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This bonus podcast explores the 20th-anniversary celebration of Spooky Empire, a beloved Halloween event in Central Florida. The founder, Petey Mongelli, shares the intriguing origins of Spooky Empire, which emerged from his desire to create a rock 'n roll convention but found inspiration in the growing world of horror, particularly through artists like Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.

Spooky Empire's journey is characterized by its evolution from the early days of Screamfest to the current format with bi-annual editions like Mayhem and Summerween. It has become a hub for those who appreciate the darker and unconventional aspects of pop culture, horror, and rock 'n roll.

This family-friendly event even has a dedicated Kid's Zone for young enthusiasts. Over the years, Spooky Empire has enjoyed remarkable success, attracting renowned guests and fostering a close-knit community. The dedicated team, including Petey Mongelli and his wife Gina, work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen.

For the 20th anniversary, expect a grander celebration with new elements like a drag show, additional stages, and larger parties. Spooky Empire also demonstrates its support for the community, promoting inclusivity and providing assistance to vendors during challenging times. The event spans from October 26th to 29th at the Hyatt Regency on I-Drive.

Tickets are available for purchase, and VIP passes are in high demand. Stay updated on guest announcements and schedules through their website and social media channels. Spooky Empire offers a one-of-a-kind destination where those who embrace the unique and eerie can come together for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment.


Direct download: Spooky_Petey_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

🎃 Welcome to The Dark Theme Park Show, where James H. Carter II and Josh Taylor dive into the spooky magic of the sold-out Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure! 🎃

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In this episode, join us for a frightfully fun night at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, as we review the spine-tingling highlights of this year's Oogie Boogie Bash. From Judge Doom to Agatha Harkness, and more, we're covering it all!

👻 Judge Doom: Unmask the secrets of this mysterious character who's causing a stir at the Oogie Boogie Bash. We discuss how Judge Doom and his toon execution push the limits of a Disney event with dark humor that's not for the faint of heart.

🧙‍♀️ Agatha Harkness: Witness the enchanting presence of Agatha as she weaves her magic in the park. Discover how Agatha's performance goes beyond the usual Disney fare, delivering a unique blend of dark humor and sorcery that's perfect for the Halloween season.

🐭 Meeting Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Clarabelle Cow as the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus: Don't miss the delightful encounters with your favorite Disney characters in extraordinary costumes! Plus, we'll share valuable tips on how to make the most of your limited time for that perfect Sanderson Sisters photo opp.

🌲 Immersive Treat Trails: Follow the Halloween-inspired trails filled with eerie music, enchanting decor, and Disney villains overseeing the festivities from their thrones. We'll provide time-saving tips to ensure you spot as many familiar faces as possible!

🎉 Frightfully Fun Parade: Join Mickey, Minnie, and a cast of Disney villains in a spirited masquerade cavalcade that'll send shivers down your spine. Discover tips on how to secure the best parade-viewing spots.

🌲 Villains Grove: Explore the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail as it transforms into an otherworldly realm of Disney villains. Be captivated by hauntingly beautiful scenes, brought to life with mesmerizing color, sound, light, and shadow. Learn how to navigate Villains Grove efficiently to maximize your party time.

👻 Character Experiences: Get the chance to meet some of Disney's most beloved characters decked out in their Halloween best. We'll share insider tips on the most convenient times to catch your favorite characters for a spellbinding photo opportunity.

Direct download: DTPS_32.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am PDT

Welcome to The Dark Theme Park Show! Join hosts James H. Carter II and Josh Taylor as they review this year's Halloween offerings at Disneyland Resort. They discuss Haunted Mansion Holiday, the new Gingerbread House, Candle Man Rolly Crump Tribute, Jack & Sally Meet & Greet, Characters Costumes, Halloween Screams, Popcorn Buckets, Guardains of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark, Spooky Buena Vista St., Chernabog Concept Art, and the Headless Horseman & more! Let's take a deep dive into the spooky magic of Disney Halloween!


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Direct download: DTPS_31.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am PDT

Welcome to a spine-chilling episode of The Dark Theme Park Show! Join your hosts, James H. Carter II and Josh Taylor, as they take you on a thrilling journey through the Knott's Scary Farm Nightmares Revealed event that sent shivers down our spines on August 24, 2023.

Get ready for the ultimate fright-fest as we dive headfirst into the full scoop on the upcoming 50th anniversary season of Knott's Scary Farm, set to unleash its horrors at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, starting on September 21st. We've got all the juicy details on the brand new mazes and bone-chilling shows that will leave you trembling with excitement.

But that's not all! We had the spine-tingling opportunity to talk with Knott's Scary Farm Producer Chris Do and Show Director K.C. Gussler, who shared  insights into what to expect from these brand new mazes and shows, giving us a glimpse into the nightmares that await.

We'll also take you through the other hair-raising attractions at this event, including a lights-on walkthrough of the "Origins: Curse of Calico" maze, a deep dive into Knott's Scary Farm's rich history, a behind-the-scenes scare actor makeup demo and wardrobe display, a meet-and-greet with the Keeper, an exploration of the highly immersive Scary Farm Legacy Store, and a tantalizing preview of the exclusive food and spine-chilling merchandise set to haunt this year's event.

Direct download: DTPS_30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:24am PDT