CoasterBuzz Podcast #29 posted

Posted Monday, April 24, 2006 2:36 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • The million dollar carousel.
  • Shapiro again says that expensive rides never pay for themselves. We disagree.
  • Greg went to Six Flags Over Georgia, and he thinks that Goliath is a hit.
  • Six Flags letting go of Wyandot Lake. We wonder what their real estate strategy is.
  • Indianapolis is getting an indoor water park resort. Yeah, they're obviously big winners.
  • Six Flags says the future of Wild Waves & Enchanted Village. We think it's a good place to invest in, but do they have the money or will to do so?
  • Will Koch has been on The Voyage. It sure sounds like a winner.
Monday, April 24, 2006 2:53 PM
Goliath is not only a hit with the enthusiasts, but from the looks of it, the accountants as well. When it rained for the better part of 3 hours in the morning, we were thinking weather might keep the crowds at bay - not a chance!
It also looked like Goliath t-shirt sales might pay off the investment by June, LOL...despite the tag-line. "Bad to the Chrome"? Huh?

Expensive rides can and do pay for themselves...but it isn't a guarantee, it takes research and thought and (gasp!), planning. If it helps expand your demographics and marketability, a big new investment can be just that, an investment. In StoryBurke Land, the expectation was that any new addition to the park was a good one, and the more expensive the better. It DOES take a little more consideration than that, it's not "Field of Dreams" (or Screams).

Monday, April 24, 2006 3:44 PM
It also helps if the ride is exceptionally good and not just a gimmick. The "gimmick" will bring them in, but the "exceptionally good" will keep them coming back. Goliath rocks!
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:01 PM
Yet again Itunes cant seem to locate this podcast. Happy happy joy joy. Oh well guess I will have to listen to some other crap on my way home from work. ;)

I wish i knew what was going on with Itunes that it cant seem to locate the latest podcasts on fairly regular basis.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:49 PM
It works on my iTunes!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:10 AM
I've never had a problem with iTunes not getting it. Even if it did, you can always go to the podcast site, download it, and add it to your iTunes library.

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