CoasterBuzz Podcast #207 - July 11, 2011
Summary: Jeff, Mike and Gonch review this week's news in the amusement industry. Roller coaster safety with Patrick Warburton (the guy who does the intro on Disney's Soarin', among other things). Goofy's Sky School panned at Disney's California Adventure. Gonch suggests that people who enjoy something too much actually end up complaining more than enjoying. Dania Beach Hurricane might get a new lease on life at Zoo Miami. Movie news: Matterhorn and Transformers. Legoland Florida announces schedule, will be closed a few days a week, with short hours. Green Lantern opens up at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Discussion revolves around capacity. Latest Walt Disney World rumor among the geeks is that the company wants to sell a stake in the parks. Doesn't make sense for an established park. Baboon loose in New Jersey, Six Flags Great Adventure says they're not sure if it belongs to them. The headline writes its own jokes. People busted for selling fake Cedar Point tickets. Happened in Gonch's shady neighborhood. Worker dies despite fall protection on Magical Midway's Star Flyer. Kennywood announces a holiday lighting event. Questionable given Pittsburgh winters, but a good idea if they can pull it off in the long term. Too mad Kings Island wasn't able to continue theirs. Ouimet makes first comments as new Cedar Fair president at annual meeting. Jeff doesn't think we'll see impact from new leadership until next year. Boy dies in or near Knoebels pool. No clear reason for death yet. Family of girl who fell from Morey's Ferris wheel sues the park. The recurring theme: Should a park have to protect you from yourself? Mike points out flaws in height used to determine age and maturity measure. Universal Orlando allegedly being sued for using an unlicensed font in Harry Potter merchandise. FunSpot USA opens up its spinning mouse roller coaster from Cypress Gardens. Quassy getting a lot of press for Wooden Warrior. The dynamics of those Timberliner trains probably contribute to the awesomeness. Man without legs ejected from Ride of Steel at Darien Lake, died. Lots of questions about why he was allowed to ride something that restrains by the legs. 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.