Gareth H

Published: July 10, 2008 at 7:22 AM

Congrats Robert, any audio link to share with us?
Brian Emery

Published: July 10, 2008 at 8:41 AM

I just listened to it and I was surprised you forgot to mention Cedar as another great park outside of Orlando….. Dohhh!!
Brandon Mendoza

Published: July 10, 2008 at 8:42 AM

Awesome! Good to know that NPR recognizes this website (and Robert of course!) as a legitimate source of info.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 10, 2008 at 9:56 AM

We were trying to steer the segment toward the theme-heavy parks, and not toward the coaster parks, so that's why I went with the Legoland/Dollywood/BGE trio.

In a less-than-10-minute segment you've gotten pick and choose. For example, we didn't even get to any money-saving tips, which usually is standard in these sorts of interviews.

I could do a half-hour show on the topic every week and not run out of stuff for a looong while!

But not at 5:30 am. ;-)

Max LaZebnik

Published: July 10, 2008 at 11:30 AM

congrats on appearing on NPR!!!! i can't wait to listen to you talking about theme parks!!!
James Rao
Writer

Published: July 10, 2008 at 9:25 PM

That was a pretty cool interview....and it somehow seemed to legitimize our collective theme park "geekiness"!

"Busch Gardens America will probably end up in Dubai" - great line, Mr. Niles!

Justin Moore

Published: July 11, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Great interview, so effortless! Would've never thought it was 5:30. I'm loving the trend towards "theme parks," good nods to Dolly and BGE.

May be putting my ignorance on display, but I didn't know the bit about Six Flags' origin - very informative!

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: July 11, 2008 at 5:07 PM

The Six Flags question didn't come up in the pre-interview, either. It was cold, which is, uh, typically not something you find with factual questions in a live feature interview. With a non-politician, at least.
Joshua Counsil

Published: July 11, 2008 at 5:21 PM

The interview never loaded for me, no matter how many times I refreshed it or how long I waited.