Archive: December, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #57 - December 18, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, December 18, 2006, 6:39 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Six Flags outlines some of its plans for the new year.
  • Morey's Pier switches to magnetic cards instead of paper tickets. Good move for a classic operation.
  • Son of Beast will reopen without its loop. We're all scratching our head about what defines the ride.
  • Jeff and Cath do the Orlando thing.
  • Finding Nemo: The Musical is a winner at Animal Kingdom.
  • The buses at Disney World suck, especially if you stay at one of the value resorts out in the sticks.
  • People are abusing the accommodations made for the disabled, and the truly disabled people are the people who really lose.
  • Universal has a quality product, but they aren't very good at selling it.
  • In some cases they aren't respecting the time of their guests, and that's frustrating when you want them to succeed.
  • Lots of CoasterBuzz Club events are coming in 2007, including the Fall Affair at Holiday World, Saturday, September 29.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #56 - December 4, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, December 4, 2006, 7:47 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Gatorland gets support from the locals.
  • Mall of America will install a Euro-Fighter. Is it the new mouse?
  • The plot between Bell's Amusement Park and the local fair board thickens. Someone should be suing somebody.
  • Greg says that former Astroland development could be a build-and-flip, but hopes the Cyclone will remain.
  • SeaWorld "attack" was a non-event. Must have been a slow news day.
  • Lagoon launched fun? You bet!
  • A new park for SoCal, but can the tourist community support it?
  • Off-topic: Wii!
  • Changes coming for CoasterBuzz, including better advertising.
  • Lots of CoasterBuzz Club events are coming in 2007, including the Fall Affair at Holiday World, Saturday, September 29.