Posted Monday, October 8, 2007 7:53 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff and Pat review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
I'm glad I didn't mentioned Pat's wife getting a different job in the hotel business, moving to Dayton, Pat podcasting out of a hotel room balcony, etc. Yes, I've heard all the podcasts... Pat would have thought I was a stalker! Seriously guys, I do listen every week, and I visit the site almost daily. As I told Pat, I have taken roller coaster marathon vacations with my son for probably a decade, if not longer. Been to parks from the west coast (SFMM) to the east coast (most of them), still have a season pass to SF (no comments, please), can identify the manufacture by looking at the track, know that CP is traded as "FUN", and like Jeff, a huge IOA fan.
Jeff exactly nailed it in regards to the number of posts - I come here for the news, not so much to comment. I have contributed a few news stories. One being a story about astronauts, G's, and coasters, which mentioned coasters didn't present any health problems related to excessive G's. I'm sure that one pissed off Congressman Ed Markey. Jeff actually posted it for me after I sent him a link. Another story was so-so, and never got posted. A 3rd story was about Fun Spot in Angola, IN, regarding a car getting stuck upside-down on a loop, but that had good press coverage, and a different article was posted instead.
In closing, I never thought I would become the subject of the podcast, but it was fun to listen to, and it was nice to meet Pat.
Keep up the good work guys!
*** This post was edited by Walk 10/8/2007 10:13:50 PM ***
Even funnier because the week before at Fall Affair I met a couple people talking about putting a face to the 'voice' - seems to be coming up a lot lately.
Then I look up and see you in the ticket booth and you just wave or offer some hand gesture of some kind and say nothing. So I'm like, alright, who the heck are these people?
I assumed it was you, but it wasn't until you continued speaking to Jeff or Paula or someone and I was able to hear your voice that I was like, yep, that's Gonch...cool. Your voice apparently speaks for itself. :)
*** This post was edited by Carrie M. 10/8/2007 11:35:25 PM ***
My last few rides on Alpengeist have been pretty good. I think it's when you hit the midcourse that the ride slows to a crawl. I agree it's not one of my favorites, but it is worth a ride or 2 every time I visit.
The G5 at Cypress Gardens also isn't as intense as the regular Tilt-A-Whirls like at Cedar Point. That one at Cedar Point is really nice, and it spins intensely. The regular ones are bigger, and you can get out of the car both ways. For the G5's you can only get out of the car one way, and the bar is much smaller, and cheaper.
G5's = That one was GOOD to me
Regular Tilt-A-Whirls= I think most are GREAT. There are some Tilt-A-Whirls that don't want to spin that much though.
About the GL closing thing, my family and went to that park three years ago, and right when we walked in, they were asking my parents questions about the park. Obviously, they were trying to fix that park. They asked about why did you come here, and so on. So, I don't believe one bit that they just purposely bought the park to sell the park after they took out rides from it.
They gave my parents a free drink coupon. It was very empty the day we went. We Cedar Point the day before, and it was pretty packed for the rides there, and than we go to GL, and it's like a ghost town. That park was really hard to find coming off of the highway, or whatever you call it. It's like in the middle of nowhere. After riding the rides there and there location, I see why they sold it.*** This post was edited by Spinout 10/9/2007 1:55:29 PM ***
*** This post was edited by Coasterfantom2 10/10/2007 7:23:57 AM ***
"the voice" is how I met Greg while waiting in the exit queue for a filler seat on Top Thrill Dragster.
Yup. I find it funny because I hate my voice, but hey, whatever works :)
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