CoasterBuzz Podcast #69 posted

Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 7:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Dollywood auctions off first rides on Mystery Mines. Great publicity for the park, great benefit for charities. A good trend among the amusement parks.
  • This week in the Conneaut Lake saga: Land sale might proceed if conditions are met, but local business owners don't want to see the sale.
  • Disney and local business owners want to take the Anaheim low-income housing issue to the voters. We explain why.
  • The old Chippewa Lake property may be redeveloped as a public park.
  • A new Marvel themed park is coming to Dubai. What a great property for a huge potential market.
  • The Alton Towers clowns complain about noise again. Who cares? They're allegedly guilty of the same thing with a factory in another town.
  • Six Flags launches a new Web site, and it's better, but generally average.
  • Johnny Rockets is coming to a Six Flags near you. This deal clearly benefits the parks more than the restaurants.
  • Cold Stone versus Dippin' Dots. Like that's a real contest.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, March 26, 2007 8:36 PM
The outdoor mall on the westside also has the condos above the stores. I'm in contracting and was involved in several projects there. The developers did an emmense ammount of work to reduce the noise transfer from the stores below to the residents above.
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Monday, March 26, 2007 10:10 PM
Congrats, Mike!
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Monday, March 26, 2007 10:34 PM
A link to what I started thinking about during the last part, enjoy this classic Eddie Murphy SNL Skit...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5S9AJvhdww
*** This post was edited by Touchdown 3/26/2007 11:04:43 PM ***
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:27 AM
I saw the Blue Man Group show in Auburn Hills (Detroit) on Saturday. It was a great show.

I was surprised with a crowd so large, they still maintained an interactive show by going into the audience and included the people in the nose-bleed seats.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:06 PM
Ugh, The Greene. Only good thing about it is the concession counter at the Cinema De Lux.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:34 PM
There is a Maggie Moo in KC, Missouri and Omaha, Nebraska as well.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 9:59 PM
Cold Stone kicks major, major ass, even if it IS a chain.

I grew up with Carvel in New Jersey, and seriously miss it.

Baskin Robbins works in a pinch, but isn't in the same league as the others.

Here in Pittsburgh, Dave & Andy's (in Oakland) and Bruster's (several locations) are also fine choices. Actually, Dave & Andy's is probably my favorite ice cream place in the area.

Dippin Dots suck.

(Edit: correcting the reference to "Bruster's" -- originally I'd typed "Bruegger's", which is a bagel shop, hardly the same thing :) )

*** This post was edited by GregLeg 3/28/2007 9:04:39 AM ***

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:39 PM

Ugh, The Greene.

Yeah, but where else am I going to go to buy a $500 designer bicycle specially chosen for me after my laser body scan? ;)

(reference)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:49 PM
The only advantage to The Greene for me is that there is now a nice movie theater only ten minutes from my house. Before, it took 15 minutes to get to the Regal at Fairfield. Yay for saving 5 minutes, and yay for Nathan's hot dogs at the concession counter.

There's a Maggie Moos in this area. It's down near the Dayton Mall at Cross Pointe, and I think there's one next to Adventure Golf even closer to the mall.

Cold Stone does kick major ass, but I'd rather have Graeters.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007 9:42 PM
There is/was a Maggie Moo's in Lakewood, Ohio at the City Center shopping plaza. Haven't been there in a while to know if it's still there.

Tower City has a Carvel, which is excellent ice cream but it's also paired with a Cinnabon. There's a Carvel off Rockside Rd. near Canal Rd. in that small "village" area that has the Lockkeeper's restaurant.

Jeff, btw, there's a Cheesecake Factory at Crocker Park so Cleveland has two locations. Legacy Village wins out because it has the Apple store.

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