CoasterBuzz Podcast #5 posted

Posted Monday, October 24, 2005 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff, Greg, Scott and Pat review news in the amusement industry.

  • A fake attraction announcement memo makes the rounds through Six Flags Great America and the media.
  • Kennywood sues West Mifflin for what they say is an unfair amusement tax targeted at the park. Our two Pittsburgh residents talk about the black hole of taxation.
  • Six Flags sets record date for vote to boot board members, and companies start reviewing the books to consider purchase of the chain.
  • Six Flags Over Texas will get ten new rides, presumably from the closing Six Flags Astroworld. Our panelists say the original Six Flags park is fabulous.
  • Liz Collier and David Hodgkinson join us from North One Television in London. They're producing a series for The Discovery Channel called "Building The Biggest," which will include an episode about the construction of wood roller coasters. We ask the producers how these shows get made.
  • Anyone that has Super-8 footage from amusement parks should contact the producers by way of Jeff to contribute to the show.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, October 24, 2005 12:38 PM
Roller rinks Jeff? Come on, we're backwards in this area, but not THAT bad!! ;)
Monday, October 24, 2005 4:57 PM
There was a brief five minute segment on the European Coaster Club broadcast as part of the BBC Inside Out programme earlier this year.
Monday, October 24, 2005 11:46 PM
I thought Jeff dumped that Roller Rink stock months ago............
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 1:24 PM
Well, personally I'd consider Roller Rinks as an amusement business.

And just because the area has roller rinks doesn't mean it's the favorite go-to spot of the area. I would consider the Lehigh Valley a fairly "modern" area, and we have 2 roller rinks (that I know of.. and a few ice skating rinks too). I haven't been roller skating in years, but if the local governments around here instituted an "amusement tax", Dorney would be the obvious target however I would think it natural that the roller/ice rinks would pay.. along with movie theaters, arcades, not to mention those horses and such outside the supermarkets.. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:10 PM
This wasn't the best Podcast that Jeff has done, but still good.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 4:37 PM
It's 'cause I wasn't there. ;)

Rob - still whoring.


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