CoasterBuzz Podcast #70 posted

Posted Monday, April 2, 2007 11:21 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Holiday World is a best value. Duh.
  • This week on the Conneaut Lake Show: No zoning changes for you!
  • Alton Towers gets its appeal in terms of the noise restrictions.
  • Still more protests over the redevelopment of Astroland.
  • Mt. Olympus is an interesting case study in the development of an amusement park. Mike says they have Mario Kart tracks.
  • Kings Island sites all have new names, and they're watching the installation of Firehawk (formerly known as X-Flight).
  • Sell and lease... the trendy way to infuse capital into your park!
  • Michigan's Adventure named best attraction in the state. Jeff strongly agrees that it's a nice park.
  • What is the HR crisis facing amusement parks? Why do they have to go overseas to fill the spots?
  • The free soda challenge: Value is about perception, not science. Gonch just doesn't get it.

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