CoasterBuzz Podcast #128 posted

Posted Monday, November 24, 2008 7:08 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Cypress Gardens reduced to water park with ski show and gardens. Were plans in the Kent years too ambitious?
  • Six Flags has solid results, but says there's some big announcement coming regarding its debt load. The only choices we're aware of is either bankruptcy or additional stock.
  • Geauga Lake partial land sale could minimize the damage of the park's failure. Gonch finds it mind boggling that so much retail can be built.
  • Disneyland and Verizon are doing location-based information with phones. Jeff thinks that iPhones and Blackberries offer a more generic and universal way to pass along the information to users. Mike makes the point that for this to be useful it has to work on many phones.
  • Rye Playland goes POP.
  • Hard Rock Park going to auction. Minimum bid is $35 million, assets are nearly $300 million. Ouch.
  • The Gravity Group announces that they're developing trains. It will be exciting to see who deploys these trains first.
  • NYC wants to buy Coney Island property, Thor will likely not get its way for its mega-resort project.
  • Six Flags and Intamin both settle with the Lassiters for the 2007 accident at Kentucky Kingdom that took Kaitlyn's feet.
  • Jeff and Diana spent a week at Disney World on the dining plan. Thought it was a fabulous deal.
  • Spaceship Earth became a favorite for the goofy animated heads video on the touch screen. We found at least two "hidden Mickeys."
  • The Segway tour around Epcot was sweet. Jeff wants one. Or two.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania is a total home run. Jeff thought it would be another stupid shooter dark ride, but it's much better.
  • Soarin' was much better than expected too. Not another dumb simulator at all.
  • IAAPA was not that exciting, but the Moser Rides "Top Spin for two" is a great idea.
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Monday, November 24, 2008 10:33 PM
ridemcoaster's avatar

Nice Cast. Especially when BG or Disney is involved as thats our stomping grounds.

So when you said there were no pizza places in EPCOT, did you mean besides Cool Wash Pizzanext to test track? Unless it happened to be closed that day forwhatever reason.. But there is a pizza place in EPCOT.. Theres a placeyou can get pizza in every park matter of fact.

As for the High scores on Toy Story.. Its quite easy actually.. Theres easter eggs on the ride.. You can hit certain areas and in one example, release a shower of 2k balloons.. Ive nailed 270k without breaking a sweat.. Its actually quite cool trying to find the eggs trigger.


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Monday, November 24, 2008 10:58 PM
Jeff's avatar

If there's a place near Test Track that sells pizza, it wasn't open when I was looking for it.


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Monday, November 24, 2008 11:57 PM

How did you enjoy the final Super Soap weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:36 AM
Jeff's avatar

By getting the hell out of the park. :)


Jeff - Webmaster/Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Twitter - Video

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:39 AM
The Mole's avatar

There used to be a Pizza place in Innoventions West, but they closed that about 7 years ago. It's now part character meet-n-greet. What surprises me is that the Land doesn's sell pizza...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:46 AM
ridemcoaster's avatar

^They changed the land's food selection when Soarin' was put in.. Mostly wraps and such there now. They try to theme the food in The Land as "grown" type stuff.. Similar to the Garden Grill (annoying rotating restaurant) menu but slightly cheaper.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 10:55 AM
The Mole's avatar

ridemcoaster said:
^They changed the land's food selection when Soarin' was put in.. Mostly wraps and such there now. They try to theme the food in The Land as "grown" type stuff.. Similar to the Garden Grill (annoying rotating restaurant) menu but slightly cheaper.

Well... yeah... I know. Still doesn't mean they can't have gourmet pizza there. And that places does have an amazing breakfast though... yum.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008 11:06 AM
ridemcoaster's avatar

Agreed on breakfast.. Thats the only time I would eat there.. Now I want to eat there when I'm back down there next week.. Thanks!!

They are filming Christmas day parade next weekend at MK, so of course I have to try and insert myself in it again....


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