Archive: April, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #29 - April 24, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, April 24, 2006, 2:17 PM | comments: 0

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

  • The million dollar carousel.
  • Shapiro again says that expensive rides never pay for themselves. We disagree.
  • Greg went to Six Flags Over Georgia, and he thinks that Goliath is a hit.
  • Six Flags letting go of Wyandot Lake. We wonder what their real estate strategy is.
  • Indianapolis is getting an indoor water park resort. Yeah, they're obviously big winners.
  • Six Flags says the future of Wild Waves & Enchanted Village. We think it's a good place to invest in, but do they have the money or will to do so?
  • Will Koch has been on The Voyage. It sure sounds like a winner.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #28 - April 17, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, April 17, 2006, 8:04 PM | comments: 0

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

  • The last podcast was late. Really late. Sorry.
  • Six Flags America is being carefully watched since it's in Snyder's back yard.
  • Cedar Point aerial photos show the park getting ready for opening day, with the new Skyhawk swing ride.
  • Bell's and kids: When is it babysitting?
  • Busch Gardens names change. Why?
  • Universal Orlando doing all kinds of upgrades, and will finally operate the ride over Seuss Landing.
  • Six Flags decides not to renew their lease for their Sacramento water park.
  • Dan Snyder will get reimbursed for expenses related to the takeover. Jeff gives a reality check on why it's no big deal.
  • Another death following a Mission: Space ride. Very sad.
  • Ed Markey is chasing the ambulance on CNN already. Tell us, how would fed regulation have prevented this woman's death?
  • An update on the state of CoasterBuzz.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #27 - April 10, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, April 17, 2006, 7:43 PM | comments: 0

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

  • SeaWorld construction in Orlando, on Shamu's schedule.
  • Universal Orlando posts record profit despite drop in attendance.
  • Conneaut Lake gets cleaned up by volunteers.
  • Skiing and snowboarding in Texas? Without snow? Why bother?
  • A Eurofighter has our interest, and the Brits love it.
  • Photos from Kentucky Rumbler tour sure look good.
  • The Gravity Group posts photos of The Voyage under construction. Gasp!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #26 - April 3, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, April 3, 2006, 7:56 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Visionland changes its name. Another adventure.
  • Santa's Village blessed with new owners.
  • Expedition Everest speeds toward official opening, people are digging it.
  • Six Flags Over Georgia works national media for Goliath opening.
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort gets, well, contemporary.
  • What's the sweet spot for nice hotels, and how much do we pay? Looks like $200 is our point, and we expect quality at that rate.
  • Dollywood on the up and up with a themed mine train coaster in store for 2007.
  • Papa John's and the great pizza in the sky (or at least at Six Flags).
  • BeastBuzz 2006 details... looking forward to another great time at Paramount's Kings Island!