MiceChat Podcast 7 - This Animatronic Life

April turned into a huge news month for Disney and theme park fans. With the opening of Mystic Manor in Hong Kong Disneyland, pending attractions at Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando, there’s almost too much good news to share. If only we had an industry insider to help us sort it all out . . . wait a minute . . . We do! Animatronics super genius, Garner Holt, stops by to discuss his involvement with new projects opening at Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm. Topics include:

  • Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland. The magical new attraction which will leave your chin on the floor.
  • Knott’s Berry Farm’s completely reinvented Timber Mountain Log Ride. It is one of the first log rides ever built. Now, through the magic of animatronics and Garner Holt, the ride has been completely rebuilt with all new thrills and effects.
  • Sudden Disneyland attraction closings. It was a shock when several of Disneyland’s major attractions were all closed at the same time for safety reasons. We investigate the reasons why.
  • Universal Hollywood’s massive 25 year evolution plan has been approved. What does that mean? Major new attractions and expansion.
  • Plus, MiceChat News, Gumball Rally, Reader questions, and the scoop on where’s Al.


Special guests: Garner Holt & Bill Butler of Garner Holt Productions Surprise guests:

  • John Waite (of Hurbut Amusement Company)
  • Norman Gidney of MiceChat.com

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