CoasterBuzz Podcast #208 posted

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Coasting For Kids at the Cedar Fair parks was a big success! We raised more than $62,000 this year.
  • Ouimet says all the right things, and Gonch is in "like" during this dating phase.
  • Jeff gives Windseeker a big thumbs up, really enjoyed the ride.
  • Ed Markey ups rhetoric as family of Darien Lake accident victim mourns. When will this guy go away?
  • Lawsuit delivered to Darien Lake over the fatality, not surprisingly.
  • Harry Potter bonus hours offered to people who see the midnight showing of the final film at Universal Orlando. Excellent marketing effort!
  • LA Times writer visits Kennywood, one of our favorites.
  • California Adventure rehab continues, the entrance is done. Mike was there last weekend, says there are a lot of workarounds to get to stuff. Little Mermaid is his favorite ride.
  • Geauga Lake Big Dipper: Yes, there are still interested parties.
  • Mother claims discrimination against her daughter with Down Syndrome at Dorney, who was prohibited riding.
  • Couple gets stuck on a slingshot ride in Dallas. Jeff wouldn't ride it. Mike wouldn't because he's cheap.
  • Bad Illinois cop gets busted at Michigan's Adventure for being a drunk idiot.
  • Six Flags posts excellent gains. So where is the bad economy? Carrie hit Six Flags America and Great Adventure.
  • "Marriage is so gay" shirt causes great controversy at Dollywood.
  • You can still donate to the Coasting For Kids 2011 effort! Help us raise money for Give Kids The World. Donate today!
  • The Fall Affair at Holiday World will be September 17, 2011. Also, BooBuzz is Friday, October 7. Get the details!
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Jerry's avatar

Thanks for making my morning with some fun informative debauchery!

Jeff's avatar

The show notes definitely don't capture how much fun we were having on this one.


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

Go figure -- I get married and STOP going to parks.


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

Carrie J.'s avatar

It's just fun having someone to go with who enjoys the parks at the same pace and in the same ways I do, Greg. :)

I think the sound issues are getting cumbersome with the podcast. I wasn't even on the call for much of the beginning comments about Coasting for Kids. I was dropped and then came back just as Jeff was finishing his comments. That can make for some awkward transitions. :)


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

Jeff's avatar

I should probably watch the chat window more closely, but when the laptop turns off its screen, I totally forget. It's strange that you didn't hear anything.


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

Lord Gonchar's avatar

The call dropped me a for a moment or two right then as well, but it reconnected quickly and nary a beat was missed.

After that it didn't drop at all.


Carrie J.'s avatar

Aside from the brief drop, I have been having sound issues for the past few shows. I am losing chunks of what's being said. I think the issue may be in my internet connection, but it's very challenging.


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

Jason Hammond's avatar

As long as it isn't black-outs from drinking. :-)


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

Maybe you need to do an old fashioned tape sync... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
(who, much to his surprise, actually *did* a tape-sync last week...)

Edit: Damn you auto correct. This keeps up I'm gonna have to stop using the iPad to post!

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Jeff's avatar

What is this, 1993? Should we A/B roll edit our video too? :)


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

What's this? You have video on your podcast? And here I've been missing out all this time...


My author website: mgrantroberts.com

Well, the term 'tape sync' is a bit of an anachronism. But when I was trying to book studio time last week, I actually offered to record on my computer "even though tape syncs are so 1993". Then we went into the studio, where we had ISDN available...and did a tape sync. :)

Ensign, there have been podcasts with video. But mostly Jeff is ribbing me because he knows that (like him) I learned to edit video using video cassettes and a deck controller. Today that's such a lost art that you can't even find the equipment for it anymore!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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rollergator's avatar

Video killed the radio star.

Apologies... ;)

Jeff's avatar

Computers killed tape. Thank God.


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

When I get a chance I'll have to rifle through the archives and look for podcasts with video. That ought to be a hoot.


My author website: mgrantroberts.com

Jason Hammond's avatar

There's only one that I remember. Very early on (sitting at Lighthouse Point?) at the end of Cedar Point's season.


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

Jeff's avatar

A portion of one of our earliest shows, at Holiday World, with Will, was also recorded with video.


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

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