CoasterBuzz Podcast #98 posted

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

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

  • Morey's upgrading their Hang-n-Bang with a new train. Now with less bang!
  • Kid contests, adults and the joke that was RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. Gonch picks on 10-year-olds.
  • Grandma got busted packing heat at the Magic Kingdom. Um, why? Rose McGowan had a machine gun leg in "Planet Terror."
  • Kennywood gets a new dark ride. You call turkeys, not shoot them at Holiday World.
  • Kennywood Entertainment purchased by Spanish Parques Reunidos. Discussions ensued about foreign ownership, but as time has passed, perhaps it's almost a non-issue.
  • A new slide for the water park at Six Flags Over Texas. Too much like the Tornado? Increase in overall capacity?
  • SeaWorld San Diego boosting line up with Sesame Street attractions. The crew reminisces about growing up on Da Street. An off-topic discussion ensues about No Child Left Behind, education and DVD's.
  • SeaWorld Orlando temporarily converts simulator to Polar Express attraction. Jeff wasn't that fond of the movie.
  • Ed Markey's CPSC bill doesn't even make it out of committee. He panders to voters instead of actually getting things done.
  • Six Flags is getting really stupid about season pass sales again. So much for going in the right direction.
  • PointBuzz, the unofficial Cedar Point site, was relaunched last weekend and ready to celebrate the site's 10th birthday. The guys recount their early Web exposure.

Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast

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