CoasterBuzz Podcast #97 posted

Posted Monday, December 10, 2007 7:51 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • The captive animal debate comes back with the death of another animal at the Georgia Aquarium.
  • Spy theme park in Spain? We'll see. Mike says the area is planned to be Europe's version of Las Vegas.
  • Ed Markey is at it again with his zany legislation to have the CPSC regulate the industry. The Washington Post says safety is "optional."
  • Hong Kong officials say their new Disneyland results were unsatisfactory. Jeff makes up words.
  • Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom accident victim walks for the first time after losing her feet. Someone is going to pay, regardless of negligence. We wish there were more details about the accident.
  • Ohio senator urges Cedar Fair to preserve Big Dipper. People keep suggesting "lifestyle" retail, but there already is a similar thing near by.
  • Jeff ponders if you can lump the Intamin milled track rides in with other wood coasters.
  • Post-baby making state with Mike.
  • Holiday parties.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

Monday, January 14, 2008 6:39 PM
I know this was a long time ago and I'm just listening to it now, but the cars don't go up on Giant Drop at the same time just like Mike said. Some cars will be even with each other while others will be several feet below the others. Than, they all meet up at the top, and they all wait for a certain time until it drops. Than it drops, and the catchcar with the cables are still on top until the ride is all the way on the bottom.

Yet, the cable could have snapped on top of the tower, and went down on the people in that car, and than did what it did that way.


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