CoasterBuzz Podcast #61 posted

Posted Monday, January 22, 2007 6:30 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Bell's is still the story that defies logic.
  • Cedar Fair attendance is down ever so slightly, but we think it's a non-event.
  • Pat is the Wiggles master, and says the cult-ish characters are a win for Six Flags.
  • Six Flags Marine World becomes Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Not a great name. Did they learn anything from their experience in Ohio?
  • Regarding the lawsuit by accused (and cleared) guy, where do you draw the line between public safety, reason and protecting your own interests?
  • Ralph Stricker built his own coasters.
  • Myrtle Beach Pavilion a pile of dust, and we thank the local paper for the play-by-play.
  • How valuable is the Toy Story brand? Hopefully it's strong given the rumors of a new attraction for Disney-MGM.
  • The guys have plenty to say about the potential for no-re-entry policy at Six Flags, but Jeff thinks it's just a stupid rumor.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, January 22, 2007 7:29 PM
OHHH COME on cedar fair get the guest coming and not leaving.
Monday, January 22, 2007 9:02 PM
The Mole's avatar Just as an follow up to you guys...

Toy Story 3 WAS in development by a Disney in-house studio with no Pixar interaction. Reportedly Finding Nemo and Monsters were being worked on too. This was before the Pixar deal, and is believed to be created JUST FOR negotiations, not to actually produce any films. Pixar wants tight controll on their characters, so they were more willing to talk. Last I heard the idea of TS3 is out, but nothing firm yet at all.

Monday, January 22, 2007 9:41 PM
Jeff's avatar Well seeing as how Pixar is now owned by Disney, and they apparently have a fair amount of autonomy thanks to Jobs, I suspect the next one will be decent.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:13 AM
I've been to one of those all day things in Wisconsin (Christian Festival), and they gave handstamps to go out, and come back in.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:35 AM
That entirely depends on the event. Christian Festival, sure, but the Lollapalooza's I attended in the 90's were drawing a VERY different crowd and definitely didn't allow reentry.

On a side note, I HAVE attended an event at a movie theater that DID allow reentry. When Return of the King debuted, my friends and I attended a special marathon showing of all three movies. The host theater allowed us to leave and come back between each movie, although they DID still ask us to not bring in outside food (but weren't being very strict about that -- we'd paid $60 each to attend this event and were watching 10+ hours of hobbits, they weren't about to start squeaking over a $3 latte from the Starbucks next door...)


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