CoasterBuzz Podcast #35 posted

Posted Monday, June 5, 2006 8:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • PKS becomes SIX. Please excuse the yawns.
  • Asia hot for expansion.
  • Magic Springs sneaks X-Coaster in under the radar.
  • Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, families... a new amusement park?
  • Conneaut Lake exceeds opening weekend expectations. Gonch can't believe it.
  • A new club for City Walk in Orlando. The real attraction? People watching, of course.
  • Legoland California hires a new model builder. And hey, the plural of Lego is still Lego.
  • Jeff rants on the behavior of enthusi-asses. Don't be one.
  • Wild Thing is back in service.
  • BeastBuzz is coming up at Paramount's Kings Island on June 17. Registration deadline is June 9. Sign up today!

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, June 5, 2006 11:18 PM
My first podcast.

poopy pants? :) lol

Lord Gonchar, you dont sound as ominous as perceived. Methought you'd have that Count Dracula voice. :) Jeff sounds like my Sociology Professor.

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Monday, June 5, 2006 11:53 PM
The Mole's avatar alumn - one
alumni- more than one

;)

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 12:15 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Hey, for the record Lego means "Play Well", not "we play" or whatever I thought it was.

Close enough.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 12:20 AM
"We will laugh at you and call you names." Classic!
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 12:36 AM
I got a good laugh out of this week's podcast. Jeff's off topic rants usually are the more interesting and funny things on the podcast.
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 1:10 AM
HAHA! You beeped yourself!
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 12:55 PM
Nice rant about enthusiasses. So, so true.

Back in '91, I was a member of ACE and enjoyed the newsletters and mags (pre-internet, don't you know). The first and only ACE event I went to was at CP. It was somewhat superfluous since I worked at CP at the time and they have weekly employee ride nights, with shorter lines.

Anyhoo, they had Curtis Sommers as a guest speaker. It was very interesting hearing all the variables that went into designing Mean STreak, for example that it is designed to withstand earthquakes (in Ohio!).

Then, Mr. Sommers held a Q&A session. (Can you see where this is going?) Some enthusiast stands up and asks him, the guest speaker, if there is still any buffet left. (I don't remember the exact question, but it was some general question better asked of the waitstaff). He didn't know how to answer, and she started ranting about the food. She took up about 5 minutes just blathering on about how unfair the food situation was.

At the time, I just thought that was rude of her, but it makes me think about what Jeff said in this podcast. That enthusiass behaviour is something you might expect from teenage kids, not grown adults. It seems to me, thinking back on her, that she may have been somewhat mentally impaired. Maybe behaving 'like an adult' was not possible for her.

As an anology, would we get upset at someone is a wheelchair cause they're not walking? No. Maybe it's harder to recognize mental impairments than physical ones.

Anyway, the kooky behavior I've noticed at that event and Holiwood Nights came mainly from people who maybe couldn't have helped it.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 3:57 PM
We get earthquakes here in Ohio. We just don't feel them and they don't do damage like the big ones in CA.

The Ohio Seismic Network is a good place to look up such info. We have had 9 in Ohio since January.*** This post was edited by Sarah Jackson 6/6/2006 3:57:42 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 7:47 PM
The Mole's avatar Not just teens (as one myself), but anyone. Teenagers don't act like that normally, and if it wasn't for some bad ones, you wouldn't notice us anyway. People shouldn't be jerks and act like pigs (either with food or ERT), whether they be 14 or 44.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:21 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Finally had a listen...loved the rant on enthusiasses, it is SO TRUE! Some of the conversations I heard at HW Nights made my jaw drop.

And what's with Gonch's voice? Totally ruins the fantasy for me ;)

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 12:45 PM
Good podcast. Jeff, you would've had much more rant material if you attended the Q&A at Coaster Mania.

Oh and sorry The Mole, you are completely incorrect.

Singular is Alumnus

Plural is Alumni

Alumn or alumns are not real words.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 2:45 PM
Jeff's avatar Yeah, I did look it up after the podcast, you're right...
http://www.answers.com/alumnus&r=67
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Wednesday, June 7, 2006 6:21 PM
He he, gotta be perfectly honest, the only reason I even bother to renew my ACE membership is because of the (OFTEN VERY LATE) but still nice looking copies or RollerCoaster and ACE news... despite the 90% to 10% ratio of self serving BS articles to Stuff I actually want to read... I just like having the pictures and using them as reference guides I guess... And the recent B&M history article was actually pretty well done.

And should I EVER have the good fortune to meet up with the Buzz crew at some event AND start acting like an Enthusiass... please feel free to deposit me in the nearest trash recepticle. I like talking "coaster shop", but conversations about buffets, food, other non-coaster stuff? Can do without.

-Esch*** This post was edited by escher26 6/7/2006 6:23:28 PM ***

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Thursday, June 8, 2006 12:27 AM
Vater's avatar I pushed Gonch out of the way while queuing for Hydra last year...
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 2:17 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar ...and I got jacked. :)
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 1:31 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar What's with all this talk about the Grand Canyon and Nature? I thought this was a COASTERbuzz Podcast, not a NATUREbuzz Podcast ;)
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