This week on the Theme Park Insider Podcast: Stories from a Theme Park Insider

August 27, 2013, 11:40 AM · Stories from a Theme Park InsiderOn the Theme Park Insider Podcast this week, we're presenting an audio version of four chapters from our book, Stories from a Theme Park Insider. If you're new around these parts, Stories from a Theme Park Insider is our book about working at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, with several additional stories contributed by Theme Park Insider readers who've also worked at the MK and other Orlando-area theme parks.

Thanks to your support, Stories from a Theme Park Insider has spent time on the travel bestseller lists at and Apple's iTunes Bookstore, and many of you have requested that I start recording the stories for podcast again. So, once a month of so, I'll include some stories for our podcast. If you've got a favorite story from the book that you'd like to request that I include on a future podcast, please let me know in the comments.

And if you're a current or former theme park employee and you'd like to send in a personal story for inclusion on the site or the podcast, please email me at (I'll send you a T-shirt or theme park gift card if we use your story on the site, if you'd like.) I've run out of fun stories to tell from my time working in the parks, but perhaps some of you have a few smart anecdotes you'd like to share with your fellow readers and theme park fans!

Next week on the podcast, we'll have an interview with John Murdy, the creative director of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, who'll be telling us in more detail about much of the great stuff he and his crew have planned for this year's event. Please subscribe to the podcast via iTunes to make sure you won't miss that, or any other episode.

Stories from a Theme Park Insider is available for $2.99 as an eBook and $6.99 in print from If you've already bought a copy, thank you! Reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are sincerely appreciated.

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August 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM · If you haven't already - buy the book. It should be compulsory reading for anyone in the service industry, and even if you're not its a great read.
August 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM · Thanks Chad!
August 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM · Okay, I bought "Stories from A Theme Park Insider" this morning. I don't have a lot of spare cash but I read this site every day and I figure buying an eBook to support Robert Niles' wonderful work was the least I could do. I only intended to read a chapter or two, because I had other things to do today, but I read the WHOLE THING in just a few hours. And I was laughing the whole time. My husband kept looking at me like I was nuts and he'd ask what was so funny, and I would tell him, and then he would be laughing too. I put the book down at lunch and my husband and I got to talking about crazy things we witnessed in Disney parks too. It was like Robert's storles and our experiences complemented each other. I really wish I had read this book years ago. I almost never do this, but I sent out an email blast to my friends and family telling them about the book. I hope a lot of people buy it today too. Best eBook I ever bought!!!
August 28, 2013 at 11:31 AM · Where is the download for people who do not use iphones. I would rather use acid in my eye then use itunes lol(no offence). Please provided a straight download for those of us who dont use itunes. Cheers
August 28, 2013 at 12:53 PM · Yet another excellent episode! are the man!
August 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM · Here's the direct RSS feed for the podcast. That's where you'll always find the file download links for the most recent episodes.

And here's the direct link to Episode 5.

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