CoasterBuzz Podcast #163 posted

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Ridiculously slow news week, plus enthusiasts were busy doing final weekend stuff at seasonal parks.
  • Mike has a good weekend with Natalia at Great America, Jeff is astounded by the low attendance at Cedar Point. Weather was a huge issue this fall.
  • Jeff starts in an off-topic rant about radio, and is sad about the low participation at his college station.
  • Legoland coming to Southern Illinois? Plus hotel expansion in California.
  • Also off-topic, Jeff attends a baby shower.
  • Oh, and look, the crew starts talking about cross-country driving, Google and Bing maps and the location of Devil's Tower. Carrie did an 11-hour drive to Holiday World last year.
  • Southern Star misses a bond application deadline. Isn't it funny how Nickelodeon will whore themselves out to anyone who can pay, yet Hard Rock backs off hard when a licensee fails?
  • Busch parks won't have to deal with ridiculous net 90 terms for their vendors as they did under InBev rule.
  • A Shanghai Disney park looks like a go. China's a nice market to go if you're trying to expand.
  • Mike describes really strange Halloween treatment for Space Mountain at Disneyland. Special access loading platforms are a good idea if you can afford to build one.
  • Programming note: The show will be off the next two weeks, and return November 23, starting a bi-weekly schedule for the off-season.
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ridemcoaster's avatar

Man.. Either my weeks are flying or you guys are cranking these podcasts out.. Nice work..

Btw.. On the CB Podcast link you list #163 as #162, not that it affects the download.. purely an OCD thing :)


Jeff's avatar

Oops. I fixed that numbering.

We've been cranking them out, but I feel a little like we've been cranking out crap. The break is much needed.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

ridemcoaster's avatar

I dunno.. I think there have been a lot more segues in the recent podcasts.. But none have been sleeping pills to me. Most the time im listening to them during a dull drive up I95, which could be a dangerous combo if they were bad.

Breaks arent bad though.. I think you will naturally get one soon as we wind down most of the northern park seasons.

Either way, I was just as entertained, even with 4 players on the cast. I was worried I would get confused in conversation with so many people and no visual queues, but you guys mix well.


Carrie M.'s avatar

ridemcoaster said:
I was worried I would get confused in conversation with so many people and no visual queues, but you guys mix well.

Can you tell which voice is mine? ;)


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

ridemcoaster's avatar

The one I replayed over and over and listened more closely too :)


Carrie M.'s avatar

Awesome. :)


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

BTW...Just to contribute my fair share...Sundance film festival is held in Park City, UT, not Wyoming or Colorado


Lord Gonchar's avatar

Heh. Awesome. Thanks, Bill.

See, we learn something each week. :)


Jeff's avatar

Utah! Why the hell was I thinking Colorado? It's true that I've never actually spent time in the Mountain time zone. Next week will be my first time.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

Pisone? Geez they are all over Western PA, bada bing!

Jeff's avatar

Puzzoni = Hybrid of Putz and Mattoni.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

Okay, but it's still pronounced the same ;)

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