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Theme Park Apprentice 2: Signups

Walt Disney World: Signup for the next season, starting in October!

From Tim W
Posted September 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM
Theme Park Apprentice returns in October with new challenges, surprises, and twists. Join now and secure your spot in the 2nd season! Once we have all of our signups, I will be posting the challenge schedule for all of you that want to know what the challenges will be like.
You can look forward to designing new rides, new shows, themed lands, and a theme park!


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From James Koehl
Posted September 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM
Tim, sign me up. I've never gotten to defend a title before, plus I want to get back at Dan for comparing me to George W. Bush! ;+) I hope for much less drama this time. If I want drama, I'll listen to my 15y.o. daughter tell me about what happened in school.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted September 17, 2010 at 12:24 PM
I will do it again!

From Dan Babbitt
Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM
Sorry about that James! Hey I did compare my self to Al Gore which is just as bad I think?

Well Im in hopefully going to win this one!

From James Koehl
Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:44 PM
Glad to see both of you back! Now can we get some new faces in here?

From David L.
Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:47 PM
You've got another old one. ;). I'll give this season a try.

From David L.
Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:50 PM
double post

From Nick Markham
Posted September 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM
Sign up the Theme Park Aprentice Season 1 Champion...

From Andy Milio
Posted September 17, 2010 at 2:13 PM
Count me in

From Tim W
Posted September 17, 2010 at 7:48 PM
Great to hear that some of the top competetors are back this season!!! But yea, i'm with James, I'd love to see some new competetors.

From James Koehl
Posted September 18, 2010 at 5:51 AM
Maybe if you could get Robert to post it on the blog flume-first page-whatever you call it, so more people see it.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted September 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM
I could do a great job at this. When I was in the fourth grade, I was so obsessed with theme parks, I made plans for one that I thought I would design in the near future. This looks like an awesome opportunity to show off my imaginative skills. So, count me in, Tim!

From Tim W
Posted September 19, 2010 at 4:06 PM
Excellant!!! I'm excited to see a new contender!

From Justin Miranda
Posted September 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM
Sign me up

From Tim W
Posted September 19, 2010 at 7:29 PM
Cool! I've sent emails to all other former contestants that have been in theme park apprentice or water park apprentice. I'd also still love to see a few more new faces! Season 2 will start October 3rd!

From Andy Agcaoili
Posted September 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM
Sign me up! I love this stuff!

From Joshua Counsil
Posted September 19, 2010 at 10:04 PM
I posted on the flume instead of this thread. In case you don't see it, I won't be returning for this match. Designing something new every week is too time-consuming. If we had two weeks per challenge, I would consider rejoining.

Thanks for the invite and good luck to the competitors.

From James Koehl
Posted September 20, 2010 at 3:10 AM
Joshua, believe me I understand the time involved! It was my understanding that Tim is going to give us two weeks to get a challenge ready, but we'll still be posting weekly. I know that means working on two ideas at once, but that also gives us one week to rough out the ideas and one week to fine-tune them. Hope you change your mind ;+)

From Tim W
Posted September 20, 2010 at 4:26 AM
Sorry to hear that Joshua. As much as I would love to have you return, I just can't give you guys two weeks to post your idea. It would make the competition too long, and boring to the followers.

From Tyler Rizzo
Posted September 20, 2010 at 5:19 AM
I would love to be apart of this challenge! This would be my dream job.

From Tim W
Posted September 20, 2010 at 5:42 AM
Alright! 10 contestants. Guess i'll have to start thinking of a few extra challenges!

From Kara Leblanc
Posted September 20, 2010 at 7:57 AM
Sign me up!!!!!!!!

From Nigel Smith
Posted September 20, 2010 at 8:14 AM
Count me in.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted September 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM
I'll take on this challenge.

Sign me up, please.

From David L.
Posted September 20, 2010 at 1:07 PM
IF you need more possible scenarios, let me know because i can probably think up a few more.

From Ty Mullins
Posted September 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM
I was disappointed I missed the past ones, but I'm definitely interested in joining on for this round. Sign me up! =)

From Tyler Bell
Posted September 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM
i am ready

From Jeff Moon
Posted September 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM
I have always wanted to give this a try sign me up.

From Tim W
Posted September 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM
Alright 16 contestants with a bunch of new faces now! The double elimination from last season will have to remain otherwise our competition will go into january, but I want it done sooner.

From Thomas Crain
Posted September 20, 2010 at 2:05 PM
I missed the cut off, didn't I? Dang! Maybe next time...

From Marcus Guimaraes
Posted September 20, 2010 at 3:49 PM
If it's not too late, sign me up please!

From Kitty Kat
Posted September 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM
I wanna sign up too!! It sounds like fun!

From Tim W
Posted September 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM
No, noone has missed the cutoff at all. Theres still about another week for signups!

Currently, 19 contestants!

From James Koehl
Posted September 20, 2010 at 5:43 PM
And I thought there wouldn't be very many contestants! I hope this doesn't lead to triple elimination ;+)

From David L.
Posted September 20, 2010 at 5:54 PM
this is going to be so much fun! I love seeing tons of ideas pouring forth.

From Thomas Crain
Posted September 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM
YES! I'm in? Awesome. Victory shall be mine!

From Nolan Norwood
Posted September 20, 2010 at 7:13 PM
Why not, I'll give it a shot. Count me in.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted September 20, 2010 at 10:38 PM
WOW!

Its going to be hard to get out of the first round let alone the finals!

From Reginald The Rider
Posted September 21, 2010 at 12:04 AM
This is gonna be fun! Sign me up!!

From James Koehl
Posted September 21, 2010 at 2:38 AM
Reginald, I saw your pic- looks like this is going to be one bloody fight! ;+)

From Simon Davey
Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:23 AM
I would like to sign up, thanks

From Joshua Counsil
Posted September 21, 2010 at 8:35 AM
Aw, screw it. I'm in. If I find I can't compete due to time constraints, I'll just drop out then.

From Daniel J. Allington
Posted September 21, 2010 at 12:10 PM
If there is time and space, I would like to try my hand at this competition.

From Adam Nodjomian
Posted September 21, 2010 at 3:44 PM
Count me in too, hopefully I do better this time. Personally, I would like to challenge people to come up with actually believable ideas, besides just ones that would NEVER happen in real life.

From Tim W
Posted September 21, 2010 at 4:05 PM
Oh man, so 26 is an awful lot of contestants....

From James Koehl
Posted September 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM
We've got Simon from Australia, Adriel from Singapore and Joshua from Canada. Quite an international group! Did I miss any other nationalities? Tim, you thought you had problems with time zones during Water Park Apprentice! Maybe you should use Greenwich Mean Time.

From Tim W
Posted September 21, 2010 at 6:13 PM
Oh man, this is gonna be a rough season already!!!
The first challenge of Theme Park Apprentice 2 is hometown heroes.

In this challenge, you will be creating a new attraction for your hometown theme park. Or a theme park that is relatively close to where you live. More details will be released when the challenge is posted.

From Jose Vazquez
Posted September 21, 2010 at 7:22 PM
I'm definetly in for this round. Couldn't get enough of the amazing concepts from the last competition. (the water ride centered to the sinking of the Titanic was a classic)

Can't wait for the upcoming challenges.

From Tyler Rizzo
Posted September 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM
Alright! Good thing I live in Windermere and I am exactly 10 miles from WDW, UO, and SEA! Decisions Decisions.

From Nathan Alexander
Posted September 21, 2010 at 9:33 PM
I'm keen to compete as well!! Can I put my name down please?

From Nick Markham
Posted September 22, 2010 at 6:20 AM
That means my home park Lagoon, and I have plans so big, that after this challenge, you will all consider Lagoon to be in the ranks of Disney and Universal! Wuhahaha!!!

From Joshua Counsil
Posted September 22, 2010 at 10:20 AM
Maybe we should create a Facebook group or something to announce new challenges and remind people of posting deadlines. It must be tiring for Tim to have to remind people individually by e-mail every time they forget to post.

From Jordan Simmons
Posted September 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM
This sounds fun sign me up if you can :D

From Andy Milio
Posted September 22, 2010 at 3:23 PM

From Andrew Semon
Posted September 22, 2010 at 5:16 PM
I'd love to be part of it this time around! Count me in!

From James Koehl
Posted September 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM
Joshua, Tim shouldn't have to remind people to post. No post, no play. Your boss shouldn't have to remind you to come to work, and we're pretending to be trying to be chosen as his apprentice by winning this competition. Tim says when we have to post by, and unless he decides to give an extension we have to have posted by then. With this many competitors, Tim can't be expected to babysit us.

From Tim W
Posted September 23, 2010 at 5:31 PM
Especially in this season, with 29 contestants, I cannot be expected to email anyone constantly about rules, ideas, or help. I don't mean to come off sounding as rude or mean, but it is overwhelming enough having such a large following. The format will change a bit due to the craziness this season. A group of probably 5 will be eliminated each week until we are down to about 15 or so people. Then the double elimination will remain. I will have the full outline of all the rules posted when the first challenge is posted. But I warn you, no post before that Saturday deadline, and your fired.

The hometown heroes will be the first elimination rounds. In order to make it into the meat of the competition, you must prove yourself in these challenges. They will all be related to your hometown park, and only one park may be chosen if you have more than one. The first round, as you already know is an attraction, the second will be a store, the third a restaurant, and fourth a hotel. All challenge ideas must be posted on the website. No pictures may be posted in these pre-challenges. Any violaters will be on grounds for automatic elimination.

From Russell Meyer
Posted September 23, 2010 at 5:31 PM
I'll give it a whirl.

From Tim W
Posted September 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM
Alright 30 contestants, I'm going to officially close signups at this point.

The first set of challenge as I stated will be the hometown heroes challenges. I will be posting the official rules pertaining to this set when the challenge is posted. But as for the first 4 challenges, they will be: Attraction, Store, Restaurant, and Hotel. The later challenges will be posted soon!

As I'm already thinking ahead, get your passports ready because next season will be International Park Apprentice (Working Title). However, this season won't probably start until the following may.

From Marcus Guimaraes
Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM
This oughta be fun, seeing as I live in Orlando and can pick any of my favorite parks. I've got a couple ideas floating around, I'll try one of them. When can we expect the competition to begin? Will we be notified in any way, shape, or form?

From Tim W
Posted September 28, 2010 at 8:02 PM
It will start this Sunday. It will be posted on the disucussion board where you will have until Saturday to submit your idea. I will not be emailing and pestering people to post. If people do not post this first week, they are fired.

From Andy Milio
Posted September 29, 2010 at 4:11 AM
Can I just choose a Florida park, because I live in Tallahassee, and Tallahassee has no theme parks :(

From Tim W
Posted September 29, 2010 at 4:47 AM
Yes you can, I believe I stated that you can choose your hometown park or a park close to your hometown.

From Samantha McCrae
Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:15 AM
This sounds like fun! I'm new to this site and just finding my way around but might sign up next time! and will track this to get to know the in's and out's of this game. - I live in Scotland though - theme parks are s**t here :L so I imagine my idea would follow along the same lines :) haha!

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