Mon, 1 September 2014
This summer has been a wild ride (or, more literally, wild rides). As Labor Day weekend symbolically closes the summer with one final weekend of theme park rides and water park slides, this episode marks the conclusion of our Theme Park Summer. To wrap up the season, we invited Glen Nelson of High Adventure to join us for a last look at Theme Parks with a focus on Lake Compounce, the longest-running theme park in the nation. He brings along a great theme song for all thrill ride lovers, “Rollercoaster”, written by Todd Howard and included on the first High Adventure album, Acoustic Prog Pop. In a bonus electronic-M, Geography expert (and Ear Bud) Greg Fields locates Holiday World and Indiana Beach.
PLUS: JediShua reveals controversy in the world of animated animals. Audible offers a deal on R.A. Salvatore’s collection of Dungeons & Dragons stories, The Legend of Drizzt (FREE). Space travel may get a boost by the Quantum Vacuum Plasma Thruster (called “the impossible engine” by some; pronounced “pthhgt” by others).
Leave us your voicemail at (209) TR-TRDad or (209) 878-7323 or send us an electronic-M to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com, post on our Facebook, or tweet us on Twitter. We will be closing out the summer season next week, so it’s time to let your amusement park memories be heard!