CoasterBuzz Podcast #155 posted

Posted Monday, September 7, 2009 4:12 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Cedar Point's Tony Clark joins the guys to talk about Shoot The Rapids and the fun that comes with marketing a new attraction.
  • Tony says that the decisions to install rides are based on guest research.
  • Wet factor is likely to be variable, and ride animation is not always complete. Height requirement hasn't yet to be determined.
  • New haunts at Cedar Point promise to raise the game. Jeff got to see the new Toy Factory in its early stage, and it's looking awesome.
  • BooBuzz 2009 details posted for Cedar Point!
  • Disney acquires Marvel, theme park licensing arrangements not likely to change any time soon. Getting a bigger audience is key, but it may not be the theme park audience specifically.
  • Analysts suggest Spielberg will take contract extension with Universal Orlando.
  • Coasting for Kids event is closing in on $10,000 for Give Kids The World. Way to go CoasterBuzz community!
  • "Ticket to Danger" is the part of the new evil, texting while doing anything.
  • Old Chicago Riverview photos show up from Tribune, Mike's parents have fond memories of the place.
  • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.
  • Faux bomb guy in CP parking lot gets lesser charge for his coffee can.
  • Chippery franchise is a good buy for an amusement park.
  • Halloween hours get longer and some parks even add days.
  • The Fall Affair at Holiday World promises to be a big deal. Register today!

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, September 14, 2009 3:52 PM

The "homage" to Disastor Transport in the Toy Factory is shown in the latest OnPoint Blog Entry.

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Monday, September 14, 2009 4:34 PM

There you go! Eerie Estate is ridiculous. It's absolutely beautiful, and almost a shame that they won't have the lights on. Fantastic detail, start to finish. Think Boo Hill's first room times ten.

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