CoasterBuzz Podcast #206 - June 27, 2011

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posted by Jeff | Sunday, June 26, 2011, 11:38 PM | comments: 0

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

  • What are the reasonable expectations for avoiding injuries at amusement parks? A court says you can't assume anything, and you can sue.
  • Orlando parks up their gate prices again, now around $85. Gonch wonders if Disney will add a fifth park at some point. Biggest rises were in multi-day tickets.
  • Jersey recommends dual occupancy and bigger height requirement for Ferris wheels.
  • What's up with new rides not opening in time?
  • Fuji-Q opening what they call the steepest roller coaster, a Gerstlauer ride.
  • Cedar Fair annoyed by Q Investment lawsuits. I think we all are at this point.
  • Former Disney guy, Matthew Ouimet, named to the president and eventual CEO position at Cedar Fair. Jeff has a wishlist for what he'd like to see him do.
  • Kennywood's Pitt Fall is up for sale. What's next for them?
  • Attendance stories for 2010, Universal Orlando wins big, of course.
  • Chicago's Riverview remembered, remnants found.
  • Disneyland grad night will move to California Adventure in 2013.
  • Zippin Pippin brings in 45% more revenue.
  • Al Weiss retiring after a staggeringly long career with Disney, mostly at Walt Disney World.
  • Check out Richard's photos from North Korea.
  • Coasting For Kids 2011 is go at Cedar Fair parks! Help us raise money for Give Kids The World. Register or donate today!
  • The Fall Affair at Holiday World will be September 17, 2011. Also, BooBuzz is Friday, October 7. Get the details!
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