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116: Your Love is Like a Rollercoaster, Baby, Baby



Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle as we freefall into a bumpy ride of amusement park trivia. Rides, food, parks and more! Chris is back from the press preview event of the new addition to the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando (Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), and tells us all about the tricks and technology in this new era of amusement parks. Karen shares her very extensive rollercoaster experience and how binaural sound almost made her pee. And it's time for a round of "ROLLERCOASTER? Or HEAVY METAL ALBUM?" And whet your appetite with the amusement park food invention quiz.

ALSO: Clam the clam.

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 19 seconds

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Reader Comments (7)

Oh man...Karen describing Disney's Alien Encounter takes me back. I was lucky enough to enjoy the attraction before they shut it down, and as a horror fan I loved it. But I can definitely see how it was too intense for Disney. My mother cried through it because it was so realistic!

June 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCody

I went to Disney World a few years ago and they had a ride similar to what Karen was describing. Instead of it being a scary alien, it was Stitch from Lilo and Stitch that they teleported into the tube at the center of the room. There were definitely some folks crying at the end of it all. It's scary to be strapped in like that and feel like there is something breathing behind you!

June 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'm a big fan of amusement parks and loved this episode. The Pronto Pup is not a corn dog, though. It's a hot dog on a stick dipped in a flour-based batter instead of a corn meal-based batter.

June 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I would like to partially retract my previous comment re: Pronto Pups. There is some corn meal in the Pronto Pup batter but at a lower ratio than in standard corn dog batter. The biggest thing is that Pronto Pup is a brand name and not just a regional name for corn dogs. Corn dogs can also be found in some of the same places as Pronto Pups.

June 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

"Neon" is also a shade of blue and a compact car.

June 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEm Space

Six Flags Over Texas is/was (I haven't been in ages) sectioned off into countries so that you could visit each of the six countries/flags. So, as a kid I would stand with one foot in Mexico and one in Spain. I thought this was the funniest thing ever!

July 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendi

The alien ride described IS still at Disney themed as "Stitch Escapes" or something like that. I took my 4-year-old on it, because it was STITCH. Definitely too scary for the kids who are into Stitch. ha

January 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

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