ABOUT US

I began Theme Parkology in 2007 with the goal to preserve the history and stories of the amazing parks, attractions, characters, and the many individuals who are affiliate with them. My first endeavor was Disneyland 1955-1959, which took me a whole year to produce as I accidently deleted the entire project not once, but twice.

 

With a valued lesson learned I continued to move forward and soon formed several different series to fill the many areas of my goal. These series include; The Theme Park Series, The Attraction Series, The Dark Ride Series, The Forgotten Attraction Series, The Character Series, The Legend Series, and The Animated Tale Series. Some of these series have faded away, but the goal of sharing these stories still exist in the remaining series.

 

With humble beginnings, Theme Parkology has grown to be popular amongst many global internet users. I have been blessed to have been able to talk to many Imagineers, Legends, Voice Over Artists, Actors, Singers, Writers, Illustrators, Painters, and so many more, all the objective to inform, educate, and entertain all of you.

 

However, now days I no longer produce these charming DVDs on my own. I have a team of spectacular people assisting me.

 

So, let’s meet some of the team.

Samantha Alban

Samantha Alban is a native Northern Californian. After graduating from university, where she majored in English literature, she travelled for a year. Upon her return, she settled in Sonoma County. Inspired by its natural beauty, Samantha directed her creative energies into her goal of becoming a published author. Her first big break came in 2013, when a sample of her poetry was published in Coalesce Literary Magazine, an online publication. In 2014, Solstice Shadows, an imprint of Solstice Publishing, took on her paranormal fantasy novel A Life Without Living, which is penned under the name S.C. Alban. Shortly after it’s debut, Solstice Publishing also contracted and released the first story in her short series, The Woman Inside.

Samantha Alban is a native Northern Californian. After graduating from university, where she majored in English literature, she travelled for a year. Upon her return, she settled in Sonoma County. Inspired by its natural beauty, Samantha directed her creative energies into her goal of becoming a published author. Her first big break came in 2013, when a sample of her poetry was published in Coalesce Literary Magazine, an online publication. In 2014, Solstice Shadows, an imprint of Solstice Publishing, took on her paranormal fantasy novel A Life Without Living, which is penned under the name S.C. Alban. Shortly after it’s debut, Solstice Publishing also contracted and released the first story in her short series, The Woman Inside.

These days, Samantha spends her time working on the completion of the next installment in the Life Without Living saga, keeping up her blog, and branching out into the realm of screenwriting. She joined the Theme Parkology team in summer 2015, creating scripts for their documentaries.

 

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/scalban

 

GOODREADS AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14013487.S_C_Alban

Carla Minks

Carla Minks was raised on the beaches in Southern California and worked at Disneyland as Mickey Mouse immediately following high school. She remained in California until the travel bug hit and she headed north to Montana to spend time with relatives. It was in Great Falls that she met her Air Force husband who took her to Germany where she worked on an installation base for the Army. After returning to the states, she experienced life in several other states while working as a marketing professional and part-time writer.

Carla published her first novel in 2012, Twice Betrayed, followed by a children’s story, The Truth About Dust Bunnies, and a short story titled The Shell. The Dust Bunnies story was based on the cuteness of her Shih Tzu, Chui, who was too adorable not to celebrate. Currently, she is drafting several new novels, as well as a sequel to Twice Betrayed. Carla joined the Theme Parkology team in 2017 writing scripts for documentaries.

 

Carla received her BA in Marketing while living abroad followed by a second BA in English Literature with a minor in Social Media Marketing. She currently resides in Kentucky with four dogs; two Shih Tzu’s, a three-legged Newfoundland, and a newly rescued Chihuahua.

 

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/carla.minks

 

GOODREADS AUTHOR PAGE:  www.goodreads.com/author/show/6538239.Carla_Tucker_Minks

Bryan Simmons

Bryan got his foot in the door as a Radio VJ at KROY while in his senior year in high school. 10 months later he landed his first on-air job at KROI FM. Fast forward and he has broadcasted his KOST show from Canada, Japan and Italy and has been heard as the station voice for such highly rated broadcast properties as WRIT in Milwaukee, KFI and KOST Los Angeles, Salt Lake City’s KOSY and many more.  Bryan’s voice has been heard on spots for Ford, Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Lenscrafters, BMW, Microsoft Bing and Chevrolet.

 

He finally found a home here at Theme Parkology since 2010 and has narrated more than 15 documentaries for us.

Krista Joy

Krista Joy is the founder and co-host of TCB Radio, host of Living the Dream Podcast, and manages performances and fan club for Elvis impersonator, Peter Alden. She has written and produced an audio CD called A Walk Through Epcot's World Showcase: The Mexico Pavilion, and has voiced two Theme Parkology documentaries, The Enchanted Secrets of Disneyland and the upcoming Peter Pan's Flight (which she also wrote the script for).

So what does she do when she's not busy? She records episodes of Theme Parkology's Dining at the Mouse House of which she sometimes write the episode for it.

Brian Sommers

Brian Sommers is a world renown voice over actor and has done such voices for; many radio commercials like Subway and Comcast, tons of video games such as Diablo III, Tales of Monkey Island, and A Wolf Among Us, and has done narrative voice for DISNEYLAND: Voice mail greetings for the Disney Gallery and Disneyanna Shops, Extinct Attraction and Windows to the Magic.

 

He was gracious enough to narrate the It's A Small World documentary, adding flare and bring it to life. Mr. Sommers will be back to voice another fantastic documentary.

Kristen Watkins

Kristen Watkins, is a graphic designer currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design with B.F.A in Digital Media.

For Theme Parkology Kristen had created an impressive 21 DVD covers to date, she graphics many side projects, and assisted with the characters used for The Phantom Manor animated sequence.

Along with doing great work, she also enjoys party planning, creating fabulous centerpieces, and day- dreaming of the

day when she can buy an original DeLorean used in Back to the Future. Kristen is also a big fan of the glamorous days of the 1940s and 1950s where the pin up girls ruled and men like Clark Gable swept you off your feet.

James Presley

There are many talented musical artists out there, but none as unique as my good friend James Presley. James is a musician who plays keyboard for the Las Vegas band, Desert Outlaws, but (in my opinion) most importantly he produces and distributes cover versions of classic Disney songs that are published by Disney Music Publishing, Wonderland Music Company, Bourne Company, to name a few. Under the umbrella of, Jiminy's Limited Editions, James has produced several magnificent covers. These covers have so far included; The Main Street Electrical Parade, Under The Sea, The Mickey Mouse March, Grim Grinning Ghosts, Yo Ho A Pirate's Live For Me, Give A Little Whistle, and When You Wish Upon A Star.

David Martinez

I've been mixing/remixing music since the early 80's as a Disc-Jockey, from mobile to clubs and concerts, I've mixed it all. I have a real good ear for music and love every aspect of it. After 2005 I began picking up a few instruments and became a lead bassist.

 

While venturing in different projects, I began working with Theme Parkology, creating musical scores for the sister site, Comix Sense (no longer online). I scored several video clips including; Big Wow Comicfest, Scapula Rises and Where's Bob Gurr for the Theme Parkology clips. Our collaboration of ideas and projects to come has just begun.

Roxy Darr

Roxy Darr talents include Producer, Singer, Song Writer, Actress, and Voice Over Artist. I have had the good fortune to worked with Roxy on several Theme Parkology projects which include an interview for The Magic Behind the Ears Podcast, did the voice of Melanie Ravenswood as well as a song for the Phantom Manor, and will be one of the many talented singers on my upcoming charity CD, Singing with Friends.

I hope to have her sing in an upcoming project that may involve having her narrate a complete documentary. In the meantime she continues to share her gifts on various projects.

Hailey Brooke Stevens

Hailey Brooke Stevens is a talented singer, song writer, and model who is one of Theme Parkology's rising stars. She has done several music covers on Facebook and has modeled for several agencies.

 

I am thrilled to have Hailey singing on the upcoming Singing with Friends CD and will be sharing her voice on a future Theme Parkology documentary as well as record her rendition of When You Wish Upon A Star for the new Untold Treasure: Eddie Carroll.

MORE TALENT TO COME

OVER 15 YEARS OF MAGIC

Theme Parkology has preserved the history of theme parks and its attraction within 45 documented DVDs

OUR SERIES

- Theme Park

- Attraction

- Dark Ride

- Forgotten Attraction

- Theme Parkology Presents

- Ride-Thru

OUR MOTTO

Theme Parkology assists in preserving the history and stories regarding theme parks, attractions, characters, legends, and animators.

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