CoasterBuzz Podcast #43 posted

Posted Monday, August 21, 2006 6:57 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Universal Orlando follows Disney in ticket hike.
  • Attendance is still down on the year, but profit is up. Where are the UK tourists?
  • Mom digs the SeaWorld rides.
  • Lawsuit news, including more Son of Beast suits.
  • Jeff loves Hersheypark, and thinks that Storm Runner is the best Intamin rocket to date.
  • Pat goes to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. Lots of head scratchers there, and suddenly our faith in the new leadership isn't what it used to be.
  • Check out BooBuzz 2006 at Cedar Point. Exclusive ride time on Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster!

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, August 21, 2006 7:12 PM
Just wanted to clarify on my SFKK story:

1. I know the SLC is "T-Squared" and not, "T-Two", but the kids called it that all day and I was too. Podcast time comes and suddenly I find myself spitting it out like I'm talking to an 8 year old.

2. There were two food spots open in the front of the park later in the day - when we got back to the front. Not sure if they were the first time around as it was the spots right before Roadrunner if you're heading clockwise around the park and that's the way we started (thus not being interested in a drink within the first 15 minutes in the park) But still overall, there was an unusually high number of food stops (in the front) and games spots (in the back) that were shuttered or empty.

Just wanted to clear that up before someone corrected me. :)

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:06 AM
Hmmm.....everyone I've ever heard mention the ride has called it "T-Two" or "Terror to the Second Power" since that's it's longer name. At least I think the park still uses that slogan for it. I guess it could be "T-Squared", I've just never heard it that way, even while at the park.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:42 AM
Just a note: "To the second power" is another way of saying squared. Dang math classes.

I experienced the same thing about food at SFKK on my visits each of the last 2 years. Not a park I will be going back to again for a long time.

(now I will shut up until I listen to the whole podcast.)

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 11:50 AM
^I know to the second power is another way to say squared. I'm just saying I've never heard SFKK's SLC pronouced that way.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:03 PM
Hmm. People really say, "T-Two"? Well, it is Kentucky. ;)

In my little world, "T-Two" instantly brings images of Arnold as the Terminator and even the show at Universal.

Yeah, Terror to the Second Power, I believe, is technically idea behind the name of the ride, but I never saw it written out with the exception of the ride description in the park map...where oddly enough the name is printed as T-Two rather than T-Squared - so go figure.

Whatever it is, I really didn't think "T-Two" was correct, but if the locals are calling it that...well, then I'm a regular Colonel Sanders. :)

*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 8/22/2006 12:23:45 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:07 PM
^This means I can call you Harlan from now on?
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:24 PM
Sure, but I'd prefer, "The Colonel."
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 2:42 PM
Now I'm reminded of the Family Guy episode where Peter goes to KFC in Kentucky, only to be disappointed when he learns (eventually) that "The Colonel" is dead....good times!

"I dun say to you he daid"

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006 4:58 PM
I know the ride is technically called "Terror to the second power" and I usually call it "T2" (as in "tee two"). I don't think I've ever heard anyone call it "T-squared", even though that's technically what it is.

By the way, I'm not a local--I'm from MD--so I guess you can't blame it all on the Kentucky locals.

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