CoasterBuzz Podcast #66 posted

Posted Monday, March 5, 2007 8:43 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Lake Compounce wants state to pay for road relocation. A classic case of finding the balance between a business being self-sustaining and looking at bigger picture economic impact.
  • Disney pulls the NIMBY card in Anaheim. Pat says it does go both ways.
  • Georgia wants to offer tax incentives to bringing new tourist stuff to the state. It worked for Kentucky.
  • Geauga Lake is not in a "death spiral." Can people over-react a little?
  • Is the smoke free in Ohio a business choice, or part of the new law?
  • Mall of America nails the Nickelodeon license. The locals miss the Peanuts, but we agree the new licensing is a win.
  • SeaWorld Orlando wants in to the water park action. It might be a market underserved in town.
  • Disney about to expand its hotel empire by thousands of rooms. Do you want to be a hotel on International Drive right now? There's your death spiral.

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