CoasterBuzz Podcast #138 posted

Posted Monday, April 27, 2009 12:06 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Mike is about to be a dad for the second time. He's not that involved in naming.
  • PointBuzz posts a preview for Cedar Point, including Magnum photos. Magnum is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
  • Six Flags sent to the ghetto of stock trading.
  • A Walt Disney museum is coming together for San Francisco for a price of $110 million.
  • Cedar Fair declares its much lower quarterly distribution.
  • Cedar Fair may have a deal for the excess land sale around Canada's Wonderland.
  • Universal Orlando takes a big attendance hit for the quarter, though a lot of it is the movement of the Easter holiday between quarters. Those parks are streaky in attendance.
  • Alton Towers neighbors complain over Nemesis noise, this time caused by new wheels of a different material. Gonch says they have the right to complain.
  • People gather to do something, or maybe nothing, about Geauga Lake's Big Dipper.
  • Freestyle adds kids rides, Gonch says it will have zero impact on the park. Mike thinks the ride names are dumb.
  • Universal Studios Florida coaster is delayed while they pimp the "new" elements of the ride.
  • An industry exec tells Jeff that a debt-for-equity swap in Six Flags wouldn't be all that bad, since the company certainly is loaded with assets.
  • New Orleans wants the buy-out deal back on the table for Six Flags' lease. Ain't going to happen with Six Flags' future status in limbo.
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