Archive: March, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #25 - March 27, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 5:37 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Another one for the "stuff happens" file?
  • MGM wants to build in Korea.
  • Should criminal liability cause fear among professional ride mechanics?
  • Wild West World out properties have development agreements, new construction moves forward.
  • Pavilion is out, Hard Rock is in for Myrtle Beach.
  • Grade eight coaster in the gym = cool science!
  • NBC Universal hires consultants for land use on West Coast. Is a second park a good idea?
  • Indoor water park version 4 coming to Sandusky.
  • Alton Towers does custom DVD's tracking guests with RFID. Will the implementation suck?
  • More wacky stuff at Hong Kong Disneyland.
  • Disney not ready for Middle East, but maybe India or more in China.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #24 - March 13, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, March 13, 2006, 8:32 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Was the accident at Cypress Gardens rider misbehavior? Where is the line between personal responsibility and company liability?
  • Mark Shapiro still getting headlines, and looking for new ways to make money.
  • Knott's Berry Farm cuts ticket prices, but seems a little odd in light of the competition's actions.
  • Keith McVeen is the industry's computer animation guru.
  • Six Flags gets nailed millions for being negligent at the Six Flags Ohio accident from several years ago.
  • Florida wants to make the school schedule better for vacations and teen workers.