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Coaster Talk Podcast
71 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Episode #142: News? What News?
Don't be afraid of the title this week. Despite the utter lack of news this week, there is still enough to work with to make a first half. Plus our second half is one you do not want to miss. We talk Knoebels, Halloween, and Dark Rides. SHOW NOTES: Another Arrow Bites the Dust :( Commision does not need to give OK for Conneaut to demolish Blue Streak Todd Joseph appears to be acquiring other property in Conneaut Another plan for SFNO.... Let's not hold out hope Jolly Rancher incoming?
79 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Episode #141: Fuddled, Fred, and a Few of Todd's Shenanigans
James is back from the Vid, sadly meaning no Airtime Jimmy. Nonetheless Bob and he talk industry news spanning from Pennsylvania to California. Then, as if things weren't exciting enough, we get a call from Dan the Drunkman and Flatride Fred. The two end the show with talk of the best time of year, and whether or not it's Halloween. SHOW NOTES: LA County parks require vaccination or negative covid test... sometimes Obligatory weekly Todd Joseph story Todd Joseph 2 for 1 day Shrek 4D closing in January 2022 Marineland animals appear to be in distress; Rumor suggest it's permanently closing Cheetah Hunt getting repainted And Tatsu...maybe?
145 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Episode #140: Myke, Are You There?
The man, the myth, the legend Myke (also know by his alias Airtime Myke) joins Bob this week. James is out sick, but that doesn't mean the show is any less fun or fascinating this week. Join the guys as they talk fightn', rumors, protests, and more in the first half. Then tune in as the guys preform a Q&A in the second half of show, any questions asked by the audience the guys answer with sincerity and even some comedy... SHOW NOTES: Locals flood the planning commission meeting with concerns for Conneaut Lake Park Child who died at Glenwood Caverns did not have her seatbelt on; Operator failed to check it Chocolate Meltdown premiered on Food network, filmed at Hershey Fights are breaking out everywhere, including Six Flags America RUMOR: Axis coaster appearing in Europe in 2023
119 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Episode #139: Bitcoin is in the Bag
Bags, Bitcoin, and back to Florida. This episode is packed full of fun, wacky, and ~ghoulish~ news and stories. (And of course as always a few rants and tirades along the way). SHOW NOTES: Zamperla’s New ride: BlendeZ Tesla helped a Carousel go completely carbon neutral PortAventura World Becomes the First Theme Resort to Accept Bitcoin as Payment at the Hotels Next Season BGW banning bags, but only after 4pm - because that makes sense?
78 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Episode #138: Here Comes Golden Horse
The guys have a short and sweet news segment this week. Don't let it's length fool you, some very riveting stories occurred and are discussed. In the half - Bob visited New England, James Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Howl-O-Scream. They critique and praise where necessary the parks and their experiences. Weekly poll this week: What color should Phantom’s Revenge be? Why? SHOW NOTES: GCI gives us a further look at Infinity Trains Walibi Belgium to reopen post-floods Golden Horse tries to break into countries that care about ride safety
96 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Episode #137: I've Got a Golden Ticket
That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's time again to talk about the "most sought-after awards in the Amusement Industry". Before getting to that blunder, the guys have a lot to discuss. Kennywood is doing something dumb, counteracted by something kinda cool (per usual). SeaWorld sucks as we're hopeful all aware of by now. Sadly, once again tragedy has struck in our industry. Following The Golden Ticket ridicule that takes place in our second half, we discuss our weekly poll as typical (this week's being 'Is Blue Streak gone?'). SHOW NOTES: P'Sghetti Bowl Update Steel Curtain closes for the year with an announcement to rival the Volcano closure Kennywood asks their guests what color Phantom's Revenge should be Pantheon Opening Update - Members f'd again Child dies at Glenwood Caverns Adventureland announces plans to remove 3 rides and add ‘10’
88 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Episode #136: Oh ACE...
What a bizarre week it has been for the guys. No matter! It is still time for some great amusement park discussion. Documentaries, grand openings, new rides, so much news to cover this week. The second half of our show is quite fun too. It brings us to Bob's Conneaut rant numero dos; with talk of Top Thrill Dragster's fate. SHOW NOTES: How We Roll Documentary Universal Beijing Grand Opening on September 20th Riddler Mind Bender at Over Georgia has an opening date New Skyline Kiddie Single Rail Model Disney World New AP system ACE President Letter to Members "Hey guys, Conneaut is being mistreated, thought we'd let you know. No need to thank us" - ACE
122 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Episode #135: The Photo Contest Winners
Tune into this weeks episode of the show, where the Conneaut Lake catastrophe continues, a miracle has occurred, Do-Dodonpa is seriously injuring people, and more! While the first half of the show is full of some great news content, the headlining segment of the show is easily the Photo Contest winner unveiling! We have our judges (Dan, Tim, and Racc) on to discuss the why between their decisions. Top Thrill Dragster has an update that we discuss as well, our weekly poll is covered lastly as per usual. SHOW NOTES: Todd Joseph is ignoring letters from counsel The boy injured in Adventureland raft accident is recovering amazingly well Do-Dodonpa closed pending investigation What's up with SeaWorld? 2020 coasters coming next year Six Flags Season Passes are now valid ONLY at your home park Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster victim update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bKSJ-akPG4
125 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Episode #134: The Safety of Our Industry
James is back from California, with that comes a trip recap! While he had a great past week, it's been quite an egregious week for the amusement park industry. 2021 has had some bad incidents, and this weeks news brings about two more. Bob and James cover these dire occurrences, along with the rest of the news of the week, in the first half of the show. In the second half of the show a guest, Racc Hudson, joins the guys to talk further about the incidents of the past week. The guys dive into the general safety practices of our industry and in addition the responses we see from parks after these accidents happen. SHOW NOTES: Cedar Point Top Thrill Dragster update DisneyTwitter wants the Genie to grant them wishes and remove himself A Boomerang is for sale... Wheels are becoming optional for rides Man who hung from the Sky Ride at Lagoon, has passed away
85 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Episode #133: You're Outta Here!
Intamins and COOs - they're all out of here. Listen in as James and Bob talk Wicked Twister's removal and SeaWorld's issue with sustaining those within the corporate positions at their company. Of course there is tons more news this week - the guys take a jab at those stories as well, giving there insight and thoughts. 'Defiance' at Glenwood Caverns is revisited this week during the weekly poll recap. We get to hear Bob's full take on that ride now that he has returned from vacation. All this and a lot more fun on Coaster Talk this week. SHOW NOTES: King's Dominion announces Jungle X-Pedition along with Tumbili freespin Cedar Point brings back the $99 gold pass Fun Land Fredericksburg looking to build 130ft tower ride Another ones gone, another ones gone, and another one bites the dust Don't worry, Monster Jam is going to still be a thing this year (at least at Carowinds) People injured in a fight at BGW Cedar Point reduces their Intamin collection
108 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Episode #132: The Return of Anti-Bob
Timmy is back; many of you won't be surprised at the lack of quarrels. However, James and Tim cover a vast amount of notable news stories first (making for a great first part of the show). The second half is a bit unorthodox, as the guys explore an area of amusement parks James and Bob typically don't stray towards. Halloween is the subject of the second part of the show, with the dudes talking Halloween Horror Nights and all it includes. And of course this wouldn't be Coaster Talk Podcast if we didn't have a weekly to finish the show off. SHOW NOTES' Disneyland Resort introduces Magic Key Program - bye bye wallets Glenwood Caverns opening new "record-breaking" roller coaster Todd Joseph may be breaking the law with his handling of Conneaut Lake Over Texas to spelunkers receive 'Pirates of Speelunker Cave' Kings Dominion has set announcement for August 12th
73 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Episode #131: Lift Walkin'
Two news stories this week actual surround individuals walking up lift hills, although in two completely different contexts. James and Bob break down these news stories as well as the others of the week (new rides, policy updates, etc.) all on the first part of the show this week. Later on it's time to finally discuss an upcoming trip for James, an update on the Photo Contest, and discuss the frequented weekly poll: this weeks being 'Raptor Vs. Alpengeist'. SHOW NOTES: New for Fiesta Texas: Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger Disney World begins requiring masks for all guests while indoors Cedar Fair finally seems to be taking action Man takes it upon himself to deliver water to guests stuck on coasters; banned for 5 years Rides revealed for the new Peppa Pig Theme Park
103 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode #130: 2021 - The Year of WTF
Three news stories to kick of this week's show leave the guys in aw. Man, 2021 is really shaping up to be a strange year for the industry. Listen in as James and Bob try their *best* to relay these strange yet riveting stories to the audience. While nothing quite tops the abnormal exposés from the first half of the show, there is fun to be found in the second half. Bob has revisited The Point - hear him discuss thoughts, opinions and takes on the rides and park. Closing out the show like normal is the weekly poll; this week being what park surprised you the most? SHOW NOTES: Kings Island Presents: Saturday Night Smackdown Pt. 2 Man Climbed Knott's Berry Farm's Drop Tower Chemical incident at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown RMC's ‘208 RetraK’ is the “latest innovation” from the company Updated Surf rider (Half Pipe) model and new Ultra Splash from Inamin KD is up to something Walibi Holland has flooded; won't reopen until most likely mid August
156 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode #129: Please Keep All Hands, Feet, Arms and Legs Inside the Ride
Yet another incident at an amusement park is one of the many news stories brought up on this weeks show. The guys start of the show discussing a girl who suffered a broken ankle from Full Throttle at Magic Mountain. 2021 is seemingly cursed. While the news segment is full of fascinating content, the second part of the show is where things get heated. Top 40's are revealed this week and have changed for both James and Bob since the last time said lists have been released. Also shared is Photo Contest details and weekly poll results. SHOW NOTES: Adventureland Raft that flipped was repaired less than 2 hours before accident Cedar Point's free picnic pavilion is no more Disney+ Behind The Attraction premiers July 21st Kennywood Luna Nights July 20th Screamscape goes off the rails even when they end up back in the station (Conneaut Update)
119 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Episode #128: The Best Drop Towers
Adventureland, Charles Dinn, Big Bad Wolf, and more are all what's in store for this weeks episode...listen in as the guys commentate on amusement industry news as well as explore recent trips they made to parks - Kennywood and Six Flags America. Also canvassed in this episode is James's and Bob's favorite drop tower rides: find out their favorites as well as other audience members' in the second half of the show! SHOW NOTES: Accident at Adventureland GKTW Organization Auctioning Off Pieces from Busch Gardens' Attractions Charles Dinn passed away El Toro Update (surprising,and much to the dismay of the park, it did derail) You never know when you might save a life by standing on a ride Mindbender at OG is testing! What did the Fox say?
108 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Episode #127: The Great SeaWorld Debate
It's time...this week James and Bob finally have the SeaWorld debate! The long anticipated conflict ensues in the second half of the show. The guys also talk news and there's a lot of...well let's say "interesting" subject matter this week to cover, from the derailment of a popular ride to fireworks during the day it's quite an episode this week. SHOW NOTES: Kings Dominion...fireworks? Where? I can't see them??! The bull bucked the train - NJ says it was a partial derailment but Six Flags say there was no derailment Covered Bridge Festival is moving away from Knoebels SeaWorld Appoints Tom Iven as New Chief Operating Officer Coming in 2025 to the town of To-Be-Announced, TN - (Additional news article) Update on Fantasy Island - A talk with Gene
180 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Episode #126: Newest RMC and Intamin
You read the title right, James and Bob both went out and conquered the new for 2021 Intamin and RMC. And you don't want to miss the review of the rides theme selves and the parks their located as well as the rest of the parks the two went to this past week. Of course, it's not an episode of Coaster Talk without news, and boy was there some to catch up on this week. Especially a story* that left Bob...well let's just say not a happy camper. SHOW NOTES: Todd Joseph is an ass ( a big giant ass)*of course it's this one Misc Related Links: https://usedrides.com/rides/218457 https://www.yelp.com/biz/todd-joseph-properties-philadelphia Sega wants what Nintendid ( Documentary Recommendation ) Harley Quinn got nervous and had jelly legs The ride to Happiness is soft opening July 1-21 ( If you aren't a 90s kid, click here ) Fun Spot Atlanta - RMC Update #3
97 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode #125: Fires, Accidents, and Snaps...
This has been quite the week in the amusement industry. News this week has been of a substantial amount of issues with rides running properly (or at all, as one was on fire) at what feels like an unprecedented level. James and Bob are here to keep you up to date with that and so much more in the first half. In the second half the guys talk upcoming trips as well as a much delayed weekly poll. SHOW NOTES: High Anxiety At Mountain Creek Water Park Catches Fire Sandusky worried about Cedar Fair moving HQ to Charlotte Fun Spot America Atlanta New Ride Tease This F***er Broke...Again Great Adventure's Saw Mill Log Flume had an accident -- This video was taken before the incident and shows abnormal behavior Canada's Wonderland is Reopening Dorney Park Hours reduced Gatekeeper chain snapped; Wild Eagle had a chain drive issue New Intamin Models
112 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode #124: Annual Post Holiwood Nights Show
You're probably used to it by now, but it's that time of year again. Holiwood Nights recap initiating in 3...2...1... Show Notes: Project Gemini at WCUSA Arson at Silverwood Jersey Devil Coaster opened today and The Drunk Riders think it's awesome Storm Runner Opening June 11th Links For Dawn: Fox 8 Article | GoFundMe
63 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Episode #123: Live From Santa Claus
James and Bob are at Holiwood Nights, but that doesn't stop then from recording the show! Tune in as they cover some news stories, interview a guest, and elaborate on the event they are attending! Kris's website: coasterposters.com
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