Archive: November, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #55 - November 27, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, November 27, 2006, 6:03 PM | comments: 0

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

  • There's still an untold story about Bell's, so what is it?
  • Cedar Fair is sending Geauga Lake's X-Flight elsewhere. Lots to talk about with regards to the step-child of the company.
  • Off-topic: This season's video game wars.
  • Lots of CoasterBuzz Club events are coming in 2007, including the Fall Affair at Holiday World.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #54 - November 20, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, November 20, 2006, 3:45 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Staying in Cinderella's Castle: Is there a TV?
  • IAAPA hands out awards at annual trade show, Dick Kinzel named to organization's hall of fame.
  • Lightwater Valley takes responsibility for 2001 death. Sure takes a long time.
  • The Bell's saga continues, and we're still scratching our heads about why it's an issue at all.
  • Hard Rock Park is not messing around as they announce manufacturers for their rides.
  • Universal attendance down, profit and per cap up. Is Universal lost when it comes to marketing themselves?
  • Park attendance seems to be a relatively flat metric these days. Do the big parks have anywhere to go?
  • A new coaster for Coney Island, perhaps.
  • Mark Shapiro speaks to owners at IAAPA, and says the industry needs to stop considering itself "mature." Some feel he doesn't have the track record to be an authority, while others feel the outside perspective is what they need.
  • Lots of CoasterBuzz Club events coming in 2007, including the Fall Affair at Holiday World.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #53 - November 13, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, November 13, 2006, 7:56 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Quarterly results from Cedar Fair, Six Flags, Disney, Great Wolf Lodge.
  • Conneaut Lake debt rises over $2 million.
  • University of Central Florida has an industry program.
  • Disneyland pulls a not in my backyard.
  • All about Pat's visit to the Shirt Shack in Sandusky, Ohio.
  • Fire at Gatorland, but they'll reopen in just a couple of weeks.
  • Bravo and iVillage do a new woman's talk show from Islands of Adventure.
  • Blue Man Group is coming to Universal Orlando in June. Jeff and Greg are serious Roof Dwellers.
  • Bell's is getting the boot, and something is really shady there. It defies all logic.
  • Cypress Gardens will open the Miracle Strip Starliner next summer.
  • Six Flags bids are allegedly too low, according to analysts, to put the company on better financial footing.
  • Lots of CoasterBuzz Club events coming in 2007, including the Fall Affair at Holiday World.