CoasterBuzz Podcast features Holiday World boss Will Koch

Posted Sunday, October 2, 2005 11:23 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Recorded in front of a live studio audience at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, this is the second episode of the CoasterBuzz Podcast. This week, Jeff, Rob, Mike and Scott are joined by Holiday World President and General Manager Will Koch.

  • Eisner's time at Disney is up. Was he good or bad for the company?
  • Cedar Point considers lowering admission rates.
  • Six Flags Great Adventure announces El Toro.
  • Six Flags New Orleans faces an uncertain future.
  • Will talks up The Voyage, sets an ambitious attendance goal, explains the marketing strategy and describes the benefits of being a park in a rural area.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

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Sunday, October 2, 2005 11:36 PM
Ohhh..going now...
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Monday, October 3, 2005 12:46 AM
'Apparently some of you have already had casualties with your nametags...'

Darn, I wanted to hear the rest.;)

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Monday, October 3, 2005 3:17 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar More than three woodies. :)
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Monday, October 3, 2005 1:24 PM
The Mole's avatar The podcast only gets better and better Jeff!
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Monday, October 3, 2005 5:53 PM
Once again Jeff, well done.

Looking forward to your future guests, having Mr. Koch was a great addition.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 6:02 PM
CPLady's avatar It was great being part of the audience for the podcast.

As for the nametags, I kept mine in my fanny pack until Will said they had tape (it was actually a stapler) to secure them.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 9:37 PM
I was going to comment on being impressed with the studio audience sound effects, they seemed like they were very well done and well timed!! Yes, I figured it out by the end ...

Only comment (2nd week in a row) say who you are! Nasai did a nice job with that ... nothing big, just annoying when you don't know!

Good background noise for NCAA '05 games ;)

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Monday, October 3, 2005 11:23 PM
nasai's avatar See Jeff? Somebody DID say we needed to "announce" ourselves. ;)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 6:20 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Very cool. :-D

-Tina

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:13 AM
See nasai pays attention to me! ;)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 7:25 PM
Great show. I liked the live audience aspect of this one a lot, and hearing Will talk about HW was awesome. Can't wait for the next one. Keep it up Jeff!
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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 6:03 PM
"disney geeks make coaster enthusiasts look like completely normal people"

AMEN.

I'm enjoying the Podcasts! Way fun.

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Friday, October 7, 2005 12:45 PM
I like the comment about Evansville. Sometimes you can have an impression that there really isn't much around, when in reality that's not the case. But with Holiday World, it truly is a place out in the middle of nowhere. I agree that more lodging is needed. We stayed at a place that wasn't too far away (5 miles or less I believe), but since we didn't do any research, we wound up paying $90 for the night. To me, that seems kind of steep for the area we were in. It wasn't a bad place, but the continental breakfast needed some work. When you have to make your own waffles (which takes time), it's kind of lame. We stayed at a place in Connecticut near the airport in Hartford last year for the same price, had a quieter room, and had a insanely good continental breakfast with lots and lots of options.

Certainly someone could come up with something cheaper close by like a Super 8/Motel 6 kind of deal. Of course the problem is supporting it during the winter.

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Saturday, October 8, 2005 9:45 PM
There is a Motel 6 in Dale ... about 7 miles away.

Where did you stay?

Paula (Evansville is nearly an hour away, btw)

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