CoasterBuzz Podcast #158 posted

Posted Monday, September 28, 2009 6:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff, Diana, Carrie, Tyler and Mike (with Artemisa and Natalia) review this week's news in the amusement industry.

  • From inside a recreational vehicle in a remote part of Indiana comes the post-Fall Affair CoasterBuzz Podcast!
  • Carrie ends the exclusive ride time soaked in a painful downpour on the Voyage at Holiday World. Low attendance made most of the day feel like an ERT day.
  • Pilgrims Plunge is excellent. Jeff and Tyler took several laps. Tyler kept it wet. Carrie didn't ride because she didn't want to get wet.
  • Holiday World beats its attendance record.
  • Chang coming down at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom as it appears to be having some re-focusing issues, perhaps to the water park.
  • Six Flags Over Georgia under water with flooding in the region. Was supposed to open for the weekend (it did).
  • Walt Disney World: Not just for burgers and fries. Jeff and Diana are going back almost entirely for the food (seeing how as she's pregnant). They share dinner adventures around Epcot. Tyler shares stories of premium dinner.
  • Family of boy hurt in Xcelerator accident retains lawyer to do lawyery things. Lack of transparency in this doesn't seem to serve anyone.
  • Cypress Gardens fails again, future not looking great. We wonder if Buescher's original vision would've worked out if it weren't for the hurricanes that year.
  • There are pregnant women everywhere!
  • Family parks seem to be resistant to the recession. Mrs. Koch mentioned to us that group sales were soft at Holiday World, and yet they still broke their attendance record.
  • Kings Island suffers massive PR failure with skeleton displays of poor taste, including a murdered football player from Tennessee.
  • New parade at Six Flags Great America. It makes the kids go "ape crap!"
  • La Ronde has an SLC going up for next year. Weird how that will play out next to a B&M inverter.
  • Diana disses the Great America of the 80's.
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Monday, September 28, 2009 8:52 PM

There are "japanese steakhouses" or Teppanyaki in Japan. I had unbelievable meals there at a few. The ANA Intercontinental hotel in Tokyo got one on the 34th floor, overlooking the city. The Grand Prince Shinagawa had even better food in a beautiful garden.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:49 AM

Yeah, how many of us specifically avoided Pilgrims Plunge, Raging Rapids, and Frightful Falls because we didn't want to get wet, then rode the last two rides of the night on Voyage. I'm in that group.


David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville
My Blog -> http://coasterville.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:09 AM

There are "japanese steakhouses" or Teppanyaki in Japan.

There are, but I've always been under the impression that they were mainly for the gaijin.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:18 AM
Vater's avatar

Paul Giamatti a nobody? I consider him pretty much a heavyweight who's been in some great films. And Lady in the Water. :)

Class of '91 representin'.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:49 AM

I've been listening to the Podcast.

In regards to the Glow in the Park parade, check out Six Flags St. Louis which has the parade this season. I saw it in August and was very impressed with the quality of the parade in relation to it being in a Six Flags park. The parade lasts about 25-30 minutes, and now that you mentioned the Cirque Du Soleil influence, it explains some of the stuff I saw. It's a very well done parade if they do something similar to what St. Louis is doing this year.


David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville
My Blog -> http://coasterville.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:48 PM
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That last time we saw each other in real life was this past April for the Diamondback media day, Jeff. :)

The last events I showed for were 2007 the fall events (both CP and HW) in 2007.

How about the return of some spring events in 2010?


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:04 PM
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Funny podcast this week. I love it when you guys all get together. Mike's kid running around was funny. Plus, I almost lost it when you had the Price is Right music at the end. Priceless.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:56 PM
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Great to finally hear the voice of the OTHER "Divine Miss M." Nice to have you on the podcast, Carrie. Also good to hear from Diana.

Would really like to make an event and meet everyone. Sounds like everyone had a blast. Fall is my busy season, maybe another time...sigh.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:34 PM
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Awww, thanks Kevin! I really appreciate that. :)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:34 AM

If it makes Diana feel any better, I'm the same age as her. Granted, it's been a VERY long time since I've done a podcast... I think our Irish correspondent has been in there more recently than I have!

Very funny podcast -- sorry I missed the event!


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:31 PM

^And Greg was the one co-host who had actually been on many of the rides and coasters that are talked about in the podcast!! (including the international coasters!)

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Sunday, October 4, 2009 6:01 PM
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Had time to listen to the podcast on my way back from DC today. In a totally married appreciative way.. VaVoom to the Carrie voice ;)

Last edited by ridemcoaster, Sunday, October 4, 2009 6:02 PM
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Sunday, October 4, 2009 8:29 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Much appreciated...thanks, Ken! :)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, October 5, 2009 12:12 PM

Carrie, forgive me if I jump on the bandwagon. It was nice to hear you on the podcast. :)


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Monday, October 5, 2009 4:32 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

There's plenty of room on the bandwagon, Mike! By all means, hop on! :)

Thanks very much. :)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, October 5, 2009 4:49 PM
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Carrie M. said:
There's plenty of room, Mike! By all means, hop on! :)

*snicker*


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Monday, October 5, 2009 5:14 PM

Knight jumps queen! Bishop jumps queen.....


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Monday, October 5, 2009 5:41 PM
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Ah hem... no one jumps the queen without an invitation. A real one. Not an edited one!

And I'm blushing.... *shakes head*


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, October 5, 2009 5:42 PM
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I swear there's a circle of people here who can't keep their hands out of each other's pants.


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