CoasterBuzz Podcast #67 posted

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2007 12:17 AM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Dubai Capital sells Tussauds to Blackstone in a relative quick flip.
  • Surprise! Mesa wins development project.
  • Joyland in trouble financially under new ownership.
  • Universal Orlando teases new Blue Man Group theater, starting in June. Blue Man fans might be more freakish than coaster geeks.
  • Safety Braking Corp. is suing everyone using magnetic bakes on their rides. Smells like SCO.
  • Developers back Anaheim in Disney suit against low-income housing in the neighborhood. Gonch is still on the fence.
  • If you have diarrhea, don't get in the pool. Some people got sick after visiting Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, for unknown reasons.
  • Pavilion rides will live on in Myrtle Beach.
  • Six Flags New Orleans still isn't going to open, and we wonder if it makes sense for it to ever open.
  • Kennywood gets hip with in-park video information system, and there will be text message stuff and interaction with guests.
  • No BeastBuzz this year, unfortunately.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:20 PM
Ole whats-his-name, huh?

I'm a bastard, am I?

IIRC, Kennywood can't be sued for the magnet patent because they bought the magnets from the people doing the suing. (Actually from the people who sold the technology to the people doing the suing.)

Wow. Two weeks in a row! I'm becoming one of the cool kids!

Pretty soon I'll be invited to BMG concerts...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:22 PM
Well if you can get tickets for Sunday, we'll see you there. You can even participate in the podcast before hand. :)
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:10 PM
Heh, open casting call for this week's podcast! Show up at Jeff's hotel room with tickets to the Sunday BMG show and you're on. ;)
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