CoasterBuzz Podcast #164 posted

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Jeff drove 2,400 miles, stopped at Mount Rushmore. No one got his "robots from space" thing, even after showing the original.
  • Former Six Flags execs invest in water park, humorously suggest that Six Flags was just fine when they were booted out.
  • Tom and Huck are River Blasting through Silver Dollar City. These things are like the new flume.
  • Hooray for New Jersey, with no serious accidents! At least it was a positive story.
  • Wildebeest will be featured on a National Geographic show. Jeff got the headline wrong and no one even noticed.
  • Timberliners are coming to The Voyage at Holiday World. They're designed in the modern times! (See video with Mike Graham, at about 5:14.)
  • Southern Star loses the Nickelodeon license. Who saw that coming?
  • Comcast and GE agree on a value for NBC Universal. A cable provider owning a broadcast network is still pretty weird.
  • NYC to buy a big chunk of Coney Island. Will anything ever really happen there?
  • People can't drive in Seattle.
  • Schlitterbahn launched an iPhone app. This is definitely the future we're looking at in terms of obtaining information.
  • Kalahari gets sued for drowning. A little weird that people should be surprised about a lawsuit when a child actually died.
  • Mason wants higher taxes on admission and parking for Kings Island and The Beach. Price sensitivity aside, there's a real moral issue with taxing a specific business.
  • Son of Beast: Will it stay or go?
  • Six Flags is rehabing Texas Giant for $10 million. For something related to Mean Streak? For real?
  • Have we turned an economic corner? Disney had a nice fiscal 4Q.
  • IAAPA was this week, but Jeff had to miss it for the first time in years because of his new day job.
  • Kings Island cleared for a heart issue that killed a rider. It's been awhile since calls for "safety" issues have come around over pre-existing conditions.
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obxKevin's avatar

As for Jeff getting a headline wrong, yes, one of us noticed. But, at the same time, I make enough of my own mistakes. So it's best that I not point out, or even worse, laugh at someone else's mistakes.

And since we're talking mistakes, did someone forget WinMo as a smartphone operating platform? Or did I just miss it?

Just teasing, loved the podcast. Missed the other two regular participants

The poster formerly known as 'Zcorpius.' Joined 2004
Jeff's avatar

Ironic, isn't it? WinMo is the one platform (aside from straight Web apps) that I could develop for today, and I won't touch it.

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