CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park PodcastAuthor: CoasterRadio.com
13 Dec 2018

CoasterRadio.com: The Original Theme Park Podcast

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The podcast dedicated to roller coasters, theme parks and thrill rides.

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    CoasterRadio.com #1310 - 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    This week's show kicks off with a look at a really interesting survey that Six Flags has been sending to their guests. Inside the survey are hints at two different types of roller coasters that could be coming to the lineups at several parks. Which ones could they be?

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

     

     

     After that, it's our annual holiday tradition... the 2018 CoasterRadio.com Holiday Gift Guide!

    We've searched the internet high and low for the best theme park related gifts! We'll tell you all about them! Follow along by checking out all of the links here on the guide!


  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

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    CoasterRadio.com #1309 - Sick of IAAPA

    This week's show kicks off with a look at an interesting lawsuit brought against Six Flags over the use of biometrics in the parks. The mother of a park guest is suing the the amusement chain because she claims Six Flags took her son's biometric identifiers (thumbprints) without her permission. The result of the lawsuit will affect how biometrics are used in the parks.

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

     

    • Silver Dollar City is doing some interesting construction
    • A look at the actual costs of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
    • Lagoon possibly begins work on "Primordial"
    • Intamin has two amazing coasters for Europe

     

     

    After our MAILBAG segment, we are joined by Dwayne from CoasterAddict.com. He and his team were at IAAPA last week covering the 10 miles of exhibits. He'll tell us what was hot in Orlando and what we can expect from the parks in the future!


  • Posted on 30 Nov 2018

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    CoasterRadio.com #1308 - Disney Imagineer Tracey Noce and the Incredicoaster

    It's a really special week here at CoasterRadio.com!

    Not only are we welcoming a brand new baby girl into the family, we are also getting a chance to interview Disney Imagineer Tracey Noce who was the Creative Director for "Incredicoaster" and the Incredibles Park area of Pixar Pier, which opened in June at Disney California Adventure!

    Tracey tells us what it was like to re-imagine an iconic attraction like "California Screamin'."  She also tells us some behind the scenes stories about the different special effects and what it's like to add design elements to such a large (and fast) attraction.


  • Posted on 23 Nov 2018

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    CoasterRadio.com #1307 - Good Content, Not Amateurish

    This week, the guys take a look at upcoming events for coaster enthusiasts in 2019. After some reflection, they explore if it's time to start a "CoasterRadio.com Club" (with membership cards.) Could this happen soon?

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

     

    • Screamscape says RMC will build a new coaster at Great Adventure in the spot where Rolling Thunder used to be
    • Six Flags Over Georgia coaster rumors - An S&S 4D and then a launched coaster?
    • The rumor of Six Flags buying SeaWorld parks is still making the rounds
    • Universal wants to use wands to open lockers
    • Knott’s is retheming their white water rapids ride

     

     After some show announcements, we open our Mailbag! We also find an a fantastic new Lego Ferris Wheel on Amazon.com!

    Finally, we take a look at the first round of announcements from the early days of the 2018 IAAPA Show in Orlando!


  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

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    CoasterRadio.com #1306 - What's in a Name?

    The theme park industry is in a constant state of flux. The change is driven by many things. But this week, our "First Drop" focuses on the "Experience Economy" and how a specific group of tourists choose to visit theme parks and other exotic places because of the "social media" opportunities they provide.

    During our Quick Hits segment, the guys talk about several of this week's most interesting stories in the amusement industry, including:

     

     

     After some show announcements, we open our Mailbag! We also find an a fantastic new desktop roller coaster on Amazon.com!

    Finally, we begin our season-long project to determine the greatest roller coaster name of all-time. We start by having the audience give us their nominees for the best names that invoke fear, excitement and nostalgia!


  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018

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