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Theme Park Apprentice 6: The Search for the Next Judge

TPA 6 Judge

From Tim W
Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM
Hi all, it has been a while! You read right, Theme Park Apprentice will be back this summer with a 5th season, refreshed and better than ever. However, a new judge is needed in order to continue our competition. The past judging panel has consisted of Jim Koehl, Jeff Elliott, and myself. Due to time constraints, Jeff has withdrew his position as a judge during this season.

With that said, I am holding auditions for a new judge to join Jim and me. In order to apply, you must be a previous Theme Park Apprentice contestant and have an understanding of how the competition works. He/She must also be able to effectively message and email with the other judges on a weekly basis, be available to fulfill a judging position from May through August, and provide constructive criticism to a group of contestants.

If interested please message me with your name, reasoning behind wanting to judge, and why you think you are the best choice.

Who thinks they have what it takes to be the next Theme Park Apprentice Judge?


As for all you other TPI readers looking to play Theme Park Apprentice this summer, an audition phase will be held in late May, with the competition to begin in June. More details to follow...


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

From Chad H
Posted May 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Tempted.... But I was planning on winning this year....

From Dominick D
Posted May 5, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Tempting, but I think I'll just be a contestant again.

From Andy Milito
Posted May 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM
I'll happily apply! I'm willing to play if I don't get the role though!

Also, when will the judge be announced? Just so I know when to check in and see the results.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM
I would but i've never played before. Might try it this year.

From Karly Tenney
Posted May 5, 2013 at 7:09 PM
Tempting, but I think I'll just be a contestant again. Exactly Dom!

From AJ Hummel
Posted May 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM
I'd rather compete again, but if there's nobody else willing and suitable for the job I could definitely be a judge.

Wasn't last year's competition TPA 4? What happened to TPA 5?

From Matt Babiak
Posted May 6, 2013 at 4:00 AM
What time is this starting? I leave for vacation the entire last week in June and again in early August. I'd love to play but my travel schedule is difficult at the least.

From Andy Milito
Posted May 6, 2013 at 4:11 AM
^^ AJ, I guess you could technically count TPA: Tournament of Champions as TPA5

From Dominick D
Posted May 6, 2013 at 5:09 AM
Matt, I'm assuming you can do the challenge early like last year.

From Tim W
Posted May 6, 2013 at 8:01 AM
AJ, I apologize for the error in the season sequence. This season will be referred to as Theme Park Apprentice 5.

The judge selection phase will continue through May 18th. We have already received a few applications, and are certainly still open to other qualified applicants.

The audition phase will be held from May 19th-June 1st. The selected contestants and schedule of challenges will be announced during the following week.

June 9-15th will serve as prep for the first challenge. The first challenge posting period will be between June 16th and 22nd.

As always, we understand that people take vacations during the summer months. If needed, we will post on the contestant's behalf.

I would like to remind everyone that these dates are subject to change, and may be moved to an earlier date depending on response.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted May 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Exciting! I cannot wait.

From Tyler Harris
Posted May 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM
i am not going to be a judge, but i will particapate this year! Is James.K a particapant this year?

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted May 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM
I'll be waiting with baited breath!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Why not do a round for the judges to make something and the present judges choose a winner which becomes a judge. This would only be open to people meeting your criteria and want to be a judge.

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 6, 2013 at 9:43 PM
WOW, I was beginning to think this event wasn't going to happen!

I believe this tournament has become something of a staple for this website and people wait anxiously for it every year!

At least I do! I started a notebook of ideas that I write down that I think could be used for proposals for the tournament!

From James Koehl
Posted May 7, 2013 at 1:44 PM
Tyler, if you mean me, I am planning on being a judge. Competing is great fun, but I also enjoyed being a judge and am looking forward to returning to TPA!

From Tim W
Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM
James and I are pleased to announce the new judge for Theme Park Apprentice 5, Andy Milito.

From Dominick D
Posted May 8, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Congrats Andy! Now I await sign ups.....

From Andy Milito
Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:15 AM
Oh wow! I really appreciate it, and I can't wait!

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Grats Andy! I was hoping to be able sit this one as judge in my beanbag but guess ill have to get the synapses firing again

From James Koehl
Posted May 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM
Alan, you have no idea how much work being a judge is! It's lots of fun, but probably as much work as competing. Andy might wish we had picked someone else after this round!

From Alan Hiscutt
Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Well I cant argue with that but working nights and doing sometimes 11 nights in a row the idea of simply reading and judging rather than being creative was quite appealing, but hey, when life gives you lemons and all that. But your right, I probbably have no idea how much work you guys go through each year!

From Dan Babbitt
Posted May 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM
If memory serves me right this will be the 7th TPA style event?

With 4 regular TPA's, Water Park Edition TPA, and Champions Edition TPA. Am I missing any?

From Dominick D
Posted May 10, 2013 at 4:12 PM
There was Christmas TPA, but that didn't turn out well.

From Sandra Sims
Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:15 PM

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