CoasterBuzz Podcast #212 posted

Posted Monday, September 17, 2012 12:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff and Carrie talk about stuff that is loosely related to roller coasters and the amusement industry.

  • It sure has been a long time since we did this.
  • The noise in online communities (football and politics).
  • Cliques, inside jokes, making the community better by participation.
  • Voting up posts, the scoring game.
  • The process of moving cross-country, Carrie and Jeff share their stories.
  • The wing coaster is an interesting "thing" now for coaster enthusiasts. Jeff approves of the Dollywood ride.
  • Cedar Point's new front end, with GateKeeper.
  • A great year of fundraising for Give Kids The World across several events. Jeff explains why CoasterBuzz supports it, and why you should help.
  • Another good year coming for new rides. Jeff shows love for Premier Rides.
  • Is Kentucky Kingdom ever really going to come back?
  • Attention Conneaut Lake Park: It's a business, not a constant fundraiser.
  • Jeff would totally pay for a tour of the rotting Six Flags New Orleans.
  • BooBuzz is coming up October 12 at Cedar Point.
  • CoasterBuzz Club is eleven years old!
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Monday, September 17, 2012 8:06 AM

First post!!! Seriously though, awesome to have another episode of the podcast! Hope to see more in the future.

Monday, September 17, 2012 10:23 AM

It's great to see the return of the podcast!

I completely feel the love for the mountains. I've vacationed in Seattle several times and driven from there to Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC. On the way back for Portland I drove up Mt. Rainier. It felt like I was inside a fractal, the further up the mountain I drove, more detail and beauty was revealed. Photos can never capture the true grandeur and slendor.

It's true what I was always told as a kid... the west coast moutains make anthills out of the east coast moutains.

Monday, September 17, 2012 11:09 AM

Glad to hear you back! And I'd LOVE to go through SFNO. I have family down there, and you were right about people not wanting to leave because it's home. In some neighborhoods, you can still see the marks left by searchers after Katrina. It's quite eerie.

Monday, September 17, 2012 11:30 AM

I was pleasantly surprised to see a Podcast this morning. :-)

Not a big deal, but the new B&M coasters are Wing Riders, not Flyers. The Flyers have been out a while. I'm sure a good portion of the public will think of it as a flying coaster.

I believe Chippewa is still just sitting unused. However, I think most has been cleared out. I was there not to long ago and the ferris wheel was still standing with a tree growing up through it.

Monday, September 17, 2012 3:16 PM

Welcome to Denver, Carrie!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012 3:45 PM

Thanks! If I don't end up doing the area parks justice in my descriptions, feel free to correct me. :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012 4:53 PM

The Lakeside train ride at night offers one of the most beautiful views available at any park in the US...the lights reflecting on the lake...awesomeness!

Monday, September 17, 2012 5:17 PM

You're the one who told me to go see Lakeside at night, Gator! That's right! :-)

Monday, September 17, 2012 5:19 PM

Jason Hammond said:

Not a big deal, but the new B&M coasters are Wing Riders, not Flyers. The Flyers have been out a while.

You knew what I meant.

Monday, September 17, 2012 5:23 PM

It kinda threw me off for the rest of the podcast, though. ;-)

Monday, September 17, 2012 6:26 PM

Lakeside is absolutely gorgeous at night (at least as of when I was there, years ago now...)

And yes, I'm the one who contributed the pictures of the Lakeside Cyclone station.

Monday, September 17, 2012 7:29 PM

Jeff said:
You knew what I meant.

Yes I did. That's why I said it wasn't a big deal. I just figured I'd mention it for those who aren't as up on the terminology.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 8:08 AM

Speaking of, what ever happened to the Intamin wingwalker design? They got Furious Baco up a number of years before B&M built Raptor and yet, B&M seems to be getting all the new contracts.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:31 AM

Good point, Andy. I had almost forgotten about the Intamin design. Is it just B&M's reputation for reliability or is there more to it?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:15 AM

My guess is that the cost-difference on the Wingwalker design is minimal or non-existent, so parks end up getting the more reliable B&M product....?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:08 AM

Are you implying Intamin rides aren't reliable?

Sorry, I tried to say that with a straight face, but I LOL'd.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:02 PM

Furious Baco has (in my opinion) similar vibration issues that Arrow/S&S have experienced with the 4D coasters and Vekoma experienced on the Giant Inverted Boomerangs. The outside seats are rougher and the farther back you sit is rougher. I felt Furious Baco was a great ride in the front center seat. But, an outside seat in the back was brutal. It was "furious on my baco" ;-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:52 PM

I saw on Screamscape a couple months ago that some park in Asia is building a coaster that's a mix of Intamins WingRide and their Impulse roller coaster.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:48 PM

It was great to see a new podcast. Thanks for doing this.


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