Archive: October, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #52 - October 30, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, October 30, 2006, 7:43 PM | comments: 0

Jeff, Catherine, Artemisa and Mike (and Cosmo) review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • Temperature in the 40's, sleet, rain, 40+ mph wind, and people are at Cedar Point?
  • Bell's lease in question, and it sure doesn't make sense.
  • Maverick construction continues at Cedar Point, steel erection is complete.
  • Cedar Fair maintains annual distribution. Jeff sees it going up after the Paramount Parks debt is reduced in a few years.
  • Mike says the Santa's Village closing was barely on the radar in Chicago.
  • This week's stupid criminals: Forging hand stamps at Six Flags Great Adventure.
  • Cedar Fair: The Entertainment Company(TM). And speaking of which, where is the entertainment after dark at Cedar Point? They're leaving money on the table here for resort guests.
  • When does policy take precedence over common sense? Much disagreement over age versus height for walk-through attractions.
  • This Beech Bend nonsense is about miserable people.
  • Automated tolls at Six Flags Great Adventure? Sounds like a good idea.
  • Busch said their park revenue is up 10%.
  • Catherine tells the story of the ultimate clueless family trying to board a ride at Hersheypark.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #51 - October 23, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Sunday, October 22, 2006, 9:13 PM | comments: 0

Jeff, Catherine, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • The crew welcomes Catherine Cortright to the show. Recorded from Cedar Point's Lighthouse Point on the day of BooBuzz.
  • Wha-what? Chocolate.
  • Holiday World auctions off lots of old stuff. Dudes want a urinal in their house.
  • LucasArts called, they wanted Jeff to check out the new coaster game.
  • Busch raises money for their conservation efforts. We like Busch, and we think they're good people. Cath says animal lovers are all over the place on the issue.
  • Skimming money off the top from the Busch Europe stroller rental. Stupid criminals.
  • Better food at amusement parks? Give Pat and Greg any kind of crap on a stick.
  • The Six Flags dress code and behaviour policy. Yeah, that'll last.
  • CoasterBuzz isn't about booting people. It's not about Jeff either.
  • There are so many cool aquariums in the U.S., and the Georgia facility did 3 million people in their first year.
  • Which podcasts have been most listened to?
  • Catherine explains why population control via the males (in reference to last week's story about the Animal Kingdom vet going to do elephant vasectomies) is all wrong.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #50 - October 16, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, October 16, 2006, 6:36 PM | comments: 0

Jeff, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • Universal in Singapore: Does Western culture really work in Asia?
  • What we would do with exclusive ride time in the Magic Kingdom.
  • BMRX lands in Camelot. Greg says it's a Schwartzkopf classic.
  • Dark ride preservation, from Erieview to Conneaut Lake.
  • Time shares and the allure of Disney property with a view of the animals.
  • Pavilion bites the dust, the fences say keep out.
  • Horny costumed characters caught on tape at Disneyland Paris. The home office is not pleased.
  • Wyandot Lake has the luxury of taking a year off as it's better integrated with the Columbus Zoo.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #49 - October 9, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, October 9, 2006, 7:01 PM | comments: 0

Jeff, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • The cockroach promo with Six Flags: Good or bad idea?
  • PETA still says roaches have feelings too.
  • Folks around Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom say the promotion is all about child abuse and poor kids. Are you kidding?
  • Does this thing send the wrong message for the new "family friendly" Six Flags?
  • Mark Shapiro gets a 30% raise as the CEO of Six Flags. The pros and cons of executive compensation.
  • Greg just got back from Germany, and toured amusement parks there.
  • Holiday World hits one million visitors! (Correction: We thought that Will Koch predicted a million by 2010, but actually that was 2 million by 2010!)
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #48 - October 2, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Sunday, October 1, 2006, 11:09 PM | comments: 0

Jeff and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • Jeff rode The Voyage at Holiday World, and it's the single most impressive thing he has ever been on.
  • PETA says roaches have feelings too.
  • Halloween events are creating their own economy at theme parks.
  • As the Myrtle Beach Pavilion closes, is shopping really better than amusements?
  • Six Flags promo: Win a night at the park for you and your friends.
  • New Jersey accident count down.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland offering annual passes.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!