The Coaster101 Podcast: Inside Snake River Expedition with The Weber Group

Cedar Point is celebrating their 150th Anniversary this season, and part of that major celebration is the addition of the Snake River Expedition, a spiritual successor to the park’s former Paddleboat Excursion. This week on the podcast, we talk with Brad Stivers and Billy Boyd of The Weber Group, who helped bring the attraction to life.

We talk inspiration, creative processes, production animatronic animals and exploding buildings, and everything in between! We even learn about their personal favorite animatronics and what it was like creating an attraction that’s essentially Cedar Point’s version of Jungle Cruise meets The Great Movie Ride. 

Listen to this week’s episode in the player below, or wherever you consume your podcasts! (We should be on all of the major services, but if we’re not, let us know!) Also, be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss an episode! And please give us a rating and review wherever you listen, it helps new listeners find us!

You can connect with the show by emailing us at [email protected] or hitting us up on social media @Coaster101: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram.

Be sure to read our interview with the Weber Group’s Adam McIntyre about Creating Byrd Farm at Carowinds for Copperhead Strike!

We also have our own line of Coaster101 and coaster-inspired merchandise at! We’ve recently announced that 25% of the proceeds from all Teepublic shop purchases will go to Give Kids The World!

Thanks to JM Music Design for providing our theme song. For more on them, check out


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