CoasterBuzz Podcast #206 - June 27, 2011
Summary: Jeff, Mike and Gonch review this week's news in the amusement industry. What are the reasonable expectations for avoiding injuries at amusement parks? A court says you can't assume anything, and you can sue. Orlando parks up their gate prices again, now around $85. Gonch wonders if Disney will add a fifth park at some point. Biggest rises were in multi-day tickets. Jersey recommends dual occupancy and bigger height requirement for Ferris wheels. What's up with new rides not opening in time? Fuji-Q opening what they call the steepest roller coaster, a Gerstlauer ride. Cedar Fair annoyed by Q Investment lawsuits. I think we all are at this point. Former Disney guy, Matthew Ouimet, named to the president and eventual CEO position at Cedar Fair. Jeff has a wishlist for what he'd like to see him do. Kennywood's Pitt Fall is up for sale. What's next for them? Attendance stories for 2010, Universal Orlando wins big, of course. Chicago's Riverview remembered, remnants found. Disneyland grad night will move to California Adventure in 2013. Zippin Pippin brings in 45% more revenue. Al Weiss retiring after a staggeringly long career with Disney, mostly at Walt Disney World. Check out Richard's photos from North Korea. Coasting For Kids 2011 is go at Cedar Fair parks! Help us raise money for Give Kids The World. Register or donate today! The Fall Affair at Holiday World will be September 17, 2011. 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.