CoasterBuzz Podcast #152 posted

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009 11:38 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • North Myrtle Beach getting so much more love than Hard Rock Park ever did, at a fraction of the cost.
  • Remember the caterpillar rides that had the cover on them? A MB Pavilion tribute has one.
  • Son of Beast at Kings Island looks like it'll be toast. Signage has all come down, merchandise is being blown out.
  • Gonch reminds new members that posting in the forums is all about quality, not quantity.
  • Stuck inverted boomerang at California's Great America is breaking news! Jeff doesn't care for going backward on roller coasters.
  • Spielberg sure got a sweet deal as an acting consultant for Universal.
  • The tables turn when guy is busted for groping costumed Minnie Mouse.
  • Strange collision accident at Blackpool. Why does the British press seem to not follow up on stuff?
  • A company called Big League Dreams wants to build a big ball park facility on the Six Flags New Orleans site, and it's the first thing we've heard that makes sense, and from a viable and experience company.
  • Universal Orlando takes a hit on attendance and revenue, and still turns a bigger profit. And can you believe that Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is finally enjoying a soft opening?
  • PTC featured in a local paper, but Jeff isn't impressed with anything about their trains.
  • Ad agency vs. Freestyle. Just kidding. We're good friends still.
  • Kennywood announces a new coaster for next year, and the discussion seems to revolve more around the way they announced it. Why are people so into the chick from Adventureland and Twilight?
  • Strange accident by Disney performer who takes a tumble and dies days later.
  • Busch Entertainment takes a slight hit like everyone else.
  • Holiday World announces a LIM-accelerated water slide.
  • We're doing a big event with Cedar Point to raise money for Give Kids The World. Coasting For Kids marathon on Gemini happens on August 26. Your support is appreciated!
  • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.
  • BooBuzz 2009 details posted for Cedar Point!
  • The Fall Affair at Holiday World promises to be a big deal. Register today!

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