CoasterBuzz Podcast #183 posted

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 12:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Will Koch's passing has brought about an outpouring of support and appreciation.
  • Iger speculates that Marvel characters could appear at Disney parks, but obviously not in Orlando. We ponder what Universal's contract length might be, but it's probably in the decades.
  • King Kong ride will be filmy at Universal Studios Hollywood. Jeff wishes they'd revisit the banana breath giant monkey.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and the reviews are mostly positive despite enormous crowds.
  • Jack Falfas did leave Cedar Fair, and Jeff got it right. The aftermath has resulted in a lot of gossip, but not any huge answers. The conversation still leads to the ultimate question: When will Dick Kinzel step aside? Carrie is cautious about what the ex-employee club has to say.
  • Chang was on, then off, the agenda for Six Flags Great America. Now it sounds like it'll end up at Six Flags Great Adventure. Stand-up roller coasters still seem like a remarkably bad idea.
  • Jeff wore is his recycled Dorney Demon Drop T-shirt to work, and one guy at least knew what Demon Drop was.
  • Mike got a spin on Little Dipper at Six Flags Great America.
  • Six Flags partners with Foursquare for prizes. Jeff hates the service and wonders why people want to advertise when they're not home.
  • Kennywood's Sky Rocket is about to open, and we're pretty excited about it.
  • ACE donates some cash to Connaut Lake to refurb Blue Streak. The podcast crew believes that throwing all of this cash at something that isn't sustainable seems like a waste of time and money.
  • CoasterBuzz launches the CoasterBuzz 100... the top 100 roller coasters according to track record data. Complete your track record to have your voice heard!
  • Give Kids The World is competing for some cash from Pepsi to do some upgrades at the village. Vote now! Coasting for Kids information will be updated this week.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:33 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

If it takes 10 years to raise the remaining funds, will the work they are doing now still be usable?

I don't know the answer to your question. But I would argue if they were really being forward thinking they would have collected the funds in a non-restricted restoration fund and then they would have no problem using the funds for any other projects should they have needed to.


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

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

obxKevin said:
Random thought: Just because most others say so, not everyone believes that grass is green.

Actually, we had that very conversation not long ago around here on CB and, if I remember correctly, Carrie was one arguing in favor of the idea that the grass isn't necessarily green even though we say it is.

And yet she can still turn around and be realistic and unbiased about something like her opinion on CLP.

That's why I have a crush on her. :)

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or my alternate response:

obxKevin said:
Random thought: Just because most others say so, not everyone believes that grass is green.

But at some point you have to understand there are things that all the dreaming and hope in the world can't change...

...like that, for all intents and purposes, the grass is green.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:19 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

I like your first response best. :)

And believe me, if dreaming were enough... ;)

Last edited by Carrie M., Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:28 PM

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

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 4:22 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I love how you have the ability to view things from both sides Gonch. I do that all the time with my friends and it drives them crazy.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 4:43 PM
rollergator's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 4:51 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Jason Hammond said:
I love how you have the ability to view things from both sides Gonch.

But do you have a crush on me? Because this thread needs to be more about expressing our crushes on one another.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 4:57 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Carrie M. said:
I like your first response best. :)

And believe me, if dreaming were enough... ;)

Get in line, girlfriend! ;)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 5:47 PM
obxKevin's avatar

rollergator said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg

Ugh, I hate that video, just because the guitar tech in me wants to reach through the screen and cut her guitar strings correctly.

And I'm NOT disagreeing with anyone here, just kinda pointing out views of others that may not be voiced otherwise. But I don't care what type of planning and development is required, it still all starts with a dream.

Props to everyone participating in the thread though, I appreciate the education I receive here, and I'm the old guy.


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:25 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Lord Gonchar said:
But do you have a crush on me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITBGjNEp08


854 Coasters, 34 States, 7 Countries
http://www.rollercoasterfreak.com My YouTube

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:29 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Nice. :)


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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 6:33 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Methinks someone doth protest too much :)

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