CoasterBuzz Podcast #190 posted

Posted Monday, September 6, 2010 2:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Petting zoos and germs. Gonch wants to touch goats then lick his hands.
  • Ape and tiger hijinks in Miami.
  • Rye Playland: Public or private? Is it OK for government to run such a thing?
  • Orlando parks report injuries, and it's just the normal heart attacks, falls and scraped knees. Queue accidents not really news, by the way. Speaking of running, the bulls still run at Cedar Point.
  • Charged ride operators at Dells Extreme World not tested for any drugs. Discussions of weed legality and the design of the ride itself are plentiful.
  • Yet another teenager tries to stick it to The Man and steal from the amusement park he works at. Duh.
  • Zamperla cleared of liability in 2004 Hawk accident in Pigeon Forge, as criminal trial demonstrated fault of the owner.
  • Six Flags Over Georgia is building a Gerstlauer Euro Fighter, the conversation begins with silly marketing. Or Maverick.
  • Six Flags Great America is expanding their water park, and Jeff still wonders why they didn't do it as a separate gate. More slides, cabanas and stuff.
  • Disney is getting all TRON-o-rific with a TRON dance party. Jeff remembers the goofy video format his dad had.
  • SeaWorld parks designates a new chairman for its board.
  • Some dude trying to sell Geauga Lake's Big Dipper doesn't want anyone to know his name because coaster enthusiasts called him names. Jeff mentions that there were more than enough opportunities to score that ride, for free.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:13 PM

Ah yes, the SelectaVision player. I have one in my basement storage room along with 2 milk crates full of those dumb cartridges, including Tron. I'd ditch them but my brother claims he wants the player and the movies when he comes out to visit (this was 5 years ago). Those things were actually called CED's


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:04 PM

Six Flags Over Georgia is building a Gerstlauer Euro Fighter, the conversation begins with silly marketing. Or Maverick.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:15 PM

My dad originally bought a CED player as well. He kept exchanging the discs because they skipped, the new disks also skipped, he then exchanged the player, the discs still skipped, so then he got a Betamax.

I think we had the CED player all of a week, maybe less. If I recall, the video quality was better than Beta, which was better than VHS, which of course took over the market. When we finally switched to VHS (we used the Betamax for years), the Betamax was still working fine. I lost count of the number of VHS players we went through in the same amount of time.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 2:21 PM

Our first VHS lasted about 15 years. It was a Samsung or a Sanyo, I don't remember. After that, I've only had one, and it still works, but I rarely ever use it, so...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:40 PM

I had Tron on LD. Had a TON of LD's, actually -- finally sold them last time I moved, 3 years ago.


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