CoasterBuzz Podcast #5 posted

Posted Monday, October 24, 2005 11:58 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Jeff, Greg, Scott and Pat review news in the amusement industry.

  • A fake attraction announcement memo makes the rounds through Six Flags Great America and the media.
  • Kennywood sues West Mifflin for what they say is an unfair amusement tax targeted at the park. Our two Pittsburgh residents talk about the black hole of taxation.
  • Six Flags sets record date for vote to boot board members, and companies start reviewing the books to consider purchase of the chain.
  • Six Flags Over Texas will get ten new rides, presumably from the closing Six Flags Astroworld. Our panelists say the original Six Flags park is fabulous.
  • Liz Collier and David Hodgkinson join us from North One Television in London. They're producing a series for The Discovery Channel called "Building The Biggest," which will include an episode about the construction of wood roller coasters. We ask the producers how these shows get made.
  • Anyone that has Super-8 footage from amusement parks should contact the producers by way of Jeff to contribute to the show.

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