMAZING [03:00] The pain for people in the middle of 2 parks - Season Pass are not ONE PARK [04:10] Prices for season pass when up [05:00] Meal plan are home park only [06:10] Target marketing on the meal plans in the past [06:40] Flash Pass add on changes [11:00] Could you get a deal canceling your membership? [11:50] WNY Coaster on the Future of Six Flags Links for this Episode: Six Flags Junkies #SFGAmJunkies: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeaERL8HqsWfV8lYaWw4wXA St Louis: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272983247284077 (FYI: I'm a mod) WNY Coasters #WNYCoasters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP04EXKDBMPhbbTZ1KIY08w
28:08
September 18, 2021
Plan your Season Passes
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7LQ-RecneKw [01:23] Off Year - Why we don't have all the passes all the time [02:30] Overlap you Passes - Getting the rest of the year free [03:45] Overlap Meal Plan [05:20] Chain Park Map, please make a copy for yourself   https://www.parkswithpoints.com/p/trips.html [06:20] Example card to get get one pass free   https://www.parkswithpoints.com/p/where-do-i-start.html [7:20] Refresher on Cash Offset - Pay yourself back   For more information: https://www.parkswithpoints.com/2021/03/cash-offset-what-to-do-when-you-cant.html [11:00] Why I didn't use my Chase points to pay the whole balance [11:30] Stacking deals to earn additional Cashback   For more information on stacking [12:10] Why Sign on Bonuses are the best   Read more: https://www.parkswithpoints.com/p/where-do-i-start.html [13:00] Breaking into payments for no additional cost [15:15] Flexible to charge the balance at any time to complete a sign on bonus [15:45] Recap the full example Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
20:36
August 21, 2021
Six Flags over Mid America - Part 1
Round table on Six Flags over Mid America Thanks to: Stan @ Six Flags Over Mid America Appreciation Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188627476595610 John @ Six Flags St Louis Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272983247284077 Host John #ParksWithPoints - https://www.ParksWithPoints.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkswithpoints Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
51:57
June 26, 2021
Holiwood Nights 2021
Thanks to #DestinationThrills for reviewing #HoliwoodNights2021 and giving us an overview of Holiday World. Follow him at YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/DestinationThrills IG: https://www.instagram.com/destinationthrills Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinationThrills Day 1 - Friday [00:00] Welcome [02:00] Overview of Holiday World    Destination Thrills Top 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8MNf7fr8aQ [05:00] Registration [06:30] Food Review [10:30] Water Coaster ERT [16:30] Coaster Review and more ERT [27:00] Flat Rides [31:00] Kiddie Coaster Credit Day 2 - Saturday [32:00] Park Opening [33:00] Walk Backs [36:00] More on food and Vegetation options [40:00] Park Closing and hold for ERT [42:00] Voyage ERT - The Main Event [51:00] Logistics and Hotel Options [59:00] Closing Thoughts and Ideas Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
01:03:44
June 19, 2021
Six Flags 50th Recap
Round table on thoughts and impressions from #SixFlagsStLouis #SFSL50th event weekend. Prefer YouTube? - Link here: https://youtu.be/QTgdR0LOo8Q Thanks to: Six Flags St Louis Junkies @John and @Ashley in the Chat Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272983247284077 Steven - Thrill Maxx YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPGAv4Ih8VMLwX09WnS5vA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1018569111685546 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrill_maxx/ Tom and Tee - Show Me Coaster YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWT4aZWYl8qA5uOfEbctLwA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShowMeCoasters Travis #CoasterDude Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Coasterdude and Brian #MrSixFlags Host John #ParksWithPoints - https://www.ParksWithPoints.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkswithpoints Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
01:05:13
June 12, 2021
Midwest Park Trips
Join Thrill Maxx, Show Me Coasters, and Six Flags St. Louis Junkies for a round-table on weekend trips you can take right here in the Midwest. Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GmxY4acFd7M Tonight we talked: [1:00] Worlds of Fun #WorldsOfFun Check out Show Me Coasters Trip: https://youtu.be/hmXvVvDm5Eg [36:00] Reference show on #SixFlagsStLouis and #SilverDollarCity YT: https://youtu.be/DNSqMcMYjeg Podcast: https://anchor.fm/thrillseekerspodcast/episodes/TSP014---Missouri-Opening-Weekends-Recap-etjo1a [36:30] Six Flags Great America / Hurricane Harbor Check out the SFGRm Junkies Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2328379897405728 [40:45] Holiday World  [53:00] Indiana Beach Steve - Thrill Maxx YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPGAv4Ih8VMLwX09WnS5vA Thrill Maxx Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1018569111685546 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrill_maxx/ Tom and Tee - Show Me Coaster YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWT4aZWYl8qA5uOfEbctLwA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShowMeCoasters
01:08:59
May 29, 2021
Thrill Maxx - Social Spotlight
Welcome Steven from Thrill Maxx YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPGAv4Ih8VMLwX09WnS5vA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1018569111685546 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thrill_maxx/ Host John #ParksWithPoints - https://www.ParksWithPoints.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkswithpoints Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
50:16
May 15, 2021
Zero Credits Remaining - Social Spotlight
Social Spotlight with AJ of Zero Credits Remaining #ZeroCreditsRemaining on the show to nerd out on Parks and Coasters YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/zerocreditsremaining Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zerocreditsremaining Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShockwaveSFGAM We talked about: Who is your favorite Megaman character? AJ's YouTube Origin story and how he found his niche Music ZCR top 3 before 2020 1. #Maverick 2. #MysticTimbers 3. #StormChaser Home Park: Six Flags Great America in Chicago #SFGMa Talked around other parks in the area including my home park of Six Flags St Louis #SFSL Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, Star, Like, Subscribe, and Review. Head over to http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and show notes.
54:58
May 01, 2021
April Question and Answer
Interested in posting questions for the show? Let us know http://questions.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Solo #QandA: Q: Why direct flights? Referenced https://www.flightconnections.com Interview with #CanobieCoaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HwM95VS0lY&list=PL75MvimDUC0AakMljrMn0Go0-_BuojLSm&index=3&t=420s Q: How can I use Points for #NickelodeonUniverse and/or #Kalarari Referenced Pay yourself Back method https://www.parkswithpoints.com/cashback Q: Six Flags meal plan worth it? It depends, talk options Q: I only go to my home park, are points worth it? Referenced https://www.parkswithpoints.com/p/where-do-i-start.html Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Interested in posting questions for the show? Let us know http://questions.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
08:58
April 17, 2021
Missouri Opening Weekends Recap
We talk Park #OpeningWeekend(s) for #SixFlagStLouis and #SilverDollarCity Thanks to: Six Flags St louis Junkies Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272983247284077  Steven - Thrill Maxx YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPGAv4Ih8VMLwX09WnS5vA Link to his Talk Around the Park Playlist: https://youtu.be/QwLv-S_hZOQ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1018569111685546 Tom and Tee - Show Me Coaster YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWT4aZWYl8qA5uOfEbctLwA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShowMeCoasters Travis #CoasterDude Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Coasterdude and Brian #MrSixFlags Host John #ParksWithPoints - https://www.ParksWithPoints.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkswithpoints Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
01:05:49
March 27, 2021
March Question and Answers
Solo, John takes on a few questions summitted at Questions.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Q: When to pay cash vs points when looking for a hotel More information - ParksWithPoints.com/Hilton Q: What to do for admission or upgrades if you can't use Points More information - ParksWithPoints.com/CashBack Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
10:19
March 24, 2021
Facebook LIVE Six Flags St Louis Junkies with Show Me Coasters
Huge thanks to @Six Flags St. Louis Junkies Facebook Group for all the questions and @ShowMeCoasters for the Round-table Discussion It was fun to get excited for the 50th Anniversary opening weekend at #SFSL50th Interested in SFSL - Join #SFSLJunkies on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/272983247284077 Follow @ShowMeCoasters on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShowMeCoasters/ The #ThrillSeekersPodcast is also available in your podcast player of choice (please subscribe, like, and review) - Head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes with links
58:42
March 12, 2021
Thrill Seekers News Feb 27 2021
Catch us at https://www.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for links to all the show notes and information on subscribing How is it going? John documented my U-Turn Texas Trip over at ParksWithPoints.com - When from only spending money on car/food to spending lots on money on tickets and Food https://www.parkswithpoints.com/2021/02/feb-2021-fiesta-fest-trip-report.html #LogRide news - Events #ParkTrips [13:00] John's next trip is opening weekend Six Flags St Louis [16:30] Fun Spot Orlando/ Orlando StarFlyer. America’s tallest swing ride 450ft (137m). Beat by Bollywood SkyFlyer at Bollywood Parks Dubai at 460ft. (140m) https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/en/attractions/bollywood-skyflyer #ParkNews [21:00] Kentucky Kingdom purchased by Hershend Family Entertainment ---- (Herschend owns Silver Dollar City, Dollywood, Wild Adventures, [and water parks associated with each amusement park] https://www.kentuckykingdom.com/news/Press-Event-2021 [24:15] Texas Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park is permanently closed as of February 22, 2021 - America's Last SCAD Tower (https://gojump.com/) Guest of the Show Canobie Coaster’s Review: https://youtu.be/OWNrXblT0iw [27:00] Earnings SIX (Six Flags) - FUN (Cedar Fair) #DiggingIn [30:00] Sea World - John upgraded to the Platinum pass so how can I get the most out of the 11 parks? https://seaworldentertainment.com/our-brands/ Swapping out Bush Gardens for Hershey - When are the new rides opening up in Orlando? [36:00] Theme Park University https://themeparkuniversity.com Favorite Articles - MGM Grand Adventures (MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV) https://themeparkuniversity.com/extinct-attractions/mgm-grand-adventures-part-1-lost-in-the-shuffle/ Hard Rock Park - Myrtle Beach, SC https://themeparkuniversity.com/extinct-attractions/hard-rock-park-1-the-birth-of-the-worlds-first-rock-n-roll-theme-park/ #Impressed This is your cheers segment - Someone, something that stood out that you want to call out as amazing - like the digging in we don’t tell each-other till the show [42:00] Park Pros https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrpCBQ1dzQVt6vCHMKF01g https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/1358537097334951938 Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
58:42
February 27, 2021
Print My Ride [Rewind]
In this rewind we are bringing back Matt Schmotzer so we can have him back on the show for an update [01:00] Grew up going to Cedar Point every year [04:10] How he started printing building a fiberglass StarCraft outfit [06:00] His senior project: Automatic pizza slicer [11:10] The start of 3D printing a rollercoaster [14:10] Gen 1 [19:20] Working but the lift [23:00] Picked Invertigo Rollercoaster and why [40:00] How you can split up the models to print in smaller pieces Check him out online: https://www.facebook.com/Print-My-Ride-Detroit-298431900645592/ https://www.facebook.com/Print-My-Ride-Detroit-298431900645592/ https://www.instagram.com/print_my_ride www.etsy.com/shop/PrintMyRideDetroit Subscribe, like, or review the podcast in your podcast player of choice. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at LogRideApp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
01:00:00
February 24, 2021
Launching Rise of Resistance Virtual Ques
Harrison is back to to talk about his job at DOCC at job at #Disney​ - by his most unique, and one that people utilize every visit but probably never think about the people behind it Today we are going to talk about: Q - First, where did you work and what does that group do? Q - How accurate are the wait times? Q - How do you calculate wait times? Q - How does virtual queue work? Q - How Disney Calculates wait times FYI, #SWGE​ - Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
01:01:59
February 20, 2021
Tips to maximize your park trips with CanobieCoaster
Time for a Social Spotlight: Today we have Mike from #CanobieCoaster, an amazing YouTube channel, to talk travel tips and trick so you can make the most of your visits. Follow @CanobieCoaster at: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8lkxr2Oncfako8CpQ3GAA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanobieCoaster Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/canobie_coaster Looking back I know I have missed some parks because of poor planning or completely missed things just because I didn’t know. Today we pick up tips from the master: [03:30] Mike has over 200 parks in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe, UAE, and Japan [04:41] #IronRattler lift hill programing change, it now powers over the top from Mike’s video: https://youtu.be/1ecBDm6aPCU [06:30] #ParkTravelTips [07:00] #PickingFlights Why you might want to fly into an airport farther away [08:15] When to Fly vs Drive [07:30] When to book the Hotel [13:50] Hypothetical Holiday Nights 2021 Example - all 3 of us are going so let's talk options and pros/cons  #ParkPacking [17:22] What to pack [24:00] Onsite benefits of staying on property and if it’s worth it [26:45] Tickets / Passes [28:05] Skip-the-line passes, when to get them [31:03] Which rides to prioritize? [32:25] Quick review of www.queue-times.com and how Mike uses it to plan [35:10] Rope drop strategies [41:00] International tip on public transportation International, sorry we ran out of time but post any questions in the comments and we will add to a list for the next show Thanks for tuning in.. I don’t have near 200 parks but hope you picked up some tips to help grow your park count. See you next week. Subscribe, like, subscribe, and review to the show in your podcast player of choice https://www.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links.
47:08
February 17, 2021
Thrill Seekers Show [Edited - LIVE]
#LogRide news - New iOS update    Combined timeline and time machine into new Park History feature    Apple Watch updates     Attraction Details    Haunt logging    Shortcuts - check in Park Opening Dates starting to get announced - ** ALL DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE ** Hersheypark, April 2nd Dollywood, March 13th Cedar Point, May 14th - and all the Cedar Fair parks have tentative dates Canada’s Wonderland, May 14th Kings Dominion, May 22nd Kennywood, May 8th Six Flags St. Louis, March 20th Six Flags Great Adventure, March 1st Six Flags America, May 1st Silver Dollar City, March 20th ** 17th they moved due to social media ‘if this post reaches 6,000 likes - it got over 9K Ocean City amusement park damaged in boardwalk fire https://6abc.com/ocean-city-boardwalk-fire-playlands-castaway-cove-jersey-shore-new/10154162/ Fire erupts on Popeye and Blutos Bilge Rat Barges at Universal Orlando’s Islands Of Adventure The fire broke out near the back half of the ride Silverwood posted train and rail pics or stunt pilot https://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/rides/stunt-pilot.php What are you digging into? Themeparx.com (Cardin's favorite site for construction updates. Especially international parks) Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at logrideapp.com or John over at https://ParksWithPoints.com
35:28
February 15, 2021
Anne takes us 'In the Queue' at Six Flags Great Adventure
Links to everything are available on our website https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Today we are going to do a deep dive into one park and I’m lucky to have Anne with me so welcome to the show. [01:00] Anne's Background and what's the best Camera for going to the Park [03:20] John talks about how this parks is going to fit into his AllSF2021 plan https://www.parkswithpoints.com/2020/11/2021AllSF.html #FirstThrills - When did you start seeking Thrills? [03:40] #ThrillSeekersParkPtich - SF Great Adventure Pitch (Overview) [07:20] #LogRideParkStats - How many rides of what type, any differentiating characteristic [09:10] Reviewed the Safari [15:40] #ParkWalk [23:00] #FavoriteRide Nitro [[24:00] #RopeDrop - Low capacity rides that you need to go to first or best plan for beating the crowds Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at logrideapp.com or John over at ParksWithPoints.com
33:52
February 06, 2021
Thrill Seekers Show Jan 30 2021
Links to everything are available on our website https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com [01:30] John's planning a Texas weekend trip              https://www.parkswithpoints.com/2021/01/lets-plan-ace-fiesta-fest-feb-20.html [02:10] LogRide Android 4.0               http://logrideapp.com [03:30] #ThemeParkNews #Velocicoaster testing with people              Check out @MidwayMayhem vid https://youtu.be/iJiDAS07X7s?t=46 #JerseyDevil got topped off              [07:00] Six Flags official vid https://youtu.be/z-0xx6nbBd4?t=56 #GentingSkyWorlds              Google Maps: https://g.page/20th-century-fox-world #SixFlagsDriveThru             [13:25] Will they stick around? What are you digging into? #BollywoodParksDubai             [17:11] https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com #IndianaBeach            [21:49] John got season passes            Talked about the Triple Loop            https://www.indianabeach.com/ Thrill Seekers Spotlight Cardin called out #TheDisneyDish https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/ [31:00] John called out #ZeroCreditsRemaining @ZeroCreditsRemaining           YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9zD5-IFf2zhSChbgrF9gg           IG: https://www.instagram.com/zerocreditsremaining/ [40:00] John tries to guilt Cardin into adding park URLs within the Explore function #LogRideApp #PWPTripPlanning Thanks for tuning in.. See you next week. Subscribe to the show in your podcast tool of choice, star, like, subscribe, and review. Like always you can head over to https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com for all the links to the socials, past shows, and of course show notes details and links. You can catch the latest with Cardin over at https://logrideapp.com or John over at https://www.ParksWithPoints.com
54:44
February 04, 2021
Meet your host John
Links to everything are available on our website https://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com [08:48] When John started to get into coasters [19:26] All his vacations starting to revolve around around his sister [23:00] John talks about how he is scared of drop towers and the huge swings [32:02] John 'says' he wouldn't just stop at pizza joint just to pick up a credit [36:00] Touch on Water Park in Indonesia and Natural Parks outside US [38:20] Waterslide at the Atlantis in the Bahamas                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux_vr3IF3xU (sample vid) [43:24] Disney trip with kids and the magic [44:10] Reason John starts travel hacking [45:10] John has a goal to go to ALL the Six Flags parks in 2021 [49:05] Review a sample https://www.ParksWithPoints.com trip south to Texas Interested in coming on the show? Let us know https://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you would like to follow John, he blogs at https://www.ParksWithPoints.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? https://logrideapp.com
51:28
January 23, 2021
Meet your host Cardin
Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
50:06
January 16, 2021
Welcome to The Thrill Seekers
Links to everything are available on our website http://ThrillSeekersPodcast.com  Interested in coming on the show? Let us know http://Contact.ThrillSeekersPodcast.com If you don’t have the Log Ride App what are you waiting for? http://logrideapp.com
06:16
January 09, 2021