Archive: September, 2006

CoasterBuzz Podcast #47 - September 25, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, September 25, 2006, 6:43 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Can you support a new theme park in Michigan, given its economy?
  • Arnolds Park is profitable three years running. Yay for giving credit to the general manager.
  • Kalahari opens a conference center in Sandusky. Jeff thinks this is a no-brainer for all indoor water park facilities.
  • Universal Florida vs. a union... for a trademark. The union rep is an unprofessional moron.
  • Cedar Fair backs the opposition for Ohio's slot machine amendment. The whole thing sounds like a raw deal for the state.
  • Valleyfair announces Renegade, a new GCI coaster.
  • Disney's Jungle Pirate Jam.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #46 - September 18, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, September 18, 2006, 6:31 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Schlitterbahn's Jeff Siebert joins us to talk about the water park empire.
  • Holiday World is on a winning streak.
  • Tough first year for Hong Kong Disneyland. What's with the culture mismatch?
  • Cypress Gardens in Chapter 11, but it's probably not an end.
  • Not in my back yard: My disgruntled former employer. Beech Bend neighbor nonsense.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

CoasterBuzz Podcast #45 - September 11, 2006

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posted by Jeff | Monday, September 11, 2006, 8:04 PM | comments: 0

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

  • Mike makes his way to Mt. Olympus while Pat gets to Holiday World.
  • Is an MTV reality show from a water park a good idea? Does MTV ever play music anymore?
  • Shapiro and Snyder invest in Tom Cruise. Have the Six Flags guys gone nuts?
  • Disney wants to make sure only you use your multi-day tickets, and privacy advocates are really nervous about it.
  • Holiday World announces new stuff, and we're more convinced than ever that Splashin' Safari is one of the best water parks ever.
  • Cedar Point finally announces Maverick, and people surprisingly like it!
  • Log flumes are feeling like an endangered species.
  • Cedar Fair announces attendance and revenue, and it's essentially flat. No way to tell yet if the Cedar Point ticket price drop was good or bad.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!