Posted Monday, November 13, 2006 8:10 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff, Mike, Greg and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
When El Toro is running one train, I think the same way. They just don't want to wait there for those rides. I can only guess that Superman is packing them in with Nitro. I don't know for sure because I don't live over there, but it seems that way. Shapiro kind of thinks he is a great guy for mentioning his "flash pass" Q-Bot system, and thus it's making a lot of money.
If the rides weren't that long, they wouldn't be selling that many Q-Bots. I would imagine they would have sold more Q-Bots this year over there than last year because of the roller coaster, and Kingda being open (I don't know how long it was open last year.).
I heard somewhere that SF makes at least a $1,000,000,000 a year, and thus I believe that 1% would be $10,000,000. So, this isn't a walk in the park. That's a lot of money. The attendance is bothering me though, and I don't see how it won't continue unless they do something better than what they are doing.
For the 1% numbers and 12% attendance, I really want to know to make sure is that for the whole season or is that just July, August, and September? I know obviously it can't be October.
During the later parts of the season, Six Flags played the cheaper game. They had greater discounts than they said they would because of attendance. It was like $20.00 off, and Fright Fest was also cheaper. The Internet prices went way down too. They all seemed to be $40.00 on the net late in the year. So, is the same going to happen next year?? I hope not.
Good podcast and keep it up!!
Here is a clip:
*** This post was edited by jdancisin 11/14/2006 8:46:21 AM ***
Also about Maleguena. I feel that it the perfect song to represent Blast. I say this because Maleguena is one of the most often used songs in Marching Band and Drum Corps and where did Blast originate, as the Drum Corps Star of Indiana . It actually is considered to be one of the staples of Drum Corps. If you go to a competition and a Corps starts the first notes of the song most people in the stands perk up and know the song by heart. If you want to look for an interesting version of Blast find Shockwave. It used marching band instrumentation instead of Drum Corps instruments. They did songs like Alanis Morrisette's "Uninvited" and The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" along with other songs that I am not quite remembering now.*** This post was edited by dragonoffrost 11/16/2006 11:29:07 AM ***
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