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#110-The Daily Show-The Resilient Gamer: From Hodgkin’s to Retro Business, Disney’s Facial Magic, LEGOLand’s Dino Smarts, & Level 99’s Artful Puzzles

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Have you ever wondered how a young teen could turn a challenging life battle into a thriving business? That’s exactly what Riley Dinsmore did after his fight with Hodgkin’s lymphoma led him to the world of vintage video games. Together with his dad, using a Make-A-Wish grant, he built That’s Rad—a sanctuary for gamers and a testament to the power of resilience and entrepreneurship. We share Riley’s moving journey and discuss the innovative use of Make-A-Wish grants that go beyond one-time experiences to seed sustainable ventures.

The podcast also takes you through the gates of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, unveiling technological marvels that streamline your entry with a wave of magic—or in this case, facial recognition. As if that’s not enough wonder for one day, we’ll transport you to the prehistoric jungles of LEGOLAND California’s Dino Valley. Here, we’re talking about more than just life-sized LEGO dinosaurs; we’re talking about the intellectual allure of these ancient beasts. Could your dino-obsession be a sign of your brainy prowess? We explore this curious notion and how LEGOLAND’s latest attractions are fueling imaginations.

Finally, imagine a place where art, gaming, and mystery blend into an adventurous escape. Picture yourselves at Level 99 in Providence, Rhode Island, where we dive into a world filled with interactive games and local artistry. Every corner offers a new challenge to conquer, and we discuss how the venue’s pricing model might just have you planning your next visit before you’ve even left. And just when you think you’ve heard it all, we throw in a conversation about celery chopsticks. Yes, you read that correctly. Stick around for our take on this perplexing product and why it’s causing a stir.

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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