CoasterBuzz Podcast #80 posted

Posted Monday, July 2, 2007 6:56 PM | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Jeff and Gonch drink too much soda at the parks.
  • So long and thanks for all the fish: Question of dolphin exploitation comes up again.
  • Expert says that ride maintenance at Japanese parks is sorely lacking.
  • Dorney is getting the Impulse from Geauga Lake. Pat doesn't understand why the park doesn't compete more with other parks in that region.
  • Hershey Entertainment CEO has big plans for the area, beyond the park itself.
  • Newspaper article outlines the inspection habits of Ohio Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Universal Studios will bring New Line characters into Halloween events on both coasts.
  • Six Flags has some varied and odd deals for season pass holders and the people they want to bring.
  • Jeff rants about the "airtime" needs of enthusiasts.
  • Jeff also rants about the newsworthiness of deaths on rides not related to the mechanical operation of the attraction.
  • Six Flags experiences seem to be generally better this year, except in Dan Snyder's back yard (Six Flags America).
  • Lower height requirements make for a better family experience.

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