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Erik Yates

BTT Presents: IOACentral Radio Returns!

Almost three years ago, Erik started his podcast journeys with a show called IOACentral Radio. The show dealt with all things Universal Orlando and eventually spread to...

Bands Brew & BBQ Week 3 Lineup

It’s only Tuesday, and Happy Mardi Gras, but we are already looking forward to the weekend with huge concerts at Sea World and Busch Gardens, this time going on...

Mr. and Mrs. Yates

Here at Behind the Thrills, we’ve always been a small “family” of theme park nerds. Racheal started it back in 2008 with just a small website and...

Walt Disney World Resort: Summer Nightastic to Bring Back Main Street Parade

Disney seems to be rolling out a lot of “magic” this year. Some say it would be to compete with the other “magic” going on in Orlando. There is a...

Universal Orlando: Mardi Gras Double Feature

From Universal Orlando: IT’S A CHART-TOPPING DOUBLEHEADER AS HEART AND KOOL & THE GANG HIT THE STAGE THIS WEEKEND AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S MARDI GRAS 2010

Islands of Adventure: Jurassic Kitties and Park Picture Update

While its Beads, Bands and Good Times over at the studios with Mardi Gras, Islands is going through some heavy changes. Of course you have the ongoing Harry Potter...

Universal Orlando: Mardi Gras 2010 Picture Report

This year Mardi Gras kicked off on Super Bowl Weekend, the biggest sports weekend of the year. It was also cold, but that didnt stop the crowds from flocking to...

Episode 68: INTIMIDATOR!

This week on Behind the Thrills, we talk to Dani Swords from Carowinds, just hours after the successful first test of the new B&M hyper Intimidator opening this...

License to Thrill-The Price of Big Name Characters in Theme Parks

Let me just preface this by saying I’m not a financial expert, I’m just an avid theme park fan. Ever since there have been theme parks, most notably, ever...

Universal Orlando: Potter Picture Update and Mardi Gras!

This is getting to be my favorite time of the year, right next to HHN and Christmas. But Mardi Gras is kicking off this coming Saturday, and on top of that, Harry Potter...