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: 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.

  • Challenge: On-Site Hotel

    November 13th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 40 secs
    disney, disney world, disney's california adventure, disneyland, hotel, immersion, marvel, prison, resort, stanford, superhero, theme park, universal studios, villain

    Scottye and Jim give Apex its very own hotel. Scottye goes for a skewed Grand Californian vibe and Jim builds a Stanford Prison. Talk about being off-brand.

  • Challenge: Halloween Hard Ticket Special Event

    November 6th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 43 secs
    disney, disney world, halloween, horror nights, marvel, mnsshp, not so scary, special event, superhero, theme park, universal studios, villain

    Jim and Scottye apparently join the cast of RENT and share with you their ideas for Apex's Halloween special event! Scottye wants you to join the Alliance, and Jim just wants you to have a nice nap and battle for your freedom.

  • Challenge: Gift Shop Ride!

    October 30th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 4 secs
    apex, disney, disney world, disneyland, emporium, gift shop, harry potter, hero, marvel, quiz, spaceship earth, superhero, theme park, trackless attractions, universal studios, villain

    Jim and Scottye try their hand at something that has probably never been done - a ride/attraction themed around a gift shop. Eat it, Disney!

  • Challenge: Night-time Spectacular!

    October 23rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 55 secs
    disney, disney world, disneyland, fantasmic, fantasy in the sky, fireworks, happily ever after, illuminations, rivers of light, superhero, theme park, universal studios, villain

    Jim shoves Scottye's layout changes straight out of the way en route to a brand new arena show for Apex. Scottye isn't all that upset by any of it.

  • Challenge: Dead Person Audio-Animatronic Attraction

    October 16th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 18 secs
    disney, disney world, disneyland, keanu reeves, nasa, superhero, superman, theme park, universal studios, villain

    Scottye and Jim forever cement the legacy of some dead celebrities as animatronics! Scottye goes for the easy out, sort of, and Jim boldly goes bang-zoom to the moooooooooon!

  • Challenge: Water Rides

    October 2nd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 40 secs
    disney, disney rides, disney world, disneyland, making theme parks, water rides

    Scottye and Jim take a stab at makin their own water rides! Jim makes his own demented Willy Wonka and Scottye goes on a juicy adventure!