The Coaster101 Podcast: 1 on 1 with “Mr. Theme Park,” Dennis Speigel

When you have the opportunity to connect with a long-time industry veteran, you’re bound to get some incredible stories. When that industry veteran is Dennis Speigel, the stories are even better.

A former Kings Island and Kings Dominion General Manager, Dennis Speigel joins Andrew to talk all things development of Kings Island and Kings Dominion with some great coaster talk in between. Check out Dennis in the documentary “The Roller Coaster Wars That Birthed a Beast” on the VeryLocal streaming service – available through connected devices like Roku and Apple TV!

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