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TPI editor Robert Niles on Frommers.com podcast

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Published: July 3, 2007 at 12:31 PM

I just wanted to pass along a link to an interview I did this week about theme parks which is running on Frommers.com's travel podcast.

http://www.frommers.com/articles/4502.html

(Frommers, for those who don't know, is a huge travel guidebook publisher. I've been using their New York and San Francisco with Kids guides, plus their Yosemite guide, to help plan my non-theme park trips this year.)

Hope you'll take a listen.

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on July 3, 2007 at 12:48 PM
Good!
From Joshua Counsil on July 3, 2007 at 4:50 PM
Interesting interview.

I gotta say, Robert - I did not expect your voice to sound like that. I was expecting something more James Earl Jones-esque.

I hope I meet you at a bar sometime so we can talk theme parks all night (drinks on me).

From Robert Niles on July 3, 2007 at 7:18 PM
Actually, when I did the interview, I had had surgery on my hand the day before (let's just say that if I want fresh-cut french fries in the future, I'm going to In-N-Out), so I'm going to blame the Vicodin and my lousy phone for my vocal tone.

Even though it was pretty much what I sound like... ;-)

From Anthony Murphy on July 3, 2007 at 9:37 PM
You are the voice of the Nick Hotel tour right?
From Robert Niles on July 3, 2007 at 9:42 PM
Yes, but I shot that the day of my sister's wedding, so I was also under stress.

See, I *always* have an excuse for my squeaky voice!

From Erik Yates on July 4, 2007 at 5:38 AM
Good stuff.
Robert, ya know you have an open invite to be on another theme park podcast any time you want.
From Barbara Boyer on July 4, 2007 at 6:24 AM
Great interview! I did not realize you are an academian as well as a theme park expert! I enjoyed the discussion very much. We would love to meet you if you ever come to Busch Gardens Europe for a visit. Keep up the good work - your site has been very entertaining and very, very helpful! Thanks, again.
From Joshua Counsil on July 5, 2007 at 12:34 PM
Oh, Robert - I didn't mean your voice sounded squeaky in the interview, I meant I pictured you as some sort of entity, like the god of theme parks. Or the prophet of theme park advice. Somethin' along those lines.
From Robert Niles on July 5, 2007 at 2:36 PM
Hey, I *can* do a spot-on Mr. Burns.

"Exxxxxx-uh-celent..."

From Adrienne McDonald on July 6, 2007 at 2:08 AM
I really enjoyed the interview, thank you for posting it. It really was informative and enjoyable. I too didn't expect you to sound that way, you sound so "normal", lolol. I also thought you'd be like a radio sounding guy. LOL. (not that you're ABnormal, normal is good, not making fun at all!!;) You sounded fine. Did a good job!!)

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