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CoasterBuzz Podcast

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Amusement industry news with analysis and special guests

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    CoasterBuzz Podcast #213 - March 30, 2020

    Jeff, Carrie, Mike and Gonch reunite after more than seven years to talk about what they're up to, and ponder the future of amusement parks in a post-pandemic world.


  • Posted on 30 Mar 2020

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    CoasterBuzz Podcast #212 - September 17, 2012

    Jeff and Carrie talk about stuff that is loosely related to roller coasters and the amusement industry.

    • It sure has been a long time since we did this.
    • The noise in online communities (football and politics).
    • Cliques, inside jokes, making the community better by participation.
    • Voting up posts, the scoring game.
    • The process of moving cross-country, Carrie and Jeff share their stories.
    • The wing coaster is an interesting "thing" now for coaster enthusiasts. Jeff approves of the Dollywood ride.
    • Cedar Point's new front end, with GateKeeper.
    • A great year of fundraising for Give Kids The World across several events. Jeff explains why CoasterBuzz supports it, and why you should help.
    • Another good year coming for new rides. Jeff shows love for Premier Rides.
    • Is Kentucky Kingdom ever really going to come back?
    • Attention Conneaut Lake Park: It's a business, not a constant fundraiser.
    • Jeff would totally pay for a tour of the rotting Six Flags New Orleans.
    • BooBuzz is coming up October 12 at Cedar Point.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is eleven years old!
    • You can get the latest headlines on CoasterBuzz from the Twitter. Follow us @coasterbuzz. You can also like us on Facebook.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.

  • Posted on 17 Sep 2012

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    CoasterBuzz Podcast #211 - November 14, 2011

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

    • New Orleans can't sell the former Six Flags site. Is it even viable? How is the city doing?
    • Cedar Fair going to spend $90 million in its amusement parks. Leviathan is the big one at Canada's Wonderland.
    • US travel goes a long way, some people don't feel like they need to leave the country.
    • Not a lot of 300-foot roller coasters open, so any new one is an event.
    • Universal Orlando continues to score big time, mostly because of the Harry Potter attractions. Jeff is playing Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7.
    • Dollywood's Wild Eagle is track complete. Jeff has high hopes for this B&M flavor, particularly with Dollywood's terrain and tree retention.
    • Remember what a big deal it was when the first floorless roller coaster opened in 1999?
    • Speed won't be a part of the new Sahara, which is a bummer.
    • Dippin' Dots files for bankruptcy.
    • Jeff is skipping IAAPA this year, but is regretting it, missing people. Hopes to go next year.
    • Coney Island has a record year, which has to be good for Zamperla. Will the numbers stay up after a year of newness?
    • Occupy is all about the free camping. Occupy Sillynonsense!.
    • Welfare dollars appear in Orlando from Missouri. Moral and political debate ensues.
    • Disney hitting much higher margins as room rates jump. Jeff researches some packages. The magic of Disney is mostly paying for as much as possible ahead of time.
    • When you work from home, every day is pants optional day.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is ten years old!
    • You can get the latest headlines on CoasterBuzz from the Twitter. Follow us @coasterbuzz. You can also like us on Facebook.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.

  • Posted on 14 Nov 2011

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    CoasterBuzz Podcast #210 - October 31, 2011

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

    • Obligatory excuses about why we haven't had a show in a month and a half.
    • As quarterly results come in for amusement park companies, the results just keep getting better and better. So how is it that the economy is allegedly so terrible?
    • How did Six Flags realize a 44% boost in profit?
    • The national tone toward the economy is so negative. From the tea bag to the occupy movement, no one actually seems interested in innovating or doing anything.
    • Carrie talks about perspective: This ain't the Great Depression.
    • Where did hamburgers come from?
    • Mike is a Disney Kool-Aid® drinking freak.
    • Jeff describes his drive back across the country. And his new drill. That thing can screw.
    • PETA sues SeaWorld for slavery. The whales are apparently making keychains 20 hours a day for sale in the gift shop.
    • Legoland Florida opened, and Jeff wants to go next year. Mike will skip it because his kids are princess freaks.
    • Jeff finally understands why Disney has so many parades. His 20-month-old loved the Halloween parade at Cedar Point.
    • Does anyone know the total number of boat rides inside the gates of Disney World's four parks?
    • The cast is disappointed about the no-duel rule of Dragon Challenge at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Despite the gruesome accident, we hate that it can't just be chalked up to "bad things happen."
    • Carrie gives a shout out to the staff of Dorney Park for the VIP tour service.
    • Several parks out east have their seasons cut short because of the crazy Nor'easter storm that dumped snow on them.
    • You can get the latest headlines on CoasterBuzz from the Twitter. Follow us @coasterbuzz. You can also like us on Facebook.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.

  • Posted on 31 Oct 2011

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    CoasterBuzz Podcast #209 - August 22, 2011

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

    • Jeff gives a trip report for Silverwood, and it isn't very favorable.
    • Iron Wolf being retired from Six Flags Great America.
    • Zippin Pippin starts doing night rides, city has a huge success on its hands.
    • Disney has a damn good quarter.
    • So is the economy really as bad as the headlines would lead you to believe? Our bubbles don't indicate that.
    • Legoland Florida is doing all of the right things prior to opening the park, now giving teachers annual passes. How did Hard Rock Park miss this boat?
    • Off topic: Don't hate the pretties. Take care of yourself. Don't wait until you can't fit in a roller coaster. Jeff tells a Coke story, with extra sugar.
    • Six Flags Magic Mountain's Deja Vu moving to Six Flags New England.
    • Canada's Wonderland announces Leviathan, a 300+ foot B&M roller coaster. Jeff approves. Enthusiasts whine a little.
    • Cedar Point announces fake dinosaur walk-through, retirement of Paddlewheel Excursions. Cedar Point fans are annoyed, especially if they have kids.
    • Lightning strike at Discovery Cove sends some people to the hospital.
    • Off-topic: Hot tennis players.
    • The Fall Affair at Holiday World will be September 17, 2011. The registration deadline is approaching! Also, BooBuzz is Friday, October 7. Get the details!
    • You can get the latest headlines on CoasterBuzz from the Twitter. Follow us @coasterbuzz. You can also like us on Facebook.
    • CoasterBuzz Club is $25 per year. You can join or renew today. Enjoy CoasterBuzz with no ads.

  • Posted on 22 Aug 2011

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