Opposite Attractions: A Theme Park Design Show

A comedy design challenge podcast about creating theme parks that are 'technically possible'.

About the show

A former Universal Studios Florida employee and a former Walt Disney World cast member challenge each other to imagineer their own theme parks, one attraction at a time, while also discussing the current state of the theme park industry. Hosted by Scottye Moore and Jim Murphy.

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Episodes

  • Challenge: Good Company (Sponsored Attraction)

    April 3rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 56 secs
    club 33, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, pirates, rollercoasters, sponsorships, tom sawyer island, universal studios

    Scottye wins Salesman Of The Year. Jim brings a bay to Vista.

  • Challenge: God Help The Outcasts (Meme-Based Attraction)

    March 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 24 secs
    design, disney, disney world, green screen, imagineering, memes, numa numa, nyan cat, roller coaster, star wars kid, success kid, superstar television, universal studios

    Jim remembers memes from long, long ago. Scottye questions the statute of limitations.

  • Challenge: Scales & Arpeggios (Dragon Attraction)

    March 19th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 43 secs
    branson, design, disney, disney world, dragons, imagineering, king da ka, launch coaster, silver city, time traveler, top thrill dragster, universal studios, wild mouse

    Scottye stops some hackers. Jim doesn't travel through time.

  • Challenge: Stand Out (High Score Game Attraction)

    March 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 54 secs
    buzz lightyear space ranger spin, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, men in black alien attack, toy story midway mania, universal studios

    Jim hunts for nuts. Scottye evicts an old lady.

  • Challenge: Ev'rybody Wants To Be A... Dinosaur? (Rock N Roll/Dinosaur Attraction)

    March 5th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 35 secs
    amazon, american idol, david bowie, design, disney, disney world, elon musk, imagineering, jeff bezos, journey to the center of the earth, jurassic park, radiator springs racers, test track, universal studios, wonders of life

    Everybody gets on the floor. Everybody rocks the dinosaur.

  • Challenge: Two Worlds One Family (All Ages/Family Attraction)

    February 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 31 secs
    design, disney, disney world, family, imagineering, intervention, it's a small world, mad tea party, roller coaster, universal studios, vista

    Jim goes to the spin zone. Scottye has an intervention.

  • Challenge: Just Keep Swimming (Streaming Splashing Water Ride)

    February 12th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 8 secs
    cinemagine park, design, disney, disney hollywood studios, disney world, flume, imagineering, jurassic park, kali river rapids, splash mountain, theme park, universal studios, water ride

    Scottye praises the Aztec(?) god of Twitch. Jim forgets about the splash.

  • Challenge: You've Got A Friend In Me (Mascots & Their Attraction)

    February 5th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 44 secs
    design, disney, disney world, figment, imagineering, journey into imagination, mascot, monorail, triceratops spin, universal studios, wild mouse

    Jim visits a web. Scottye also visits a web.

  • Challenge: Poor Unfortunate Souls (Dirty, Nasty, Anti-Disney Attraction)

    January 29th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 51 secs
    anti-disney, design, dirty, disney, disney world, disneyland, imagineering, instagram, magicband, nsfw, rock n roller coaster, social media, theme park, twitter, universal

    Scottye goes NSFW. Jim keeps it clean till sunset.

  • Challenge: Hot Dog Dance (Weenie)

    January 15th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 40 secs
    applebees, design, disney, disney world, disneyland, imagineering, interactivity, streaming, the weakest link, theme park, tower of terror, universal, voting

    Jim and Scottye remember that they forget to set a challenge for last week. Jim rocks the vote. Scottye tries yelling orders.

  • Challenge: A Whole New World (Season Premiere)

    January 8th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 47 secs
    amusement park, arcade, big brother, design, disney, disney world, disneyland, imagineering, internet, konami, social media, theme park, twitter, universal, universal studios

    Scottye and Jim bring their ideas for new parks. Scottye brings the thunder, and the crotches. Jim brings the quarters.

  • Challenge: What Stays And What Goes (Season Finale)

    December 28th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 34 secs
    disney, disney world, disneyland, season finale, superhero, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye and Jim kill their babies. Or at least, Scottye says that is what Jim is doing. Jim doesn't not agree as they decide what attractions will live on forever in the annals of Apex and which should never have been thought up in the first place.

  • Challenge: Sponsored Attraction

    December 20th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 29 secs
    bathroom of tomorrow, disney, disney world, disneyland, golden girls, golden palace, kfc, mr clean, peter pan's flight, sponsorships, superhero, theme park, toy story midway mania, universal studios, villain

    Jim goes Clean. Scottye stays Golden.

  • Challenge: Animal-Based Attraction

    December 11th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 11 secs
    animals, chip & dale, disney, disney world, disneyland, emperor's new groove, goofy, hero, space, theme park, universal studios, villain

    This week, Jim and Scottye talk dogs, chipmunks, armadillos, beavers, llamas, and the curious case of what exactly happens when you try to make a random animal into a SUPER POWERED ANIMAL. Pull the lever, Kronk.

  • Challenge: Music-Based Attraction

    December 4th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 27 secs
    country bears, disco yeti, disney, disney world, footloose, its a small world, superhero, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye and Jim bring music to the world of Apex. This episode might just be the peak of themed entertainment. Scottye plays the guitar. Jim cries.

  • Challenge: Motion Simulator

    November 27th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 48 secs
    aladdin, body wars, disney, disney world, disneyquest, mighty ducks, motion simulator, potc, star tours, superhero, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye and Jim discuss the life and death of DisneyQuest for far too long, then ramble a bit about their superhero motion simulators. Pardon the slightly messy audio quality. Jim apologizes profusely.