Podcast: The Ride Dissects Disneyland
The AV Club explores the theme park obsession of Mike Carlson, Scott Gairdner, and Jason Sheridan, the hosts of cult favorite Podcast: The Ride.
Each week, Mike Carlson, Scott Gairdner, and Jason Sheridan—three childless men in their 30s, they’re unafraid to point out—select a theme park ride to discuss in often uncomfortable depth. Except on those occasions when there’s no ride discussed at all. The crew has dissected everything from entire defunct theme parks across the country to the inexplicably resilient “Waterworld” stunt show to the Tangled-themed bathrooms at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. In all cases, their enthusiasm is unwavering, and their dogged pursuit of the truth turns up more delightful discoveries than a family vacation ever could.