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Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ Michael Croaker launches Park Life podcast

Village Roadshow Theme Parks’ Michael Croaker launches Park Life podcast
January 26, 2021

Michael Croaker, Head of Entertainment with Village Roadshow Theme Parks, has launched a new podcast on the group’s operations, interviewing key people in the organisation.

Described as discovering “the people who bring the Australian theme park industry alive” the podcasts deliver into the industry and the driving motivations of those working in it.

Launched earlier this month, the series has so far interviewed Bikash Randhawa, Chief Operating Officer for Village Roadshow Theme Parks; Andrew Cripps the talented Live Show Announcer with Sea World and actor at Warner Bros. Movie World and Nathan Klassen, Operations Manager across both Warner Bros. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast.

The interview with Randhawa covers his career history and his current role, the podcast with Cripps delves into his commitment to raising awareness on mental wellbeing while the most recent podcast sees Klassen share his passion for the theme park business – which began at a very early age. 

Croaker’s own industry career spans nearly 30 years across the Australian theme park industry and through film and television roles. His current position at Village Roadshow Theme Parks sees him at the helm of large scale live productions and events enjoyed by guests from both around Australia and, in the pre COVID era, from abroad.

The Park Life podcast is available on multiple platforms.

Click here to access it on Apple podcasts.

Click here to access it on Spotify.

Lower image: Michael Croaker.

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