Fastpass to the Past: The Theme Park History Podcast

Explore the outlandish origin stories of your favorite theme parks, attractions and shows.

About the show

Join Austin, a former Disneyland Cast Member, as she takes you through the outrageous and sometimes downright strange origin stories of your favorite theme parks, attractions, and shows. The outlandish history of Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farms, and much more will be explored along with some outrageous stories from former Employees & Cast Members. What are you waiting for? For your safety, remain seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the podcast at all times.

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  • Bonus Episode - Shanghai Disneyland Trip Report

    February 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  48 mins 54 secs
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    In this special bonus 'trip report' episode, Austin invites a special guest to share travel tips and talk about their trip to Shanghai Disneyland in April of 2018.

  • Episode 14: Shanghai Disneyland & Hong Kong Disneyland (Disney's China Parks)

    February 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 38 secs
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    Discover the tremulous history of Disney's newest theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, a park over 18-years in the making whose recent successes are directly linked to the legacy of CEO Bob Iger himself.

  • Episode 13: The 5 Lost Resorts of Disney World

    December 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 22 secs
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    Take a grand circle tour on the monorail around the Magic Kingdom to discover the 5 'lost resorts' of Walt Disney World's Seven Seas Lagoon inspired by far off places.

  • Episode 12: Lost Resorts: Disney's Mineral King Ski Village

    December 16th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 16 secs
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    Hit the slopes with us and take a double black diamond run into the Walt Disney Company Archives with a look at a ‘lost resort’ of the Disney empire that goes down in history as one of Disney’s most ambitious and well-publicized failures– Disney’s Mineral King Ski Village.

  • Episode 11: The World Infamous Jungle Cruise

    December 2nd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 44 secs
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    Take a trip deep into the jungles of Disneyland’s original ‘Adventureland’ to seek out the origins of everyone’s favorite punny skippers, ambushes, and piranhas in the world infamous jungle cruise.