Archive: August, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #44 - August 28 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, August 28, 2006, 6:33 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Cedar Point's Tony Clark joins us to talk about the park's 2007 project.
  • Can you train people to not be stupid?
  • Creepy crawly stuff in water parks.
  • Son of Beast a question mark, even though enthusiasts have little love for the ride.
  • Busch Gardens Europe announces Griffon, a B&M floorless dive coaster.
  • SeaWorld San Antonio will score an Atlantis-themed ride.
  • Bell's finally gets approval after not-in-my-backyard battle.
  • Mike says nobody in Chicago cares about Santa's Village.
  • Tales of scary carnivals in Ohio.
  • Golden Ticket Awards announced.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #43 - August 21 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, August 21, 2006, 6:46 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Universal Orlando follows Disney in ticket hike.
  • Attendance is still down on the year, but profit is up. Where are the UK tourists?
  • Mom digs the SeaWorld rides.
  • Lawsuit news, including more Son of Beast suits.
  • Jeff loves Hersheypark, and thinks that Storm Runner is the best Intamin rocket to date.
  • Pat goes to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Lots of head scratchers there, and suddenly our faith in the new leadership isn't what it used to be.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #42 - August 14 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, August 14, 2006, 7:58 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Disney hikes tickets, but there are so many options available. What do people really pay?
  • Disney theme park profit up double digits over last year.
  • Elitch Gardens faces an uncertain future.
  • Darien Lake faces an uncertain future.
  • The Oakwood Hydro accident gets more and more tragic with every new detail.
  • Busch Gardens Europe teases their new dive coaster.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!
  • We want to hear from you. Literally. Send an MP3 with your questions, comments on stories, etc., to coasterbuzzpodcast@gmail.com.

CoasterBuzz Podcast #41 - August 7, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, August 7, 2006, 5:54 PM | comments: 0

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

  • How do people fall from coasters if they're behaving?
  • Main Street USA in Michigan... We'll believe it when we see it.
  • Cedar Fair revenue and attendance down.
  • Great Wolf posts narrowing loss.
  • Alton Towers double booking drama ends, but shame on them anyway.
  • Wild Escape in Wheeling is so for real.
  • Six Flags down, down and down in quarter, but per capita spending is up.
  • Costume characters get pink slips at Six Flags Elitch Gardens.
  • Son of Beast has to be rebuilt in section that caused accident. A workable problem?
  • We want to hear from you. Literally. Send an MP3 with your questions, comments on stories, etc., to coasterbuzzpodcast@gmail.com.