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: Sweet Home Alabama!

    October 1st, 2018  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 10 secs
    alabama, america, architecture, crimson tide, design, disney, disney world, engineering, imagineering, ncaa football, roll tide, rollercoaster, space travel, universal studios, virtual reality

    Scottye becomes one with the ball. Jim employs the government.

  • Challenge: We Are The World (Pitch A New Theme Park)

    September 24th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 1 sec
    design, disney, disney world, imagineering, pitch, theme, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye goes to the moon. Jim gets dark and patriotic.

  • One Year Anniversary Special

    September 10th, 2018  |  32 mins 12 secs
    anniversary, countdown, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, top ten, universal studios

    We each count down our top ten attractions from the first year of the show.

  • Challenge: The Greener Yard (Finalizing Our Theme Park)

    September 3rd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 12 secs
    creativity, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, layout, maps, theme park, universal studios, vacation

    JimCity uses the (tri)force. Scottland has a ball(s).

  • Challenge: Wide Open Spaces (Random Name Attractions)

    August 27th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 22 secs
    alcohol, bob ross, buzz lightyear, creativity, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, interactivity, robocop, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye plays the scales. Jim plays brass.

  • Challenge: Squatter's Rights (Attraction For Each Other)

    August 20th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 20 secs
    attractions, design, disney, disney world, garfield, heathcliff, imagineering, jigsaw, merida, spaceship earth, theme park, thundercats, universal studios, wdwcp

    Jim asks some questions. Scottye has a hairball.

  • Challenge: Electric Holiday (Robot Attraction)

    August 13th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 15 secs
    architecture, battlebots, design, disney, disney world, engineering, imagineering, it's a small world, men in black alien attack, robot wars, universal studios, werner herzog

    Jim puts 'em to battle. Scottye puts 'em to advertising.

  • Challenge: The Band Concert (Night Time Spectacular)

    August 6th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 48 secs
    architecture, celebrate a dream come true, design, disney, disney world, engineering, fantasmic, fantasy in the sky, fireworks, happily ever after, illuminations, imagineering, universal studios, wishes

    Scottye rides a unicorn. Jim arrives from space.

  • Challenge: Get Rich Quick (Sponsored Attraction)

    July 30th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 55 secs
    andre the giant, captain morgan, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, la croix, lemony snicket, rollercoaster, universal studios, vaping

    Jim builds too many attractions. Scottye fields too many sponsors.

  • Challenge: The Simple Things (Get-A-Souvenir Attraction)

    July 23rd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 46 secs
    animation, art, attractions, cosplay, crafts, design, disney, disney world, epcot, hollywood studios, imageworks, imagineering, journey into imagination, muppets, souvenirs, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye has arts & crafts. Jim uses synergy.

  • Challenge: The Grocery Boys (Food-Based Attraction)

    July 16th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 11 secs
    design, dining, disney, disney world, disneyland paris, france, guy fieri, imagineering, mad tea party, rat fink, ratatouille, restaurant, universal studios

    Jim escapes from Guy Fieri. Scottye weaponizes Guy Fieri.

  • Challenge: How To Be A Detective (Escape Room Attraction)

    July 9th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 19 secs
    creativity, design, disney, disney world, escape rooms, fast & furious, imagineering, the edison, theme park, universal studios

    Scottye hunts for alcohol. Jim hunts for a name.

  • Challenge: Opposite Attractions In Mathmagic Land (Educational Attraction)

    June 25th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 58 secs
    attractions, design, disney, disney world, education, escape from gringotts, gravity, imagineering, loki, mythology, ragnarok, six flags, test track, theme park, thor, universal studios

    Scottye goes to the end. Jim uses force.

  • Challenge: Lonesome Ghosts (Spooky Attraction)

    June 18th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 36 secs
    architecture, carousel of progress, design, disney, disney world, engineering, imagineering, marx brothers, panama city beach, ripley's believe it or not, rollercoaster, swing music, universal studios

    Scottye visits a hellhole. Jim builds a house of shadows.

  • Challenge: Jungle Rhythm (Jungle Attraction)

    June 4th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 50 secs
    bob iger, design, disney, disney world, imagineering, jungle cruise, mexico, rollercoasters, thor, universal studios

    Jim makes a big catch. Scottye goes low key.

  • Challenge: All Together (Weird Kiddie Attraction)

    May 28th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 35 secs
    attractions, design, disney, disney world, epcot, et, hollywood studios, imagineering, king kong, simpsons, spaceship earth, theme park, transformers, universal studios, universe of energy

    Scottye makes a corpse. Jim makes a cartoon.