CoasterBuzz Podcast #124 posted

Posted Monday, September 29, 2008 6:00 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Halloween for kids. Jeff's research department determines Kings Island included it with normal admission.
  • Lo-Q kicking it financially with Six Flags.
  • The Gravity Group launches a podcast and blog.
  • Universal Studios Japan turns around with guru manager, addressing the cultural needs of the locals.
  • Disney is apparently not adding any big new thing for Orlando, but do they even need to?
  • The boys look around at renderings of Schlitterbahn's new Kansas City complex, which does not translate well to listening.
  • Hard Rock Park files for bankruptcy, and, big surprise, they say that a lack of out-of-market advertising was a problem. We were saying this at the beginning of the summer.
  • Talking about Hard Rock leads us to Universal Orlando, where we wax nostalgic about The Enchanted Oak, which is gone. But there's a lot of excitement building around the new Harry Potter stuff.
  • The Fall Affair was a great success. Voyage is still so physical, in a good way.
  • CoasterBuzz Club events coming up this year: BooBuzz at Cedar Point. Visit the CoasterBuzz Club page for more information.

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