CoasterBuzz Podcast #136 posted

Posted Monday, March 30, 2009 10:55 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • The show will be off the next two weeks while Jeff is his honeymoon. Gonch will party on a boat.
  • Texas Giant is getting a $10 million renovation. Is that a tear it down and start over deal? A discussion ensues about why some people enjoy the ride.
  • Six Flags creditor doesn't want to talk. The posturing before bankruptcy begins.
  • Disney backs off on designing new parts for the Hong Kong park as they have no agreement with the government.
  • Ghost Town in the Sky plans to open despite bankruptcy. Gonch has been there, and thinks it's a neat place.
  • Florida makes another silly move and prohibits parents to sign waivers on behalf of their kids. Tourism industry isn't pleased.
  • Goldman Sachs allegedly trying to take Universal Studios Japan private. Jeff likes private.
  • Six Flags opens up a hair salon. No joke. Seems silly when you think about it, but we've got it figured out. It's a good idea.
  • Dorney has to rename a ride to an adjective. Jeff plays the role of enthusiass and makes fun of "Flight Deck" some more.
  • The clock is ticking on Hard Rock Park, and we still don't know if they get to keep the name.
  • Tourism spending is down over the same quarter last year. Isn't that partly because of all the discounting?
  • A very long discussion happens over the time difference between Houston and Honolulu. A really long discussion. Then there's stuff about the airplane food.
  • Disney's Toy Story Mania is coming to the Wii.
  • Fun Spot fail. Six Flags Over Texas alcohol win. Cooter watches.
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain is still building a wood coaster with a Terminator theme.
  • Mike suggests that Gonch shows up in a tuxedo T-shirt for the wedding.
  • Disney World lets go of more people, mostly middle management types.
  • More talk on flying, pre-wedding parties, strange wieners and other customs.
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